Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia (KGPA) in Kuala Lumpur is a 27-hole layout not far from the city centre which is idea for golfer of all standards. Currently only 18 holes available for play.
The championship course consisting of the Hill & Lakes nines is a fairly classic par 72. The third nine (Forest), is undergoing a major renovation and unlikely to open until the middle of 2015.
Often rated as one of the more difficult courses in the area the course is in great condition and unlike many courses here water does not play a huge part in the challenges that lie ahead. It’s the undulating nature of the course and the difficulty of finding a level lie that presents most of the problem.
On arrival you are greeted by a huge and cavernous Roman-style clubhouse which frankly looks a bit run down and depressing. There is a good driving range and excellent practice facilities.
The opening hole on the hills nine starts from an elevated tee box with a drive downhill into the valley below and then its uphill all the way to the green and this is very
typical of many of the holes on Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam Malaysia.
The 4th is a short par-3 with water to one side which should not really come into play unless you are very wayward. This is followed by another short par 5 with another water hazard which you should be able to negotiate without too much problem. The 6th is another par 5 is rated the most difficult on the course with a tee shot across water with OB on the left and then you need to avoid the drains which skirt the fairway with your second and if you make the fairway you are then faced with an approach to a tiny green. The 8th is long downhill par-3 with bunkers on the right and slightly elevated green with run-off areas each side. This nine finishes with a superb par-5 with water in play off the tee but it does present a birdie opportunity if you can avoid the large fairway bunker.
The 11th is a very challenging par-3 with water all along the left side and in front of part of the green and trees that can block your path if you are too conservative.
The 12th is the most difficult hole on this nine – slight dog-leg with water in play off the tee and then it’s uphill all the way to a green guarded by two bunkers. Great views from the 14th tee where a good tee shot is essential. The 15th is a signature par-3 with a tee shot across the ravine with jungle and slopes all around the green – you need to make the putting surface. The 16th offers a great scoring opportunity as does the par-5 17th providing you can avoid the water in front of the green. The 18th offer a pretty easy finish.
They only have a few regular caddies at this course so they probably won’t be available at the weekends and normally there will only be one caddie per flight
Tee Times at Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam
Don't miss the opportunity to play at Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam during your Kuala Lumpur golf holiday. Golfsavers have special rates here and at many other courses in Kuala Lumpur.