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Johor Bahru golf courses

Johor is renowned for its white-sand beaches and outlying islands but it also offers some of the best golf courses in Malaysia and the 20 or more golf courses in Johor are usually pretty empty during the week Johore is an ideal place for a golf holidays.

Here is our pick of the best golf courses in Johor:

Best Golf Clubs in Johor Bahru

Ponderosa Golf & Country Club in Johor Bahru is an 18-hole, par 72 course in a very picturesque location surrounded by lush tropical rainforest framed by the panoramic hills.

Austin Hills Golf Resort is very close to the Johor causeway and offers 27 holes spread over 200 hectares with amazing views from the huge clubhouse sitting on top of the hill overlooking the course.

The Palm Resort Golf & Country Club is located very close to Senai airport and features three 18-hole championship golf courses – the Allamanda, Cempaka and Melati which each offer a very different challenge.

Poreasia Country Club is the closest golf course to the second crossing at Tuas.  It offers 36 holes designed by Pete Dye with four interchangeable nines: Hibiscus, Orchid, Sakura and Bougainvillea.

Located at the foot of Mount Pulai, the Pulai Springs Resort which was once ranked amongst the top 50 golf courses in the world is home to two wonderful championship golf courses offering great views over the surrounding countryside

The three layouts at Tanjong Puteri are all quite challenging and have been designed to blend with their natural surroundings as they wind their way between the lush jungle and numerous water hazards.

The Legends Golf & Country Resort was supposed to feature three courses, each designed by the three legends of Golf: Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player.  In the end only the Jack Nicklaus and 9 holes of the Gary Player courses were ever completed.  The Jack Nicklaus course is a very attractive design in open countryside with numerous elevation changes and has often been voted the best golf course in Johor.

You can read more about the best golf courses in Johor here.

Tee Time Bookings in Johor Bahru

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Austin Heights Golf Resort

Price on application
Peter Dalkeith SCOTT
6510 yards | Resort
Review Score: 3.6 out of 5
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Located around 15 minutes from Johor Bahru Highway and less than 30-minutes from the popular Asian city of Singapore, Austin Heights Golf Club.

The resort is, as you would expect, luxurious and provides everything a visiting golfer could need and indeed want.

Customers are treated with the utmost respect and this starts the day perfectly.

Forest City Golf Resort

MYR285 (THB2,149)
285 MYR 440 1000 MYR
Nicklaus Design
6685 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 2.9 out of 5
2.9 3

If you are planning a golf holiday in Malaysia, there is some exciting news regarding the addition of a new golf course.  Golf tourism in Johor, a state in southern Malaysia is already very popular but the new golf course at Forest City Golf Resort is about to take it to another level.

Forest City Golf Resort is a fantastic venue for a golf break.  You will find everything you need and more to enjoy a tremendous golfing experience.  Beginning with the hotel, you can enjoy a luxurious 5-star stay at one of the region’s largest private golf facilities.

Horizon Hills Golf Country Club

MYR395 (THB2,978)
395 MYR 400 1000 MYR
Ross Watson
6858 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.0 out of 5
4 1

Horizon Hills is a gated township development located in Iskandar Puteri, Johor Bahru District, Johor, Malaysia.  There are many homes in the township and the majority have been built in clusters, to encourage community spirit and there are also lakes, parks and gardens for the residents to enjoy.  However, the pick of the facilities in Horizon Hills, has to be the golf course.

IOI Palm Villa Golf Country Resort

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Rick Robbins Associate (US)
6681 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.0 out of 5
4 1

Situated just a 30-minute drive from Singapore, in Jalan Indah Utama, Bandar Putra, 81000 Kulai, Johor Darul Takzimis, is the 27-hole golf course at Palm Villa.  A prestigious development by the Industrial Oxygen Incorporated Group, Palm Villa was built in 1998 and is designed by Rick Robbins.  



Palm Resort Golf Country Club

MYR120 (THB905)
120 MYR 400 1000 MYR
Hiromasa Inagawa
7209 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.0 out of 5
4 1

Palm Resort Golf and Country Club is situated in an enviable location, just off Jalan Jumbo, on the southernmost tip of the Malaysia Peninsular.  The Golf club is just a 3-minute drive from Johor Bahru's Sultan Ismail Airport and less than an hour away from Singapore, using the second Link Expressway, making it very accessible to both visitors and those living in the region.

