You are spoilt for choice in Kuala Lumpur as there are many golf courses within easy reach of the city and we have highlighted the best of them here. You can alaos read our blog post on the Best Golf Courses in Malaysia.
Bukit Unggul Country Club
The word Bukit means hills and Bukit Unggul is an attractive golf course south of Kuala Lumpur and not far from Dengkil. There’s plenty of wildlife and jungle that makes the course so inviting but the fairways are clearly badly cared for with dry patches, dead grass and generally come with a messy appearance. The bunkers don’t fare better with unkempt sand and also littered unintentionally with stones. The green fees are reasonable which is just as well when you consider the state of the course. The design is quite refreshing, but charging more and improving the course would be a better idea. Don’t expect too much at this course and you won’t be disappointed.
Glenmarie Golf & Country Club
This golf course is a 30 minute drive from the Airport and the two championship courses are well respected and considered among the best golf courses in Malaysia, at least in the top 10. The clubhouse is quite impressive and leaves a good impression on you as you enter. The Garden is comparatively easier than its sister course, probably due to a renovation back in 2010. Its home to an impressive amount of natural flora and fauna and added to that are the black and white swans on the lake.
Kelab Golf Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
An immaculate and well maintained course with some challenging golf on offer. The course is designed by Peter Thompson and has three nine hole loops. This majestically named golf course comprises of waving landscape and over 20,000 trees, that together make for an aesthetically pleasing championship course that’s hosted both professional golfers here and royalty. The course has some pretty impressive floodlights so play at night is possible, but the course is best enjoyed during the day, as at night judging the distance of the sloping landscape is that bit harder.
Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam
A challenging course in immaculate condition with some excellent golf on offer for golfers of all abilities. An accomplished course and voted the most difficult golf course in Malaysia. You can take the Lakes or the Forest nine, with the Lake nines 18 holes being longer.
The Forest nine is shorter and is perhaps more suited to beginners and older players. It’s just under 3,000 yards but does contain some tricky holes, so although short it does present some challenges. Both courses offer their own levels of difficulty and a good day’s golf is on the cards whatever your level of ability.
Kota Permai Golf & Country Club
Arguably the best golf course in Malaysia. The Kota has hosted many events here including the Asian Tour Volvo Masters, the co-sanctioned European Tour Malaysian Open and the World Cup of Golf. The par-4 2nd has been awarded Most Beautiful Hole in Malaysia – why? The reason is the water to the left of the hole before a fairway with cleverly sculptured bunkers which you can’t see ahead. You need accurate shots here. Amusingly the club’s logo is a small squirrel and is to the left of the green.
Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, East Course
This is a championship standard course just outside the city and voted the 4th best golf course in Malaysia. It’s a picturesque course with a combination of natural grasses and wetlands.
Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, West Course
The Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club is a challenging course and one of the most exciting in Malaysia. The clubhouse has been refurbished in a Californian style with a hint of Spanish and comes with superb facilities. A good game and an excellent after game drink to follow. It’s well worth a visit.
Palm Garden Golf Club
A good golf club with excellent golf on offer on a course that’s been well maintained. The prices are moderate and it’s a quality club that comes highly recommended.
The Putra course is tough to begin with and has water on the first hole, trees are all around many of the holes and accuracy is required on almost all. There still some tricky water carries after you’ve left the trees behind. The Palm course is a little easier with wide fairways and some rough that doesn’t prove to be too problematic. The nine can be tough though with the par-3 15th having a stone wall directly ahead of the green, and if your shot is too short it can land in the pond that sits from the tee to the green.
Saujana Golf & Country Club, Bunga Raya Course
This is a visually stunning course with beautiful views from the 1st and 10th elevated tees. There are plenty of elevations along the way and you’ll see how really good you are at judging distance. The 9th travels down into a valley, and the par-3 13th has a dramatic drop from the tee to a green.
Saujana Golf & Country Club, Palm Course
The course comes with super-fast greens and fairways lined with palm trees. Each hole will test you and the water, trees, hills and jungle look stunning with plenty of magnificent views on offer from the elevated tees.
Templer Park Golf & Country Club
A course that’s in excellent condition with beautiful scenery and a really first class experience all round, with attentive staff and excellent service. The Templer Park is situated in a virgin forest north of Kuala Lumpur. It was designed by the Japanese Jumbo Osaki, once a professional golfer himself. This course is hard, but rewarding. A round of golf here is a real must as part of your golfing holiday in Malaysia.
