Malaysia is rapidly emerging as South-East Asia's latest golfing haven.
Almost 200 golf courses are currently available around the country. Malaysia
has bloomed as the ideal destination for combining a memorable holiday 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, with
each course depicting a style or them highlighting its natural surroundings,
one can indulge in challenging rounds enhance by Malaysia's natural beauty.
Two of the top courses in the country are:
1) the Mines Resort Golf & Country
2) the Saujana Golf & Country Club.
Both of the golf courses offer the very best
The first one is part of the magnificent Mines Resort City (also a
shopping centre with a canal and a theme park called "Mines
It's known as one of the 'Seven Wonders of Malaysia' and the golf
course is situated around a lake, which used to be the world's
largest open cast tin mine.
the Clubhouse of the Mines
Situated less than half an hour from the centre of Kuala Lumpur and just
over 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the Mines Resort
Golf & Country Club course was designed by Robert Trent Jones. It earned
exposure all over the globe in 1999 when staging the World Cup of Golf -
Tiger Woods and Mark O'Meara lifted the title for the United States - and
has since hosted the Malaysian Open.
The Saujana Golf & Country Club is another gem, this particular one
having been designed by Ronald Fream. Just 37 minutes from the Internal
The Saujana Golf & Country Club
The historical city of Malacca, two hours from KL, has the
A'Famosa Golf Resort. It's a family-orientated holiday destination that
features 27 holes, a water world, safari park and the bizarre cowboy town,
which comes alive at night. The three nines, Rockies, Palm and Crocodile,
are all well designed, set against boulders, palms and clear waterways.
The island of Langkawi lies off the northwest of West-Malaysia. It's
a 55-minute flight from Kuala Lumpur.
In the 1980s the island had just one hotel, relying on fishing and
rubber production, before being developed as a tourist attraction on
inspiration by the former prime minister Mahathir. Today there are
10 000 hotel rooms and three golf courses and the airport receives
direct flights from London to make it Malaysia's most popular
The Golf Club Datai Bay on Langkawi is carved out of the
jungle in the foothills of the Gunung Matchincang mountain range, along the
coastline of the turquoise Andaman sea. The course is short at 5 994 metres
but is extremely tight with the forest collecting anything remotely off
line. I would be hesitant to look for anything or anyone in there. Monkeys
and monitor lizards frequent the course and players are warned not to leave
objects of value in their golf carts. The club has a unique extra hole, the 19th,
a par 3 built on the water.
Malaysia's Top 10 courses
Saujana (Bunga Raya)
The Mines Resort
Royal Selangor (New)
Royal Selangor (Old)
Pulai Springs Resort
The Legends (Nicklaus)
Kuala Lumpur G&CC
Example of the charges:
Weekend & Public Holiday
Sunday Happy Hour (12.30pm Onwards)
* Applies only if
accompanied by member otherwise walk-in rates apply.
Golf Set Rental
Golf Shoe Rental
DAILY GOLF INSURANCE
* Does not apply if
proof of golf insurance coverage is presented
Berjaya Resort -
18 Holes (Day)
9 Holes (Day)
18 Holes (Night)
9 Holes (Night)
Weekends & Public Holidays*
* On weekends tee off times are
strictly adhered and bookings must be made in advance
Night golfing is available
from Tuesdays to Fridays
The above rates are subject to
a 5% Government Tax THE MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO VARY THE RATES WITHOUT
Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort
Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort Genting Highlands is
certainly a refreshing getaway from the hustle and bustle of the
city. Located on a hill, the Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country
Resort is surrounded by a lush tropical jungle. The Awana Genting
Highlands Golf & Country Resort offers spacious guestrooms with
modern amenities, a well-equipped conference room, 17 function
rooms, and an 18-hole award winning golf course. At the Awana
Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort, guests can enjoy nature
gifts of a myriad of flora and fauna at its best by trekking into
the rainforest, and be refreshed in the heated pools.
The Berjaya Tioman Beach Resort, part of the
Best Western Hotels chain, is located on beautiful Tioman Island.
The island's only international standard hotel is set on 200 acres,
and boasts its own 18-hole international championship golf course.
Designed using typical Malay architecture, the breathtaking Berjaya
Tioman Resort maintains the highest standards of both appearance and
service. Set on one of the most scenic islands in Malaysia, with
palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear water, and colorful marine life,
the Berjaya Tioman Beach Resort also offers many facilities
including a very well equipped water sports center.
Beautifully integrated into the
lush surroundings of the tropical rainforest, each experience at The
Spa at the The Datai promises to be special. Select from a
comprehensive menu of exquisite spa treatments by expert and
nurturing hands, to relax, rejuvenate and revitalize for a sense of
overall well being. Signature treatments include The Datai massage,
Balinese Massage, Warm Stone Massage, and Rainforest Harmony.
Individual and couple spa sessions are available in 4 enchanting spa
Satellite Cable TV
BOSE Stereo Systems for Villas and Suites
Complimentary High Speed Internet Connection
International Direct Dial (IDD)
Safe Deposit Box
18-hole Championship Golf
2 Tennis Courts
2 Swimming Pools
Water Sports Facilities
Mountain Biking Facilities
CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSE
The Datai Bay golf course enjoys a unique setting in the heart of
the rainforest, between the magnificent Machincang Mountain range
and the Andaman Sea. Renowned as one of the regions most exclusive
18-hole golf courses, the facility is perfect for golf enthusiasts.