Malaysia, a land renowned for its diverse attractions, is rapidly emerging as South-East Asia's latest golfing haven. With almost 200 golf courses currently available around the country, Malaysia has bloomed as the ideal destination for combining a memo rable vacation with an exciting game of golf.
Whether one chooses to tee-off in the cool highlands, amidst lush greenery or by the fringe of the South China Sea, one can do so in superbly-designed, international-standard golf courses. In addition, w ith each course depicting a style or them highlighting its natural surroundings, one can indulge in challenging rounds enhance by Malaysia's natural beauty.
A'Famosa Golf Resort
Address: Jalan Kamus, Pulau Sebang, 78000 Alor Gajah
Telephone: 06-560888, Fax: -560695
Magnificent sculptured course situated on 1100 acres. Natural undulations and man-made lakes with a great variety of holes. It is a Ross C. Watson design. Helipad and light aircraft landing strip.
/ Palm Course
/ Rocky Course
Tiara Melaka Golf & Country Club
Address: Jalan Gapam, Bukit Katil, P.O. Box 473, 75760 Melaka, Malaysia
Lake View/Meadow View/Woodland View
Telephone: +607 231 4031
An international standard golf course on 400 acres. Lots of beautiful lakes and mature trees. Nice variety of holes.
Golden Valley Golf & Country Club
Address: Km24, Air Panas, 77200 Bemban Malacca
Holes: 2-18s - Lake Course & Mountain Course
Telephone: 010-6010333, Fax: -6010609
214 hectares of gently rolling countryside. Soon to be one of the most popular golf and vacation destinations.
Ayer Keroh Country Club
Address: Jalan Ayer Keroh, 75750 Melaka
Telephone: 06-324 351, Fax: -323 578
/ Governor's Nine
/ Tunku's Nine
A picturesque course, established in 1966, that offers hills and some sharp grading. Many water hazards, narrow fairways. Tourist interests include a zoo and crocodile park. Private.
Pandanusa Golf Club
Address: PT.30, Mukim Pernu, Daerah Melaka Tengah, P.O Box, 36 Pejabat Pos Besar 75670 Melaka
Melaka Historical City, West Malaysia, Malaysia
Holes: 18 Telephone: 06-2815012/06-2815015
Located on the Pulau Besar (Big Island) Melaka.
Batu Pahat Golf Club
Address: 678 Jalan Dato'Mohd Shah, 83000 Batu Pahat
Undulating terrain with tight fairways and plenty of OBs.
Bukit Banang Golf & Country Club
Address: Batu 3.5 Jalan Tanjung Labuh, 83000 Batu Pahat
Telephone: 07-442211, Fax: -417200
A Michael Coate design with Tifdwarf greens and bermuda fairways. The 17th ends on an island green.
Lanjut Golden Beach Golf Club
Address: Kampung Lanjut, 26800 Kuala Rompin, Pahang Darulmakmur
Par: 36 each
Metres: 3163/3050, 2913
Metres: 3026/3099, 2913
Three par 5, 4, 3 and an island green.
A golfing haven with magnificent trees, sea breezes a river, lake and views.
Tanjong Puteri Golf & Country Club
Address: P.O. Box 117, 81707 Pasir gudang, Johor
Telephone: 07-2711888, Fax: -2711333
A Resort complex featuring 3 championship courses. The courses are carved out of rolling hills of oil palm plantations. Designed by Max Wexler and Mamiya -San. The undulating fairways, turfed with Zoysia Matrella and emerald greens of Bermuda Tifdwarf pro mises golfers a dramatic and challenging game. The elegant neo-classical style clubhouse features a comprehensive range of receational, dining and accomodation facilities.
Austin Hills Country Club
Address: 110 Ground Floor, Jala Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru
Telephone: 07-231948, Fax: -231998
A Peter Dalkeith Scott design opened in 1993. Small rolling hills and 3 manmade lakes with a natural stream. The 17th is an island green and the 18th features a waterfall.
