The Empire Hotel & Country Club

Muara-Tutong Hwy,

Jerudong, Brunei-Muara BG3122

  • Office

    +673 241 8888
  • Pro shop

    +673 241 8222
  • Fax

    +673 241 7815
  • Golf pro

    Ahmad Bateman (PGA of America, Head Golf Pro)
  • Academy

    The Empire Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and seaside (South China Sea).

  • Designer:

    Jack Nicklaus

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6427
5597
4837
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
74.1
68.4
69.9

Location

Latitude:

4.964556

Longitude:

114.854550

How to get there:

16 km NW of Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei Town).

The Empire Hotel & Country Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1997

The Empire Hotel & Country Club: breathtaking sea views await as you tee it up on this Jack Nicklaus design at the Empire Hotel & Country Club in Brunei. As the centrepiece of this renowned luxury resort, the championship course winds through tree-lined avenues with spectacular South China Sea views along the way.

Developed from an area of natural woodland, the front-nine holes overlook the ocean from higher ground, the back-nine reaches down to the sea. A plethora of strategically placed bunkers will catch wayward drives that might miss the often tightish fairways. The large double-green shared by the par-4 9th and 18th holes is situated close to the seashore, presenting a memorable view of the sea and the hotel's six-storey glass atrium.

Pick of the holes: the signature 549-yard par-5 15th, runs directly along the beach with sprawling bunkers looming large from the tee and on your approach to the heavily defended green.

Stay&Play at the Empire Hotel: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Brunei

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. The Empire CC course is floodlit for night golf.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

The Empire Hotel & Country Club regularly hosts top-level professional tournaments, including Asian and European Tour events, not least the Brunei Open and Brunei Senior Masters (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Empire Hotel & CC).

Published ranking

Brunei's No.1 golf course (Golf Digest, 2022).

Where2Stay

  • The Empire Hotel & Country Club5-star

    Jerudong BG3122, Negara Brunei Darussalam.

    +673 241 8888

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    Since opening in 2000, The Empire has become synonymous with Brunei: reflecting the country's majestic and cultural heritage. The Empire Hotel & Country Club is recognised for its excellent location, high standards of service and luxury levels of accommodation.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      The Empire

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Royal Brunei

    • Golf within 30 km:

      No

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