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Golfing in Malaysia

Malaysia, two-time winner of World Golf Awards for Asia’s Best Golf Destination, has become a favourite getaway among golfers lately. With the appealing combination of great weather, delicious food, exotic culture, natural attractions, value-for-money shopping and modern fairways, it’s easy to see why more golfers are not just lugging their golf bags onto airplanes, but their families as well, for the trip.

But with almost 160 top golf courses in the country to choose from for international play – many of which are award-winning – how does one choose?

Here’s our top five picks of great golfing holidays for everyone in the family.

 

LANGKAWI

A holiday in Langkawi Island conjures images of a tropical sun, white, sandy beaches, swaying coconut trees and the beautiful blue Andaman sea stretched out as far as the eye can see. If beach-side lazing is not your thing, then glide down the island’s mangrove rivers to see the gorgeous limestone landscapes of this UNESCO geopark or trek deep into its mountainous jungles to experience nature at its best. (naturallylangkawi.my)

Best golfing: The award-winning Els Club Teluk Datai, nestled between the Andaman sea and the lush mountains of Langkawi island, features an amazing 18-hole challenge designed by South African legend Ernie Els.

 

GEORGE TOWN, PENANG

This UNESCO Heritage City is brimming with so much life and activity, no visitor will have time to get bored. From a walking tour of its street art to admiring the architectural beauty of its colonial past to sampling local food along with the locals, there’s simply so much to do. Families will especially love its variety of historic and contemporary museums, the ride up to the top of Penang Hill, a city ride on the three-wheeled trishaw and a leisurely stroll in its many gardens. (mypenang.gov.my)

Best golfing: Stay on the island for a round of golf at Penang Golf Club where you will tee off from as high as a hundred metres above the greens and fairways, or cross the iconic Penang Bridge to the mainland’s Bukit Jawi Golf Resort to experience a thrilling game by the lake.

 

KUALA LUMPUR

Voted as one of the world’s best shopping destinations and magnificent cities to visit, Kuala Lumpur is a must-stop on any itinerary to Malaysia. It’s a shopping paradise alright with designer goods going for less due to the currency exchange rate. The best IT gadgets, shoes, fashion and knick knacks are also here to bargain over at the many shopping malls, pop-up bazaars and night markets. (visitkl.gov.my)

Tip: Purchase a Hop On Hop Off pass for the entire family to explore over 50 major sights and attractions in the city so you don’t miss iconic stops such as the Petronas Twin Towers, the Lake Gardens, Independence Square and Bintang Walk. (myhoponhopoff.com)

Best golfing: Tournament Players Club (formerly known as KL Golf Country Club), designed by Australian architect Ted Parslow, is the site of numerous high-profile tournaments, serving up a challenge to golfers with its length, water hazards and sculptured bunkering.

 

KOTA KINABALU, SABAH

Adventure awaits in this Borneo paradise and visitors can take their pick from gentle explorations of the sea world – snorkeling and guided scuba walks at the easily accessible island marine park – to an exhilarating climb up Mount Kinabalu either by trekking through its jungle to the peak or clinging on to its granite surface on the via ferrata walk. (sabahtourism.com).

Best golfing: Play at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Borneo Golf Resort and you’ll have to battle with the ocean winds and the beauty of this seaside location to focus on your game. Alternatively, take your game to the wetlands and tee off at Dalit Bay Golf Country Club, bordered by the Tambalang and Mengkabong rivers.

 

KUCHING, SARAWAK

The word “Kuching” is Malaysian for cat, but it is the orangutan that has attracted many to this Borneo state, specifically to the rehabilitation centres of this beloved great ape. Other natural attractions easily accessible from Kuching city – Bako National Park, the wetlands of Sibu Laut and Salak rivers and the Bau limestone caves – will keep the family firmly occupied. (sarawaktourism.com)

Best golfing: Enjoy a round of golf in the shadows of the Santubong Mountain where Arnold Palmer has designed a fantastic course around rocky outcrops, ponds, mangrove forests and the South China Sea.

 

For more information on Malaysia’s golf courses, visit playmalaysiagolf.com or malaysia.travel.

 

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12 Day 11 Night West Peninsular Self Drive Tour

Day 1 ARRIVE KUALA LUMPUR

Distance: 70 Kms (1 hour by car)

Meals: None

Drive Guide:

No pushing for a day

Remarks:

Arrive during Kuala Lumpur International Airport – Flight TBA

Meet hail by a motorist and send to hotel.

Day 2 KUALA LUMPUR

Distance: 0 Kms (0 hour by car)

Meals: Breakfast

Drive Guide:

No pushing for a day

Remarks: We embody a 24 hours Hop on Hop off pass

Breakfast during hotel

Stroll by a collateral city of Malaysia for a sightseeing tour. The brew of complicated and aged design creates an heterogeneous atmosphere that can be frequency found anywhere else in a world.