Permas Jaya Golf Club

Price on application

3125 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.0 out of 5
4 1

Permas Jaya Golf Club is located just 10 minutes away from the centre of Johor Bahru, making it a very convenient golfing destination in Malaysia.  It is also within driving distance of Singapore, so reaching Permas Jaya Golf Club is very straight forward.  Within the vicinity, there are a number of shopping malls, with all the popular stores and supermarkets available and there are plenty of hotels, from luxury to budget on offer.  This may be important for some because there are no facilities to stay overnight at the golf club, so it’s good to know there are plenty of options in the area.

Ponderosa Golf Country Club

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Ronald Fream
6982 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.0 out of 5
4 1

The golf course at Ponderosa Golf and Country Club was originally designed by Max Wexler and later re-modelled by Ronald Fream, in 1996.  The 18-hole course measures 6,467 metres from the black tees, with a choice of an additional three tee positions, which are blue, white and red.  The length of the course may seem short to some but the plethora of water and sand traps, coupled with the testing undulating greens, make Ponderosa a good test, for players of all abilities.  Indeed, strategic thinking plays a big part during a round of golf at Ponderosa.

Pulai Springs Country Club

Price on application
Peter Dalkeith Scott
6582 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 3.0 out of 5
3 1

Nestled amongst the splendid foothills of Mount Pulai in Johor, Pulai Springs Resort enjoys the Malaysian flora and fauna, whilst being close to all the main attractions of the Johor Bahru region.  The resort has been designed in the style of an ancient royal Malay palace and offers breath-taking views of the surrounding area.  Located just 25 kilometres from Johor Bahru centre and 1 hour from Singapore, Pulai Springs Resort is very each to reach.

Senibong Golf Club

MYR140 (THB1,056)
140 MYR 228 1000 MYR
Pete Dye
7058 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.0 out of 5
4 1

Golfers going south might like to check out what may soon become one of the best golf courses in Johor – Senibong Golf Club, situated just off Malaysia – Singapore's Second Link Expressway is not far from the state administrative capital of Iskandar Puteri.

The Senibong Golf Club is not a brand new golf course and was previously known as the Poresia Country Club, a 36-hole course originally designed by Pete Dye which first opened for play in 1990.

In the last 18 months year substantial refurbishment and renovation work has been carried out on two or the original nines with plans to develop housing on other parts of the course.  Already, nine holes in the remodelled course are ready for play with the remainder of the 18 holes due to fully open in October 2020.

Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort

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Max Wexler and Akira Mamiya
7058 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.0 out of 5
4 1

Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort is a large complex in Johor, featuring a choice of three championship golf courses.  Located along the water, on the straits of Johor, Tanjong Puteri is close to Pasir Gudang new town and can easily be reached from Johor Bahru in little over 30 minutes.  The golf courses were designed by Max Wexler and Akira Mamiya and opened in 1992.



The Els Club Desaru Coast Ocean Course

MYR290 (THB2,187)
290 MYR 390 1000 MYR
Ernie Els
0 yards | Links-style
Review Score: 4.4 out of 5
4.4 2

Ernie Els has done it again, a truly remarkable design feat, The Els Club at Desaru Coast is a trademark Els design and merges perfectly with the local environment.

Situated on the Desaru Coast, the resort is easily accessed from the Senai International airport, Johor Bahru and Changi Airport in Singapore.

The Ocean Course at Desaru Coast is part of a larger plan, a plan that will see the eventual construction of world class resort hotel, urbanisations and retail centres.

The Els Club Desaru Coast - Valley Course

MYR315 (THB2,375)
315 MYR 400 1000 MYR
Vijay Singh
7200 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 5.0 out of 5
5 1

The Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia has set its stall out to become not only one of the most exclusive golf resorts in Asia, but the world.

Already boasting an exceptional 27-hole Ocean Course layout, The Els Club recently opened their second 18 hole course The Valley. 

Designed again by Ernie Els, and in collaboration with his long-time friend and major winner Vijay Singh the pair have created what can only be described as a work of art.

The Legends Golf Resort

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Jack Nicklaus
7338 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.0 out of 5
4 1

Situated in Sedenak, Johor, the Legends Golf and Country Resort is just a 40-minute drive from Singapore, on the Second Causeway, via the North-South Highway.  This resort was originally going to feature three 18-hole championship golf courses, designed by some of the biggest names in golf, however, as things stand, there is one 18-hole course and one 9-hole course completed.

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