Pulai Springs Resort

20 km, Jalan Pontian Lama,

Pulai, Johor 81110

  • Office

    +60 (0)7 521 2121
  • Fax

    +60 (0)7 521 1818

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Jungle and residential.

  • Designer:

    Peter Dalkeith Scott designed the Melana course (1993).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6582
6090
5446
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
71.7
69.5
70.3

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 Pulai course (6819 yds from back tees).

Location

Latitude:

1.554396

Longitude:

103.612854

How to get there:

25 km NW of Johor Bahru

From the North-South Highway take the Skudai exit. At the UTM / Pontian junction turn right. Go past slip road into Taman University and UTM. Follow signs to Pulai Springs Resort.

Pulai Springs Resort (Melana course)

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

Est. 1993

Pulai Springs Resort (Melana course): GOLF COURSES WERE CLOSED IN 2019 ... PROBABLY PERMANENTLY. Once home to two of Malaysia's best known courses, it appears the renowned Pulai and Melana championship layouts have now come to a sad end ... replaced at the resort by foot-golf and disc-golf! Check with resort for current status before planning a golf visit.

[Original Where2Golf description]: Located not far from Johor's capital city of Johor Bahru, Pulai Springs is home to two championship golf courses. If you think that Pulai Spring's No.2 course will give you an easy-going, resort-style ride, then think again. Although shorter than its more renowned companion (the Pulai course), the quite compact Melana layout is considerably tighter and at times more undulating.

On the front-nine and closing section of the back-nine, you'll find the greatest elevation changes, and throughout the round things are going to feel uniformly tight and testing. The greens are often small, fast and full of challenging slopes and borrows - getting down in two is never guaranteed.

After the relatively water-free but always tight front-nine, it is the closing stretch of four holes on the back-nine where your score might seriously escalate, especially if good course management and accurate shot-making are not diligently applied. The second shot at the downhill par-5 15th will need to find a sliver of fairway only 10 yards wide, with water hazards waiting to left and right. The fairways of the downhill par-5 17th and uphill par-4 18th are both dangerously crossed by water and, in keeping with most of the fairways here, are not particularly wide.

Melana's front-nine will reward you with some of Pulai Spring's most natural and attractive jungle and palm oil plantation scenery, while a new housing development rather than natural vistas are more in evidence on the back-nine. (The Melana course is floodlit for night golf).
List of courses: Malaysia - Johor

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Course closed in 2019. Before closure, visitors were welcome. Unlikely course will reopen.

Green fees

Contact club, if course reopens for play ... which seems unlikely.

Practice facilities

Excellent, including a two-tier driving range.

Did you know?

The two courses at Pulai Springs Resort take their names from local features. Tall pulai trees can be found on both golf courses, while the Melana river winds its way through the lower parts of the Pulai Springs Resort. The clubhouse, built in the style of a royal Malay palace, is one of the most stunning in all of Malaysia.

Where2Stay

  • Pulai Springs Resort4/5-star

    20 km, Jalan Pontian Lama, 81110 Pulai, Johor

    +60 (0)7 521 2121

    Visit website
    Pulai Springs Resort is a recreational resort nestled amongst the flora and fauna at the foothills of Mount Pulai in Johor, the southernmost state of West Malaysia. The resort includes a large resort hotel, Anugraha boutique hotel, Cinta Ayu resort apartments, Pulai Spa, Qing Palace Chinese restaurant ... but alas no more championship golf ... just foot-golf and disc-golf.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Pulai Springs (Pulai and Melana courses - CLOSED)

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Johor G&CC; Poresia (2 courses); Starhill (2 courses); Poresia (2 courses); Palm Resort (3 courses).

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