There are three distinct, 18-hole championship golf courses to enjoy at Palm Resort Golf and Country Club, which opened for business in 1994. Although all three courses were designed by Hiromasa Inagawa, there is enough to differentiate each of them, that they are all worth playing when staying at the resort.
Each course is named after the flora of Malaysia and as a result, they are called Allamanda, Cempaka and Melati. Each course is based on the natural rolling hills and picturesque lakes of the region and water is often a feature on numerous holes around the golf club, with large bunkers coming in to play off the tee and on approach to the green.
The Allamanda Course played host to the Johnnie Walker Super Tour in 1998 and World Cup qualifiers in 2002 and 2004. The scenery on this golf course is fantastic, with well-maintained Tifdwarf Bermuda greens, adding to the large sand bunkers and water features. Fairways are often undulating, with changes in elevation and doglegs situated throughout.
The Cempaka course is the one which is used most regularly for local tournaments and measures 7,156 yards from the pro tees. Water, which appears on half of the 18 holes and narrows fairways, are the standout features of the Cempaka Course and the island fairway on the 9th hole, requires plenty of attention.
The Melati Course plays more like a links course and is the longest out of the three. There are a total of 68 bunkers and water comes in to play on six holes. The par-5, 15th hole is said to be the longest in Malaysia, at 684 yards and the largest bunker in Malaysia is reputed to be on the par-3, second hole. Due to the elevated tees, there are plenty of tremendous views of the surrounding area to be enjoyed, when playing the Melati Course.
In addition to the three golf courses, the Palm Resort Golf and Country Club offers a driving range, short game practice facilities, clubhouse and fitness centre, making it the perfect venue for a long weekend of golf.