The Royal Selangor Golf Club

Jalan Kelab Golf, off Jalan Tun Razak,

Kuala Lumpur, Selangor 55000

  • Office

    +60 (0)3 9206 3333
  • Pro shop

    +60 (0)3 9206 3333
  • Fax

    +60 (0)3 9285 3939

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, residential and city environment.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Frank Hemmant, Jeffrey Gibb & J.B. Twiss (club secretary) (1921). Remodelled by Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth (2016).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
5964
5634
5288
Par
72
72
73
SSS or slope
72.6
71.3
73

At the same location:

Above distances are for the New course. Also at Royal Selangor is the 18-hole Old course (par-72; 6224 metres from the back tees) and the 9-hole Suleiman course (par-30; 1597 metres).

Location

Latitude:

3.147113

Longitude:

101.731300

How to get there:

3 km E of Kuala Lumpur centre

5 minutes drive east of KL city centre.

The Royal Selangor Golf Club (New course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1893

The Royal Selangor Golf Club (New course): As well as being Malaysia's oldest golf club, Royal Selangor is home to two fine parkland courses that sit easily among the country's elite. RSCG's New course, which dates from 1924, wraps itself around the front-nine of its longer and more renowned companion, the Old course.

The tightish fairways and strategic bunkering of the pleasant parkland New course, will ensure your game is given a thorough workout. Water hazards, mainly in the form of monsoon drains (ditches), are used sparingly, only putting in a few telling appearances.

Perhaps the layout's opening and closing holes will linger longest in the memory. The relatively short par-4 1st requires an opening drive played directly at KL's most famous building, the Petronas Twin Towers. The good-length par-4 18th brings you back to the two-storey red-roofed clubhouse, with water providing an escort along the fairway's full length on the rightside.

List of courses: Around Kuala Lumpur

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays (before 8:30 am).

Visitors may apply to play at Royal Selangor through a small number of accredited hotels and Golf Tour Operators (contact Royal Selangor to obtain this list). Handicap certificate required.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays RM 525; caddie fee RM40.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2021].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. This is a walking course; visitors not permitted to use golf carts. Caddies compulsory for visitors.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The history of Royal Selangor began when several coffee planters decided to establish a golf club in Kuala Lumpur. On Friday, Jan 13, 1893, they called a meeting through a notice in the Selangor Journal; this brief notice constituted, for all practical purposes, the founding of the Selangor Golf Club.

In 1920 the club took up residence at its present site, having been forced to move from the original Petaling Hill site. By 1931 the club could boast 36-holes, laid out as the Old and New courses.

In 1963 the Club was renamed The Royal Selangor Golf Club, following the granting of its 'Royal' designation by the country's head of state, His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.

Published ranking

Malaysia's best courses (Golf Digest, 2022):
Royal Selangor's Old course ranked 14th best; New course ranked 17th best.

Where2Stay

  • JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur5-star

    183 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

    +60 (0)3 2715 9000

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    The 29-storey, 561-room hotel is located in the heart of the exciting "Golden Triangle", the city s prime business and shopping district and is adjoins the prestigious Starhill Gallery. It is also located on "Bintang Walk", where shopping centres house top-quality brands, a large variety of restaurants and entertainment outlets.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Royal Selangor; TPC Kuala Lumpur.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Templer Park; Tropicana; Saujana; Glenmarie; KGSAAS; Kota Permai; Bulit Jalil; The Mines; Palm Garden; Bangi; Kajang Hill.

  • Novotel Hydro Majestic Kuala Lumpur4-star

    2 Jalan Kia Peng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

    +60 (0)3 2147 0888

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    The Novotel Hydro Majestic is conveniently located adjacent to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, in the famous Golden Triangle tourist and commercial precinct. The 28 storey hotel features 291 rooms, an executive floor, 4 restaurants, a fitness centre, spa and swimming pool.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 10 km:

      Royal Selangor; TPC Kuala Lumpur.

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Templer Park; Tropicana; Saujana; Glenmarie; KGSAAS; Kota Permai; Bulit Jalil; The Mines; Palm Garden; Bangi; Kajang Hill.

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