Poresia Country Club
Address: KM36, Mukim Tanjung Kupang, 81550 Gelang Patah, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Telephone: (07)510-1810, Fax: -501813
A resort area covering 1700 acres. Pete Dye designs. A river, doglegs, lakes, long bunkers and railway sleepers around greens by the lakes are all part of the distnct challenges on these courses. Private.
Starhill Golf & Country Club
Address: 6.5 KM Jalan Maju Jaya, Kempas Lama, 81300 Johor Baru
Yardage: 7135/7129, 5465/5491
Telephone: 07-569345, Fax: -569694
The course is part of the Starhill Golf Resort. Tifdwarf is used on all greens. Each course has a hole that is star shaped. Fairways are well bunkered, many old trees and doglegs are all part of these challenging layouts.
Royal Johor Country Club
Address: Jalan Lerkin, 80200 Johor Bharu
Telephone: 07-2233322, Fax: -2240729
Quite a challenging layout that features the 3 rd hole. A par 3 136 metre hole with a small 2-tiered figure-8 shaped green that is surrounded by 5 pot bunkers. All this with a lush jungle in the background. Redesigned by Max Wexler.
Pulai Springs Country Club
Address: Bandar Batu Uda, 81200 Johor Bharu
Telephone: 07-2380222, Fax: -2380666
Located near the University Technology Malaysia campus this property has USGA class courses. The terrain is varied from changes in elevation to many interesting water hazards. Resort-style.
Address: LB 505 Kota Tinggi P.O. 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia
Telephone (Golf): 6 07 826 6655 / Fax No: 6 07 826 6622
Telephone (Resort): 6 07 826 6688 / Fax No: 6 07 826 6677
Designed by Ted Parslow of E&G Parslow & Associates, the golf course offers a challenging game to golfers of all standards with its interesting undulating layout. Formerly the Sebana Golf & Marina Resort. Private. Golf Academy on property. Clubhouse with full facilities.
Desaru Golf & Country Club
Address: PO Box 57, 81907 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia
Telephone: 07-821187, Fax: -821855
Robert Trent Jones design which is set along a beach with lush tropical forest in the background. Accessible with a ferry ride from Singapore.
The Kukup Golf Resort
Address: Pekan Penerok, Kukup Pontian
/ South Course
Telephone: 07-890952, Fax: -890961
The course was designed by Atsumi Kawase. Sand traps are at a minimum but there is plenty of water that often interconnects. Also beware the winds!
The Legends Golf & Country Resort
Address: Lot 1302, Kebun Sedenak, 81000 Kulai, Kulai, Johor, Malaysia
Telephone: 07 652 4388
Octville Golf & Country Club
Address: PTD 90036 Mukim Plentong 81750 Masai
Telephone: 07-273262, Fax: -271777
Undulating fairways, elevated tees, large lakes and lots of uphill/downhill approaches. The 3rd hole is a 508 metre dogleg par 5 that drops metres downhill to a wide fairway.
Tioman Island Golf Club
Address: Berjaya Imperial Beach Resort, Pulau Tioman, P O Box 4, 86897 Mersing
Telephone: 09-445445, Fax: -445718
A paradise island with a Ronald Fream and Michael Coate designed layout. Lakes, streams and wonderful beach shore views.
Palm Resort Golf & Country Club
Address: Jalan Skyhawk off Jalan Jumbo 51400, Senai
Telephone: 07-596000, Fax: -596001
Designed by Hiromasa Inagawa, these layout sport magestic landscaping, Lots of lakes, streams, ponds and bunkers. Chempaka's 9th hole includes an island fairway on a peninsula.
Ponderosa Golf & Country Club
Address: 10-C, Jalan Bumi Hijau Tiga 81100
Telephone: 07-354999, Fax: -3556400
Championship golf with undulating terrain, lots of water hazards, trees and sand traps. Full country club facilities and accomodation.
