Johor is the southernmost state in Malaysia. It is home to the gateway that connects Malaysia with the southern neighbour Singapore. Here is where you will find many international Golf Courses which catered to local and foreign golfers from all over the world.
Top destination for golfers in the southern region
As Johor is located very near to Singapore, many Singaporeans come here to enjoy the greens and its resort facilities. This is largely due to the fact that there are more choices available and are more affordable. Malaysians come into the state via the states on its north like Melaka and Pahang. In Johor, you will find many resort beaches with the likes of Desaru, Teluk Ramunia as well as around other major towns like Mersing and Batu Pahat.
You will find that Johor’s Golf Courses are one of the best around the region as they are designed by some of the most renowned golfers in the world while they are also located within some very lush and rich landscape around the state.
Golf Courses in Johor Bahru
The Austin Hills Country Club is one of the major courses here located in Johor Bahru, the state capital of the state. It offers an 18 hole course and was designed by Peter Dalkeith Scott. Here is where you will also be able to play a game over the public 18 holes golf course in Daiman 18 Johor Bahru.
In Batu Pahat, you can also enjoy your game at the Michael Coates & Associates’ designed Bukit Banang Golf and Country Club. Perhaps the most reputable and popular course in this state is at Desaru Golf and Country Resort where it is located in Kota Tinggi that offers a course designed by none other than Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Further out in Pontian not far from the city center, you can head out to Kukup Golf Resort which is designed by Japanese Atsumi Kawase that offers a 36 hole course. Masai offers the Octville Golf and Country Club while Ronald Fream and Hirosama Inagawa are the designers of the Palm Resort Golf and Country Club in Senai. For those of you who like the richer greens surrounded by some of the most serene landscapes here, the Poresia Country Club offers a 27 hole course located in Gelang Patah.
The state of Johor is perhaps one of the fastest-growing places in Malaysia in recent years. With Iskandar Malaysia building new townships and foreign universities, more tourists are coming to the state to enjoy its facilities and Golf Courses as well as competing in tournaments like the Iskandar Open.
Desaru Golf & Country Resort
The Desaru Golf and Country Resort is nestled within the southern state of Johor in Peninsular Malaysia. The resort has been one of the most established tourist destinations among local and foreign visitors for many year now since it was opened in 1986, offering a wide range of luxurious and international facilities for everyone to enjoy.
The Desaru Golf and Country Resort offers a great place for golfers who like the pristine water surroundings while the picturesque view that overlooks the South China Sea. Here, the golf course is the works of Robert Trent Jones Jr who designed an 18-hole championship course lined up by trees and vast open parkland.
The terrain here can be quite challenging through its uneven contours while there are several slopes as well where it is believed that the golfer will most likely be using all the clubs in the bag in order to complete the course.
As such, the Desaru golf course is popular for having a lot of ocean-side holes while the front-nine is known for its jungle tracks while the bunkers, water ponds and all other obstacles have been strategically placed and rooted to elevate the game to a higher level.
Apart from golfing, the Desaru Golf and Country Resort is known to be one of the top resort destinations which is very popular among Malaysians as well as Singaporeans who like to come here for a quick getaway to relax or have a game of golf amidst some of the most beautiful landscapes around the country.
Tel: 07-822 2333
Email: [email protected]
Sebana Cove Resort
One of the most exciting golf clubs in Johor is the Sebana Cove Resort. Located towards the southern part of the state, Sebana Resort offers a truly rewarding experience for the golfer and anyone who comes here as it is where there is a golf course, a lot of facilities in the resort style living and a marina.
As Sebana Resort is located at the tip of the state, it is accessible by sea through the Changi Ferry Terminal in Singapore.
As such, there is a healthy mix of Singapore and Malaysian golfers here, among many others. There is actually a private customs and immigration checkpoint at the terminal to facilitate the entry process. However, for those who come here on land will find some of the most beautiful sceneries and landscapes amidst its 18-hole international golf course.
