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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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10 Day 9 Night Sabah and Kuala Lumpur Golf Package

DAY 1 ARRIVE KOTA KINABALU

Arrive Kota Kinabalu. Meet send to Hyatt Regency Kinabalu.

DAY 2 IN KOTA KINABALU

Full Day Kinabalu Park Poring Hotspring

Nominated by UNESCO as a World Heritage, Kinabalu Park is one of a many biologically opposite areas in a world. Here, Mt. Kinabalu, a tip towering in Malaysia towers majestically during 4095 m (13431 feet). From a montane oak-chestnut timberland ensue to a lowland dipterocarp timberland during Poring. Cross a Canopy corridor to perspective epiphytes flourishing on a treetops. If time permits, we will be means to take a drop during a Hot Springs where a sulfuric calm of a healthy springs are pronounced to have healing value.

DAY 3 IN KOTA KINABALU

Tee off during Sutera Harbour Golf and Country Club.

Designed by heading golf march engineer Graham Marsh, Sutera Harbour Golf Club has garnered several awards of distinction. The march is finished with Bermuda weed and strategically severe bunkers. Playing any multiple of 18 holes, golfers will suffer a par-72 6 thousand metre course. The 27-hole championship golf march is beautifully landscaped with undulating turf and countless waterways, providing a plea for both amateurs and tip professionals alike. You can suffer adult to 17 hours of golf per day and one of a largest comforts in Malaysia.

DAY 4 KOTA KINABALU – SANDAKAN – KOTA KINABALU

Full Day Sepilok Orang Utan Australian War Memorial Park

Depart by moody to Sandakan.

On arrival, accommodate send to a world’s largest – Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre. The orphaned orang utans from logging sites, plantations and bootleg sport are rehabilitated before being expelled into a wild. See a primates being fed by a park wardens and a video show. After lunch, ensue to revisit a Australian War Memorial Park before withdrawal Sandakan for Kota Kinabalu by flight.

DAY 5 IN KOTA KINABALU

Tee off during Dalit Bay Golf and Country Club.

Dalit Bay Golf Club Spa provides a many finish golfing and decrease knowledge in Sabah.

Designed by Ted Parslow, this well sculptured 18-hole championship march provides a challenger with a sensitive personification knowledge while enhancing a healthy beauty and a impression of Sabah. Bordered by a Tambalang and Mengkabong rivers with a overwhelming perspective of Mt Kinabalu in a distance, Dalit Bay is a primary wetland march where H2O comes into play during any hole.

DAY 6 IN KOTA KINABALU

Morning, tee off during Borneo Golf and Country Club.

Class – this is what sets Borneo Golf Country Club detached from a rest of a new era golf courses in Sabah.

Designed by a “Greatest Golfer of a Century,” this Jack Nicklaus 18-hole signature march plays along a healthy firth and a seashore of South China Sea. With a fantastic strand sourroundings and ever-present breeze, a rolling Bermuda fairways and receptive though treacherously quick greens, a blueprint measuring 6,546 m has all a mandate of a championship course. Fast gaining a well-deserved repute as a best new march in a country, Borneo Golf Country Club has set new standards for golfing in Borneo and is positively flourishing to turn of a best blueprint in this region. Perhaps no golfing in Sabah is finish though a turn or dual during this prestigious Nicklaus march that is quick gaining a name as a excellent championship blueprint in this region.

Transfer to airfield for afternoon moody to Kuala Lumpur

Arrive Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Meet send to Parkroyal Hotel – located in Bukit Bintang selling party area.

DAY 7 IN KUALA LUMPUR

Half Day City Tour (3 hrs)

An march debate of Kuala Lumpur where we will be introduced to a common commencement of a city to what it is currently – a complicated worldly city. Major highlights of a tour: National Monument, Sultan Abdul Samad Building – Independence Square, a Selangor Club expostulate by a immature lungs of a city – The Kuala Lumpur Botanical Gardens. Kuala Lumpur Tower – suffer a breathtaking perspective of a city including a stately Petronas Twin Tower. The rest of a afternoon is giveaway for we to try a city on your own, selling is good and it is easy to pierce around with taxis and monorail.

DAY 8 IN KUALA LUMPUR

Tee off during Saujana Golf and Country Club

One of a premier courses in a country.

The Palm Course – Also famous as “The Cobra” for a contrast and severe layout. The Cobra is 6565 yards off a blue tees and 6959 yards from a black. One of a holes, a 172 yard (216 yards from a black tees) Par 3, 2nd hole, has been rated as a Most Difficult Hole in Malaysia.

The Bunga Raya Course – Also famous as “The Crocodile”. This scenic 18 has a far-reaching area of H2O and undulating greenery that emanate a clarity of leisure and space. At 6400 yards, it looks deceptively easy though many have regretted underestimating it.

DAY 9 IN KUALA LUMPUR

Tee off during Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club

Kuala Lumpur Golf Country Club is one of a excellent golf clubs in Malaysia.

The march is a parkland impression course, with pleasing colourful phony landscaping. Designed to prerogative a intelligent golfer, a length, blueprint and toughness of this course, offers a intensity for vital general tournaments. The magnificient golf march facilities exquisite fairways and greens, severe betterment changes and an sourroundings that enhances a hint of a internal terrain. This 18-hole championship belligerent was pattern in full honour of a peace and beauty of a knowledge and to set any actor in peace with nature. If offers a really opposite character, with healthy grasses and wetlands and a refuge to yield a medium to a countless forms of wildlife and birds in a area.

Golf march designer: Nelson, Wright Haworth

DAY 10 DEPART KUALA LUMPUR

Free compartment send to a airfield for depart flight.

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