Langkawi is known as the Jewel of Kedah and is a very popular tourist destination in Malaysia. In addition to being a great place for both a relaxing and activity-based holiday, Langkawi is also a dream destination for playing golf.
There are three excellent golf courses which can be combined over the period of a few days or a week to make a superb Langkawi golf package. In addition to the golf courses, you will find many things to keep you entertained off the golf course and having completed your Langkawi golf holiday, you will already be planning your next.
Geography and Travel
Langkawi is a district and archipelago in the Andaman Sea, just 30 kilometres off the coast of northwestern Malaysia. Langkawi archipelago consists of 99 islands, 5 of which are only visible at low tide.
The largest town on Langkawi is Kuah and this is also the administrative district for the island. The main island is 25 kilometres from north to south and slightly more than that from east to west. Featuring coastal areas with limestone ridges and forest covered mountains, of which two thirds of the island is covered, Langkawi is the perfect setting for some dramatic golf.
There are some interesting rock formations to view in Langkawi, with the Machinchang Formation being the first part of southeast Asia to rise from the seabed over half a billion years ago.
Enjoying a golf holiday in Langkawi is very easy thanks to the Langkawi International Airport. Situated on the northwestern part of the island in Padang Matsirat, the airport offers direct flights from Penang, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hat Yai, and Phuket. You could create the perfect golf tour of Langkawi, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.
Weather and Best Time to Travel
Langkawi enjoys a tropical climate but differs from many other areas of Malaysia thanks to its more stable climate. This means you can plan a Langkawi golf holiday with more precision than other destinations.
Even during the rainy season, you can expect good spells of sunshine in the day and while there will be rain and some storms, many of these come in the evening and overnight. The temperature remains warm throughout the year, with the hottest months being February and March.
These two months coincide with the dry season, which runs from January to March and you can go many days without seeing a drop of rain. The main monsoon season is September and October and while there is a good chance of rain on most days, you will still enjoy dry spells for playing golf.
Things to do Away from the Golf Course
During a Langkawi golf package, you will notice the stunning natural landscape of the island and this forms the basis of many of the top attractions on the island.
The Langkawi Sky Bridge is a great example and this 125-metre-long structure is a curved walkway above the Gunung Mat Cincang mountain, Telaja Tujuh waterfalls, and several small islands surrounding Langkawi. The Sky Bridge is 700 metres above sea level and provides stunning views of the surrounding region.
To reach the Sky Bridge you must take the Langkawi Cable Car and this also offers fantastic views as you slowly climb Gunung Mat Cincang mountain.
If you would like to see some of the local sea creatures but diving is not for you, Underwater World Langkawi has the solution. The 15-metre underwater walkaway is the standout feature of the attraction and you can see sharks, turtles and giant stingrays.
If you would like to see Langkawi wildlife in their natural habit, hire a guide and go hiking up Gunung Raya, the highest peak on the island. Within the rainforest you could see flying foxes, macaque monkeys, squirrels, leaf monkeys and mountain hawk eagles. It’s a great place to explore during a Langkawi golf holiday.