Penang Golf Resort

Jalan Bertam,

Kepala Batas, Penang (mainland) 13200

  • Office

    +60 (0)4 578 2022
  • Pro shop

    +60 (0)4 578 2050
  • Fax

    +60 (0)4 575 0226

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Open parkland. Relatively flat terrain.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and Penang's East course.

  • Designer:

    Graham Marsh
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6247
5628
5146
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72.6
69.6
72.4

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 East course (6,324 metres from the back tees).

Location

Latitude:

5.523609

Longitude:

100.445343

How to get there:

15 km N of Butterworth

From the North-South Highway (E1) north of Butterworth, take exit 166 (Bertam / Kepala Batas). Turn left after toll, and follow road to golf entrance on your left.

Penang Golf Resort (West course)

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

Est. 1995

Penang Golf Resort (West course): This large and expansive tract of former palm oil plantation, has been transformed into two very similar championship layouts - the East and West courses - promoted as Malaysia's Jewel in the North. The courses are in many ways identical twins, with little to choose between them. Plenty of earthmounding, numerous stylishly designed bunkers, a handful of water hazards, contoured fairways and a light scattering of trees breaks up the essential flatness of the terrain. As you look across the open parkland, there are golf holes just about as far as the eye can see, although once on the course you'll be surprised how much space there is between them, and how "intrusions" from other fairways are rare. The good-width fairways (sometimes generously wide) and light semi-rough give the course an easy-going feel from the tee, but care will be needed on the approach shots, particularly with water present at the close of both the front and back nines. Maintenance of the course is satisfactory, without being immaculate, although the greens are usually presented in excellent condition. The only OB you'll come across is around the perimeter, inside of which all 36-holes of the East and West are laid out, without housing or other constructions detracting from the seemingly endless array of golf holes. As on the East course, a bit of traffic noise can be heard from the North-South highway, especially when it skirts alongside the par-5 13th. The heavily bunkered 17th is an excellent par-3, also protected by water on the right. Water also poses most of the questions on the left to right dog-legging par-5 18th.
List of courses: Malaysia - Peninsula

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance. Handicap required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays RM 120; weekends RM 160. Shared golf cart: RM 45pp.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory for visitors.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Penang Golf Resort, not unlike several other Malaysian golf course developments, occupies what was formerly a palm tree plantation. | The resort is one of a group of clubs/resorts that work together to promote golf in the state of Penang, both on the mainland and the island of Penang. The others include Penang Golf Club (on the island), and Bukit Jawi, with its Hill and Lake courses.

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).

  • Bukit Jawi Golf Resort3/4-star

    Lot 414, Mukim 6, Jalan Paya Kemian Sempayi, 14200 Sungai Jawi, Seberang Perai Selatan, Penang.

    +60 (0)4 5820 759

    Visit website
    Bukit Jawi's 72 resort rooms were upgraded in 2007 and are tastefully decorated, with full amenities including air-conditioning. The rooms feature open verandas overlooking the golf course. A practice putting green outside the rooms allows you the opportunity to sharpen your short game skills.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Bukit Jawi (Hill and Lake courses)

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Mountain View (formerly Kristal)

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Penang Resort (on mainland); Penang GC (on Penang Island).

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