Day 3 KUALA LUMPUR – KUALA TAHAN – TAMAN NEGARA

Distance: 195 kms (4 hours by car)

Drive Guide:

After removing proficient with a rented car, expostulate out of Kuala Lumpur by a East West highway to Kuala Tahan and afterwards to Taman Negara National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Rmarks:

Breakfast during hotel

The rented automobile will be delivered to your hotel by AVIS in a morning.

Enjoy a scenic panorama as we expostulate your approach to Taman Negara. After carrying dinner, get prepared for a Night Jungle Walk and try a dim side of nature.

Day 4 TAMAN NEGARA

Distance: 0 kms (0 hours)

Drive Guide: No pushing for a day

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Remarks:

Breakfast during hotel

Explore Taman Negara National Park during your leisure. Go jungle movement and take a wander among a high trees on a canopy walk. In a afternoon, conduct by vessel to Lata Berkoh and suffer a transparent waters there.

Day 5 KUALA TAHAN – TAMAN NEGARA – CAMERON HIGHLAND

Distance: 385 kms (4-5 hours by car)

Drive Guide:

Bid goodbye to Taman Negara and expostulate to Cameron Highlands.

Meals: Breakfast

Remarks:

Breakfast during hotel

The outing to Cameron Highlands takes we to Pahang and an betterment of 1542 metres above sea level. In a dusk after your attainment during Cameron Highlands, revisit a Night Market if a continue permits.

Day 6 CAMERON HIGHLAND

Distance: 0kms (0 hours by car)

Meals: Breakfast

Drive Guide:

Drive around Cameron Highlands for your possess exploration.

Remarks:

Breakfast during hotel

Take your time in your scrutiny of Cameron Highlands. Remember to wander by a farms and markets.

Day 7 CAMERON HIGHLANDS – KUALA KANGSAR – PERAK – PENANG

Distance: 259 kms (4 hours by car)

Meals: Breakfast

Drive Guide:

Head down from Cameron Highlands towards Penang. The expostulate will take we by a state of Perak. Enjoy a perspective of a Straits of Malacca as we opt for possibly a Penang Bridge or a Penang Ferry Service to get to a island.

Remarks:

Breakfast during hotel

Along your drive, we are suggested to stop during Kuala Kangsar, a stately city of Perak. Other attractions that competence take your imagination along a expostulate embody Kellie’s Castle, Orang Utan Island during Bukit Merah, and a Cave temples around Ipoh. During a night after nearing during Penang Island, we competence also wish to take a expostulate to Batu Feringghi to check out a night market.

Day 8 PENANG

Distance: 0 kms (0 hours by car)

Meals: Breakfast

Drive Guide:

Time to expostulate around Penang Island and suffer a sights. Remember to dump off a keys of a automobile during a accepting of a hotel after confirming with AVIS.

Remarks:

Breakfast during hotel

Design your really possess expostulate around debate of Penang Island. Pick from a many extraordinary sights that a island has to offer, including Cheong Fat Tze Mansion, Penang Hill, Kapitan Keling Mosque, Khoo Kongsi, Kek Lok Si Temple and many more.

Day 9 PENANG – JETTY – LANGKAWI

Distance: 3.7 kms, 21 kms (20 mins by car, 3 hours by boat, 45 mins by car)

Drive Guide: No pushing for a day

Meals: Breakfast

Remarks:

Breakfast during hotel

Private send from hotel to Penang jetty

A packet will take we to Langkawi, a country’s premier beach end for a day of fun in a sun. Explore some of a island’s attractions including Pulau Payar Marine Park, Mahsuri’s Tomb and Eagle Square.

Day 10 LANGKAWI

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Drive Guide:

No pushing for a day

Meals: Breakfast

Remarks:

Breakfast during hotel

Enjoy a day of convenience during Langkawi. Suggesed activities for a day embody a revisit to Mount Mat Cinchang and a wire automobile attraction, and holding a debate of a mangrove swamps for some eagle watching.

Day 11 LANGKAWI

Distance: 0 kms (0 hours)

Drive Guide:

No pushing for a day

Meals: Breakfast

Remarks:

Breakfast during hotel

Enjoy a day of convenience during Langkawi. Lounge during a many beaches of Langkawi, play a turn of golf, or go on an island hopping spree.

Day 12 DEPARTURE LANGKAWI

Distance: 9 kms (30 mins by car)

Driving Guide:

No pushing for a day

Meals: Breakfast

Remarks:

Breakfast during resort

Departure send from review to Langkawi International airfield – moody TBA

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