Port Dickson Golf Club
The tourist town of Port Dickson, situated in the western region of Negri Sembilan, has three courses. One of these, Port Dickson Golf & Country Club, is an ideal getaway for the whole family.
It is set in tranquil surroundings and features an 18-Hole Layout that stretches 5,900 metres from the championship tees.
Split into two nines â€“ the opening Rusa 1 is 2,981 metres while the homeward Rusa 2 is 2,919 metres. By and large, they make up for a relatively flat course whose character becomes defined with numerous water and sand hazards, tall trees and other obstacles.
However, with the Straits of Malacca just a stoneâ€™s throw away, the winds that sweep off it often have a big say in how tough this layout plays.
The clubâ€™s acting general manager, Muhammad Shazwan said, â€œThe wind can be a key issue in how well one plays this course. The crosswinds and headwinds play important roles here, and can easily ruin a good round of golf.â€
Muhammad also said that the renovation work being undertaken at PD Golf Club is scheduled to be completed in stages, at the end of this year (2007) and in the first half of 2008.
Among the work being carried out are the installation of drains along fairway, designed to improve the drainage, and the deepening of the lakes, which have become â€œclogged with siltâ€.
â€œThese are just a couple of renovation exercise we have embarked upon to improve the presentation of the course,â€ said Muhammad. â€œOf course, other work is being done to upgrade the place. We are also applying remedial treatment to the fairways and landscape, which will go a long way towards making the course even more presentable.â€
The 17th hole is particularly eye-catching. It is a 142 metre par-3 played over water to an island green. And while the putting surface is relatively large, there are enough undulations across it to make for some tricky putts.
An hourâ€™s drive from the bustle of Kuala Lumpur, Port Dickson Golf Club has on-site accommodation in the form of holiday apartments. And with swimming pool, tennis and volleyball courts, and a string of other recreational activities, there is something for the whole family to enjoy here, never mind the seaside which is in close proximity.
Location: 5 Â½ Miles, Jalan Pantai, 71050 Si Rusa, Port Dickson, Negri Sembilan
Tel: +606 647 3123
Description: 18 holes
Designer: Sze Ton
Length: 5900 metres