Kuala Lumpur Golf Courses | Golf in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur has a wide array of golf courses with great layouts and pleasant greens. Over the years, premium golf resorts have sprouted up along with old, established club courses in Malaysia. You’ll find that each golf course in Kuala Lumpur you visit is unique with its own challenging obstacles and terrain. A delightful mix of cross-cultural influences and traditions, Kuala Lumpur radiates an exciting, enticing charm, which will no doubt add to your Malaysia golf experience.
Golf Holidays in Kuala Lumpur are a great way to spend some days, as it offers many different sights and tour options.
(enjoyable Ted Parslow designed course)
The 18-hole Ted Parslow designed layout at Amverton Cove is located on Carey Island and opened for play in 2013. The course can be reached from Kuala Lumpur in around 50 minutes by highway.
Amverton Cove is both challenging yet fair at the same time.
(3,100 feet above sea level with tight fairways)
Some golf courses in Malaysia are tight looking, and you then thankfully discover only a few holes fit the description. But that's not the case at the Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort, located within the very popular Genting Highlands holiday and entertainment resort.
The Awana Genting golf course layout exudes undulating tightness from start to finish.
(36-hole parkland layout; fun and good for all)
Bangi Golf Resort is a 36-hole Kuala Lumpur golf course designed by Golfplan’s Ronald Fream & David Dale consisting of the Kajang, Putrajaya and Bangi Courses. At times quite testing, at others easier-going, this is a pleasant parkland layout, popular with both local and visiting golfers. The signature hole is the par-4 7th, with a testing carry over water to the green.
(hilly layout playing through thick jungle)
Bukit Unggul Golf and Country Club situated between the hills that also overlook the neighboring town of Dengkil. The course location is approximately one hours’ drive from Kuala Lumpur. Spread over 65 hectares, renowned American architects, Ronald Fream & David Dale created the course.
(tough countryside course, better maintained than most)
Danau Golf Club at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in Bangi was fully renovated in 2011 and has since made it to premium course status. In fact, in 2015, Danau Golf Club was voted best-improved golf course in Malaysia due to its challenging layout and better maintenance.
The KL golf course is just a short distance from the North-South Highway at the Bangi Exit.
(36 hole layout was a Eurasia Cup host venue)
Glenmarie Golf and Country Club is about a half hour's drive from the Kuala Lumpur airport and is one of the main golf courses in the Klang Valley. Glenmarie is regarded as one of the top-10 golf courses in Malaysia, with good conditioning and lovely, ornate landscaping.
It was once the Glenmarie Rubber Estates, where oil palm was produced, but now it is a semi-private Kuala Lumpur golf course with nice facilities, locker rooms, sauna, and on-site golf academy.
(scenic and enjoyable design always in good condition)
Note: Kajang Hill Golf Club closed.
Kajang Hill Golf Club, located just outside the town of Kajang in the state of Selangor, is a short 30-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur city center. The 7,148-yard championship golf course is a blend of Japanese and Malaysian landscaping, and the garden-like attractiveness and well-maintained course conditions ensure an enjoyable and pleasant golf outing for golfers of all abilities.
(one of the most difficult golf courses in Malaysia)
Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam (KGPA) is a 27-Hole golf course established in 1989 and located in the Putrajaya area of Kuala Lumpur. Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam has been voted the most challenging golf course in Malaysia. However, KGPA is still a playable for all levels of golfers.
(classic Peter Thomson parkland design)
Don’t be fooled by the long name! Located on the northern portion of royal town of Shah Alam and very close to the majestic Blue Mosque, Kelab Golf Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (KGSAAS) is an important venue not just for visitors golfing in Malaysia but professional golfers as well. KGSAAS provides a quick relief for golfers in Malaysia as the Kuala Lumpur golf course is accessible in only 25 minutes from the center of Kuala Lumpur.
The Kelab Golf Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah 27-hole layout is connected to royalty not only through its location, but also by its designer, 5-times Open Champion, Peter Thomson, is one of the "kings" of the game.
(rated the 3rd best course in Malaysia)
Set within the township of Kota Kemuning, Kota Permai Golf & Country Club has impressed Malaysia golf visitors since its opening in 1998. The 18-hole Kota Permai championship course designed by top international architect, Ross Watson and is one of the best golf courses in Asia.
Bearing testimony to the top status of Kota Permai Golf & Country Club is its impressive portfolio of professional golf championships.
(well-manicured course 10 minutes from KLIA)
Conveniently located just 10 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International airport, this new addition to the Malaysia golf scene is capable of hosting major professional tournaments. Balance has been struck to provide playability for golfers of all levels, as well as challenging the best tournament professionals.
The course has quickly become a favorite for local and international golfers and is a perfect choice for golfers wanting to play after arriving at the airport or before catching your departure flight.
(decent KL golf course)
With 27 perfectly designed holes, Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club is indeed a decent golf course. The championship course - a combination of 3 nines, namely Mango, Island, and Pines - is specially created for golfers who wish to take their golfing skills to the limit. The generously spread water hazards and narrow fairways accentuated by tricky bunkers will be a real test for golfers hoping to achieve pars and birdies.
