West Malaysia

Map of West Malaysia

About

The South China Sea divides Malaysia’s two distinct geographical regions: East Malaysia on the island of Borneo and West Malaysia, also known as the Malay Peninsula or Peninsula Malaysia. West Malaysia comprises of eleven states and two federal territories in an area covering just over 50,000 square miles. The Thai border forms a boundary to the north and the island of Singapore lies immediately to the south, separated from West Malaysia by the Johore Strait.

Around 25 million people live in this region, a large proportion reside in and around the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, which is one of Southeast Asia’s most progressive metropolitan areas. The thickly wooded Titiwangsa Mountains form the backbone of the Malay Peninsula, running north to south, with the Straits of Malacca off the west coast acknowledged as one of the world’s busiest shipping routes.

Almost one hundred and twenty West Malaysian clubs are affiliated to the Malaysian Golf Association (more than 80% of its membership) so it will probably come as no surprise to learn that the vast majority of courses featured in our national chart are also from the same geographical location, with 18-hole layouts around the capital claiming most of the highest ranking positions.

Top 100 Golf Courses - West Malaysia

TPC Kuala Lumpur (West)

1st West Malaysia - Best in Area

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.

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The Mines

2nd West Malaysia - Best in Area

The Mines Resort & Golf Club just outside Kuala Lumpur was once the largest open-cast tin mine in the world and the topography is dominated by the lake...

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Els Club Desaru Coast (Ocean)

3rd West Malaysia - Best in Area

The Sultan of Johar opened the Ocean course at the Els Club Desaru Coast complex in November of 2016. It’s one of two Els Club destinations in Malaysia...

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Saujana (Palm)

4th West Malaysia - Best in Area

The Palm course at Saujana Golf & Country Club is a stern test of patience. Skew-whiff hitting is a sure recipe for a miserable day out in the unrelenting tropical heat.

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Els Club - Teluk Datai

5th West Malaysia - Best in Area

The Big Easy transformed the old Ted Parslow-designed Datai Bay golf course into The Els Club Teluk Datai, which is one of the most exciting new 18-hole layouts in South East Asia...

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Kota Permai

6th West Malaysia - Best in Area

Created by Australian Ross Watson in the late 1990s, the course at Kota Permai Golf & Country Club has hosted a number of top professional competitions, including the Volvo Masters of Malaysia and the 2008 Malaysian Open.

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Els Club Desaru Coast (Valley)

7th West Malaysia - Best in Area

The Valley course at the Els Club Desaru Coast opened in 2017 and the Big Easy designed it in collaboration with his friend and fellow Major winner, Vijay Singh.

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Horizon Hills

8th West Malaysia - Best in Area

Host to the Iskandar Johor Open from 2010 to 2012, Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club was laid out by Aussie architect Ross Watson and he incorporated dramatic elevation changes, waterfalls and lakes into its design.

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Royal Selangor (Old)

9th West Malaysia - Best in Area

Recent reconstruction and remodeling by the respected design company of Robin Nelson and Neil Haworth resulted in the return of top flight golf to Royal Selangor in 2016...

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Sungai Long

10th West Malaysia - Best in Area

The Jack Nicklaus layout at Sungai Long Golf & Country Club was the Golden Bear’s first Malaysian design back in 1993. Like Muirfield, one of Jack’s favourite courses, the back nine holes are routed inside the front nine.

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Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Reviewed
1 Andy Courses Reviewed 4
2 DAVID LAIRD Courses Reviewed 2
3 Dave Finn Courses Reviewed 2
4 Jack Courses Reviewed 2
5 Niall Courses Reviewed 2
6 jason barrett Courses Reviewed 2
7 Lee Meakin Courses Reviewed 1
8 Andrew Courses Reviewed 1
9 Robert Stock Courses Reviewed 1
10 DAVID LAIRD Courses Reviewed 1