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.
There is a choice of two championship golf courses available to play at Pulai Springs Resort. The first and perhaps the more popular, is the Pulai Course, which was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr and opened for business in 1993. This is an 18-hole, par 72 golf course, playing at 6819 yards from the championship tees.
One of the key features of the Pulai Course is the bunkering and the majority of holes are played on undulating fairways, with trees lining both sides. The fairways themselves are quite wide and will be very tempting to the big hitters but as mentioned above, bunkers loom, ready to punish anything which is not accurate. The tee boxes are elevated, which gives players a good look at the hole in-front of them and so are the greens, although these are protected well by deep bunkering throughout. Water is in play on five of the back nine holes.
The second course at the Pulai Springs Resort is called the Melana Course and this was designed by Peter Dalkeith Scott. The Melana Course opened in 1993 and is an 18-hole, par 72 course, measuring in at 6582 yards. The front nine of this course is set in natural and attractive jungle, with palm oil plantation scenery. The back nine drifts more towards the housing development of the resort but in doing so, offers a nice contrast.
The layout of the Melana Course is tight and undulating, with the most significant elevation changes coming on the front nine and towards the end of the back nine holes. The greens can be small and present a challenge with the number of slops present, meaning a two putt often comes as relief.
The clubhouse boasts men’s and ladies changing rooms, Jacuzzi, rock showers, steam rooms, saunas and a golfer’s terrace, serving food and drink. It’s also possible to stay at the Pulai Springs Resort, with a choice of rooms available, ranging from studio suites to four bedroom suites.