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.
A more open course, the Melati is carpeted with expansive Tifdwarf greens complimented by neat Serangoon fairways. It plays as a links course with a ‘first tee only’ start and is the longest of the three courses at 7,205 yards from the black tees. Expect the challenge to be a drawn-out affair with the blue tees measuring 6,669 yards, the white tees at 6,170 yards and the red tee at 5,601 yards. Further there are 35 sand bunkers and a total of 6 holes of water to conquer.
The course has been noted as extremely difficult with the country’s largest known single stretch of sand defending the par 3 Hole No. 2, while the country’s longest hole at No.15 measures a relentless 684 yards from the back tees. Yet another obstacle is the island green surrounded by water at Hole No.16 which will definitively test the precision of even the most adept of players.