Apart from golfing, facilities here include tennis courts, swimming pool and many other recreational activities for almost everyone.
The golf course here is designed by international designer Ted Parslow who is responsible for some of the most remarkable courses in the world.
It covers a 220 acre land while the course runs towards 6,450meters that includes some long fairways and sand bunkers. Apart from that, there are ponds and earth mounds which makes the experience all the more rewarding.
The pro-shop here supplies equipment where needed while there is a driving range and putting green practice area while those who like to refresh can enjoy a snake or drink at the golfer’s terrace.
Royal Johor Country Club
The Royal Johor Country Club is one of the most established clubs in the country. Located in the southern state of Johor, the golf club is actually the first to be established there. When it was officiated in 1972, it was named the Johor Golf Club and only in 1983 that it was renamed as the Royal Johor Country Club by the Sultan of Johor.
The golf course today is a lot more challenging than when it first started in which the greens and tees were laid with Bermuda grass back in 1991.
This has given the course a whole new playing experience while more bunkers and ponds were installed. the redesigning of the golf course then was carried out by Max Wexler.
The Royal Johor Country Club will continue to grow in stature and name where it is now regarded to be one of the most prestigious clubs in the country hosting international tournaments like the Iskandar Open. It is an 18-hole golf course that goes with the names of the Tunku Mahkota’s Nine and the Menteri Besar’s Nine respectively.
Where the greens are laid with Bermuda Tifdwarf, local cowgrass is used on the fairways grass. This course is open for members as well as walk-in visitors who do not want to travel too far to have a game. There are night golfing services available as well as caddies too. Apart from that, there is a putting green for practicing and a driving range while other facilities here include a gym, swimming pool and tennis courts.
Tel : 07-223 3322
Email: [email protected]
Bukit Banang Golf and Country Club
The Bukit Banang Golf & Country Club is a luxurious golf course owned and operated by Berjaya Clubs, a subsidiary of the Berjaya Group, one of the largest and most established groups in Malaysia.
At Bukit Banang Golf & country Club, golfers will enjoy the game at its best with the rich flora and fauna in its surroundings as well as some of the most amazing sights around here. While golfers play their game, there are other facilities here that includes badminton and squash courts, swimming pool as well as a 26-bay driving range.
18-hole championship course
Bukit Banang Golf & Country Club is an 18-hole championship course located in Batu Pahat in Johor. Opened in 1992, it has gone on to become one of the top rated clubs in the region. In fact, the Bukit Banang Golf Club was in the Top 10 golf course in Johor as rated by the Asian Golf Review as its 18-hole course is known to be one of the most challenging.
As Bukit Banang is situated in Batu Pahat, it is not far from the city centre of Johor Bahru and the 165-acre site is a welcoming place for those who want to get away and enjoy some rejuvenation and refreshing golfing experience.
Designed by Michael Coates and Associates, the greens here are laid with Bermuda Greenless Park and Tifdwarf that provide the fairways with its color and grandeur. Along the way, there are bunkers and small lakes which make the game all the more exciting, all of which are built around the scenic and serene hills that this place is so popular for.
Tel: 07-428 6001
Email: [email protected]
The Legends Golf & Country Resort
As the name implies, The Legends Golf & Country Club is a place of legends. This is because I is made up of Golf Courses designed by 2 of the most prominent golfers in the world, namely Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer who dictates the name of the courses as well.
Located in the southern state of Johor in Kulai, it is within reach of some of the top destinations here including Nusajaya and Iskandar Malaysia. With such an impressive lineup of names involved, the Legends Golf & Country Club is truly one-of-its-kind in the world that offer an international golfing experience nestled among some very backdrop.
Jack Nicklaus Course
Jack Nicklaus designed the Par 72, 18-hole course which has already garnered some top awards and accolades. In 1998, 1999 and 2001, this course was the Number 1 golf course in Johor by The Business Times while it was awarded the Top 3 Golf Course in Asia by Asian Golf Monthly a year later.
