Getting to this part of the world is no easy trek. I was on a media visit when the sponsoring organization added a side visit to Sabah and a few of the courses there.
I played the course during the late winter months and when one makes the trek to this area of the world the stifling heat and humidity can be overpowering when one has so little time to adjust.
The overall resort is quite comfortable -- with easy access to the South China Sea.
The sad reality is that Dalit Bay is nothing more than a standard fare resort course. There are a few holes of note but nothing that screams out to book a reservation and head there.
The par-4 7th and 9th holes are quality mid-length par-4's -- accuracy is the key to succeed at both. The par-3 11th offers an attractive glimpse of the adjoining South China Sea to a nicely contoured green.
The par-5 3rd is also quite good -- with water a major concern item down the right side. Fortunately, the inward half of holes has the better consistency. Just be sure to have plenty of sunscreen and a bucket hat because the sun will be punishing.
by M. James Ward
Date: December 31, 2017