Malaysia Best Golf Courses

Best golf courses in Malaysia

Like many Asian countries, golf in Malaysia has seen a huge recent explosion of interest in the last 30 years. The country can now boast well over 200 golf courses, many of them designed by the world's best golf course architects of the modern era. Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones II, Pete Dye, Peter Thomson, Ron Fream, Jumbo Ozaki and Graham Marsh have all created championship courses here. 

Whether you are playing alongside lush, tropical rainforest or beside the South China Sea, you will be challenged, entertained and at times enthralled by all that Malaysian golf has to offer. With an abundance of excellent golf courses in most parts of the country, finding somewhere to play is generally not an issue, especially during weekdays. Green fees are generally lower in Malaysia than in many other Asian countries, not least Japan, Korea, China and Singapore.

Abundant wildlife on the golf courses, often includes monkeys and iguanas, neither of them harmful - as long as you don't try feeding them ! The use of caddies is not nearly as widespread as in neighbouring Thailand, which may suit golfers who prefer to take control of their own game and drive their own rental cart. Walking the course is permitted at many Malaysian courses.

The variety of cuisine in the clubhouses is wonderful - with Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes to the fore, and often Japanese and western dishes also widely available. Although the main religion here is Islam, alcoholic beverages are freely available - but the heat and humidity may steer you towards the excellent array of freshly squeezed fruit juices, or to the very popular teh-tarik (hot, sweet, frothy tea). Before eating the much revered Durian fruit, get someone to explain its side effects to you ! 

Explore the golf maps and course reviews of Malaysia leisurely – your next golfing holiday is bound to be pretty fantastic! 

Malaysia Golf Map with Best Golf Courses

To each golf course visited we applied a rating. The rating scale, 5 (highest) to 1 (lowest), attempts to provide an indication of the golfing experience you can expect at each rated course. 