Putra Golf Club
Address: P.O. Box No. 6, 01700 Kangar
Located 10km from Kangar in Perlis, this 18 hole course is the only one in the state. Lush greenery and majestic limestone mountains provide a fantastic setting. Considerable challenge is offered to all golfers with well placed bunkers and water hazards.
Royal Kedah Golf Club
Address: Pum Pong, 05250 Alor Setar
Telephone: 04-730 467
One of the earliest courses built in 1909. Flat and is affected by the monsoons.
Kulim Golf and Country Resort
Address: Lot 2096 Jalan Mahang Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Kulim 09000, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
KGCR is situated about half an hour's drive from the ferry point at Butterworth. Getting there is by the Butterworth/Kulim expressway. The course layout is hilly with a panoramic view of the lush countryside on one side and the HI-Tech park on the other. Private.
Datai Bay Golf Club
Address: Teluk Datai, 07000 Pulau Lankgawi
Telephone: 04-959 2700, Fax: 04-9592216
Set between the lofty Gunung Matcincang and the Andaman Sea, the course ranges from undulating and flat to extremely hilly. Fairways wind through age-old forests of lush greenery and offer fantastic water views. Alot of uphill and downhill lies. Part of the Datai Bay Holiday Resort.
Gunung Raya Golf Resort
Address: Jalan Air Hangat, Kisap, Langkawi, Kedah Darulaman 07000 Malaysia
Telephone: (6)04-966 8148
New 18-hole course. 2001.
Langkawi Golf Club
Address: Jalan Bukit Malut, 07000 Pulau Langkawi
An 18 hole beachfront course built on the site of a former rubber plantation. Undulating terrain with a man-made lake providing an extra hazard.
Cinta Sayang Golf And Country Club
Address: Persiaran Cinta Sayang, 08000 Sungai Petani
Telephone: 04-414666, Fax: 04-415324
The first 18 hole course in Kedah covers 190 acres and is generally flat. Irragation is provided by huge lakes that add to the beauty of the course while also providing challenging water hazards. Founded in 1989 by HRH Sultan of Kedah. The mountain Gunung Jerai provides the backdrop.
Sungai Petani Club
Address: Jalan Sungai Layar, 08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia
Bukit Jambul Golf & Country Club
Address: No. 2 Jalan Bukit Jambul, 11900 Bayan Lepas
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., it was literally carved out of rock outcrops and sprawls over 130 acres of undulating terrain. Spectacular views of wooded hills, the island and harbour.
Penang Turf Club Golf Section (Batu Gantong)
Address: Jalan Batu Gantong, 10450
Seven holes are inside a horse racing track. A tight layout with many bottle-neck faiways hemmed in by trees, hills, jungles, penal drains, roughs, and many OBs on every hole.
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Penang Turf Club, Jalan Batu Gantang
Address: 10450 Penang
Kristal Golf Resort
Address: Mukim 3, Jalan Valdor, 14200 Sungai Bakap
Telephone: 04-5822280, Fax: 04-5822281
Set in a deep valley the course sprawls over rolling lush hills. Built on a former palm and rubber plantation.
Royal Teluk Rubiah Country Club
Address: P.O. Box 27, Sri Manjung, Perak, Malaysia
Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort
Address: Changkat Larang, Batu Gajah
Telephone: 05 2553548, Fax: 05 2413757
/ Raintree Nine
/ Wetlands Nine
Championship course in the Kinta Valley. Majestic raintrees, great variety of birds and lakes filled with fish.
Kelab Golf Darul Ridzuan
Address: Jelapang, Ipoh Perak Darul Ridzuan
Telephone: 05-5475689, Fax: 05-5467175
Situated in the Meru Valley this course is championship quality with water into play on all but the 19th hole.
Royal Perak Golf Club
Address: Jin Sultan Azian Shah, 31400 Ipoh
A generally flat course with many strategically placed bunkrs and hazards. Its unique georgraphical layout creates many picturesque views. Site of the Malaysion Open Championship in 1974 and 1990.