(18 hole Ted Parslow design and part of the IOI Resort)
Part of the IOI Resort, Palm Garden is a 30-minute drive from the Kuala Lumpur city center. The club embarked on a major exercise in 2009 which saw the emergence of 18 new holes designed by talented course architect Ted Parslow.
The Course is sand-capped, and golfers will find there are a lot of undulations, mounds, and swales.
(premier & exclusive golf club in Malaysia)
This 45-hole golf and sports complex is one of the golf courses in Kuala Lumpur that is located in the city center where the famous Merdeka Square and Petronas Twin Towers are located. Established in 1893, The Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) is the founding ground of golf in Malaysia and the premier Malaysia golf club.
RSGC's New Course, which dates from 1924, wraps itself around the front-nine of its longer and more renowned companion, the Old Course.
(birthplace of the Malaysian Open)
Established in 1893, The Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) is the founding ground of golf in Malaysia and the premier Malaysia golf club. Superbly a sanctuary amid the city center, the beautifully landscaped parkland courses command a panoramic view of the Kuala Lumpur’s skyline and are always a joy to play.
The founding members played at another site for over twenty five years before being forced to move to the present location when the government acquired the original estate for use as a public park.
(2nd course at the exclusive Saujana Golf & Country Club)
Although the Saujana Palm Course hosts the big professional golf tour events, the Bunga Raya Course remains many people's favorite. Whereas the tour players get a slightly longer and (some might say) more forgiving layout to play on, the Bunga Raya is nicknamed the Crocodile because of its powerful bite. It is tighter and more undulating than the Palm, presenting a stern but thoroughly enjoyable test for the higher handicap golfer.
(world-class course, home of the Malaysia Open)
Saujana was built out of the rolling hills of a former oil palm estate. The 2 golf courses, Palm and Bunga Raya are characterized by undulating fairways, mounds, bunkers, ridges, lakes and ponds. Both Saujana courses are equally challenging and maintained n championship conditions year round.
(countryside course is a perennial top 10 in Kuala Lumpur)
Often mentioned to as an all-inclusive golf resort, Staffield Country Resort does offer a variety of leisure activities, but is really centered on the Graham Marsh and Ross Watson designed 27-hole golf course. The resort is located almost 1 hour from Kuala Lumpur city center or slightly shorter from the airport.
Since its official inception in 1994, the Staffield golf course has garnered a good reputation for offering exciting challenges for professional and amateur golfers alike.
(first Jack Nicklaus designed course in Malaysia)
Officially opened in 1992 and just 15 minutes drive from downtown Kuala Lumpur, Sungai Long Country Club was the first Jack Nicklaus designed course in Malaysia. The course underwent major renovations in 2013 including the upgrading of the greens to TifEagle Bermuda grass, as well as improved drainage and irrigation to enhance the turf conditions of this magnificent design.
The course features strategically placed bunkering, immaculately groomed greens and fairways with generous landing areas and meticulous landscaping throughout.
(routed among phenomenal limestone cliffs is a must play for scenic beauty)
Designed by the legendary Japanese professional golfer Jumbo Ozaki and the renowned golf course architect Kentaro Sato, the layout has stood the test of time, and is as much of a challenge today as it was when first opened. Templer Park is easily accessible by a 45-minute drive from most Kuala Lumpur hotels and resorts.
Templer’s has picked up quite a reputation of being a real championship course.
(Robert Trent Jones Jr. design in former tin mine)
Built on the former site of the largest open cast tin mine in the world, The Mines Golf Course is the centerpiece of a resort complex stretching across 1,000 acres and encompassing five million square feet of interior space.
Robert Trent Jones, Jr. was called in to design the Mines golf course as the condition of the land was so sorry that many thought that development was impossible.
(host of Sime Derby LPGA tournament)
At 6741 meters from the tips, the TPC Kuala Lumpur East Course is parkland style, with beautiful vibrant-colored landscaping. This 18-hole championship ground was voted 4th best course in all Malaysia in 2010. The design takes full advantage of the beauty of the land and makes you feel in harmony with nature.
(site of the PGA Tour CIMB Classic and LPGA Sime Darby)
TPC Kuala Lumpur (formerly Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club) West Course is the longer and more challenging of two private golf courses at the club located near the heart of Kuala Lumpur's sprawling city center. Designed by architect Robin Nelson and playing to nearly 7,000 yards from the tournament tees, the golf course is set among the Bukit Kiara hillsides and abandoned rock quarries.
Professional tournaments staged at the TPC Kuala Lumpur include The Malaysian Open; the first co-sanctioned event between the European and Asian Tours in 1999.
(27 hole Graham Marsh design with floodlights)
The Tropicana Golf & Country Resort's 27-hole championship golf course is known to be among the best in the country, with many Kuala Lumpur golfers including this a stop on their golfing itinerary.
At the Tropicana Golf & Country Resort, golf is played day and night as comes 18 of the 27 holes are floodlight. There are two courses complete with rolling hills and sweeping valleys, each designed to USGA specifications, which offer golfing pleasure to players of all abilities.