Desaru Golf & Country Resort

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

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Desaru Golf & Country Resort: Few if any golf courses on the Malaysian Peninsula combine as many ocean-side holes with others that are routed through pristine rain forest. Desaru's excellent front-nine is carved through gently undulating jungle, where macaque monkeys scamper across the generally good-width fairways. Although dense vegetation occasionally closes in, there is generally sufficient space for your driver to be liberally employed. Whereas jungle dominates the front-nine, the South China Sea is your frequent companion on the back-nine loop. The par-4 11th doglegs round from right to left, bringing you down to a wonderful palm-fringed beach, which is usually deserted. Many local golfers single-out the 13th as their favourite hole. This flattish par-5 runs alongside the ocean from tee to green, a relatively easy-going hole, allowing you to fully absorb the fabulous sea views. The 14th temporarily takes you inland, before a final return to the sea is provided at the driveable short par-4 17th. The 18th is also a relatively short par-4, this time requiring a well-placed tee shot and then a carry over water to the final green. Although this is not one of Trent Jones' more intricate designs, he clearly recognised that nature was doing most of the work for him. Even the relatively coarse, hard-wearing and excellently maintained indigenous cowgrass fits perfectly within this setting. With easy access either from Johor Bahru (by road) or Singapore (by ferry), Desaru is a golfing experience not to be missed.

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Making Contact

Desaru Golf & Country Resort
PO Box 26, Bandar Penawar,
Kota Tinggi, Johor 81900
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Office   +60 (0)7 822 2333
Pro Shop  

  +60 (0)7 822 1855

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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Surroundings: Seaside and jungle.
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6064 5530 4935
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 72.9 70.1 71.6
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How2Get There?

80 km E of Johor Bahru
Desaru is located in the far southeast corner of Johor and can be accessed by road from Singapore and Johor Bahru. If coming from the north of Johor state, exit the North-South Expressway (E2) at the Kulai interchange, and take the road to Desaru via Kota Tinggi. Access is also possible by passenger ferry from the Changi ferry terminal (Singapore) to Tanjung Belungkor (Johor).

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays RM 84; weekends RM 160. Reduced hotel guest, government servant, junior, senior, 9-hole and Sunday afternoon rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. 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
Walking permitted. Golf carts available for hire.
Caddies available.
Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Desaru can loosely be translated as "village in the trees", with the Malay word "desa" meaning village, and "ru" being the local name for the casuarina tree (also known in different parts of the tropics as the she-oak, beefwood or Australian pine). Desaru's log cabin clubhouse is constructed in the style of South African timber houses, combining casual elegance with some lovely views out onto the course.

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Latitude: (1.528710)
Longitude: (104.274722)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in

Desaru Golden Beach Hotel 4-star
PO Box 50, Tanjung Penawa, 81907 Kota Tinggi, Johor.
+60 (0)7 822 1101

Tucked away in idyllic surroundings in south-eastern Johor, Desaru's Golden Beach hotel offers all the facilities and recreational activities you would expect of an oceanfront resort hotel, with the added bonuses of natural jungle all around and Desaru's spectacular Robert Trent Jones II designed golf course right next door.

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