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Golfing in North Malaysia

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Many tourists skip north Malaysia (the north west mainland of Perlis, Kedah and Perak), but you can have an excellent holiday while playing "The Game". The obvious choices here are Langkawi and Penang. Both islands have great golf courses and accommodation available but on the peninsula you will surprised by the quality and quantity of the courses.

You can click on a golf course and jump to the info of that golf course. Let us have a look:

Golf map for Perak, Perlis, Kedah, Penang and Langkawi Kristal Golf Resort Bukit Jawi Golf Resort Bukit Jambul Golf And Country Club Harvard Golf And Country Club Cinta Sayang Kulim Golf and Country Resort Taiping Golf And Country Club Meru Valley Golf And Country Club Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort Swiss Garden and Teluk Rubiah Penang Golf Resort Datai Bay Golf Club Black Forest Golf And Country Club Putra Golf Club Teluk Rubiah

You can click on the names of the golf clubs to jump to that resort on this page

Perak

Swiss-Garden Golf Resort & Spa Damai Laut

Both resorts are reviewed further on the website:

More about the golf facilities of the Swiss-Garden Golf Resort & Spa Damai Laut can be found at our Damai Laut Golf & Country Club page. You may want to check the course in details here.

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Teluk Rubiah is no longer open to the public. The area is transformed into a an iron ore. Read more here

Teluk Rubiah

Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort

Near Ipoh, actually near Batu Gajah is the Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort. This 27 holes 72 par course is designed by Tim Woolbank.
Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort is located in a former tin mine area and was voted by Golf Malaysia as one of the top 5 most beautiful golf locations in Asia.

There are other ways to entertain yourself and your family. For example, there are tennis, badminton and basketball courts, a swimming pool and a kids funland center.

Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort
Lot 6019 Changkat Larang,
Batu Gajah
Perak
Telephone: 05 - 466 7433

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Meru Valley Golf And Country Club

The Meru Valley Golf And Country Club is easily available through Ipoh. The course has 27 holes, 72 par at the foot of the Ledan Hills

Meru Valley Golf And Country Club
Jalan Bukit Meru
30020 Ipoh
Perak
Telephone: 05 - 529 3300

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Taiping Golf And Country Club

Taiping is an underestimated tourist destination by many foreigners. It also holds a fine golf course: Taiping Golf And Country Club in between Taiping and Kamunting near Bukit Larut. It's an 18 hole, 72 par course. The course is created under the influence of Sultan Azlan Shah, the state ruler and it was designed by Singaporean Wong Yew Kwan.

The golf course is only 10 minutes from the Taiping city center. Read more about Taiping here.

Taiping Golf And Country Club
Jalan Bukit Jana, 34600
Kamunting, Taiping
Perak
Telephone: 05 - 883 7500

A good hotel in Taiping is the Bukit Merah Laketown Resort, read more about the resort here.

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Penang, on the island and the mainland

There are 4 golf courses in and around Penang.

Bukit Jambul Golf And Country Club

The Bukit Jambul Golf & Country Club is designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., it was literally carved out of rocks. The club is located in Bayan Lepas, in between the road to the airport and Georgetown.

The course has 18 holes,71 par and is quite a challenge but also a beautiful course. I hope you will enjoy!

Bukit Jambul Golf & Country Club
No. 2 Jalan Bukit Jambul,
11900 Bayan Lepas
Telephone: 04 - 644 2255

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Kristal Golf Resort

The Kristal Golf Resort is not easy to find. Located just south of Penang near the Sungai Bakap this golf course is surrounded by palm oil and rubber plantations. The golf course is straight forward though challenging. The 18 holes, 72 par course goes over rolling hills and deep water valleys. Beautiful surrounding.

Getting there, take the North-South Expressway, junction Jawi, or travel through Butterworth on the old National Road no. 1. Follow directions to Taiping/Ipoh until Sungai Bakap. In Jawi take the junction to the Kristal, it's about 30km from Butterworth/Penang.

