Kristal Golf Resort


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Kristal Golf Resort Est. 1994

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Kristal Golf Resort: CURRENT STATUS UNKNOWN. KRISTAL GOLF RESORT CLOSED IN 2007 PENDING PERMANENT CLOSURE AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT. Original Where2Golf.com description ....... You will enjoy many fine views onto jungle-clad folding hills from Kristal's higher elevations, especially at the start and finish of the two nine-hole loops. The first couple of holes bring you down to a flatter section of the course, where earthmounding and a never-too-dense line of palm trees provide good definition to the well laid out holes. The flatter sections on each nine allow the introduction of water hazards, which are more prevalent on the back-nine. Although water is less of a threat on the front-nine, beware the par-4 5th where a moat surrounds the island green. Several fairways appear tight from the tee, not least as you are challenged through Kristal's Amen Corner - a testing stretch of holes, starting at the par-4 14th. This long, water-protected par-4 is followed by an even longer par-4, and then onto the challenging par-3 16th. This potentially troublesome threesome, all bring water dangerously into play, notably on the right hand side and across the fairways. The par-5 9th and 18th also demand some of your straightest hitting from tee-to-green. The 18th has a particularly unforgiving jungle-filled ravine running along its right side. The greenkeeping could be improved, with "cowgrass" fairways and semi-rough not doing much to enhance the course's quality feel. However, here at Kristal you can enjoy a pleasantly natural and scenic layout that will give all aspects of your game a thorough examination.

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Making Contact

Kristal Golf Resort
364, Jalan Valdor,
Sungai Bakap, Penang (mainland) 14200
Malaysia
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Office   +60 (0)4 582 2280
Pro Shop  
Fax

  +60 (0)4 582 2281

Email   kristal@tm.net.my
Website   www.kristalgolf.com.my
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Jungle environment.
 
Designer: Japanese design firm Eiwa Sekkei, in collaboration with Hideyo Sugimoto (Big Sugi).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6938 6047 5245
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 71.5 69.8 70.4
 
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How2Get There?

15 km SE of Butterworth
From the North-South Highway (E1) south of the Georgetown turn-off, take exit 158 (Bukit Tambun).

Essential information

Green Fees:
Course closed in 2011. Check with Club website for current status. 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.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Kristal Golf Resort 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 Penang Golf Resort, Bukit Jawi and Bukit Jambul (see separate Where2Golf.com entries).

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Location

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Latitude (decimal): 5.2616115852
Longitude (decimal): 100.5176657438
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

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 Bukit Jawi (2 courses)
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Golf within 30 km Penang Golf Resort (2 courses); Bukit Jambul
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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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