Value and choice remain the two most attractive qualities for visitors exploring golf in Malaysia. In a way the country can be split into two distinct regions, the first being the peninsula that features golf hotbeds like Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and Johor, and Malaysian Borneo who’s golf scene is situated around Kota Kinabalu – the capital of the state of Sabah. With over 200 golf courses in Malaysia, you can experience golf set against the towering city skyline dominated by the world’s tallest twin towers or meander through plantations with green sites set snugly up against granite peaks.
Many of the contemporary Malaysia golf courses have been designed by the greats in the game including the “Big Three” of Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Arnold Palmer, but also lesser known designers like Ross Watson have contributed greatly to the golf Malaysia Top 10 offering. You’ll quickly learn that a hungry domestic market gobbles up many of the weekend tee times, so you’re best to play your golf during the week when courses are quieter and access to quality online tee times with favorable rates is more plentiful. Sunday afternoons can also be another quiet time on the tee sheet when access to some of the best courses is easiest to come by.
A golf Malaysia holiday, or tacking golf on to an upcoming business trip, at one of the urban centers will be a highlight of your visit and rank right up there with the quality of the cuisine you will no doubt enjoy at every stop.