Photo of The Royal Selangor Golf Club (Old)

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 parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, residential and city environment.

  • Designer:

    Original design by George Hemmant (1921); remodelled by Charles "Hugh" Alison (1931). Modifications by Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth (2016).

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Metres
6224
5993
5470
Par
72
72
73
SSS or slope
72.6
71.3
73

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Old course. Also at Royal Selangor is the 18-hole New course (par-72; 5964 metres from the back tees) and the 9-hole Suleiman course (par-30; 1597 metres).

Location

Latitude:

3.141745

Longitude:

101.726078

How to get there:

3 km E of Kuala Lumpur centre

5 minutes drive east of KL city centre.

The Royal Selangor Golf Club (Old)

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

Est. 1893

The Royal Selangor Golf Club (Old course): As well as being Malaysia's oldest golf club, Royal Selangor is home to two fine parkland courses that sit easily amongst the country's elite. The historic and longer Old Course is a championship layout that has hosted many top level tournaments, including more Malaysian Opens than any other course.

This attractive "city centre" parkland layout is characterised by flattish fairways, excellent bunkering and an abundance of mature trees, many of them over a hundred years old. Although water hazards are not too frequent on the front-nine, they certainly pose a threat on the closing stretch of the back-nine.

Royal Selangor's New course wraps around the front-nine of the Old, adding to the oasis-like character of the more revered sibling. At times it's hard to believe you are just five minutes drive from the busy environs of downtown KL. Flora and fauna co-exist here in perfect harmony, with an abundance of chirruping birdlife and friendly monkeys on hand to applaud your best shots. There's even the possibility of glimpsing iguanas traversing the grounds.

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  • Photo of The Royal Selangor Golf Club (Old)
  • Photo of The Royal Selangor Golf Club (Old)
  • Photo of The Royal Selangor Golf Club (Old)
  • Photo of The Royal Selangor Golf Club (Old)
  • Photo of The Royal Selangor Golf Club (Old)
  • Photo of The Royal Selangor Golf Club (Old)

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.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

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.

Royal Selangor has hosted many top level tournaments, including the inaugural Malaysian Open, becoming the the home of the Malaysian Open for many years thereafter. For more details see Top Golf Tournaments at The Royal Selangor Golf Club.

Published ranking

2020 Golf Digest rating: 14th best course in Malaysia.

Where2Stay

  • The Westin Kuala Lumpur5-star

    199 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

    +60 (0)3 2731 8333

    Visit website

    The Westin Kuala Lumpur is the epitome of personal renewal, a contemporary five-star hotel in Kuala Lumpur’s bustling Jalan Bukit Bintang.

    • 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.

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Kuala Lumpur4-star

    Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur

    +60 (0)3 2148 2322

    Visit website

    The award winning Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur underwent a complete rennovation in 2003. This landmark 36 storey hotel is superbly situated amidst five acres of landscaped gardens in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's business, entertainment and shopping district.

    • 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; Mines Resort; Palm Garden; Bangi; Kajang Hill.

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