Malaysia is wonderful golfing destination with a great diversity of its courses. They can be found high in the mountains, along the seashore, on tropical islands, amidst rain forests and in the heart of cities. As well as offering spectacular scenery, many of these courses are equipped with the best facilities and amenities to be found anywhere. Malaysia has become an ideal destination for combining a memorable holiday with an exciting game of golf.
Two of the top courses in the country are within 45 minutes drive from the center of Kuala Lumpur, they are: the Mines Resort Golf & Country Club, and the Saujana Golf & Country Club. Both of these golf courses offer the very best in luxury. The historical city of Malacca has the A'Famosa Golf Resort, a family orientated holiday destination that features 27 well designed holes set against boulders, palms and clear waterways.
The Golf Club Datai Bay on Langkawi is carved out of the jungle in the foothills of the Gunung Matchincang mountain range, along the coastline of the turquoise Andaman Sea. Monkeys and monitor lizards frequent the course. The club has a unique extra hole, the 19th, a par three built on the water. Another of the top Malaysian golf courses is the Bukit Jambul Country Club in Penang, it is one of the tightest and challenging in the country, and has breathtaking views of the island.
The Borneo Golf and Country Club located in the Sabah region is another great place for a golf holiday in Malaysia. The course is designed by Jack Nicklaus and is located under 70 km (44 mi) from the capital of Kota Kinabalu. The surrounding landscape features natural highlights such as a beautiful lagoon, and bunkers and wastelands add to the already challenging course. At the Clubhouse are many convenient facilities available at a very high standard.