Ayer Keroh Country Club

Km 14.5, Jalan Ayer Keroh,

Melaka, Malacca 75750

  • Office

    +60 (0)6 233 2000/1
  • Fax

    +60 (0)6 232 3578

About the course

  • The Course:

    27 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Jungle environment.

  • Designer:

    Tun Dr. Ghaffar Baba

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances/ratings are for the Governor's / Tunku's combination. The Ghafar's-nine is a fraction shorter at 3290 metres from the back-tees.






How to get there:

13 km NE of Melaka

From the North-South Highway (E1), north-east of Melaka, take the Ayer Keroh exit. Follow signs to Ayer Keroh (AKCC).

Ayer Keroh Country Club

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1964

Ayer Keroh Country Club: It is rare to find golf courses designed by former Deputy Prime Ministers, rarer still that they are well laid out, attractive and challenging designs. Ayer Keroh (said "eye-keeroh") is one of that rare breed. Of the three nine-hole loops, the Governor's and Tunku's provide the best combination, both bringing you into a wonderfully natural and jungle-lined environment (where you might just have a gallery of macaque and dusky-leaf monkeys observing your game).

Although you may feel the course could be enhanced by some additional fairway bunkering (to lend a touch more character to a few holes), there is plenty of vegetation providing each hole with good definition, and many tall trees stand sentinel along the fairways, and occasionally in the middle of them.

From time-to-time the tee-shots will feel quite tight (especially on Ghafar's nine), although more breathing space and a slightly more open aspect also features in the layout. This very pleasant and quiet area of simmering jungle, contains several elevation changes, providing considerable charm and variety to each hole.

The undulations on the course are mirrored in the contouring of the greens, with some slopes as testing and slippery as they come. Your final test will come at the long par-5 closing hole on the Tunku-nine, a mere 604 metres (670-yards) from the back-tees - one of the longest par-5's in Malaysia. With good maintenance throughout and many beautifully jungle-lined holes, don't miss out on Ayer Keroh when in the historic state of Malacca.

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Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Golf carts available for hire. Golf carts compulsory for visitors on Governor's and Tunku's nines; walking possible on Ghafar's nine.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Ayer Keroh's golf course was carved out of virgin jungle and ready for play in 1964. It was designed by a team led by Tun Abdul Ghaffar Bin Baba, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and Chief Minister of Malacca (and a golfing aficionado).

The original course consisted of two nines, known as Tunku's and Ghaffar's nines. A third nine (Governor's) was added in the mid-1990's. The three nines hug a lake known as the Ayer Keroh Lake which comes into play on quite a few holes.

Just outside the city of Malacca (in the Malay language Melaka) you'll find four well-rated and enjoyable golf courses. 35 km N of the city centre is the A'Famosa Resort and a Ross Watson design. Just 15 km NE of the centre are three clubs that almost touch at their boundaries: Ayer Keroh (Ghaffar Baba), Tiara Melaka (Nelson & Wright) and Orna (Andy Dye).


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