Malaysia is a golfing heaven with world class golf courses to suit all tastes. Whether you’re thinking of a Malaysia golfing holiday or just a quick round of golf during your vacation, Malaysia is both a golfer’s paradise and simply paradise for a round of golf. There is a wealth of world-renowned course designers who have designed a wide-variety of layouts taking advantage of the mountains, the rain forests and the seashore in their design concepts.
Two courses that have attracted attention of late are The Mines Resort and Golf Club, just outside Kuala Lumpur, which hosted the 1999 World Cup featuring Tiger Woods and Mark Oâ€™Meara as well as the Womenâ€™s World Cup in 2000. In Borneo the Borneo Highlands Resort features the magnificent Hornbill Golf and Jungle Club launched by Tiger Woods in 1999.
Here golfers will find a wide range of grasses to play on. Many of the older Malaysia golf courses will still feature Cowgrass or broad-leaf indigenous grass on the fairways and rough, with Serangoon or Bermuda Tifway covering the greens.
However most of the newer golf courses will have the popular warm weather favourite Bermuda Tifway on the fairways and rough and TifDwarf Bermudagrass on the greens. Some courses prefer the resilient Zoysia Martrellia species, while the Sea Shore Paspalum variety is the grass used for seaside courses. The temperate climate Bent grass can be found in one of the mountain courses.
The speed of the green range from 6 to 8 on the Stimpmeter, but in a small number of courses, the speed can rise up to as high as 10.
Malaysia is a place where the glorious pleasure of a round of golf is intensified by some of the most magnificent scenery in the world. It doesn’t matter whether you’re playing on a private, club or resort golf course – the views might change but the drama of it will not.
Among the golf enthusiasts of the world, Malaysia is still a well kept secret. Many courses though register growing visitor numbers from overseas.
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Malaysia Golf Courses