Arnold Palmer Golf course
Meanwhile, the Arnold Palmer Golf course was a recent addition that was officiated in 2009. This is a 9-hole course which was purpose-built to complement the current Jack Nicklaus Course which has some of the most spectacular and challenging holes around this part of the world.
Apart from golf, members can come here for other world-class facilities that include a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, a health spa, gymnasium, tennis courts and even for horse-riding as it has a horse riding club with stables that can accommodate up to 100 horses known as the Rider’s Lodge.
Tel: 07- 6524388
Email: [email protected]
Forest City Golf Hotel & Resort
The Forest City Golf Resort is a truly one-of-its-kind golfing experience for anyone looking for an unforgettable experience if you are seeking tranquility and peace of mind. Located in Gelang Patah in Johor, you will like the fact that Forest City Golf Resort is as what the name tells you. It is a forest within the city and the resort is all about giving the best experience for golfing. This is where you get everything about golf you can imagine and which you are looking for.
Golfing at Forest City
The golf course here is all about the experience. When you play here, you will not be distracted by the noise that comes by the city center but you will see that all the natural wonders that make up the surroundings are used to great effects here.
The sand bunkers and the water hazards are so meticulously placed and designed, you seemed to want to go through each and every hole time and time again. Besides that, there is a pro-shop that is catered to fulfill all your golfing needs in every way.
Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd-1044344D
Jalan Persiaran Golf 5, Forest City Golf Resort, 81550 Gelang Patah, Johor Bahru, Johor
607 535 2288
Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club
The Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club is one of the most recently established golf clubs in Malaysia. Located in one of the most rapidly developing town of Nusajaya, Horizon Hills has grown to become one of the most popular destinations for golfers since it was established in 2008.
Today, Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club is seen as a premier golf club especially among the many Golf Courses that are located around the southern parts of the country.
The fact that the Horizon Hills Golf Club is located within the Iskandar Development Region makes it all the more important as it is the main destination for many who travel here for business and leisure.
Designed by Ross Watson, one of the most prominent Australian golf course designers, Horizon Hills Gofl Course is known for its challenging and yet enjoyable greens that bring a lot of satisfaction for the golfers.
The international 18-hole golf course is popular for some of the toughest challenges especially in the Hole No.2 and Hole No.4 which require some skill and a lot of experience before the golfer can overcome these obstacles. Another notable course is the Par-3 17th hole.
There is a complete set of facilities at the golf course to keep the player occupied which includes the breathtaking sceneries around the greens, luxurious changing and shower rooms as well as something for everyone in the family. This includes a swimming pool for the kids, tennis courts and a gym for those looking for a workout here.
Tel: 07-232 3166
Email: [email protected]
Pulai Springs Resort
The Pulai Springs Golf Resort is one of the few very popular Golf Courses located in the southern state of Johor. It is a world-class golf course nestled within a purpose-built resort with some of the most remarkable landscapes in the country.
That which makes the Pulai Springs Golf Resort so amazing is its modern facilities built within the setting of a country club which exude luxury and tradition. There are timber structures design with the most exquisite traditional elements and a vast area of beautiful greens for the golfer.
As such, golfers can expect a balanced mixture of culture and modern lifestyle here at the Pulai Springs Golf Resort. The golf resort was the work of international designers that include Chao Tse Ann & Associates, Hirsch Bedner & Associates and Robert Trent Jones Jr.
The golf course is set against the backdrop of Mount Pulai which brings about some of the most beautiful sceneries around here. That is the reason why it was ranked in the top 50 Golf Resorts in the world by the ‘The Finest Golf Resorts of the World Collection 1999 & 2000’ of Scotland.