Kristal Golf Resort
Mukim 3, Jalan Valdor,
14200 Sungai Bakap
Pulau Pinang
Telephone: 04 - 582 2280

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Bukit Jawi Golf Resort

Bukit Jawi Golf Resort is located near the Kristal Golf Club. Thus you can follow the direction as above mentioned. The surrounding is not as spectacular as the Kristal but it is a fine course surrounded by palm oil plantations and palm trees. 36 holes, 72 par.

Bukit Jawi Golf Resort
691 Main Road,
14200 Sungai. Bakap,
Seberang Prai Selatan
Pulau Pinang
Telephone: 04-582-2611/12

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Putra Golf Club

Penang Golf Resort

Penang Golf Resort is not located at Penang island but 20 km north from Butterworth on the mainland near Kepala Batas. The 36 holes, 72 par course is designed by Graham Marsh. The resort has apart of a club club a hotel and pool.

Penang Golf Resort
1687 Jalan Bertam
13200
Kepala Batas
Seberang Perai Utara
Penang
Telephone: 04 - 578 2022

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Perlis

Putra Golf Club

The small state Perlis borders with Thailand. Although a small state Perlis has a good 18 holes, 72 par golf course: The Putra Golf Club. Expert claim this course is one of the more challenging courses in Malaysia. The Putra Golf Club is located near the limestone mountains, 10 km from Kangar, capital of Perlis in the far north of Malaysia.

Putra Golf Club
Jalan Sungai Batu Pahat
01000
Kangar, Perlis
Telephone: 04 - 976 9660

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Kedah

Langkawi: Datai Bay Golf Club

The Datai Golf ClubDatai Bay Golf Club is located at the north west part of Langkawi. The Datai, as it is commonly known, is a resort with a golf course. The views on the course are stunning, over the islands of the Andaman Sea and Gunung Mat Cinang, the highest top of Pulau Langkawi.

The course is 18 holes and with some bad luck you have to work with quite a bit of wind. Beautiful location. The golf club is part of the Datai resort, one of the finest in Langkawi.

Datai Bay Golf Club
Teluk Datai
07000 Pulau Langkawi

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Black Forest Golf And Country Club

Near the border with Thailand, not far from Bukit Kayu Hitam, which main attraction is shopping because of its duty free zone, lies the Black Forest Golf And Country Club. The location is convenient for travelers to and from Thailand as the border post is very near. The golf course is 18 holes, 72 par and goes through the forest and palm oil and rubber plantations.

Black Forest Golf And Country Club
Zon Bebe Cekai
06050 Bukit Kayu Hitam
Jitra, Kedah
Telephone: 04 - 922 2822

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Cinta Sayang Golf And Country Club

Cinta Sayang

The Cinta Sayang Golf And Country Club is located just north of Sungai Petani (about 50km from Penang), near the expressway. It is an 18 hole, 72 par course and it's a mostly flat one but overlooking the course is the Gunung Jerai Mountain.

Cinta Sayang Golf And Country Club
Persiaran Cinta Sayang
08000
Sungai Petani, Kedah
Telephone: 04 - 414 4666

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Harvard Golf And Country Club

The Harvard Golf & Country Club is one of the oldest and most exclusive clubs in the country. The Harvard Golf & Country Club is located on the east side of the expressway, junction Gurun, about 25 km from Sungai Patani. The course is 27 holes, 72 par.

Harvard Golf And Country Club
Address Harvard Golf & Country Club
08100 Bedong, Kedah
Telephone: 04 4586 887

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Kulim Golf and Country Resort

Near the Hi-Tech Park in Kulim surrounded by plantations and small villages on one side and the Hi Tech Park on the other. Take the Butterworth - Kulim motorway to junction Hi Tech Park. The course is located north east of the Kulim city center. It is an 27 hole, 72 par course. The club contains a resort.

Kulim Golf and Country Resort
Lot 2096 Jalan Mahang Kulim Hi-Tech Park,
09000 Kulim, Kedah
Telephone: 04-4032828

Many thanks for this page goes to Tourism Malaysia and their free magazine: Malaysia, your golfing paradise

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