Kukup Golf Resort, Johor Golf
Kukup takes pride in an immaculately kept condition 36-hole golf resort built on what was formerly an oil palm plantation. Kukup Golf Resort is a great retreat for those seeking golf, relaxation and seafood. . Designed by Atsumi Kawase, the course bears a distinctive Japanese fancy for flora, fish and fauna. Set on undulating rolling terrain, the course abounds with lakes and streams amid lush greenery to provide a challenging game amidst beautiful natural surroundings. The two courses differ greatly in terms of layout – the north course features sand traps while the south course is noted for its water hazards. Buggies are provided at the former while walking is the order of the day at the latter.
The clubhouse is perched on high ground to provide sweeping views of the surroundings. Styled on Bugis architecture, it incorporates a glass-walled golfer’s terrace, games room, a roof garden and balconies overlooking the course. Other facilities available are meeting and conference rooms, rejuvenation centre and also sports and recreation centre. Chalets and condominiums provide ample accommodation for golfers and visitors. An added attraction is the Dolphin learning Centre featuring dolphin shows and even rides on the dolphins.
The first 18 holes are predominated by water hazards with some hidden midway bunkers. The greens are of different shapes and elevation. Inside winding streams and lakes are red tilapia and other species of fish. Colorful tropical blossoms dot the course, making a round of golf an entirely pleasant experience.
The second course comprises numerous tree hazards and presents golfers a somewhat “rude awakening” in contrast. Five holes are especially challenging, combining both trees and water hazards. To help overcome the fear of water, even the 27-bay driving range bears a pond in front for practice.
Address: Pekan Penerok, Pontian, Johor, 82300
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