Apart from that, the 18-hole Championship USGA class golf course was once awarded the FIABCI Prix d-Excellence Award in 2000. There are 2 courses here where the Pulai course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr while Peter Dalkeith Scott designed the Melana course which is famous for its Hole No.11 known as ‘The Marsh’ The course comes with a 32-bay driving range, a 2-putting green and bunker practice area and other standard facilities for golfing.
Tel : +607 5212121
Email: [email protected]
Austin Hill Golf & Hotel Resort
The Austin Hills Golf Resort is conveniently situated very near to the Johor Bahru checkpoint. In fact, you can get here within 20 minutes minus any traffic jams where you will be welcomed by a monumental building located atop a hill here. This is where you can get to the club house which is where you can start and end your golf game. In fact, it is the ideal place to unwind through a 360-degree view of the entire course at Austin Hills Golf Resort.
Playing golf at Austin Hills
The Austin Hills Golf Resort started out as an 18-hole golf course and was only converted into a 27-hole design after a major flood in December 2006 damaged most of the course. As such, it is now larger and more challenging for the seasoned golfers while amateur ones will like to try out their skills here too.
There are three 9-hole courses that span across 200 hectares named Austin Course, Resort Course and Hills Course, all of which are unique with their own obstacles and challenges. Besides the green which is superbly designed for the view and game, there are practice green areas as well as a driving range while the resort boasts of other facilities for everyone in the family too.
Amazing sights for golfing
Located not far from the main city center of Johor Bahru is the Austin Hill Golf & Country Resort. It is actually about 10 minutes-drive away from the Causeway connecting Johor with Singapore and about half an hour drive away from the EDL Link towards the southern neighbor. As such, the Austin Hill Golf & Country Resort is a popular golfing destination among those in Johor and Singapore, offering a world-class golf course which is easily accessible and luxurious.
The golf course here is the result works of internationally renowned designer Peter Dalkeith Scott who has been involved with some of the top courses in the world.
At Austin Hills Golf club, he drew an 18-hole, Par-72 golf course which was officiated in 1995. Since then, the club has enjoyed a lot of the participation from golfers around the country and abroad.
This championship golf course offers a wide range of facilities and services which will make the golfing experience truly rewarding. The holes are designed around some of the most amazing and breathtaking sceneries of the surroundings that include challenging fairways and bunkers which require a lot of skills and experience even for the seasoned golfer.
Apart from the greens, there is a 27-bay driving range here which opens daily for both members and non-members while the resort boasts of facilities like a gymnasium, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna as well as its own private bowling alley. For those who like sports can enjoy a game or tennis or table-tennis, among others.
Tel: +607- 352 4300
Email: [email protected]
Orchard Golf & Country Resort
Located about 15 minutes from Kulai in Johor is the Orchard Golf & Country Resort. This is a place that will provide some of the best and most memorable golfing experience for anyone through its beautiful greens and challenging holes.
The Orchard Golf & Country Resort is an 18-hole, 72-par international golf course which is specifically designed to challenge the golfer through some difficult-to-maneuver holes and fresh-water ponds which are strategically planned.
The golf course at Orchard Golf Club is designed not only for the golfer to display strength but a lot about technique and accuracy as well. It is a great destination for golfers of all levels including the novice players while seasoned golfers can take the chance to sharpen their skills. Designed by DL Golf Development, the buggy course is part of the 297-acre land which covers the club house as well.
The greens here are laid with Bermuda Tifdwarf, which is among the most popular grass used while the surrounding scenery and landscape makes the game a lot more satisfying and rewarding. There is a Pro Shop for supplies needed for the game while there are other facilities as well.
The swimming pool is a great place to take a dip after a long and hot day while there is a gym for those looking for a workout. The sauna and spa facilities provide a rejuvenating and refreshing experience while the Golfers Terrace is the place to go to enjoy a meal or two that overlooks the greens heading out towards the horizon.
