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Ayer Keroh Golf Country Club

Posted by on Dec 3rd, 2007
Filed Under: Golf, Melaka

One of Malacca’s premier golf courses, Ayer Keroh Country Club is a 27-hole layout located not more than 10 minute drive from the Ayer Keroh Interchange of the main North-South Highway.

The course designed by Tun Ghaffar Baba, the then chief Minister and an avid golfer, is set amidst virgin jungle and was opened in 1964.

The design was carefully chartered to retain a significantly large part of the jungle with a view to limiting the damaging ecological impact of the course to a minimum.

Today, the course boasts a variety of species of birds, reptiles and small wildlife that can often be encountered along the fairways.

In the sixties, Ayer Keroh featured two distinct nines – Tunku and Ghaffar. The third nine – the Governor’s Nine – was added in the mid 1990s. The layout has numerous sand bunkers that are strategically placed. Along with other obstacles that help add to the tract’s character, Lake Ayer Keroh also plays a prominent role in providing a demanding test for golfers as several of the holes on the three nines have water coming into play.

The jungle, which lines both sides of the majority of the holes at Ayer Keroh, likewise, standout as a key factor in the overall challenge and, time and time again, [penalizes shots that go astray.

Given the club’s long and distinguished standing in the country’s sports fraternity, Ayer Keroh has played host to many championship events, with the 1989 Malaysian Open ranking as the biggest, and best.

Similarly, there have been notable personalities from the international professional tours of Asia, Australia, Europe and the United States who have walked the fairways of Ayer Keroh. Among them are Myanmar’s Kyi Hla Han, Australian Stephen Leany and American Jeff Maggart.

Thus, a good golfing visit to historical Malacca, for local and foreign guests, should always include a round of golf at Ayer Keroh. Its natural setting will almost ensures a memorable experience. For the non-golfers, the Malacca Zoo and Dataran Malacca are both in proximity and popular tourist spots.

Facilities: Driving range, practice green, practice bunker, golf shop, golfers’ terrace, restaurant, swimming pool, tennis and squash courts.

Location: 14.5km, Jalan Ayer Keroh, Ayer Keroh 75750, Malacca
Tel: +606 233 2000

Holes: 27 holes
Par: 72
Designer: Tun Gafar Baba
Length: Tunku Nine 3290 m, Ghaffar Nine 3323 m , Governor’s Nine 3154 m

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