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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Saujana (Palm)

2nd 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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The Mines

3rd 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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Kota Permai

4th 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 - 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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TPC Kuala Lumpur (East)

6th West Malaysia - Best in Area

The East course at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (or KLGCC as it is often called) is the understudy to the West course, but the park-like East is every bit as challenging and could host national tournaments with ease.

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Tiara Melaka (Lake & Meadow)

7th West Malaysia - Best in Area

The Lake nine at Tiara Melaka was the first to open in 1994 followed a year later by the Meadow loop with the Woodland circuit unveiled a short time after.

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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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Els Club Desaru Coast (Valley)

9th 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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Templer Park

10th West Malaysia - Best in Area

Since Templer Park opened in 1991, the club has hosted the Malaysian Open three times, the last of which – in 2000 – was a co-sanctioned event.

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West Malaysia Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Kimi Hoshiyama Courses Played 26
2 James Park Courses Played 21
3 Colin Taylor Courses Played 11
4 Ian Greenwood Courses Played 8
5 Hwa Young Nam Courses Played 6
6 Brendan James Courses Played 4
= Andy Newmarch Courses Played 4
8 Dave Finn Courses Played 3
= chris Courses Played 3
= MC Tracker Courses Played 3