Seremban International Golf Club
Venue of the 2007 Salcon Negri Masters, Seremban International Golf Club is a course with a long and distinguished history dating to 1952.
Like many of the older clubs, it has had its highs and lows and is now firmly back in the reckoning as one of the countryâ€™s best. And while it might first appear, on face value, as a rather easy layout, it has immense character and proved a difficult challenge, even for the professionals.
Crafted by members of the club, it measures 6,252 metres from the championship tee boxes and plays to a par-72. The 18 holes that comprise cowgrass fairways and Serangoon greens are well kept as is the clubhouse and the amenities.
Seremban international opens with a 316 metres par-4, where a slight draw will take advantage of a fairway that doglegs to the left. A note should be made of the second shot that could spell trouble if sliced too much as there is out of bounds on the approach.
The par-4 tenth, which stretches 412 metres from tee to green, underwent a complete makeover this year. It included the stripping of the entire hole, the relaying of the subsoil to improve the drainage and the returfing of the fairway and green.
Accuracy all the way is required if anything is to be gained from this hole. It is narrow and has out of bounds on the left and punishing rough on the right.
SIGC closes with the 455 metres par-5 whose fairway slopes from the right to left and doglegs to the left. The green is an elevated one that has bite of its own in contours that penalize any rashness.
3 Â¼ Miles, Kuala Pilah Road, 70710 Negri Seremban, Negri Sembilan
Tel: +606 6775 787
Designer: Members of SIGC
Length: 6,252 metres