The southern gateway to Malaysia and sister-city to neighboring Singapore is the capital city of Johor Bahru that sits amongst a fantastic group of golf courses in Johor state – the most populous area of the country. The city enjoys international connectivity with Senai International Airport as well as a number of top hotels to welcome golf vacation seekers and business clientele.
Visitors to Johor golf courses will be welcomed with the beautiful solitude of its Instagram-worthy island mangroves and vast rainforests, all the while enjoying a cosmopolitan city of distinguishing cultures. The region also boasts white sand beaches on the west and east coasts that provide a unique selling point for Johor golf, helping differentiate the destination amongst the others in South East Asia. When you finish your day on the golf courses, you can find world-class diving, nature walks, and relaxation activities that will make Johor a memorable golf break.
The history of golf Johor can be traced back to the 1990’s at the start of the South East Asia golf boom when the state developed a strong contingent of courses to welcome visitors and serve the business community. What Johor golf courses represent today is the largest compilation of properties in the country and the best value for money to boot.
Golf courses in Johor received a great boost between 2007 and 2012 when it hosted the Iskandar Johor Open, a co-sanctioned event by both the European Tour and Asian Tour. Past winners included Sergio Garcia and Padraig Harrington. The event was broadcast to millions of viewers worldwide and proved to be a winner with engaging the Singapore market to consider golfing north of their border.
Many of the golf courses in Johor feature multi-course layouts with Pulai Springs, Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort, Starhill Golf, Palm Hills, and Austin Hills – all having a minimum of 36 holes which offers the discerning golfer plenty of options to challenge their abilities. Johor golf courses all have well appointed facilities with a great set of amenities to make you feel welcome.
When you’re thinking about a visit to experience Johor golf you can bank on the temperatures always being consistently hot and humid in this equatorial climate. The rainy season extends from November until February when the northeast Monsoons roll through the region. The second monsoon season is referred to as the southwest period that bring with it drier winds. On average 2,000 mm of rainfall is recorded annually making the region’s vegetation lush. The mix of heavy rainfall and sunny conditions creates a perfect combination for optimal course conditions.
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