Best golf courses: Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Johor Bahru
Els, Ernie

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johor Bahru

Designer

The original course here was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr (1985). Complete redesign by Ernie Els (2015).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Johor Bahru
Els & Singh

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johor Bahru

Designer

Ernie Els in collaboration with Vijay Singh
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Johor Bahru
Liang, Guo Kun

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johor Bahru

Designer

Chinese architect Guo Kun Liang.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Johor Bahru
Nicklaus Design

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johor Bahru

Designer

Nicklaus Design (Jack Nicklaus & Jack Nicklaus II).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Johor Bahru
Watson, Ross

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johor Bahru

Designer

Australian course architect Ross Watson.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Not Saturdays
Johor Bahru
Wexler, Max

Visitors?

Not Saturdays

Nearest city

Johor Bahru

Designer

Original design by Dato' Ahmad Adam (Director of the Public Works Dept, Johor. Redesign by Max Wexler.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Johor Bahru
Nicklaus & Palmer

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johor Bahru

Designer

Jack Nicklaus designed the 18-hole championship course (1997). Nine additional holes added by Arnold Palmer (2009).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Johor Bahru
Inagawa, Hiromasa

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johor Bahru

Designer

Hiromasa Inagawa
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Johor Bahru
Dye, Pete & Perry

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johor Bahru

Designer

Father/son team of Pete & Perry Dye designed all four nines at Poresia, personally overseeing construction of the Orchid and Hibiscus nines. The Sakura and Bougainvillea nines were built later.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
(Closed in 2019)
Johor Bahru
Scott, Peter Dalkeith

Visitors?

(Closed in 2019)

Nearest city

Johor Bahru

Designer

Peter Dalkeith Scott designed the Melana course (1993).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2019)
Johor Bahru
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

(Closed in 2019)

Nearest city

Johor Bahru

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr designed the Pulai course (1993).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Johor Bahru
Mitsui Construction

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johor Bahru

Designer

Mitsui Construction
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Johor Bahru
Mitsui Construction

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johor Bahru

Designer

Mitsui Construction
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Johor Bahru
Wexler & Mamiya

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Johor Bahru

Designer

Max Wexler: Plantation course (1992) / Akira Mamiya: Village course (1994) and Straits course.

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