Golf Courses in Melaka, Negeri Sembilan & Terengganu
Course-by-Course Introduction to Golf in historic Malacca,
Negeri Sembilan, Terengganu & the Southern States of West Malaysia
A’Famosa Golf Resort of Melaka – This 27-hole, beautifully-sculpted golf course with natural undulations and man-made lakes, presents a wonderful golfing experience for a spectrum of enthusiasts. Each hole is unique, accentuated by the original hilly contours. The fairways are covered with Bermuda Tifway and the greens with Bermuda Tidfwarf. The course is particularly ideal for a relaxing and leisurely weekend play. The Crocs Nine features live crocodiles at one of the holes. Retrieving balls from the water is generally not encouraged.
Staffield Golf & Country Resort of Negri Sembilan – Freely regarded by golfing aficionados as one of the best courses in Malaysia, Staffield’s Marsh Watson-designed 27-hole course is made up of three 9-hole courses namely the Southern (3,108m; par 36), the Western (3,108m; par 36) and the Northern (3,197m; par 36) Nines. Offering a quality golfing experience in a class of their own, the three seem similar in appearance but actually have a distinct character each on it’s own. Built on a former 335-acre rubber estate, this championship course has 82 bunkers and seven lakes to challenge even the very seasoned golfers. Bermuda Tifway grass covers the fairways, Bermuda Tifdwarf does for the greens.
Tuanku Jaafar Golf & Country Resort of Seremban, Negri Sembilan – A mere 45 minutes from the city of Seremban, Tuanku Jaafar Golf & Country Resort has evolved into one of the foremost golf resorts in Negeri Sembilan in recent years. Ranked as one of the longest golf courses in the country, the 1st Nine (Black 3,234m), the 2nd Nine (Black 3,300m) and the 3rd Nine (Black 3,006m) together make up this Roger Davis-designed 27-hole course specially built to provide challenges to golfers of all levels. Although there are more than 90 sand pits around the course, water hazards are few and far in between. But it is the latter that will prove the more unforgiving to errant shots. The most interesting and the longest hole on the course is the Par-5 500m Hole#10 which requires a long carry over the lake to make the first strategic landing. Tifway is used for the fairways while Tifdwarf is for the greens.
Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club of Negri Sembilan – Nestled in the tranquil countryside about an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur is this magnificent 27-hole golf course. It consists of three Nines: Mango, Island and Pines. The more memorable holes are Hole#9 of Mango Nine, Hole#17 of Island Nine and Hole#22 of Pines Nine. The fairways feature Bermuda while the greens are Tifdwarf.