Penang Golf Club

No.2, Jalan Bukit Jambul,

Bayan Lepas, Penang (island) 11900

  • Office

    +60 (0)4 644 2255
  • Pro shop

    +60 (0)4 644 2255
  • Fax

    +60 (0)4 646 0224

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and urban environment.

  • Designer:

    Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5846
5510
4910
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
71
69
72

Location

Latitude:

5.336035

Longitude:

100.283686

How to get there:

12 km SW of Georgetown

Located on Penang island, in the heart of Bayan Baru. From the Penang Island bridge, head south towards Bayan Lepas and Penang International Airport. Golf is less than 4 km from the bridge, close to the Equatorial Hotel.

Penang Golf Club

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

Est. 1985

Penang Golf Club: Located on Penang Island, the Bukit Jambul Country Club was revamped, renamed and reopened as the Penang Golf Club in 2012. It is not to be confused with the Penang Golf Resort on the mainland (near Kepala Batas), which is home to 36 holes of golf (East and West courses).

Villas, apartment blocks and the huge Equatorial Hotel provide a lively backdrop to Penang's tight and often dramatically undulating, parkland golf course. Although surrounded by the sights and sounds of the city, there are also enough jungle clad hills around to remind you that Penang Island is lush and tropical, much favoured by holiday-makers and beach-goers.

The fairly compact Penang layout is not one for wayward big-hitters. The sharply doglegging, dramatically downhill opening par-4 provides a clear signal of the tightness of things to come. It also highlights the excellent presentation and maintenance standards you'll find here. By the time you reach the super-tight par-4 4th, you'll either have the measure of the course, or it will have the measure of you. Providing you are happy to be challenged and tested on a relatively technical layout where accurate shot-making is paramount, this course will quickly grow on you. There are many attractively designed holes and plenty of interesting views beyond the course.

The sharply descending par-4 10th is perhaps the most dramatic plunge you and your ball have to make. The long par-3 8th also provides one of many testing downhill tee shots. Around the often smallish greens, Trent Jones has chosen to "hide" many of the bunkers, giving them grassy faces that blend into the fairways and semi-rough.

Penang Golf Club may feel a bit tight and constraining at times, but it is a thoroughly enjoyable and very attractive course. The undulating terrain and contrasting jungle and city views, add to the undoubted pleasures of playing "The Jewel of Penang."
List of courses: Malaysia - Peninsula

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on Mon-Thur; very restricted on Fri-Sun.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays RM 100; weekends RM 180. Compulsory golf cart RM 80; compulsory caddy RM 35.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Compulsory golf carts available for hire. Caddies compulsory.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The state of Penang, which includes a mainland area as well as the island of Penang, is one of the most developed and economically important states in Malaysia. It is also a thriving tourist destination. | Penang Golf Club is one of a group of clubs/resorts that work together to promote golf in the area. The others include Penang Golf Resort, with its East and West courses, and Bukit Jawi, with the Hill and Lake courses. | Penang GC is an ideal venue for leisure and corporate activities, with fine dining, recreation and first-class meeting facilities, in addition to its challenging 18-hole golf course. Its recreation facilities include an olympic size swimming pool, all weather tennis courts, squash, billiards, gymnasium, and much more.

Where2Stay

  • Hotel Equatorial Penang5-star

    1 Jalan Bukit Jambul, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang

    +60 (0)4 643 8111

    Visit website
    Set 250 feet above sea level, the Hotel Equatorial Penang overlooks the Penang Golf Club. This 5-star hotel, tucked away on a hillock just 15 minutes from the Penang International Airport, provides an ideal base for a golfing holiday in Penang. Georgetown, listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site, is only 20 minutes from the hotel. The hotel has 662 guestrooms and suites, each classily furnished and equipped with state of the art in-room amenities.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Penang GC

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Mountain View; Bukit Jawi (2 courses); Penang Resort (2 courses).

  • Vistana Hotel

    213 Jalan Bukit Gambir, Bukit Jambul, 11950 Penang, Malaysia

    +60 (0)4 646 8000

    Visit website
    Vistana Hotel, Penang serves its customers with a level of hospitality that compares favorably to international standards but at a room rate that represents outstanding value.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Bukit Jambul

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Kristal; Bukit Jawi (2 courses); Penang (2 courses).

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