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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bukit Kemuning Golf and Country Resort is a well maintained golf course, which caters to golfers of all levels.