Poresia Country Club

Km 36, Mukim Tanjung Kupang,

Gelang Patah, Johor 81550

  • Office

    +60 (0)7 558 1733
  • Pro shop

    +60 (0)7 559 1733

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Palm oil plantation.

  • Designer:

    Father/son team of Pete & Perry Dye designed all four nines at Poresia, personally overseeing construction of the Orchid and Hibiscus nines. The Sakura and Bougainvillea nines were built later.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7004
6496
5433
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.1
71.6
71.5

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Orchid-Sakura combination. The Bougainvillea-nine, at 3243 yards from the back tees, is slightly shorter than the other two nines.

Location

Latitude:

1.404500

Longitude:

103.603220

How to get there:

25 km SW of Johor Bahru

Poresia is located very close to the Second Link bridge, which connects Johor to the western edge of Singapore. From the Malaysia-Singapore 2nd Crossing Expressway take exit 312 and follow the J4 direction Poresia. Turn into the Leisure Farm entrance for Poresia Golf Club & Resort .

Poresia Country Club

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.

Est. 1990

Poresia Country Club: Previously a 36-hole facility, the club originally comprised four interchangeable nine-hole loops - Hibiscus, Orchid, Sakura and Bougainvillea. In 2013 the club scaled back to 27-holes, "mothballing" the Hibiscus-nine (which started and finished away from the clubhouse), ahead of housing development. Occupying a former palm oil plantation, the layout now comprises the Orchid, Sakura and Bougainvillea nine-hole loops.

The Orchid course is arguably the best of the remaining three loops at Poresia. Challenging from start to finish, it lays down a tough test for all handicap levels. The 4th (Orchid) is played from the highest point on the Poresia domain, a wonderfully elevated tee-box providing an excellent view of the surrounding plantation, with the long downhill par-4 stretching out in front of you.

On Orchid and Sakura, the terrain is constantly undulating and lightly palm-tree lined (few other tree varieties compete with the ever-present palms). The generally good-width fairways are sometimes flanked by large railway-sleepered bunkers, while beyond the first-cut, deepish grassy rough awaits.

The Sakura course becomes a little tighter in places and less undulating than the Orchid, especially through its middle section. A meandering creek ensures plenty of water hazards lie in wait in Sakura's middle section. A few holes have creeks crossing the fairways twice, setting up some risk-reward opportunities for longer hitters.

Recent reports suggest the course and clubhouse are looking a bit more tired than in their heyday. Several of Dye's trademark railway-sleepered bunkers on Orchid have now been replaced with grass-lined bunkers.
List of courses: Malaysia - Johor

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 RM95; weekends RM180.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2019].

Other information

Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Based on its location in Malaysia and close proximity to Singapore, the name Poresia was created by combining the endings of the words SingaPORE and MalaySIA. In this Japanese owned and managed club, three of the nines are named after national flowers: Hibiscus (Malaysia), Orchid (Singapore) and Sakura (Japan).

Poresia is located within the Leisure Farm domain, a former palm oil plantation, where the development of high-quality, and some high-density housing does not intrude on and cannot be seen from the golf course.

Where2Stay

  • The Puteri Pacific5-star

    The Kotaray, Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim, Johor Bahru 80730

    +60 (0)7 219 9999

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    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).

  • Hyatt Regency Hotel Johor Bahru5-star

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

    +60 (0)7 222 1234

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    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).

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