click on the green arrow in the toolbar OF the table below to sortStay & Play Golf Resort.Private course – for members and their invited guests only.Unrated course – not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.2-star: reasonable standard. Good value, especially if better courses not available.3-star: a good course with many fine features.3+ (3-gold): a good course with many fine features. One of our top-rated 3’s.4-star: a must play course - excellent standard.4+ (4-gold): a must play course - excellent standard. One of our top-rated 4’s !5-star: simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.5+ (5-gold): simply the best - golf courses don’t get better than this. One of our top-rated 5’s!
99 East 3b.gifVisitors welcomeAlor SetarWatson, Ross
A'Famosa 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMelakaWatson, Ross
Awana Genting Highlands 3b.gifVisitors welcomeKuala LumpurFream, Ron
Ayer Keroh 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMelakaBaba, Ghaffar
Bangi 3b.gifVisitors welcomeKuala LumpurFream, Ron
Berjaya Hills 3b.gifVisitors welcomeKuala LumpurPoellet, J. Michael
Black Forest, Malaysia 3b.gifVisitors welcomeAlor SetarAkil, Ahmad Basri
Borneo G&CC 3b.gifVisitors welcomeKota KinabaluNicklaus, Jack
Bukit Jalil 3a.gifVisitors welcomeKuala LumpurWexler, Max
Bukit Jawi (Hill) 3a.gifVisitors welcomeGeorgetown / ButterworthKhor Kheng Teik
Bukit Jawi (Lake) 3b.gifVisitors welcomeGeorgetown / ButterworthKhor Kheng Teik
Cinta Sayang 4a.gifVisitors welcomeGeorgetown / ButterworthLocal
Clearwater Sanctuary 4a.gifVisitors welcomeIpohWoolbank, Tim
Dalit Bay 4a.gifVisitors welcomeKota KinabaluParslow, Ted
Damai 4a.gifVisitors welcomeKuchingPalmer, Arnold
Damai Laut 3b.gifVisitors welcomeIpohFream, Ron
Eastwood Valley 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMiriNickels, Douglas
Els Club Desaru Coast (Ocean) 4b.gifVisitors welcomeJohor BahruEls, Ernie
Els Club Desaru Coast (Valley) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeJohor BahruEls & Singh
Els Club Teluk Datai 4b.gifVisitors welcomeAlor SetarParslow & Els
Forest City (Classic) 0.gifVisitors welcomeJohor BahruLiang, Guo Kun
Forest City (Legacy) 0.gifVisitors welcomeJohor BahruNicklaus Design
Glenmarie (Garden) 3b.gifWkends restrictdKuala LumpurWexler, Max
Glenmarie (Valley) 4a.gifWkends restrictdKuala LumpurWexler, Max
Horizon Hills 4a.gifVisitors welcomeJohor BahruWatson, Ross
Johor G&CC 3b.gifNot SaturdaysJohor BahruWexler, Max
Kajang Hill 0.gif(Closed in 2014)Kuala LumpurSaito, M.
KG Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah 4a.gifWkends restrictdKuala LumpurThomson, Peter
Kota Permai 4b.gifWkends restrictdKuala LumpurWatson, Ross
Legends, The (Johor) 4b.gifVisitors welcomeJohor BahruNicklaus, Jack
Meru Valley 3b.gifWkends restrictdIpohYassin, Mohd Kamel
Mines Resort, KL 4b.gifRsrt guests onlyKuala LumpurJones Jr, Robert Trent
Mountain View, Penang 3b.gifVisitors welcomeGeorgetown / ButterworthEiwa Sekkei
Orna 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMelakaDye, Andy
Palm Garden, KL 4a.gifVisitors welcomeKuala LumpurParslow & Winter
Palm Resort, Johor 4a.gifVisitors welcomeJohor BahruInagawa, Hiromasa
Pantai Lagenda 3b.gif(Closed)KuantanMontgomerie, Colin
Penang GC 4a.gifWkends restrictdGeorgetown / ButterworthJones Jr, Robert Trent
Penang Resort (East) 3b.gifVisitors welcomeGeorgetown / ButterworthMarsh, Graham
Penang Resort (West) 3b.gifVisitors welcomeGeorgetown / ButterworthMarsh, Graham
Poresia CC 3a.gifVisitors welcomeJohor BahruDye, Pete & Perry
Pulai Springs (Melana) 3b.gif(Closed in 2019)Johor BahruScott, Peter Dalkeith
Pulai Springs (Pulai) 4a.gif(Closed in 2019)Johor BahruJones Jr, Robert Trent
Putra 3a.gifVisitors welcomeAlor SetarRaja Mudis Perlis
Royal Selangor (New) 4a.gifWeekdays onlyKuala LumpurHemmant, Frank
Royal Selangor (Old) 4a.gifWeekdays onlyKuala LumpurHemmant, George
Sabah G&CC 3b.gifVisitors welcomeKota KinabaluGraves, Robert Muir
Sarawak GC 3a.gifVisitors welcomeKuchingDouglas, Nigel
Saujana (Bunga Raya) 4a.gifWkends restrictdKuala LumpurFream, Ronald
Saujana (Palm) 4b.gifWkends restrictdKuala LumpurFream, Ronald
Shan-Shui 4a.gifVisitors welcomeTawauNelson & Haworth
Staffield 4a.gifVisitors welcomeKuala LumpurMarsh, Graham
Starhill (Bintang) 3b.gifVisitors welcomeJohor BahruMitsui Construction
Starhill (Bukit) 3a.gifVisitors welcomeJohor BahruMitsui Construction
Subang National p.gifPrivate clubKuala LumpurInouye & Verity
Sungai Long 4a.gifVisitors welcomeKuala LumpurNicklaus, Jack
Sutera Harbour 3b.gifRsrt guests onlyKota KinabaluMarsh, Graham
Tanjong Puteri 4a.gifVisitors welcomeJohor BahruWexler & Mamiya
Templer Park 4a.gifVisitors welcomeKuala LumpurSato & Ozaki
Tiara Melaka 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMelakaNelson & Wright
TPC Kuala Lumpur (East) 4a.gifWkends restrictdKuala LumpurNelson & Wright
TPC Kuala Lumpur (West) 4b.gifWkends restrictdKuala LumpurNelson & Wright
Tropicana 4a.gifWkends restrictdKuala LumpurMarsh, Graham
Tuanku Jaafar 3a.gif(Closed in 2010)Kuala LumpurDavis, Roger

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