Tropicana Golf & Country Resort
The Tropicana promises some excellent fairways in Malaysia. The 3rd nine should be avoided where possible, focussing on the superb 18 championship holes. The course was built on a rubber plantation back in the early nineties with 27 holes on offer. The 18 hole West Course is good and infinitely preferable to the East Course which you should avoid.
Tee Time Bookings In Kuala Lumpur
The golf courses in Kuala Lumpur get very busy at weekends and on public holidays so you need to book in advance to secure your preferred tee times.
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Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort near Kuala Lumpur is a part of the popular Genting Highland resort complex which sits on top of the hill. This is really a resort golf course in average condition and is a challenge for most high handicappers because the course is extremely tight with very narrow fairways lined by the jungle so very little room for error.',
This course throws everything at you with some dramatic elevation changes, the narrowest of landing areas including the 14th which measure less than metres. The problem is that on this course anything offline will end up in the deep jungle never to be seen again. Not too much water around but 4th and 15th, which are both par 3’s have water protecting the front of the green which makes the correct club selection critical.\n
Even if you are not having a great round you can at least admire the views which are exceptional and the view from the 3rd tee box is stunning with the fairway framed by the jungle-clad hillsides and the hotel complex perched on top of the hill.\n
Plenty of decisions to make as you make your way around as some tighter and more risky lines off the tee will be rewarded by a simpler approach but this course generally rewards careful more conservative play if you want to keep out of trouble. The multi-tiered greens add to the problems but should not distract from what is unusual golf courses in wonderful surroundings.\n
Tee Time Bookings at Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country\n
Getting a tee time reservation here is not too difficult except on holidays and long weekends when local golfers escape the city.\n
Bangi Golf Resort in Kuala Lumpur is one of the closest golf courses to the city close to the new townships of Putrajaya and Cyberjay. It is a 27-hole course with the three nines names as Kajang, Putrajaya and Bangi. One of the shortest and easiest courses in Kuala Lumpur so everyone will enjoy playing here and should score well. There is a choice of five different tee boxes which is slightly confusing and most people would normally head for the Blue tees but here they actually equate to the normal white tees so better golfers will probably want to take on this courses from the Black tees.',
If you get a choice we suggest you play the Kajang & Putrajaya courses as they are more scenic – the other course plays just as well it’s just not as pleasing on the eye.\n
Although this is an easier golf courses there is plenty of water to distract you and nowhere is this more evident than on the 7th which is the signature hole. A par-4, it demands a testing carry over water to reach the putting surface. Plenty of other hazards lurk on this course in the shape of well-placed fairways bunkers and several bordering most fairways.\n
There are some real fun holes here – especially the first par-5 which is a sharp dogleg and offers the chance to drive over the dogleg to a wedge distance from the green and the chance of an eagle. The other two par-5’s also offer a great birdie chance – even for moderate golfers. The other two nines offer a more traditional but no less enjoyable challenge and it’s the par-4, 13th that you will remember as your discuss your round over a beer. It’s a 250 metre carry if you go straight at the green or you can opt for the safer route and skirt the water hazard.\n
Don’t expect the course to be in pristine condition but this is a very conveniently located course which is fun to play for golfers of all standards and that’s what golf is all about.\n
Tee Times Bookings at Bangi Golf Resort\n
It can be difficult to get a tee time here at weekends and on public holidays so we recomend that you book in advance to avoid disappointment',
Bukit Jalil Golf and Country Resort is located just outside Kuala Lumpur, close to the Bukit Jalil National Sports Complex and Stadium. There are a number of roads which lead to it from the city centre and the airport, so it’s very easy to get to but be aware there will be a lot of traffic on these roads, other than early in the morning, so plan plenty of time for your journey, especially if you have booked a tee-time.',
The signature 18-hole golf course at Bukit Jalil Golf and Country Club, was designed by Australian Max Wexler and is a par-72, playing at 6,228 yards.\n
The course is surrounded by lush, tropical scenery and the main feature of the course is the undulating greens, which are present throughout the 18 holes. Water is also consistent throughout a round of golf at Bukit Jalil Golf and Country Resort, coming into play on no fewer than twelve holes. Perhaps the most testing in terms of the water hazard, is the 13th hole, where water stretches between the fairway and the green. The water also winds its way up the right side of the fairway, so a tee shot down the left side is the order of the day.\n
