Johor Golf & Country Club

3211 Jalan Larkin,

Johor Bahru, Johor 80200

  • Office

    +60 (0)7 223 3322
  • Fax

    +60 (0)7 224 0729

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Jungle environment.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Dato' Ahmad Adam (Director of the Public Works Dept, Johor. Redesign by Max Wexler.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6964
6552
5958
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.3
71.9
75.5

Location

Latitude:

1.485616

Longitude:

103.732288

How to get there:

6 km W of Johor Bahru centre.

From the centre of Johor Bahru head west along the waterfront road (Jalan Abu Bakar / Jalan Sekudai). After approx 6 km turn right into Jalan Tun Abdul Razak Expressway. After approx 1.5 km golf club is on your right.

Johor Golf & Country Club

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

Est. 1972

Johor Golf & Country Club (formerly Royal Johor Country Club): Although within only 10 minutes drive of downtown Johor Bahru, Johor G&CC is the epitome of a well presented, undulating, parkland golf course. The club is fortunate to be located next door to the Sultan of Johor's palace (Bukit Serene Palace); both are abundantly endowed with lush, tropical vegetation and a fabulous array of trees.

Over 500 varieties line the golf club's fairways, perhaps a few hundred more can be found in the Sultan's garden. The course is well screened from the outside world by all this foliage, allowing you to concentrate on the golfing job at hand, namely negotiating a challenging and constantly undulating layout, with many significant elevation changes.

Whether playing up or downhill, the generally good-width fairways are bordered by a modest first-cut of semi-rough, then somewhat longer and more penal grassy rough takes over, up to and along the tree-line. Although the fairway bunkering is generally not too threatening, it is a different story around the greens.

Among many outstanding and challenging holes, the back-nine par-3s are real gems. The 18th requires a longish carry over water. The front-nine also abounds with excellent holes, mostly tree-lined and undulating, with several elevated tees and greens.

Water threatens on only a few occasions at Johor G&CC, more so on the back-nine. Although the fairways use the indigenous and hardy cowgrass, everything about the layout exudes quality and the opportunity for a great golf outing - certainly a golfing environment fit for a Sultan.

List of courses: Malaysia - Johor

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and Sunday pm only.

Must book in advance. Maximum handicap: men 24; women 36. Proof of handicap required.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Caddies compulsory.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Johor G&CC started life as a 9-hole course, and in former times was known as Tasek Utara Golf Club, taking this name from the area in which it is located. In 1974 a further 9-holes opened, making it the first 18-hole course in the state of Johor. The club has hosted Asian professional tour events (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Johor G&CC).

In November 1984, His Majesty Sultan Iskandar bestowed Royal Status on the Club and the name was changed to Royal Johor Country Club. In July 2010 the members decided to revert the Club to its original name, as there are other activities besides golf. The name Johor Golf & Country Club was adopted.

Where2Stay

  • Hyatt Regency Hotel Johor Bahru5-star

    PO Box 222, Jalan Sungai Chat, 80720 Johor Bahru, Johor

    +60 (0)7 222 1234

    Visit website

    The Hyatt Regency Johor Bahru enjoys a wonderful location overlooking the Straits of Johor and the northern parts of Singapore. It is located near the Sultan of Johor's Palace, 10 minutes from downtown and just 30 minutes across the causeway to downtown Singapore.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Johor G&CC

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Pulai Springs (2 courses); Starhill (2 courses); Poresia (2 courses); Palm Resort (3 courses).

  • The Puteri Pacific5-star

    The Kotaray, Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim, Johor Bahru 80730

    +60 (0)7 219 9999

    Visit website

    Located in the heart of Johor Bahru, the Puteri Pacific boasts 500 city or straits view guestrooms, apartments and suites. A swimming pool, tennis, squash and fitness centre are among the many recreational facilities available here.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Johor G&CC

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Pulai Springs (2 courses); Starhill (2 courses); Poresia (2 courses); Palm Resort (3 courses).

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