Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Golf & Country Club is a mid-1990s Peter Thomson design, comprising three returning 9-hole loops (President, Sultan and Alam Shah), with the par five 2nd on the Sultan circuit regarded as the signature hole on the property.
The Arnold Palmer-designed Damai Golf and Country Club opened for play in 1996 and it's fashioned in two distinct halves. The Mountain front nine plays through the forested foothills of Mount Santubong and the Ocean homeward nine tumbles down to the South China Sea.
Formerly known as Subang National, Kelab Golf Negara Subang began in 1968 by decree of the Malaysian Prime Minister. The Seiichi Inoue-designed Putra is the championship course at this progressive 36-hole facility.
The 18-hole Robert Trent Jones II-designed Pulai course is the main golfing attraction at the impressive 27-hole Pulai Springs Resort. A feature hole is the par three 13th with its unusual island tees.
It’s reckoned that Ipoh Golf Club, as Royal Perak was originally known, is one of the oldest golf clubs outside the British Isles.
Berjaya Hills Golf & Country Club (formerly Bukit Tinggi G&CC) is a 1995 J Michael Poellot design that has hosted a number of important amateur championships. The two closing holes provide an exciting climax to the round.
Set within an old oil palm estate, the Plantation course at the 54-hole Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort was designed by Max Wexler, opening in 1992. The 18-hole layout is floodlit, which allows golfers to play in the cool of the evening.
Set at the southernmost tip of the Malaysian peninsula, the Palm Resort Golf & Country Club boasts three courses. Most consider the Hiromasa Inagawa-designed Cempaka layout – host to the 2005 Asian Senior Masters – to be the premier layout.
Cinta Sayang is a popular 4-star resort in Sungai Petani and their “home grown” 18-hole golf course is routed across a generous 190-acre site. It’s a surprisingly solid layout despite its lack of architectural pedigree.
Set out 5,000 feet above sea level on the Pinosuk Plateau, the course at Mount Kinabalu Golf Club is a mid-1990s Robert Muir Graves layout that somehow defies gravity to cling onto the lower slopes of the highest mountain in Malaysia.