Jalan Persiaran Golf 5,
Gelang Patah, Johor 81550
Chinese architect Guo Kun Liang.
Above distances are for the Classic course. Also at Forest City is the 18-hole Legacy course (par-72; 7386 yds from back tees).
14 km SW of Gelang Patah / 36 km W of Johor Bahru.
Forest City Golf Resort (Classic course): Just a few miles upstream from the Port of Tanjung Pelepas container facility, and also on the banks of the Pulai River, you'll find the Forest City Golf Resort. This relatively new development includes a large luxury resort hotel, two championship golf courses, excellent practice facilities, and some real estate development.
The Classic course, the slightly younger of the two championship courses here at Forest City, was laid out on relatively flat terrain by Chinese course architect Liang Guo Kun. It plays tougher than the resort's Nicklaus designed Legacy course.
Numerous water hazards, tellingly placed sand bunkers and rolling mounds, are woven into or border the generally narrow fairways – a lot narrower than on the sibling Legacy course. Distinctive beach-like bunkering is also found around several greens, not least at the island-green par-3 6th.
The 18th is the signature hole and one of the toughest on the course. It has three distinct land areas – each separated by water. Long hitters might take on the challenge of getting there in two, but that's a seriously risky proposition with all that water around.
Stay&Play at Forest City: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2021].
Malaysia's best courses (Golf Digest, 2022):
Forest City's Legacy course ranked 6th best; Classic course ranked 7th best.
Jalan Persiaran Golf 5, 81550 Gelang Patah, Johor.
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Forest City Phoenix International Golf Hotel is a luxury five-star establishment nestled in the heart of Forest City Golf Resort. This 800-hectare development is home to one of the region’s largest and newest golf facilities. The hotel provides 298 spacious rooms with a variety of room types.
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