Looking to play the best golf courses in Malaysia? GolfReviewsGuide.com picks out the top courses to play in Malaysia.
Malaysia is a tourist destination that’s on a lot of checklists for travel enthusiasts. It certainly should be on the checklists of traveling golfers as well.
One big benefit of golfing in Malaysia is that there is not much change in climate throughout the year in this relatively small country.
The best golfing will be enjoyed between March and October, making for a very large prime golfing season.
Expect a temperature somewhere between 24 Celsius and 30 Celsius at any time of the year when you tee it up at the best golf courses in Malaysia.
Saujana Golf & Country Club
The Palm Course, also known as “The Cobra,” at the Saujana Golf and Country Club is a private venue that was established in 1985.
That doesn’t make it an ancient course, however, it’s the oldest course to make our list as Malaysia has seen a lot of golfing facilities developed in recent decades.
The Palm Course is located in Shah Alam, Malaysia, is a par-72 affair designed by Ronald Fream and it plays just a tad above 7,000 yards in total length.
Golfers should expect rolling terrain, undulating and tree-lined fairways that give the course its name, difficult greens that are fast-paced, water hazards in the form of lakes and ponds, and beautifully maintained grounds that are complete with mounds and bunkers.
The Palm Course has served as the host venue for the Malaysia Open a number of times, a fact that clearly attests to the course’s maintenance and championship-caliber.
The Mines Resort and Golf Club
David Klages, in association with Veritas Architects, designed the golf course at The Mines Resort and Golf Club in Seri Kembangan, Malaysia.
It was constructed in 1993 and most well-traveled golfers would likely consider the course to be on the short side.
This parkland-styled course plays to a total length of just 6,966 yards from the back tee. However, for the region, the par-71 course is not that short.
They claim they are proud to be “the most exclusive golf club in the nation,” a clear indication that golfing travelers shouldn’t expect to just book and play.
However, those that can get a tee time should expect one of the most acclaimed golf courses in Malaysia. The course has won numerous accolades since its opening.
Kota Permai Golf & Country Club
The Kota Permai Golf & Country Club, located in Selangor, Malaysia, was opened in 1998 following the architectural design of Ross Watson.
A par-72 affair, the course is a short one at a total length of 6,382 yards. The greens at the course are made with a grass known as tifdwarf, a grass that is native to the region and suitable for golf.
It has been a popular course in its region for years and is vastly underrated.
Palm Garden Golf Club
Located just 20 minutes from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, the golf course at the Palm Garden Golf Club opened in 2011.
This public course is the shortest to make our list. In fact, at just 6,027 yards it will be shorter than the large majority of 18-hole golf courses that are considered premier.
Ted Parslow, an Australian, designed a par-72 contest at the Palm Garden Golf Club. He has worked on a number of courses in his career, including the Gailes Golf Club in Queensland.
The 18-hole course is made up of two nine-hole courses known as The Eugenia and The Bismarck.
Staffield Country Resort
The Staffield Country Resort is located in Sembilan, Malaysia, and is the creation of Graham Marsh and Ross Watson.
The golfing at this resort includes 27 holes nestled in the scenic beauty of a countryside setting.
The three nine-hole courses are named The Western, The Southern, and The Northern courses. Each course is about 3,100 to 3,200 total yards and each course is a par-36.
Golfers should expect rolling hills, water hazards in the form of sun-glistening ponds, and golfing facilities that are considered to be among the best for its region.
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