If you're looking for the best of the best, you've come to the right place. Simply stunning.
On the rolling hills of a former oil palm estate is the regular host of the Malaysian Open and perhaps the premier golf course in the country - the Palm Course at Saujana Golf & Country Club. Locally known as 'The Cobra', it is widely acknowledged to be the toughest course in Malaysia thanks to its tight, palm-lined fairways and devilishly fast greens.
This is a course with bags of character, and every hole feels like a mini-adventure that requires a lot of thinking to get through. It really looks the part too, and it's easy to imagine the water, hills, trees, jungle and impeccably maintained playing surface looking amazing on TV. The rolling nature of the terrain means there are plenty of elevated tees from which to enjoy the stunning views.
Playing to your handicap here will be a real challenge. The beautiful but vicious par-3 2nd may only be 172 yards away, but your tee shot must cross a ravine, anything short means either ending up in a bunker or your ball running down the 45 degree slope into the jungle. Anything long and you're in for an adventure as the terrain drops away sharply behind the green. Getting any recovery shot to stay on the lightning quick putting surface is very very hard. The monster par-5 that follows features a double tiered, elevated green where putts are subject to almost imperceptible breaks. Getting down in three is an accomplishment, let alone two. WIth this in mind, it gets tempting to try going for greens in under regulation, possible for long hitters on the extreme dog-leg par-4 17th. The penalties for failing can be severe, however.
The undulating fairways are immaculate, and the greens fast enough to have any golfer in the world second guessing themselves. A slight touch can often be enough to send the ball to the outer limits of the fringe, and three putts can easily become depressingly regular. The rough will tenaciously hold on to your ball so is best avoided if you want to stand a chance of making the green. The excellent course maintenance that provides all this is matched by caddies whose experience and knowledge is invaluable, especially on the deceptive greens, and clubhouse facilities that are world-class. If you want the best of the best, book a round on the Palm Course at Saujana Golf & Country Club.
Like the sound of this course? Secure a tee time and take advantage of the discounted green fees on offer by adding Saujana Golf & Country Club - Palm Course to your Kuala Lumpur golf holiday.
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