Tel : 607-8977934
Email: [email protected]
Kukup Golf Resort
Located around the south western region of Peninsular Malaysia is the Kukup Golf Resort. Hidden away from the busy towns and commercial centers of the southern state of Johor, Kukup Golf Resort makes a great place for any golfer to enjoy the game through its 18-hole course.
Built over 312 acres of land, this is a golf course which welcomes golfers from around the country while it can be reached on the ferry or through the Link Kedua by Singaporeans. Playing at the Kukup Golf Resort can be very rewarding as it has one of the most naturally appealing locations around.
Situated within the town of Pontian, the Kukup Golf Resort is only minutes away from the Kukup fishing village where there are a many F&B outlets that serve some of the best seafood dishes. It is easily reached on land which is slightly less than an hour from Singapore and about 40 minutes away from Johor Bahru.
Along the course in Kukup Golf Resort are some very challenging obstacles that include its vast greens and narrow fairways, bunkers and water ponds that are placed to elevate the competitive level of the game and hilly slopes which make the game all the more exciting.
There is a comprehensive range of facilities here which will make the stay here more enjoyable. This includes a lagoon pool, a music lounge for relaxation while those who like sports can play at the badminton, squash and tennis courts, a music lounge, a pro-shop, villa rooms and a lagoon pool or enjoy the sumptuous seafood at the F&B outlet in the resort here.
Tel : 07-696 0950
Email: [email protected]
Poresia Golf Club & Resort
The Poresia Golf Club and Resort is perhaps one of the few golf clubs that comes with a 36-holes par-72 course. Located between the Johor Bahru, the state capital of southern state Johor and Singapore, Poresia Golf Club and Resort is the nearest golfing resort coming in from Singapore.
The club is a very unique project which came from a cooperation between Malaysia and Singapore. This is where the name Poresia came about where Pore is derived from Singapore and Sia is through Malaysia. The club was established in 1990 and was designed by Pete Dye, a renowned international golf course architect.
Golfers playing at the Poresis will like the rich and natural vegetation of the surroundings where there is practically a flower garden along the course. The golf course here was designed to be played by both amateur and professional golfers where there are 4 remarkable Nines which are named after flowers which are Hibiscus, Orchid, Sakura and Bougainvilla.
The golf course was built on top a former oil palm plantation where the most challenging and most popular course here is the Orchid Nine while the Sakura Nine is more renowned for its undulating had palm-tree obstacles.
The other 2 Nines meanwhile are designed to offer a full range of challenges that will require the thinking caps of even the most seasoned golfer. Golfing is the main attraction here while there are many other facilities for everyone that includes swimming pools, Pro Shop for golfing supplies and many more.
Tel: 07-510 2033
Daiman 18 Golf Club Johor Bahru
This par-71 layout is the only 18-hole public course in Johor Bahru. Daiman 18 Golf Club Johor Bharu has numerous facilities, including Chinese Restaurants in town, swimming pool and pro shop.
