Penang Golf Resort (West course)


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Penang Golf Resort (West course) Est. 1995

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Penang Golf Resort (West course): This large and expansive tract of former palm oil plantation, has been transformed into two very similar championship layouts - the East and West courses - promoted as Malaysia's Jewel in the North. The courses are in many ways identical twins, with little to choose between them. Plenty of earthmounding, numerous stylishly designed bunkers, a handful of water hazards, contoured fairways and a light scattering of trees breaks 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. The good-width fairways (sometimes generously wide) and light semi-rough give the course an easy-going feel from the tee, but care will be needed on the approach shots, particularly with water present at the close of both the front and back nines. Maintenance of the course is satisfactory, without being immaculate, although the greens 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 housing or other constructions detracting from the seemingly endless array of golf holes. As on the East course, a bit of traffic noise can be heard from the North-South highway, especially when it skirts alongside the par-5 13th. The heavily bunkered 17th is an excellent par-3, also protected by water on the right. Water also poses most of the questions on the left to right dog-legging par-5 18th.

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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 Penang's East course.
 
Designer: Graham Marsh
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6247 5628 5146
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72.6 69.6 72.4
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 East course (6324 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, Bukit Jawi and Bukit Jambul (see separate Where2Golf.com entries).

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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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Bukit Jawi Golf Resort 3/4-star
Lot 414, MK6, Jalan Paya Kemian Sempayi, 14200 Sungai Jawi, Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang.
+60 (0)4 5820 759
www.bukitjawi.com.my

Bukit Jawi's 72 resort rooms were upgraded in 2007; many provide excellent views onto the golf course.

Golf at this hotel Bukit Jawi (Hill and Lake courses)
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Golf within 30 km Penang; Bukit Jambul
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