Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort Est. 1986

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Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort: Courses are sometimes described as tight, you then thankfully discover only a few holes fit the description. That's not the case here at the Awana golf course, located within the very popular Genting Highlands holiday and entertainment resort. The Awana layout exudes undulating tightness from start to finish. Drama, excitement and an environment of jungle-clad hills all await. When you get to the 12-metre wide fairway at the very tight par-4 14th, you'll be begging for more space from the tee, but the closing stretch will keep demanding your straightest game. Anything seriously off-line is unlikely to be seen again, with thick jungle and dangerous water hazards lying in wait. Although the presence of water is infrequent, your nerve will be tested at the par-3's, especially with ponds to cross directly in front of the 4th and 15th greens. Accompanying the tight, tree-lined holes, (where many fir trees are mixed in with indigenous and much broader leaved jungle species), are some spectacular elevation changes, and many memorable views. The backdrop at the par-4 3rd is simply jaw-dropping, with the Genting Highlands hotel and entertainment complex perched 4000 feet above you at the top of the jungle-clad mountain. Risk-reward shots are regularly presented to golfers playing this layout. Those choosing the safer options, supported by accurate shot placement and good course management, will generally triumph over opponents trying to overpower this very scenic, well-presented and constantly challenging layout. Coping with the usually two-tier greens will also be a major factor in determining how far beyond your normal handicap you score.

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Making Contact

Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort
13km (8th Mile), Genting Highlands,
Genting Highlands, Pahang 69000
Malaysia
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Office   +60 (0)3 6436 9000
Pro Shop  
Fax

  +60 (0)3 6101 3535

Email   agh@genting.com.my
Website   www.awana.com.my
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Jungle environment.
 
Designer: Ron Fream
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6117 5564 5062
Par 71 71 71
SSS or Slope 72.7 69.3 72.4
 
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How2Get There?

40 km NE of Kuala Lumpur
Less than 1-hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. Follow route 2 out of KL to Genting Highlands. Then follow signs to Genting Highlands and then Awana.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2012 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekday RM 125; weekends RM 183. Reduced 9-hole and resort guest rates. [Above rate 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
Golf carts compulsory.
Caddies available.
Practice facilities
Good, incl a 24-bay driving range.
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Did you know?

The Genting Highlands resort, also known as "Genting - City of Entertainment", is perched up in the mountains to the west of Kuala Lumpur. In recognition for creating this world-class resort, Malaysian entrepreneur Lim Goh Tong was awarded the honorary title of Tan Sri. Located in some of the oldest tropical rainforest on the planet, Genting Highlands is popular with locals and international travellers alike, all of whom can enjoy cooler air temperatures to those found less than an hour away in downtown Kuala Lumpur. The range of facilities and activities seems endless, and includes, casinos, international class hotels (x6), conference centres, restaurants, shops, theme parks (indoor and outdoor), spas, roller-coasters, jungle-trekking, international shows and musical extravaganzas, and the Genting Skyway - the longest cable car in south-east Asia, which takes you right to the top of the mountain. Genting Highlands also boasts the world's largest hotel, the 6118-room First World Hotel & Plaza.

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Location

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Latitude (decimal): 3.4005449013
Longitude (decimal): 101.7828154564
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Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort 4-star
8th mile, Genting Highlands, 69000 Pahang
+60 (0)3 2718 1118
www.awana.com.my

Part of the Genting Highlands "City of Entertainment", the Awana Resort offers a multitude of activities and recreational facilities, including its 18-hole championship golf course.

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