Penang Golf Resort (East course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Penang Golf Resort (East course) Est. 1995

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Penang Golf Resort (East course): Promoted as Malaysia's Jewel in the North, this large and expansive tract of former palm oil plantation, has been transformed into two very similar championship golf layouts. The East and West courses are in many ways identical twins, although the marginally longer East is usually selected to host the bigger tournaments (such as the Malaysian Amateur Open). Earthmounding, numerous well-designed bunkers, fairway contouring and a light scattering of trees help to break-up the essential flatness of the terrain. As you look across the open parkland, there are golf holes just about as far as the eye can see, although once on the course you'll be surprised how much space there is between them, and how "intrusions" from other fairways are rare. Water hazards are also relatively infrequent, although the green at the par-4 18th should be approached carefully, with water dangerously in play on your approach shot. The good-width fairways (sometimes generously wide) and light semi-rough give the course an easy-going feel from the tee, but accurate approach play will be needed as well as a good short game in and around the greens. Maintenance of the course is satisfactory, without being immaculate; the greens, however, are usually presented in excellent condition. The only OB you'll come across is around the perimeter, inside of which all 36-holes of the East and West are laid out, without any housing or other constructions detracting from the seemingly endless array of golf holes. A bit of traffic noise might be heard from the North-South highway, which skirts the par-4 3rd hole.

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Making Contact

Penang Golf Resort
Jalan Bertam,
Kepala Batas, Penang (mainland) 13200
Malaysia
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Office   +60 (0)4 578 2022
Pro Shop   +60 (0)4 578 2050
Fax

  +60 (0)4 575 0226

Email   pgrb@tm.net.my
Website   www.penanggolfresort.com.my
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Graham Marsh
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6324 5680 5112
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72.7 69.4 71.9
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 West course (6247 metres)
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How2Get There?

15 km N of Butterworth
From the North-South Highway (E1) north of Butterworth, take exit 166 (Bertam / Kepala Batas). Turn left after toll, and follow road to golf entrance on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2012 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays RM 94; weekends RM 140. Compulsory golf cart: RM 84. [Above rates based on best info available at the time. Contact club for current actual rates, seasonal and other discounts]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance. Handicap required.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory for visitors.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Penang Golf Resort occupies land that was formerly a palm tree plantation for palm oil production. It is one of a group of four golf clubs/resorts in Penang that work together to actively promote golf in this Malaysian state. The others are Kristal Golf Resort, Bukit Jawi Golf Resort, Bukit Jambul CC.

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Location

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Latitude (decimal): 5.5236088767
Longitude (decimal): 100.44534266
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Hotel Equatorial Penang 5-star
1 Jalan Bukit Jambul, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
+60 (0)4 643 8111
www.equatorial.com

Overlooking the Bukit Jambul golf course, the Hotel Equatorial is the perfect location for a golfing holiday in Penang.

Golf at this hotel Bukit Jambul
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Golf within 10 km No
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Golf within 30 km Kristal; Bukit Jawi (2 courses); Penang (2 courses).
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Kristal Inn 2-star
Jalan Valdor, 14200 Sungai Bakap, Penang
+60 (0)4 582 2280
www.kristalgolf.com.my

Basic level of golfers' accommodation next door to the Kristal Golf Resort clubhouse.

Golf at this hotel Kristal
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Golf within 10 km No
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Golf within 30 km Penang Golf Resort (2 courses)
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