Kota Kinabalu Golf Courses | Golf in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
(links style Jack Nicklaus design)
The Borneo Golf & Country Club is located about 70 kilometers from Kota Kinabalu or an hour's drive along the Beaufort Highway sitting on the edge of the South China Sea. This Borneo golf course is a classic Jack Nicklaus design that plays on a vast 900-acre site of lagoons, adjoining flatlands, waste areas and massive bunkers.
Nicklaus, undoubtedly, the world's greatest golfer and one of the most prolific and sought-after designers used a natural lagoon to dramatize the effect of the water carries on most of the holes on the front nine.
(relaxing & scenic resort course)
Designed by Ted Parslow, the Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club’s championship golf course is located within the 400 acres of the luxurious and popular Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort. The golf course is located approximately 30 kilometers or 40 minutes by car from the city of Kota Kinabalu and provides an excellent playing experience in a beautiful and natural landscape.
The course was designed to fit in with the local and rustic environment of Sabah Malaysia and rivals the world’s great golf resorts.
(oldest Sabah golf course was once part of St. Andrews Scotland)
Established in 1906 when it was affiliated with St. Andrew's of Scotland, Kudat Golf Club is the oldest golf club in Sabah Malaysia. Located in Kudat, a town on the tip of Borneo and 160 kilometers north of Kota Kinabalu, the Sabah golf course was upgraded into an 18 hole par-72 layout in 2002 when the new front nine opened and lengthening the total course to 6,080 meters.
First all-Bermuda golf course in Sabah
This 18 holes golf course can proudly declare to be the first all-Bermuda golf course in Sabah when it opened 1994.
Located in the middle of an area of mature oil palm, which is prone to flooding during the monsoon periods, it is designed to adopt the contours of the land and be environmentally friendly.
The course is scattered with numerous ponds and streams crossed by natural streams, which adds to the challenge in this layout.
(well-maintained and scenic resort course)
About a half-hour's drive from Kota Kinabalu City is the Nexus Resort Karambunai and the golf course is located within walking distance from the large beachside golf resort.
Set against the backdrop of a 130-million year old tropical Borneo rainforest along its eastern edges and the South China Sea to the west, the par 72, 18-hole international standard golf course was designed by American golf architect Ronald Fream. The Nexus Golf Resort has won several awards, including the reader voted award for ‘Best Golf Resort’ and ‘Best Golf Course in East Malaysia’ in the 2007/2008 Golf Magazine Poll.
(27-hole scenic and well-maintained layout)
Part of the Sutera Harbour Resort complex, the Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club is a 27-hole 6316-meter championship golf course designed by Graham Marsh. Centrally located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu and just 10 minutes from the international airport, the course is also within walking distance of both resorts at Sutera Harbour.
The Sutera Harbour Golf Club has collected numerous awards of distinction and hosted several major tournaments including the 2nd Best Golf Resort in 2008 and the Asian Tour 2011 Sabah Masters, respectively.