The 18th hole also features a shot over water, from an elevated tee position and is regarded as the signature hole of the course. The tee shot has to clear a stream, which is crossing the fairway and reach a landing area, just over 200 yards away. The green is uphill from this position but is well guarded by a bunker complex, to the front and the left.\n
The greens can hold the ball well, and depending on the conditions during or prior to a round, it’s possible to make the ball stick. This can open up the possibility of some great birdie opportunities.\n
Over the past two years, the course at Bukit Jalil Golf and Country Club has undergone a lot of maintenance, which has really helped to improve the quality of the fairways and greens.\n
Other facilities in the resort, include a swimming pool, tennis, squash, gym, table tennis, badminton, basketball and snooker. So there is something to keep everyone entertained, away from the golf course. There are also two restaurants, a golfer’s lounge, café and sushi bar, catering for all tastes, with a choice of different menus and these are a great way to eat and relax after a round of golf.\n
Nestling between the neighbourhoods of Kota Kemuning and Bukit Rimau, not far from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is the Bukit Kemuning Golf and Country Resort. This is a golf club which is sometimes overlooked, perhaps due to the more well-known courses in the region but it’s definitely worth a visit and is one of those courses classed as a ‘hidden gem’ and rightly so.\n
Bukit Kemuning Golf and Country Resort opened in 1993 and currently has over 800 registered members. The fairways are generally quite broad and the whole course has a feeling of being open, with trees dotted around it but not being used to frame the holes in any way. However, the big hitters, who will be licking their lips as they step onto the first tee, should beware of the rough, which can be very tricky to escape from, so accuracy is still required, despite the wide, open feel.\n
The golf course is generally flat, with a few undulations here and there but nothing particularly noticeable. The greens on the other hand, are undulating and can play very fast. However, the weather will play some part as to just how fast the greens are on any given day, so keep this in mind when planning approach shots.\n
Something which is noticeable because of its absence, is water. There are some water hazards at Bukit Kemuning Golf and Country Resort but they are nothing like the frequency of many other courses in the region. Water can come into play on the 5th and 12th holes but it’s on the 13th where it plays a real part, as the green on the par-3 hole is an island and requires a solid tee shot, to avoid a damaging score on the card.\n
In truth, bunkers are not especially abundant on the course either, there are bunkers on almost every hole but not as many as you would expect from a standard 18-hole golf course. Therefore, Bukit Kemuning Golf and Country Resort provides an opportunity for a good, low scoring round of golf.\n
Additional facilities include a clubhouse, seminar room, function room, VIP room, pro shop, swimming pool, gym, reading room and the golfer’s terrace, which serves a range of food, from their ‘famous’ curry fish head to Western treats of chicken or lamb chop.\n
Bukit Kemuning Golf and Country Resort is a well maintained golf course, which caters to golfers of all levels.\n
Bukit Unggul Country Club is a very pretty and well-designed course set in a valley about 45 minutes from the centre of Kuala Lumpur. Playing this hilly golf course requires good course management and sensible club selection. Not in great condition but still fun to play and excellent value especially at weekends.',
The initial impression at Bukit Unggul Country Club is quite positive with the lush jungle providing an attractive backdrop to the undulating course which is home to a wide variety of local wildlife and plants. However the fairways and the tee boxes spoil the experience and suffer from a lack of maintenance. They also have issues with the bunkers which are likely to be full of water following a heavy downpour. The greens are much better and the undulating surfaces usually run true although the edges of some of them have been damaged by the wild boars that come out at night to dig for worms. Whilst on the subject of wildlife – this is a jungle course so there are plenty of scavenging monkeys waiting for you to leave your belongings unattended.\n
A fairly gentle start as you tee off from an elevated tee box into the valley below with a slight dogleg. The second is a relatively straight forward par 3 with a bunker protecting the left side of the green.\n
The par-5, 3rd offers a birdie chance if you can avoid the lake with your drive and negotiate a nest of deep bunkers with your second. The 5th is the shortest par 4 on this course and long hitters might be tempted to go for the green. The 9th is a real test with a large bunker protecting the fairway, OB on the left and another bunker in front of the green.\n
The back nine at Bukit Unggul Country Club starts with a downhill dog-leg par 5 which demands a careful approach to a green surrounded by dense vegetation. Par is a good score on the 11th which traverses a valley to an undulating green. The 14th is a very pretty and short par-3 with water strategically placed to one side of the green and some pin positions require a carry over water to a narrow target. The 17th is another intimidating par-3 with a massive bunker stretching back from the green.\n
