The Royal Selangor Golf Club (Old)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   The Royal Selangor Golf Club (Old) Est. 1893

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The Royal Selangor Golf Club (Old course): Royal Selangor is clearly amongst the eilte of Kuala Lumpur's golfing venues, as well as being the oldest golf club in Malaysia. RSGC's historic Old Course is a championship layout that has hosted many top level international tournaments. This wonderfully landscaped parkland course is characterised by flattish fairways, excellent bunkering and an abundance of mature trees, many of them over a hundred years old. Although water hazards don't really arrive until the 13th hole, from then on they will need to factored into your course management, as you progress round this beautifully presented and very exclusive course. Royal Selangor's New course is wrapped around the front-nine of the Old course, enhancing the senior course's oasis-like character; at times it is hard to believe you are just 5 minutes drive from the busy environs of downtown KL. Flora and fauna co-exist here in perfect harmony, with birds chirping, friendly monkeys accompanying the golfers and the possibility of glimpsing iguanas traversing the grounds.

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Making Contact

The Royal Selangor Golf Club
Jalan Kelab Golf, off Jalan Tun Razak,
Kuala Lumpur, Selangor 55000
Malaysia
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Office   +60 (0)3 9206 3333
Pro Shop  
Fax

  +60 (0)3 9285 3939

Email   rsgc@rsgc.com.my
Website   www.rsgc.com.my
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland, residential and city environment.
 
Designer: George Hemmant appears to have laid out the original Old course here in 1921; subsequently remodelled by Charles "Hugh" Alison (1931) and later by Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth (2016).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6224 5993 5470
Par 72 72 73
SSS or Slope 72.6 71.3 73
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 New course (5964 metres); 9-hole par-30 Suleiman course (1597 metres).
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How2Get There?

3 km E of Kuala Lumpur centre
5 minutes drive east of KL city centre.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays RM 380 (including caddie). Reduced 9-hole 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 (before 8:30 am).  Visitors may apply to play at Royal Selangor through a small number of accredited hotels and Golf Tour Operators (contact Royal Selangor to obtain this list). Handicap certificate required.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. This is a walking course; visitors not permitted to use golf carts.
Caddies compulsory for visitors.
Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

The history of Royal Selangor began when several coffee planters decided to establish a golf club in Kuala Lumpur. On Friday, Jan 13, 1893, they called a meeting through a notice in the Selangor Journal; this brief notice constituted, for all practical purposes, the founding of the Selangor Golf Club. In 1920 the club took up residence at its present site, having been forced to move from the original Petaling Hill site. By 1931 the club could boast 36-holes, laid out as the Old and New courses. | In 1963 the Club was renamed The Royal Selangor Golf Club, following the granting of its 'Royal' designation by the country's head of state, His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. | Royal Selangor has hosted many top level tournaments, including the inaugural Malaysian Open, becoming the the home of the Malaysian Open for many years thereafter. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at The Royal Selangor Golf Club.

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Published Ranking
2016 Golf Digest rating: 10th best course of the 200 courses in Malaysia.
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Location

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Latitude: (3.146130)
Longitude: (101.725395)
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The Westin Kuala Lumpur 5-star
199 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
+60 (0)3 2731 8333
www.starwoodhotels.com

The Westin Kuala Lumpur is the epitome of personal renewal, a contemporary five-star hotel in Kuala Lumpur’s bustling Jalan Bukit Bintang.

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Golf within 10 km Royal Selangor; TPC Kuala Lumpur.
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Golf within 30 km Templer Park; Tropicana; Saujana; Glenmarie; KGSAAS; Kota Permai; Bulit Jalil; The Mines; Palm Garden; Bangi; Kajang Hill.
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Crowne Plaza Hotel Kuala Lumpur 4-star
Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
+60 (0)3 2148 2322
www.holidayinn.com

The award winning Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur underwent a complete rennovation in 2003. This landmark 36 storey hotel is superbly situated amidst five acres of landscaped gardens in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's business, entertainment and shopping district.

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Golf within 10 km Royal Selangor; TPC Kuala Lumpur.
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Golf within 30 km Templer Park; Tropicana; Saujana; Glenmarie; KGSAAS; Kota Permai; Bulit Jalil; Mines Resort; Palm Garden; Bangi; Kajang Hill.
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