Malaysia is a great place to play golf as it has a lot of land space and enjoys great weather all year long. Besides the heat which can sometimes be scorching hot, the natural environment around Malaysia makes for great golfing as you can enjoy the game amidst some of the most beautiful sceneries and surroundings in the world. There are more than 200 world class Golf Courses in Malaysia, all of which offer their own set of facilities and services. We rank the top 10 in Peninsular Malaysia here.
Royal Selangor Golf Club – This is the oldest golf course in Malaysia which was has been around for about 100 years now. This club is open only for members and with a location in Bukit Bintang, this course has two 18 and 9 holes courses respectively. It was once used for the Malaysian Open and is considered as one of the most prestigious golf clubs in Malaysia due to its rich history and the fact that it has been used by royalties and renowned people in the country.
The Golf Club Datai Bay – Located in Langkawi Island, the Golf Club Datai Bay is one of the most beautiful courses around. In 2009, it was voted as the Most Scenic Golf Course in Malaysia by the Asian Golf Monthly and that is because of its beautiful surroundings of rich forest settings against the backdrop of the Andaman Sea.
Saujana Golf and Country Club – Located in the Klang Valley, the Saujana Golf and country Club is considered as one of the most luxurious golf clubs in Malaysia. This course is designed with some very narrow fairways and bunkers that make the game really challenging.
The famous Cameron Highlands Golf Course
Cameron Highlands Golf Club – Nothing makes the game of golf more pleasing if you are playing the game under great weather and without any distraction of the hustle and bustle of the city. Elevated 1,525 feet above sea-level, the Cameron Highlands Golf Club is a great place to enjoy the game without having to worry about the heat as it is s a lot cooler here and refreshing.
Bukit Jambul Country Club – The Bukit Jambul Country Club has a very challenging course around the northern region of the Peninsular Malaysia. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, there are some very intimidating fairways and bunkers that can give the golfer a real test.
Orna Golf and Country Club – This club is one of the latest additions to the Malaysian golf circuit. Designed by Andy Dye, the course is known for its challenging fairway, some very annoying bunkers and a lot of beautiful sceneries along the way.
Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort – Located halfway between Genting Highlands Resort and Kuala Lumpur, this golf course is very popular especially among those who like to play away from the city and enjoy some time up in the ‘clouds’ of the resort city.
Palm Garden Golf Club – Located in Putrajaya, the Palm Garden Golf Club offers the player an exciting option where it is not far from the major cities and yet further away from the bursting crowds there. This club was awarded with the Best Customer Service Award twice and was voted as among the Top Golf Courses in Malaysia in 2007.
The Mines Resort and Golf Club – This course is located not far from the heart of the city and is known for its lakeside fairway which includes a wellness spa, a shopping centre and its challenging Robert Trent Jones Jr designed course.
Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club – The KLGCC is popular as it was the host for the prestigious Maybank Malaysian Open for 4 consecutive years. In 2013, it was awarded the ‘Best Course in Malaysia’ by the Asian Golf Monthly while it was voted as the Best Golf Experience by the Expatriate Lifestyle Magazine in the same year, making it one of the top Golf Courses not only within Malaysia but around Asia as well.