We all know Malaysia for its appealing combination of weather, delicious cuisine, exotic food, and natural attraction. But this two-time winner of the World Golf Awards for Asia’s Best Golf Destination has lately become the most chosen getaway for the golfers. Apart from the lush scenic beauty of luxury resorts, golf Malaysia has a lot to offer.

No wonder why golfers are not just coming to Malaysia but their families as well, for the trip. There are a lot of golfers in Malaysia as well. From golf courses to golf lessons to golf academies to golf shops, anything related to golf Malaysia do you want to know? We have the answers. Let’s start!!!

Most Popular Golf Courses in Malaysia

1. Monterez Golf & Country Club

Monterez Golf & Country Club

This golf course is an ideal place for golfing, very close to the city center of Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. You will face constant challenges along the course including lakes, bunkers, trees, and streams. Cheap weekend morning games via Deemples RM103 per round, PM at RM84 per round.

They welcome both amateur and professional golfers around the world while providing them admirable 360-degree services at affordable prices. Check our list for more Golf Courses in Selangor 

2. Kota Permai Golf & Country Club

Kota Permai Golf & Country Club

The famous Kota Permai Golf & Country Club opened in 1998 in Kota Kemuning. This 18-hole championship course was designed by top international architect Ross Watson. This is one of the best golf courses in Malaysia.

KPGCC has an extensive portfolio of professional golf championships and events. One round of golf on the weekdays will cost you around RM233 (for member’s guest, 18holes) & RM116 (for 9 holes). For visitors 18 holes will cost you RM286 & 9 holes RM1433.

3. Kinrara Golf Club

Kinrara Golf Club

Only 15 minutes away from Bukit Jalil and 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur, Kinrara Golf Club is located beside the 3-star resort hotel named Kinrara Resort. This place is one of the best places in Puchong, Selangor to play golf and relax.

With a magnificent view in the middle of the city, the club is a great place to stay away from all the hustle-bustle. Improved a lot after PNB took over for management. No more soggy fairways. Cheap weekend morning games via Deemples RM150 per round, PM at RM120 per round.

4. The ELS Club – Desaru, Johor

The ElS Club Desaru Coast

This golf course is situated on the South East Peninsular Malaysia, just 1-hour drive from downtown Johor and a long drive from Singapore or KL (2 hours from Singapore, and 5 hours from KL). Desaru Coast has two golf courses – the Ocean Course and the Valley Course.

In both courses, you will get some high risk-reward shots where appropriate club selection is a must. They both provide challenges for all skill levels. Amazing course, at expensive prices, RM400-600 per round of golf.

5. The ELS Club – Teluk Datai, Langkawi

The ELS Club – Teluk Datai

The Els Club is one of the most extravagant golf courses in Malaysia. It consists of 18 holes with par 72. The club came in 83rd in the world for the top 100 greatest golf courses in the world. If you’re planning on visiting The Els Club, it’s only a 40 minutes drive from the Langkawi International Airport.

Where To Book Golf and Find Great Golf Deals

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More about Deemples at the end of the article.

The Most Famous Malaysian Golfers

You might be asking yourself, “how many golfers in Malaysia play professionally?”. Well, the number may surprise you because there are actually many local tournaments here in Malaysia that have given birth to many amazing and skillful Malaysian golfers. Here are 3 of the most famous golfers in Malaysia today:

1. Gavin Green

Malaysian Golfer Gavin Green

Born in Kuala Lumpur in the year 1993, Gavin Kyle Green is a professional golfer in Malaysia who has achieved great success throughout his professional career. So far, he has claimed 4 wins in his professional career – three times on the Asian Development Tour and once on the Mercuries Taiwan Masters. As of 2022, Green ranked #1 in Malaysia’s Top 10 Official World Ranking.

2. Ben Leong

Malaysian Golfer Ben Leong

Born in Sabah in the year 1986, Ben Leong is one of Malaysia’s top professional golfers today. So far, he has amassed a total of 6 wins in his professional career which began as early as 2008. Leong’s first professional win was on the Worldwide Selangor Masters in August of 2008. This was followed by many more wins in the Asian Development Tour and in other championships. In addition to that, Leong also represented Malaysia in the 2018 World Cup which is quite the achievement in of itself. As of 2022, Leong ranked #2 in the Malaysia’s Top 10 Official World Ranking.