Unwind after your round at the Golfer’s Terrace serving local and international cuisine.\n
Tee Time Bookings at Bukit Unggul Country Club\n
The green fees at Bukit Unggul Country Club are very reasonable and we can help you to book a tee time at Bukit Unggul Country Club using our online booking process.',
Lake Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur is quite a challenging course and features undulating fairways lined by trees, several large water hazards, well-protected greens and fairways cleverly placed bunkers. It has been specially designed to cater to players of all standards and offer a choice of tee boxes to suit your playing standard.',
The pick of the holes on this picturesque course is include the third with a par-3 where you tee off from a very elevated tee box below onto the green which is protected by three greenside bunkers. It\'s not as difficult as it looks as long as you keep your eye on the ball and not the view.\n
The fourth hole is a monster par-5 with trees along both side requiring that you keep it straight. A distant water tower acts as an aiming point as you approach the green.\n
The 12 year old has a very unusual island tee off in the middle of a lake which requires a carry of 150 meters to the safety of the fairway. It\'s not as difficult as it looks. If you reach the fairway Ok then it\'s a pretty simple task from here on in and most people score well here.\n
Fantastic finishing hole as you drive onto the fairway and then rolling upwards towards the multi-tiered slightly elevated green which is surrounded by bunkers. Essential that your approach lands on the correct level.\n
The greens here are quite hard and difficult to hold in the dry season and are usually very fast which can lead to some high scores. Beware if you have penalties for not reaching the ladies tees because some of them are 150 meters in front of the men\'s tees. You have been warned!\n
This is one of the cheaper courses in and around Kuala Lumpur so can get very crowded at weekends so if you have a choice we strongly recommend that you play midweek and it\'s a lot cheaper as well.\n
Book Tee Times at Lake Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur\n
During the week it is quite easy to get a tee time at Lake Golf Club but you need to book early if you want to secure a good tee times at weekends and public holidays ions.',
Glenmarie Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur is yet another top-class 36-hole layout with two great golf courses designed by Max Wexler. The Garden Course is a resort-style course and the Valley Course is a true championship course. Slightly let down by poor caddies and indifferent service.',
The opening hole on the Valley Course at Glenmarie Golf Club is an indication of what is to follow with a tee shot over water to the fairway and then a shorter water carry to the green surrounded by bunkers. A bit of respite at the par-3, 4th, the shortest of the par 3’s with its deceptive uphill tee shot where it’s easy to under-club.\n
You need to lay up short of the water on the par-4, 7th and
if you can find a flat spot you have a reasonable chance to carry the water hazard and get close to the pin. Enjoy the view from the tee box on the very picturesque par-3, 8th but even if you can get on in one shot the very fast and undulating green can still cause problems. The 12th is a monster par-3 and most average golfers will need to reach for their driver from the back tees. The signature hole is the 14th a difficult par-5 with a stream which crosses the fairway and you need to find the fairway with your second if you want to reach the island green with your third. Water comes into play on the next three holes before a bit of respite on the long par-5 18th.
The Garden Course at Glenmarie Golf Club starts with a short and relatively easy par-4 followed by an attractive par-3 with water lurking behind the green waiting for those who overshoot and the final hole on the front nine is a long par 4 where it’s very easy to get blocked out by the trees if you pull your drive. The back nine gets off to a tough start with a downhill par-4 which has a lake protecting the left side and again coming into play as you approach the green. The par-5, 11th is very daunting dog-leg par-5 with a water carry off the tee and a green fronted by a lake. The most difficult hole is the par-4,13th with a lake one side and OB on the other and a challenging two-tiered green.
Good clubhouse facilities at Glenmarie Golf Club but let down by indifferent service.
Tee Time Bookings at Glenmarie Golf Club\n
If you want to book a tee time at Glenmarie Golf Club then we suggest that you play during the week as it can get very expensive and very crowded at weekends and on public holidays. They also have minimum player numbers so if there are only two of you will not be allowed on the course. Booking tee time at Glenmarie Golf Club is very easy using our online booking engine.',
Located in amongst a very beautiful tropical jungle setting, the Impian Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur is a championship golf course often recognized as being one of the better golf courses in the area. It\'s reasonably accessible and takes around 40 minutes from the city.\n
Let\'s take you through some of the more interesting holes on this course.',