Bukit Jana Golf Club
Address: Jalan Bukit Jana, 34600 Kamunting, Taiping
The 18 hole course is bordered by lush tropical vegetation at the foots hills of the scenic Bukit Larut. Tree-lined fairways on undulating terrain with a small orchard providing golfers with fresh fruit in season.
Address: Bukit Tinggi, 28750 Pahang
Telephone: 09-2330039, Fax: 03-2330066
Beautiful scenic views and a challenging course awaits along with nearly every kind of sport and leisure facility. Near the Lipur Lentang Forest Reserve.
Address: 39000 Tanah Rata, Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Located 5000 feet above sea level, this mountain resort features some difficult terrain, thick rough, wandering streams, and fine sand bunkers. Very challenging but the cool mountain air invigorates so that you can often play 2 rounds each day.
Awana Golf & Country Resort
Address: KM 13, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands
Telephone: 03-2113222, Fax: -2113535
A 3,100 foot location course that offers undulating terrain, bunkers, ponds and streams, all of international standard. Tranquil surroundings with all the facilities to meet the needs for golfers and families.
Royal Pahang Golf Club
Address: Jalan Teluk Chempedak, 25700 Kuantan
Telephone: 09-55581, Fax: -551170
A 55 hectare property that offers many bunkers, water hazards with the South China Sea wind providing the extra challange. This area also has access to a sandy beach and swimming as well as the many sports facilites associated with a Resort.
Kelantan Golf & Country Club
Address: 5488 Jalan Hospital, 15200 Kota Bharu
Telephone: 09-7482102, Fax: -7472918
Located near the Kota Bharu airport this is the largest golf complex in Malaysia. Lots of ponds, sand traps, and bunkers in a relaxed and beautiful atmosphere.
Ibai Golf & Country Resort
Address: lot PT 969 K, Kg. Tok Adis, Kuala Ibai, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia
The latest golf resort in Terengganu (eastcoast) Malaysia.
Tasik Puteri Golf Course
Address: Lembaga Kemajuan Terengganu Tengah, Bukit Besi, Terengganu
Telephone: 09 8221101
A short and challenging first nine with either lake or hillslopes on bothsides of the fairway. Wider fairway on the second nine but longer distance. 35 kilometers from Dungun Town. 80km. from Kuala Terengganu.
Kelab Golf Desa Dungun
Address: P O Box 679, 23000 Dungun
A beautiful beach area where strong winds make it hard to make par.
Damai Golf Course
An Arnold Palmer design with fantastic views of the South China Sea.
Kelab Golf Sarawak
Address: Petra Jaya, 93050 Kuching
Holes: 36 on 4 9s
Matang/Santubong & Siol/Demak
Telephone: 082-440966, Fax: -441733
Lots of challenges on these 2 layouts which were carved out of jungle and swampland. The championship 18 features numerous ponds and well placed water hazards. It follows the natural contours of the land and offers undulating and flat greens.
Prisons Golf Club
Address: 6th Mile, Penrissen Road, Kuching
Hilly terrain, tight fairways, OBs but only 8 bunkers on 4 holes.
Sabah Golf & Country Club
Address: Jalan Kolam, Bukit Padang, P O Box 11876, 88820 Kota Kinabalu
Telephone: 088-247533, Fax: -225243
Panoramic views, hilly terrain generally but the course itself offers gentle slopes, wide fairways and scenic lakes.
Borneo Golf & Country Club
Address: Km69, Papar-Beaufort Highway, Bongawan, Sabah, Malaysia
Kelab Darul Ehsan
Address: Taman Tan Razak, Jalan Kerja Air Lama, 68000 Jalan Ampang
Telephone: 03-4572333, Fax: -4572335
One of the very best 9 holes courses in Malaysia. Tight fairways, tree-line doglegs. Some good par 3s and a 500 metre par 5 on the 6th hole. A Ronald Fream design.
