Royal Johor Country Club


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Royal Johor Country Club Est. 1972

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Royal Johor Country Club: Although within only 10 minutes drive of downtown Johor Bahru, Royal Johor is the epitome of a well presented, undulating, parkland golf course. The club is fortunate to be located next door to the Sultan of Johor's palace; both are abundantly endowed with lush, tropical vegetation and a fabulous array of trees. Over 500 varieties line the golf club's fairways, perhaps a few hundred more can be found in the Sultan's garden. The course is marvellously screened from the outside world by all this foliage, allowing you to concentrate on the golfing job at hand, namely negotiating a challenging and constantly undulating layout, with many significant elevation changes. Whether playing up or downhill, the generally good-width fairways are bordered by a modest first-cut of semi-rough, then somewhat longer and more penal grassy rough takes over, up to and along the tree-line. Although the fairway bunkering is generally not too threatening, it is a different story around the greens. Among many outstanding and challenging holes, the back-nine par-3's are real gems. Both are played downhill; the 13th requires a longish carry over water, the 16th a carry across a jungle-filled ravine to a heavily bunkered, diminutive green. The front-nine also abounds with excellent holes, mostly tree-lined and undulating, with several elevated tees and greens. Water threatens on only a few occasions at Royal Johor, more so on the back-nine. Although the fairways use the indigenous and hardy cowgrass, everything about Royal Johor exudes quality and the opportunity for a great golf outing - certainly a golfing environment fit for a Sultan.

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Making Contact

Royal Johor Country Club
3211 Jalan Larkin,
Johor Bahru, Johor 80200
Malaysia
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Office   +60 (0)7 223 3322
Pro Shop  
Fax

  +60 (0)7 224 0729

Email   rjcc@tm.com.my
Website   www.royaljohorcountryclub.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
 
Surroundings: Jungle environment.
 
Designer: Max Wexler redesigned Royal Johor. The layout was originally designed by Dato' Ahmad Adam, the then Director of the Jabatan Kerja Raya (Public Works Department) Johor.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6964 6552 5958
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.3 71.9 75.5
 
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How2Get There?

6 km W of Johor Bahru centre.
From the centre of Johor Bahru head west along the waterfront road (Jalan Abu Bakar / Jalan Sekudai). After approx 6 km turn right into Jalan Tun Abdul Razak Expressway. After approx 1.5 km golf club is on your right.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2012 visitor fee: weekdays RM 105; weekends RM 210. [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 Sunday pm only.   Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 24; women 36. Proof of handicap required.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility.
Caddies compulsory.
Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Royal Johor started life as a 9-hole course, and in former times was known as Tasek Utara Golf Club, taking this name from the area in which it is located. In 1974 a further 9-holes opened, making it the first 18-hole course in the state of Johor. Royal Johor has hosted Asian professional tour events. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at Royal Johor Country Club.

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Location

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Latitude (decimal): 1.4856163685
Longitude (decimal): 103.7322878838
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Hyatt Regency Hotel Johor Bahru 5-star
PO Box 222, Jalan Sungai Chat, 80720 Johor Bahru, Johor
+60 (0)7 222 1234
www.hyatt.com

The Hyatt Regency Johor Bahru enjoys a wonderful location overlooking the Straits of Johor and the northern parts of Singapore. It is located near the Sultan of Johor's Palace, 10 minutes from downtown and just 30 minutes across the causeway to downtown Singapore.

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Golf within 10 km Royal Johor
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Golf within 30 km Pulai Springs (2 courses); Starhill (2 courses); Poresia (2 courses); Palm Resort (3 courses).
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The Puteri Pacific 5-star
The Kotaray, Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim, Johor Bahru 80730
+60 (0)7 219 9999
www.puteripacific.com

Located in the heart of Johor Bahru, the Puteri Pacific boasts 500 city or straits view guestrooms, apartments and suites. A swimming pool, tennis, squash and fitness centre are among the many recreational facilities available here.

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Golf within 30 km Pulai Springs (2 courses); Starhill (2 courses); Poresia (2 courses); Palm Resort (3 courses).
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