A’Famosa Golf Resort
A 27-hole course designed by Ross C. Watson, Aâ€™Famosa Golf Resort is a distinguished international holiday destination with a long string of activities for the whole family.
Golf, though, does take precedence, given its huge drawing power and the layout is a challenging and interesting one.
The course itself is split into three nines, which all play to a par-36. The Rocky, Palm and Crocodile Nines have been proficiently craved out of the undulating topography without unduly infringing on the natural terrain.
The Rocky Nine takes its named from the imposing presence of the boulder outcrops that are found throughout the 3,216m that it measures. Essentially, this nine plays outwards from the clubhouse towards from the clubhouse towards the resortâ€™s boundary with the North-South Highway and then back to the clubhouse.
The signature fourth hole is a boulder-strewn 524m par-4 that runs parallel to the highway on the left.
The Palm Nine, as its name suggests, is characterized by the coconut trees which line the fairways. Picturesque, but with numerous obstacles to give the golfer much to think about, this nine-hole tract is the longest of Aâ€™Famosaâ€™s three. It stretches 3,220m from the championship tee boxes. The signature hole is the par-5 fourth that demands a spectacular water carry for the approach as it doglegs to the left.
The Crocodile nine is Aâ€™Famosaâ€™s most recently installed and also the shortest at 3.156m. It plays towards the much-acclaimed Water World Theme Park that provides an eye catching backdrop to the fourth green. The 358m par-4 seventh is a gem of a hole as the approach is played over a narrow strait to a peninsula green situated next to a crocodile pit.
Facilities: Driving range, practice green, practice bunker, chipping area, golf shop, golfersâ€™ terrace, restaurant, hotel amenities, theme park
Location: Jalan Kermus, Simpang Empat, 78000 Alor Gajah, Malacca
Tel: +603 2781 8833
Par: 72 (Either combination)
Designer: Ross C. Watson
Length: Rocky Nine 3216m, Palm Nine 3220m, Crocodile Nine 3156m