Kelab Golf Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah

1 Rumah Kelab, Jalan Kelab Golf 13/6,

Shah Alam, Selangor 40100

  • Office

    +60 (0)3 5510 5872
  • Fax

    +60 (0)3 5510 5860

About the course

  • The Course:

    27 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, urban environment and residential.

  • Designer:

    Peter Thomson

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6444
5783
5068
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.2
70
70.9

At the same location:

Above distances/ratings are for the Sultan-Alam Shah combination. The President-nine, at 3141 m from the back tees, is fractionally shorter but just as interesting as the other two nines.

Location

Latitude:

3.090262

Longitude:

101.534368

How to get there:

24 km W of Kuala Lumpur

Located in the northern part of Shah Alam township, close to the Blue Mosque and opposite the Shah Alam Stadium. From the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) exit at the Shah Alam Interchange, and follow signs for KGSAAS.

Kelab Golf Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1992

Kelab Golf Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah: Known locally as KGSAAS, this 27-hole floodlit layout is connected to royalty not only through its name (see Did You Know section). In addition, its designer, 5-times Open Champion, Peter Thomson, is one of the "kings" of the game. His constantly undulating layout here comprises three nine-hole loops (President, Sultan and Alam Shah), each of which shelves away from the clubhouse, before climbing back to it.

Laid out on constantly undulating terrain, this parkland course is always challenging without being overly dramatic or especially scenic, although there is always something of interest to look at beyond the course perimeter (see Did You Know). Inside the course, Thomson's trademark pot bunkers, rolling fairways and medium-to-large elevated greens all feature strongly.

Top level competitions normally use the Sultan / Alam Shah nines, ensuring competitors are tested on the fabulous par-5 Dragon Hole (No.2 on Sultan). This signature hole is played from a slightly elevated tee onto a narrow fairway, with the second shot requiring a carry over a wide-ish creek, before climbing to an elevated and well-bunkered green. These testing characteristics are repeated on many other holes, although perhaps not as fiercely as on the Dragon, and often with a tad more fairway width.

The three nines contain an excellent collection of par-3's, where water or elevation changes are used to good effect. Maintenance standards are generally good without necessarily being immaculate, although the greens here are some of the truest and fastest you'll putt on in Malaysia.

List of courses: Around Kuala Lumpur

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays; much more restricted at weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Contact club for green fee details.

Other information

Non-metal spike facility.

Practice facilities

Good, including a 22 bay driving range.

Did you know?

Located within the scenic enclaves of the Royal City of Shah Alam, Kelab Golf Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah is usually abbreviated to "KG-SAAS". The full name translates as follows: Kelab Golf in Malaysian simply means Golf Club. Sultan is the title given to the hereditary ruler (king) of each of the states that make up Malaysia. (More precisely 9 of the 13 states have Sultans, four have Governors).

Abdul Aziz Shah was the Sultan of Selangor in 1992 when the golf course was built and opened. He was himself a keen golfer and saw the need for an international championship course within the city. One of the nine hole loops at KGSAAS carries the name of Abdul Aziz Shah's son, Alam Shah, who is the current Sultan of Selangor.

KGSAAS, the "home of night golfing", offers 27-holes of floodlit golf - the world's first golf club to do so.

Downtown KL, the Petronas Twin Towers, Selangor's modern football stadium and a colourful private college all feature as you journey round the President's nine, while smart villas and the impressive blue-domed Selangor state mosque are in view on the absorbing Alam Shah nine.

Where2Stay

  • Concorde Hotel Shah Alam4-star

    3 Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah C9/C, 40100 Sha Alam, Selangor

    +60 (0)3 5512 2200

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    This comfortable 4-star hotel is nestled in the heart of Shah Alam, with a privileged view of the spectacular Blue Mosque. A 45-minute drive to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, its strategic location allows easy access to Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur. It is just 5-minutes drive from KGSAAS (Kelab Golf Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah).

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      KGSAAS (Kelab Golf Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah); Glenmarie; Saujana; Tropicana; Kota Permai.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      TPC Kuala Lumpur; Royal Selangor; Bukit Jalil; Mines Resort; Palm Garden.

  • Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam5-star

    Persiaran Perbandaran, Seksyen 14, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor.

    +60 (0)3 5511 8811

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    Situated in the heart of the business and commercial hub of Shah Alam, Grand BlueWave Hotel is located just next to the State Museum and Library and a five minutes' walk from the famous Blue Mosque.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      KGSAAS, Glenmarie; Saujana; Tropicana; Kota Permai.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      TPC Kuala Lumpur; Royal Selangor; Bukit Jalil; Mines Resort; Palm Garden.

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