TPC Kuala Lumpur (West) - West Malaysia - Malaysia

TPC Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club,
No. 10 Jalan 1/70D,
Off Jalan Bukit Kiara,
60000 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia


  • +603 2011 9188

  • Golf Club Website

  • 20 minutes W of Kuala Lumpur city centre

  • Welcome, contact in advance

  • Steven A. Thielke

  • Nelson/Haworth (1991), Parslow & Winter Golf Design (2008)

  • Mohd Nizam Othman

TPC Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, or KLGCC as it is known, is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and is one of Malaysia’s most popular golf clubs. With 36 holes from which to choose – configured as the East and West courses – KLGCC offers a unique experience, but if you only have time to play one course, pick the championship West.

Three sponsors have supported the Malaysian Open since it became the first co-sanctioned event between the European and Asian Tours in 1999 and the event has been hosted at six different Malaysian venues in that time. The first Malaysian Open to be held on the Championship West course at Kuala Lumpur was in 2006 and this was where Korea’s Charlie WI won his first European Tour title, becoming only the second Korean to win on the European Tour after K J Choi.

Since the 2006 Malaysian Open, the West course at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club has undergone a total redesign. Nelson & Haworth originally designed the West course, which opened for play in 1991, but Ted Parslow and Jason Winter of design company Parslow & Winter Golf Design extensively reconstructed the layout over a period of eighteen months. The revamped West course reopened in October 2008. The new, tougher 7,000-yard West course which plays across pleasantly undulating ground, features an additional lake on hole 9. Water now comes into play on no fewer than thirteen holes.

Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club hosted an exciting 2010 Malaysian Open, which resulted in a win for 18-year-old South Korean Noh Seung-yul, who edged out fellow countryman KJ Choi by a single shot in a dramatic finale on the 18th. In 2011, another youngster claimed the Malaysian Open title – Italy’s 17-year-old Matteo Manassero won by one shot. Unsurprisingly, a 16-year-old did not win the 2012 event, former Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen claimed the title. Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat prevailed in 2013 and Englishman Lee Westwood romped to victory in 2014. India’s Anirban Lahiri won in 2015, claiming his maiden European Tour title just three months after coming through Qualifying School.

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Description: TPC Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, or KLGCC as it is known, is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and is one of Malaysia’s most popular golf clubs. Rating: 5 out of 6 Reviews: 1

This was the favourite course of mine on a recent trip to Kuala Lumpur. The experience starts at a very classy clubhouse and a warm reception welcome which continues at the terrace. A drink whilst overlooking the course is a rather pleasant way to acclimatise prior to your round. The 14th and 15th holes are on show from the terrace and when you see these holes you know that you are in for a treat. The course is around a twenty minute ride from the centre of the city (KLCC) but really this is still the heart of the capital. The pick of the holes on the front-9 include the par-3 4th; only around 140 yards at its longest but to a less than generous green in terms of depth and bunkered to the front and the back - a proper short hole where accuracy is key. The 9th is a strong par-4, with an uphill approach with a mid-iron. All in all the back-9 is stronger with better looking holes with a fair amount of water protection very evident. The 11th is a great par-3 with a lake to carry from tee to green, so par is very welcome here. The 14th and 15th are the best two holes on the course in terms of pure enjoyment. The 14th; a short par-4 of 350 yards with a heavily bunkered fairway and a lake protected green and then a mid length par-3 back over the same lake. It will be great fun to watch these two holes played by the Tour pros when the Malaysian Open is held here in March 2010 - at a guess the winning pro score should be around -20.
5 / 6
TPC Kuala Lumpur (West)
February 01, 2010


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