Putrajaya, Selangor 62502
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few (quite severe) slopes to climb.
Woodland and residential.
Original design by Rick Robbins; substantially redesigned by Ted Parslow & Jason Winter (2009).
22 km S of Kuala Lumpur centre
From either the E9 (Lebuhraya Sungai Besi Expressway) or the E2 (North-South Expressway), approx 20 km south of downtown KL, take the E26-SKVE (South Klang Valley Expressway). After approx 3 km entrance to Palm Garden (IOI Resort) is on your left.
Palm Garden Golf Club: Part of the IOI Resort City, Palm Garden originally offered 27 holes of championship golf. In 2009 the layout was scaled back to 18 holes, and at the same time substantially improved. The IOI-nine was divested for residential development, while the Putra and Palm nines were transformed into the current Eugenia and Bismarck nines.
The front-nine loop (Eugenia) presents a pleasant palm-lined parkland environment, with not insignificant elevation changes. After a relatively easy-going start, played under the watchful gaze of the Puteri Palma apartment blocks, things ramp-up at the straight par-5 4th ... OB flanks the rightside of this hole, and water needs to be crossed in front of the green. There's not too much more water on the front-nine, as you play up to and away from the same condo blocks you saw at the beginning.
The presence of water increases as you get into the back-nine loop, becoming a constant threat from the par-5 13th onward. The culmination of a collection of small ponds on the back-nine, comes at the island-green par-17th and the peninsula-green of the attractive par-4 18th. Both holes make full use of the same small lake.
With various hi-rise blocks, electricity pylons, and some busy roads beyond the course boundaries, you'll not get the feeling you've escaped from KL's urban embrace. But the Parslow-Winter revamp of Palm Garden will give you plenty of golfing challenges to shift your focus from the bustle of city life.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. Course is floodlit for night golf.
Must book in advance. Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts available for hire. Caddies available.
Palm Garden Golf Club is part of the IOI Resort, a maiden resort project undertaken by the IOI Group. In addition to the Golf Club, the resort also comprises the Palm Garden Hotel, Putrajaya Marriott Hotel, Business Towers, Beverly bungalows and Puteri Palma condominiums.
Malaysia's 15th best course (Golf Digest, 2022).
IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya.
+60 (0)3 8943 2233Visit website
The Palm Garden Hotel, like the neighbouring Marriott, is located in the IOI Resort City, in the rapidly developing district of Putrajaya (which is home to the federal government of Malaysia). It also overlooks the Palm Garden golf course, and is home to an excellent array of restaurants, business and conference facilities and many recreational activities.
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IOI Resort City, 62502 Putrajaya.
+60 (0)3 8949 8888Visit website
This large and impressive Marriott hotel is located in the IOI Resort City, in the rapidly developing district of Putrajaya (which is home to the federal government of Malaysia). The Marriott overlooks the Palm Garden golf course, and counts amongst its many facilities the Palm Spa, a host of top-quality restaurants, swimming pools, fitness centre, conference and banquet facilities.
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