Sales Manager at Golfasian, AJ Easton, on why he thinks Kuala Lumpur should be your next golf holiday destination
Kuala Lumpur, set in the heart of South East Asia, is a cosmopolitan city with great golf, a vibrant downtown home to the famous Petronas Towers, and a rich culture complete with delicious and flavorful food. It is one of the most underrated golf destinations in the region with lots of great courses and layouts to explore.
My first foray into the Kuala Lumpur golf scene was early last year, and I was pleasantly surprised with what I experienced. There are plenty of world class golf courses complete with eloquently designed club houses and facilities which could compete with any in the world. There are the more popular tracks such as TPC Kuala Lumpur’s East and West Courses, Kota Permai Golf & Country Club, the unique Garden and Valley courses at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club which offer great challenges, world-class layouts and excellent service. However outside of that, there’s more gems to be found with the likes of the Jumbo Ozaki-designed Templar Park with its beautiful scenery from the forest reserve, the exclusive Mines Resort & Golf Club on which the current Prime Minister’s private residence lies and Palm Garden Golf Club which is a unique design and offers great value.
What made the golf even more enjoyable was the short travel distance to the courses, meaning there was more time to enjoy some time in Kuala Lumpur after golf!
Speaking of after golf activities, there is a plethora of food options from all over the world, with my favorite Jalan Alor offering local Malay, Chinese, Thai and Indonesian cuisines among others at local shops and prices, while sat out enjoying a cold one and taking in all the sites. For those who like shopping, KLCC has a wide variety of shopping spots to visit. There is of course the famous Petronas Towers which seem to be falling on you as you look up at them, as well as lots of great sites around the outskirts of town such as a visit to the Batu Caves.
Kuala Lumpur is a very impressive and versatile golf destination, and it really gives one the opportunity to have a great golfing experience while also ensuring you get a taste of Malaysia while there.