You're in for a long day if you can't hit straight. Tight, undulating and spectacular, this tough course is a true challenge.
Some 3000 feet above sea level in the Genting Highlands lies the Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort, a tough course which benefits from some spectacular views amidst the jungle-clad hills.
This is an unrelentingly tough course, thanks mainly to the undulating tightness of the holes. The fairways are often as narrow as about 10 metres, so if you're having one of those days when you just can't hit straight you'll be in a while heap of trouble. Not only that, you'll also spend a fortune on balls, as anything offline will stay lost, either in the thick jungle or the occasional water hazards that surface memorably on the 4th and 15th, both par-3s involving forced carries over ponds.
The undulating nature of the terrain means that even straight shots can end up in trouble, with gravity working its malicious magic. However, these spectacular elevation do provide for some memorably stunning sights, especially from the tee of the par-4 3rd where you can see the Genting Highlands hotel some 4000 feet above you.
This is a thinking man's course. There are plenty of holes that dangle the risk-reward equation temptingly in front of you, but before reaching for the big dog and trying to cut the corner, you should know that the percentage game lies on a more conservative strategy despite the extra distances that are possible at this altitude. You probably won't be able to resist from some of the elevated tees, but consider yourself warned! Whichever route you take to get there, the greens will test your reading skills to the max. Not only are they pretty fast, the are viciously contoured and occasionally tiered, and your success or otherwise with the putter will probably have the biggest bearing on your score.
Away from the course there are facilities for massage, sauna, snooker, tennis and swimming, as well as decent accommodation and a range of restaurants serving local and international cuisine, so even if your scorecard is a mess it's easy to end the day content. Overall, a tough course that presents a challenge that is hard to resist.
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