Starhill Golf & Country Club

Km 6.5, Jalan Kampung Maju Jaya, Kempas Lama,

Skudai, Johor 81330

  • Office

    +60 (0)7 556 6325
  • Fax

    +60 (0)7 556 7327

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Rural countryside.

  • Designer:

    Mitsui Construction
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6834
6205
5491
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.8
70.8
72.8

At the same location:

18-hole par-72 Bukit course (6859 yards).

Location

Latitude:

1.564767

Longitude:

103.721087

How to get there:

12 km N of Johor Bahru

From the North-South Highway take exit 255 (Kempas). Head north and follow direction Teberau and signs to Starhill G&CC.

Starhill Golf & Country Club (Bintang course)

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

Est. 1993

Starhill Golf & Country Club (Bintang course): Starhill's two championship courses, the Bintang (meaning "star") and the Bukit (meaning "hill"), provide visitors with 36 holes of challenging and enjoyable golf. Sometimes very testing, other times easier-going, the Bintang tends to be used for the bigger events here. This pleasant parkland layout, which is not too heavily tree-lined, contains several elevation changes, although nothing too steep or excessive. The generally good-width and contoured fairways have a habit of narrowing down from time-to-time, although your main challenge will be staying out of the proliferation of bunkering around the large greens and avoiding the relatively frequent ponds and small lakes. The back-nine contains the tougher holes, with several tightish drives to be made. The par-5 11th is dangerously skirted by water on the rightside as it gently doglegs from left to right, while the closing stretch of three holes could seriously add to your score. The signature par-3 16th is literally the star of the show, with a star-shaped green to play to - a mere 194 yards from the tips. A sharp dogleg at the 17th may have you contemplating a dangerous cut across the corner over the trees, while at the long par-5 18th (rarely reached in two), a fade to a tightish fairway is needed from the tee. In the past, thick jungle surrounded the course, but bulldozers have swept large swathes of it away, most noticeably as you play the 17th hole; housing rather than pristine jungle is now in view. For the most part, the Bintang epitomises a pleasantly undulating, lightly tree-lined, parkland layout.
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

Contact club for golf rates and Stay&Play packages.
Credit cards accepted.

Other information

Walking with caddie permitted on Bintang course; golf carts compulsory on Bukit course. Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Starhill is owned by a Japanese company, the name of the company translating as Star Hill. It is no surprise that the club is popular with Japanese golfers, many of whom live and work in Singapore.

Where2Stay

  • 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).

  • Sofitel Palm Resort5-star

    Jalan Persiaran Golf, off Jalan Jumbo, 81250 Senai, Johor.

    +60 (0)7 599 6000

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    The 5-star Sofitel Palm Resort has 330 luxury rooms and suites. Each room comes with a balcony and en-suite bathroom supported by a host of the finest amenities and services consistent with the top-quality hospitality standards of ACCOR hotels worldwide.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Palm Resort (Allamanda, Cempaka and Melati courses)

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      The Legends; Pulai Springs (2 courses); Starhill (2 courses); Poresia (2 courses); Johor G&CC.

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