No 18, Jalan Pesona,
81100 , Taman Johor Jaya,
Telephone: 07-351 6813
Fax: 07-351 6823
Golf Driving Ranges in Johor
|AUSTIN HEIGHTS GOLF & COUNTRY RESORT|
|Golf Manager||:||Mr. Zulkifliee Jamari|
|Address||:||Lot PTD 58061, Jalan Mutiara Emas 8, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor|
|Contact No.||:||07-3524 300
|Fax No.||:||07-3538 500/07-3528904|
|BUKIT BANANG GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB|
|Director Of Club Decision||:||Mr.Khor Poh Waa|
|Address||:||No. 1, Pesiaran Gemilang, Bandar Banang Jaya, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor|
|Contact No.||:||07-4286 001
|Fax No.||:||07-4286 801
|DAIMAN 18 JOHOR BAHRU|
|Club ManagerAsst Manager||::||Mr.B RajaKulasinghamMichelle Yong|
|Address||:||Daiman Golf Berhad, No.18, Jalan Pesona,Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru, Johor|
|Contact No.||:||07-3516 813
|Fax No.||:||07-3516 823|
|KELAB GOLF BATU PAHAT|
|Hon. Secretary||:||Mr. MASTUKI BIN MARKOM|
|Address||:||No. 678, Jalan Dato’ Mohd Shah, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor|
|Contact No.||:||07-4329 221
|Fax No.||:||07-4342 221|
|KELAB GOLF SERI DELIMA|
|General Manager||:||Lt. Kol. Johari|
|Address||:||C/O Kelab Rekreasi 7 Briged, Markas Ke Tujuh Briged Infantri Malaysia, Kem Mahkota 86000 Kluang, Johor|
|Contact No.||:||07-7788 423|
|Fax No.||:||07-7763 002|
|KELAB GOLF TANJONG EMAS|
|Hon. SecretaryPart Time Manager||::||Mr. Mohamad Khairi AzizMr.Ahmad Bin Kassim|
|Address||:||JKR 202, Jalan Timbalan, 84000 Muar, Johor|
|Contact No.||:||06-9521 550|
|Fax No.||:||06-9521 550|
|KLUANG GOLF CLUB|
|Hon. Secretary||:||Mr. Leng Ka Man|
|Address||:||Jalan Mengkibol, 86000 Kluang, Johor|
|Contact No.||:||07-7718 840|
|Fax No.||:||07-7721 503
|ORCHARD GOLF & COUNTRY RESORT|
|CEOGolf Manager||::||Hj Zainudin bin Hj OthmanMr. Anwar Palman|
|Address||:||KM 17, Jalan Kota Tinggi-Kulai, KB 510, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor|
|Contact No.||:||07-8976 470
|Fax No.||:||07-8977 980
|PALM RESORT GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB|
|CEOGolf Operation Manager||::||Jef Kong Tet FohMr. Abdul Malik Musa|
|Address||:||Jalan Persiaran Golf, Off Jalan Jumbo, 81250 Senai, Johor|
|Contact No.||:||07-5996 222|
|Fax No.||:||07-5991 370|
|PALM VILLA GOLF & COUNTRY RESORT|
|Acting General Manager||:|
|Club ManagerSenior Golf Exec||::||Mr. Mohd. Fadil AmiMr.Sures Kumaran|
|Address||:||PTD 44500, Jalan Indah Utama, Bandar Putra, 81000 Kulai, Johor|
|Contact No.||:||07-5999 099|
|Fax No.||:||07-5988 101|
|PONDEROSA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB|
|Acting General Manager||:||Mr. Tan Kai Yang|
|Club Manager||:||Mr. Ayub Hashim [email protected]|
|Address||:||No. 3, Jalan Ponderosa 1, Taman Ponderosa, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor|
|PORESIA COUNRTY CLUB|
|General Manager||:||Mr. Ken Chua|
|Address||:||KM 36, Mukim Tanjung Kupang, 81550 Gelang Patah, Johor|
|Contact No.||:||07-5581 733
|Fax No.||:||07-5591 813|
|SEGAMAT COUNTRY CLUB|
|Hon. Secretary||:||Mr.Julius Khoo Ghi Teck|
|Address||:||P.O. Box No. C22, 85007 Segamat, Johor|
|Contact No.||:||07-9435 968|
|Fax No.||:||07-9432 301|
|THE LEGENDS GOLF & COUNTRY RESORT|
|Golf Operation ManagerGolfOperation||::||Mahani Bin MarzukiMs. Norazah Jusoh|
|Address||:||Lot 1302, Kebun Sedenak, P.O. Box 11, 81000 Kulai, Johor|
|Contact No.||:||07-6524 388|
|Fax No.||:||07-6526 388
|PERMAS JAYA GOLF CLUB|
|Director Of Management||:||Mr. Soe Chun Kit|
|Golf Operation||Mr Gerry Lee Fook Meng|
|Address||:||No 6, Jalan Permas Selatan, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 Johor.|