Kelab Rekreasi Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Address: 43600 Bangi
Telephone: 03-8257685, Fax: -8250855
Set in the cool wooded hills of Bangi, this course features undulating fairways, well placed bunkers, waterways and an island green.
Courses featuring oil palm, Angsana and Acacia trees with boulders, outcrops, bunkers, dips and 30 acres of lakes. Undulating terrain offers a good test. The feature and toughest hole is the 15th. A golfer has to cross 2 lakes to get to the green.
Sungai Long Golf & Country Club
Address: Batu 11 1/4 Sungai Long, Jin Cheras, 43200, Kajang
Telephone and Fax: 03-8373733
Especially planned for all levels of golfers with 5 sets of tees. It is a Jack Nicklaus design that was opened in 1993. Nestled in a valley it sports many beautiful lakes and white sand bunkers. The 'Nicklaus Pond' 3rd, is a 219 yard carry across a lake.< p> KALANG
Palm Garden Golf Club
Address: Batu 7, Jalan Kajang-Puchong, 433000 Kalang
Par: 36 all
18 holes with strategically placed hazards and different lies on differing terrain. Set in beautiful natural surroundings of hills and valleys.
Kota Permai Golf & Country Club
Address: No.1, Jalan 31/100A, Kota Kemuning, Section 31, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Telephone: (603) 522 3700
Royal Selangor Golf Club
Address: P.O. Box 11051, 50734 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 03-984-8433, Fax: -9853939
The Old championship course has large trees, ponds, mounds and bunkers. A generally flat layout but accuracy needed. Fairways are cowgrass and the greens are Tifdwarf.
Pandanusa Golf Club
Address: Pamdanusa Golf Berhad, 5th flr., Rumah Rohas, 61 Jalan Abdullah, Kampung Baru, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
A short boat ride from Umbai fishing village or Kuala Lumpur takes you to this isle that is surrounded by the Straits of Malacca. A distinctly different golfing experience.
Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club
East Course / West Course
Address: 2 Jalan Bukit Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam
Address: Bukit Kiara, Off. Jalan Damansara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 03-253039, Fax: -253-0499
/ Hill Course
/ Lake Course
Bukit Jalil Golf & Country Club
Address: P O Box 224, Jalan Klang Lama
Telephone: 03-9580600, Fax: -9580542
A championship course, designed by Max Wexler. Night golfing on one nine.
Saujana Golf And Country Club
Address: Batu Tiga, Off Jin Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Subang
P.O. Box 610, Jin Sultan, 46770 Petailing Jaya
Telephone: 03-746-1466, -7462316
Two 18 holes courses - The Palm and the Bunga Raya, both Ronald Fream designs. Challenging courses with swales, mounds, high ridges, kidney shaped bunkers and lakes and ponds. Rated as one of the 100 best golf resorts in the world.
Kelab Golf Negara Subang
Address: Jalan SS7/2, 47301 Petailing Jaya
Main Course; Agung's Nine/Tunku's Nine
New Course; Sultan's Nine/Tun's Nine
Telephone: O3-7760388/0381, Fax: -7755267
Known for its huge bunkers such as the "Seven Widows" guarding the 7th hole. The second course is less demanding but with tight fairways and heavy bunkering. Rated as one of the country's 10 best clubs.
Glenmarie Golf & Country Club
Address: 1 Jalan Glenmarie, Petaling Jaya
Once the Glenmarie Rubber Estates, now the Garden and Valley 18s that were sculpted by Max Wexler on hilly terrain.
Port Klang Golf Resort
Address: Lingkaran Sultan Hishamuddin, Selat Klang Utara, 42000 Port Klang
Seaside course near the North Port. Tall trees and lakes add beauty to its generally flat fairways with ponds, bunkers and sea breezes as well as an island greed providing a challenge.
