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.
The Legacy course at the new Forest City Golf Resort in Johor is from the burgeoning Nicklaus Design studio. Opening for play in 2018, it’s the first of three courses to open at the gargantuan Forest City development.
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.
It’s reckoned that Ipoh Golf Club, as Royal Perak was originally known, is one of the oldest golf clubs outside the British Isles.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The original 9-hole course at Johor Golf & Country Club was laid out in 1968 by Dato' Ahmad Adam and a second nine was added in 1974. The club hosted the Iskandar Johor Open between 2007-2009 with K.J Choi and Retief Goosen among notable winners.