3. Shahriffudin Ariffin

Malaysian Golfer Shahriffudin Ariffin

Born in Melaka in the year 2000 is one of the youngest, yet toughest opponents a golfer could face. Shahriffudin started his professional career as young as 15 years old. He has always had a keen interest in golf which started when he was only 5 years old from watching his father on the course. So far, he is growing so much in popularity and fame at such a young age which is why he is on this list. Some of the highlights in his career so far is winning the Professional Golfers Association of Malaysia (PGM) tour for two years straight. This is no easy task especially for a golfer that young. As of 2022, Shahriffudin ranked #3 on the Malaysia’s Top 10 Official World Ranking.

Famous Golf Tournaments in Malaysia

Malaysia does not shy away from having exclusive and grand tournaments every now and then. Some of the golf tournaments in Malaysia have even caught the attention of other top golfers from around the world. Plus these tournaments have opened the door for more and more professional Malaysian golfers to make a name for themselves and be recognized in the sport’s landscape. These are some of the examples of Malaysia’s most famous golf tournaments:

  • Malaysian Open
  • Maybank Championship
  • CIMB Classic
  • Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
  • Iskandar Johor Open
  • PGM Sime Darby Harvard Championship
  • Volvo Masters of Malaysia
  • Selangor Masters
  • Sabah Masters
  • Sarawak Championship
  • Malaysian Dunlop Masters

Where To Practice Golf

Kelab-Darul-Ehsan-(KDE)-Driving-Range
Kelab Darul Ehsan (KDE) Driving Range

If you are a newbie at golf then practicing golf at driving range might be the best idea for you. Even pro golfers love to hit balls in the driving range because it’s a great way to test your swings as well as it’s fun.

Practicing on the driving range is a great way to improve and by using the time wisely, a driving range session can have huge benefits. Below is the list of driving ranges for you to practice golf:

  • TPC Kuala Lumpur Driving Ranges
  • Kelab Darul Ehsan (KDE) Range
  • Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam (KGPA)
  • Kota Damansara Driving Range

** Find out the best Driving Ranges in Kuala Lumpur to practice.

Golf Lessons

1. MST Golf Academy

MST Golf Academy

Located at TPC Kuala Lumpur, MST Golf Academy is one of the largest and most structured golf academies in the region. The instructors have a track record with players of any skill level. They have a team of well-trained and highly skilled coaches who are internationally certified.

2. JNG Golf Academy

JNG Golf Academy

Located in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, JNG Golf Academy is managed by Tropicana Golf & Country Club. They have highly qualified golf professionals who come from all over the world. They have a wealth of knowledge gained from playing professionally and coaching National teams which also guarantees you that your development is in good hands.

3. Impact Elite Golf Academy

Impact Golf Academy

The Impact Elite Golf Academy was established with the aim to prepare young golfers for a professional golfing career. It is known to be a premier golf academy in Malaysia. Located in Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Impact Elite is operated under The Mines Resort & Golf Club.

Famous Golf Shops

MST Golf Shop in Tropicana Golf & Country Club

In Malaysia, there are a lot of shops and online stores available to buy golf accessories. They sell new and also used equipment. You can find all of the renowned brands in one place. Very convenient right? We are going to give you a list of the top golf shops in Malaysia.

  • MST Golf (80% market share)
  • Transview (15% market share)
  • RGT Technology (super cheap)
  • Be Golf Pro (online

**Find out more on Golf Shops in Malaysia

Frequently Asked Questions About Golf Malaysia

What is golf in Malay?

In Bahasa Melayu (the Malay Language), “Golf” is the official Malay translation of the word “Golf” in English.

How many golf courses in Malaysia are there?

There are over 200 golf courses in Malaysia, most of which provide the best value for a round of golf in all of Asia. Visit here to find out more about golf courses in Malaysia.

How much to play golf in Malaysia?

In Malaysia, golf prices are fairly reasonable compared to most countries. But when you take into account membership prices, that is a different story. A regular membership can cost you up to RM200,000 especially in some of the grand and fancy country clubs.

How many golfers in Malaysia are there?

There is an estimate of around 968 golfers that are officially registered in each golf clubs in Malaysia today.

What is the best golf club in Malaysia?

It is almost impossible to pick THE best golf club in Malaysia but there are definitely some of the best golf clubs that every golfer should try out. In fact, we have a list of the 10 best golf courses in Malaysia that we think is the cream of the crop.

Summary

Based on our research and being involved in the golf industry of Malaysia, we think this is a short overview of golf Malaysia. Hopefully, we were able to answer all of your questions. If you have any doubts or want to know more about golf Malaysia, you always can give your feedback in the comments section below.

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