Located just 10 minutes from the North-South motorway you will find the Ayer Keroh Country Club.
Originally opened for play in 1964 the course had just two nines, Tunku´s Nine and Ghaffar´s Nine. Designed by then Chief Minister of Malacca Tun Dr Abdul Ghaffar bin Baba, the course was cut out of the virgin jungle. It was part of the design philosophy to maintain as much of the natural jungle as possible and in doing so the designers have created a golf course with an abundance of natural wildlife.
The final nine-hole loop, The Governor´s Nine was added in the mid 90´s.
Among the array of wildlife, you will share the course with are monkeys, monitor lizards and snakes which call both the native jungle which line the fairways and the golf course home.
The loops that generally make up the tournament course are the Governor´s Nine and Tunku´s Nine.
Although the newer of the loops The Governor´s course is well matured and is worthy of being the partner to Tunku´s Nine.
Throughout the 3 loops gentle undulations and elevation changes create unique holes which test the golfer to the full both with club selection and course management.
Each of the three loops are immaculate with credit going to the green staff for maintaining the course is superb condition year round.
Unusually the three loops of nine limit the use of bunkers, which when present are usually found by the greens. But to be honest if bunkers were to be added the charm of the golf course would be lost.
It is the clever use of other obstacles such as the Ayer Keroh Lake which creates the illusions and difficulty that the course requires to protect itself.
Holes here are well defined, with the native jungle keeping the golfer on their toes throughout the 18 holes, ready to pounce on each and every mishit shot.
The greens are interesting with the contouring creating many a problem for golfers of all levels, slippery and sloping.
Perhaps the most memorable hole is the 18th or the 9th of Tunku´s 9. A monster par five measuring a little of 600 metres and requiring monster blows if you are wanting to finish with a par, the danger here lies the jungle lined fairway and just a couple of bunkers at the green, when you finally reach it!
It is without doubt that you should hire a caddy, not only to give you valuable information about the holes, but also to help keep an eye on your personal belongings, which is important especially with the droves of Macaque monkeys that are ready to swipe anything that is not closely guarded.