Having spent the winter of 2016- 2017 in Langkawi, I have played the Els course several times. The clubhouse facilities are excellent, welcoming bag drop, friendly staff in the restaurant, reasonable prices for food and drink. Good quality buggies with ice boxes and cold towels after 9 holes etc.
The course is beautiful and although i have never played it well, I do not think that it is very difficult. Ernie took away all the bunkers and widened the driving zones (I think) The holes by the sea are gorgeous but not particularly difficult. The only other course which is open on Langkawi (99 East is still closed) is Gunung Raya which I think is just as beautiful as the Els and more difficult. Play them both. David Laird
Date: June 29, 2017