Templer Park Country Club
Address: Km 21, Jalan Rawang, 48000 Selangor
Many hazards to challenge your game on this championship course designed by Jumbo Ozaki. Ever changing scenery from flat terrain to forest, deep valleys and the hills. Mountain and lake views.
Especiallly challenging greens, lots of bunkers, with the Bukit Takun mountains in the background. Large ponds and streams add to the hazards.
|| Perangsang Templer Golf Club
Address: No. 1, Jin Ipoh-Rawang KM 20, Tmn. Rekreasi Templer, 18000 Rawang
Telephone: 603-691-0022, Fax: -6910023
Kundang Lakes Country Club
Address: KM 28 Jalan Kundang, 48920 Rawang
Telephone: 03-604 2725, Fax: -604 2829
Set on 153 acres the club offers full recreational facilities. The 2 championship nines differ. The Lakes features water hazards, and the Kundang features beautiful landscaping.
Kajang Hill Golf Club
Address: Lot 1917, Off Km 29, Jalan Semenyih, 43500 Semenyih
Metres: 6470, 4700
Telephone: 03-8137777, Fax: -8137337
Golfer's serene paradise. A championship layout but players of most skills will enjoy the course and all its ammenties. Generally flat with a blend of Japanese and Malaysian design concepts.
Serendah Golf Links
Address: 38KM Jalan Kuala Lumpur-Ipoh, Serendah
Telephone: 03-601-1600, Fax: -6011172
Lush greenery, streams, ponds and waterfalls. Breathtaking view of the rolling hills. A good challenge for all golfers. Cowgrass fairways and bermuda greens. A Max Wexler design.
Kelab Rekreasi Tentera Udara
Address: Pengkalan Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia, Subang, 40000 Shah Alam
Featuring a combination of slopes, valleys, oil plam and lush natural vegetation, the scenery is enhanced by the challenge of ponds and lakes. Tricky undulating greens. Designed by Peter Thomson and Michael Wolveridge. One of the first courses to use Pa rkcouch Greenless for the fairways. Tees and greens are Tifdwarf. Gentle rolling terrain and water on the front nine, the back nine is hilly with alot of mounds and tight fairways.
Monterez Golf & Country Club
Address: Lot 8109, PT 541, Mukim Bukit Raja Daerah Petaling, 40000 Shah Alam
Telephone: 03-7465989, Fax: -7465988
You probably will use all the clubs in the bag on this layout created with abundant lakes, and streams. The beautiful environment also sports many flowers, trees and well-placed bunkers. Hilly with a great variety of hazards, such as islands.
Gemas Golf Resort
Address: Batu 2'/2, Jalan Tampin, 73400 Gemas
Championship 18 hole Country Clubourse featuring wide fairways with greens well guarded by ponds and lakes.
Port Dickson Golf And Country Club
Address: 71050 Si Rusa, 5 1/2 Mile, Jalan Pantai, Port Dickson
Staffield Country Resort
Address: Batu 13, Jalan Seremban, 71700 Mantin
Telephone: 03-8166117, Fax: -8167173
Course is transformed from a former rubber estate to a championship course with a natural landscape of hills and ponds. The 18 hole chanpionship course sports 82 bunkers and 7 lakes.
Seremban International Golf Club
Address: 31/4 Miles, Kuala Pilah Road, 70400 Seremban
Palms, pines, casuarinas and spreading evergreen trees line the fairways, while flowering plants add vibrant colour to this challenging 18 hole course.
Tuanku Jaafar Golf & Country Club
Address: 71450 Sungei Gadut, Seremban
Telephone: 06-7717777, 7787777, Fax: -779777
400 acres of challenging and undualating terrain surrounded by a tropical forest. Over 90 sand traps but only a few water hazards.
Royal Sri Menanti Golf And Country Club
Address: Sri Menanti, Negeri Sembilan
A beautiful layout with ponds, valleys and ravines. The 90 acre course is surrounded by 3 palaces.