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The Els Club Desaru Coast Ocean Course

Holes 27 | Par 72 | Length 0 m / 0 y | Type Links-style | Architect Ernie Els
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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.

At the heart of this planned expansion of the Johor region of Malaysia is an example of the Malaysian effort to become one of the major players in the global golf tourism market.

The Els Club features the 27-hole Ocean Course, which sits on the coastline and provides golfers with a golfing paradise.

Els has further enhanced his reputation as a world class golf course designer with the stunning display of engineering and design to create the three distinctive loops of 9 at the Ocean Club.

Each course provides a stern test of golf, with a number of tee options to ensure that any level of golfer can enjoy the spectacular design.

The Coast Course sits adjacent to the Ocean, making club selection tricky depending on the sea breezes and pin placements on the superb quality greens.

Aptly named the Lakes Course, with a par of 36 is a water haters nightmare. Water comes into play on almost every shot and you will require both accuracy and steel to avoid losing a few balls.

Finally, we have the Ridge Course, which with a par of 37 offers good opportunities for birdies.

A real feature of all three loops is the detail to bunkering, which creates a visual impact and wonderful contrast to the blue of the sea and the green of the grass, coupled with interesting and complex green contouring to really test the short game and imagination of the golfer.

The introduction of The Els Performance Academy means that The Els Club Desaru Coast is as high class as it gets and offers the opportunity to experience some of the best coaching and facilities in the world.

If you are after an unforgettable experience then you must visit The Ocean Course at The Els Club.

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Course rating

  • Condition 5
  • Facilities 5
  • Pace of play 5
  • Service 5
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  • Golf carts
  • Practice facilities
  • Golf lessons
  • Club & shoe rental
  • Night golf
  • Golf shop
  • On-site accommodation
  • Spa & massage

The Els Club Desaru Coast Ocean Course - Course Reviews

Great Courses in superb condition - unfortunately no caddies.

Reviewed by Dan; on 18 Apr 2017
Being a new club all the facilities are in great condition and they give a personalised bag tag to everyone which was a really nice touch. The course is in superb condition and the three nines offer a very different challenge. Unfortunately caddies are not available.

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  • Condition 5
  • Facilities 5
  • Pace of play 5
  • Service 5
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