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The Mines Resort & Golf Club

Jalan Kelikir, Mines Resort City,

Seri Kembangan, Selangor 43300

  • Office

    +60 (0)3 8943 2288
  • Pro shop

    +60 (0)3 8943 2288
  • Fax

    +60 (0)3 8943 9212

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Jungle and upmarket residential (front-nine) and lakeside (back-nine).

  • Designer:

    Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6191
5275
4759
Par
71
71
71
SSS or slope
68.5
70.2

Location

Latitude:

3.031359

Longitude:

101.717058

How to get there:

15 km S of Kuala Lumpur centre.

Between the Mines North and Mines South Toll Plazas on the E9 (Lebuhraya Sungai Besi Expressway) take the Turf Club exit* and follow signs to Palace of the Golden Horses and The Mines GC. [*At this point the E9 runs close to and parallel with the E2 (North - South Expressway)].

The Mines Resort & Golf Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1994

The Mines Resort & Golf Club is home to one of Malaysia's top-rated golf courses, which enjoys a small and exclusive membership ... and a rather exuberant presence on the world golfing stage. Opportunities for outside visitors are limited to resort guests of the opulent Palace of the Golden Horses hotel. If you do tee it up here, you can marvel at how one of the world's largest tin mines was transformed into a spectacular and world class golf course.

The front-nine loop is laid out on undulating terrain. Originally pristine jungle, some upmarket real estate now flanks a few holes, but never too closely. On the relatively "dry" front-nine, small ponds are deployed at the opposite facing par-4 4th and 5th holes, complementing the impressive bunkering ... which can be especially deep and protective around the excellent greens.

Natural elevation changes are used to create some of the most memorable holes. Two such gems, are the risk-reward, short downhill par-4 6th (with a deep swale awaiting anything hit left), and the plunging par-4 9th with its knee-trembling tee-shot and panoramic backdrop. Perhaps the show-stealer on the front-nine is the par-3 2nd, played across a jungle-filled ravine, towards a wonderfully imposing tree, its roots more above ground than below.

The jungle-like setting of the front-nine gives way to the acclaimed lakeside back-nine. Here many challenging holes are played alongside the large Mines Resort lake (formerly the heart of the huge tin mine). An array of large buildings flank the opposite side of the lake. Most impressive of these is the Palace of the Golden Horses, which you can closely inspect at the par-4 12th. Whether jungle-side or lakeside, RTJ Jr's layout never ceases to challenge and enthral, with the quality of presentation always impressive.

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Resort guests (staying at the Palace of the Golden Horses) can apply to play at The Mines. The hotel offers a Stay&Play opportunity based on luxury accommodation in an executive suite and one round of golf.

No outside visitor play available. Maximum handicap: men 24; women 36.

Green fees

Resort guest Stay&Play package: RM900 (c.US$200) for overnight accommodation and one round of golf.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details of Stay&Play packages. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Caddies available.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Formerly the site of the world's largest open cast tin mine, the Hong Fatt mine ceased operations in 1982 and was acquired in 1988 by one of Malaysia's top business entrepreneurs, Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew. He set about transforming the derelict site into the stunning Mines Resort, and with the help of golf course architect Robert Trent Jones II, created a top-quality resort location just south of Kuala Lumpur.

The resort's exclusive and prestigious golf course has hosted a number of significant top level tournaments including the World Cup of Golf, and Asian and US PGA Tour events (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Mines Resort).

Published ranking

2020 Golf Digest rating: 5th best course in Malaysia.

Where2Stay

  • Palace of the Golden Horses5-star

    The Mines Resort City, off Jalan Sungai Besi, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor.

    +60 (0)3 8943 2288

    Visit website

    Built in 1997 adjacent to the Mines Resort & Golf Club and Mines Shopping Mall, this luxurious 481 room hotel is well known for its grand architecture and the theme of horses that is found throughout the hotel. The list of VIP's who have stayed here is spectacular.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Mines GC

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Bukit Jalil; Palm Garden.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Bangi; Kajang Hill; Staffield; Royal Selangor; TPC Kuala Lumpur; Tropicana; Saujana; Glenmarie; KGSAAS; Kota Permai.

  • Mines Beach Resort5-star

    Jalan Dulang, Mines Resort City, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor.

    +60 (0)3 8943 6688

    Visit website

    Built in 1997, this 178-room resort hotel (now operated by Philea) has always kept a low profile to maintain its feel of privacy. Located at the edge of a man-made beach with a panoramic view of the 150-acre Mines North Lake.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Mines GC

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Bukit Jalil; Palm Garden.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Bangi; Kajang Hill; Staffield; Royal Selangor; TPC Kuala Lumpur; Tropicana; Saujana; Glenmarie; KGSAAS; Kota Permai.

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