20 km, Jalan Pontian Lama,
Pulai, Johor 81110
Office+60 (0)7 521 2121
Fax+60 (0)7 521 1818
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.
Jungle and residential.
Robert Trent Jones Jr designed the Pulai course (1993).
18-hole par-72 Melana course (6582 yds from back tees).
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 (Pulai)
Pulai Springs Resort (Pulai 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]: Although hi-density housing has started to press in on Pulai Springs on two sides, the excellent Pulai course still proves a challenging test, albeit with a little less jungle around it than in the past. Like its companion course, the Melana, the holes are laid out on constantly undulating, lightly tree-lined terrain.
Robert Trent Jones Jr's outstanding design, is given great character by its ever-threatening stylish bunkering. Although the good-width fairways will appeal to big-hitters, sand looms large for wayward drives and for approach shots that are either short or slightly offline to left or right. You will often get a great look at the hole ahead from several wonderfully elevated tee-boxes. The requirement is usually for a well-placed tee shot, then a carefully judged approach shot to an elevated green, often fiercely defended by a multiplicity of deep bunkering.
The downhill par-5 9th has the greatest elevation change, although it can be argued that the best holes come on the back-nine. The par-3 13th, with its island tee-boxes lined up towards a water-surrounded green, is one of the most memorable. Bunkers galore lie in wait at the short par-4 16th. Also in common with the Melana layout, the Pulai finishes with a long uphill par-4, played to a heavily bunkered and elevated green.
The presentation and maintenance here, never easy in tropical countries, is generally excellent. Beyond the course, large swathes of what was dense jungle have been cleared to make way for Johor Bahru's urban sprawl. Thankfully the housing developments do not interfere with or detract from the excellence of the wonderful Pulai course.
Course closed in 2019. Before closure, visitors were welcome. Unlikely course will reopen.
Excellent, including a two-tier driving range.
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.
20 km, Jalan Pontian Lama, 81110 Pulai, Johor
+60 (0)7 521 2121Visit 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.
Pulai Springs (Pulai and Melana courses - CLOSED)
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