A very narrow course which is tough to master. Not much to look at, but it's reasonably priced and does the job well enough
Hugely popular thanks to its easy accessibility more than anything else, Kelab Golf Seri Selangor is Malaysia's first bona fide public golf course, advertising itself as a course for 'homeless golfers' (we're assuming they mean golfers who aren't members of a club rather than sleeping on the street with their nine iron).
While advertised as being covered with Bermuda grass, this was only partly true of the fairways that were disappointingly sandy, meaning you can find yourself with a difficult lie after even the perfect drive. Not that hitting the perfect drive is easy anyway, for the fairways here are nightmarishly narrow, with little room for error. Veer off-line and you're in thick jungle, with no way back. A couple of holes, notably the 10th and 11th, feel like you're being forced to thread a needle such is the lack of any margin for error.
The greens are in better shape, very consistent and very quick. If there is a complaint it is that they are too hard, making it difficult to prevent approach shots from rolling off the green given that the surface isn't very receptive to spin. The rough is tough to extricate yourself from, especially if you find yourself in the occasional muddy sections, and could probably be better looked after although to be fair it is advertised as natural jungle foliage.
As you can imagine, this is a tough course. It's not particularly spectacular to look at, but it remains popular as it's easily accessible and a challenge you will find yourself wanting to overcome. The green fees are also very reasonable, and given the amount of footfall it is easy to forgive the fact that the fairways aren't up to the standard of more exclusive and expensive clubs. So while this may not be a course for a high handicapper (it plays long too), Kelab Golf Seri Selangor is a decent choice for the better golfer after a stiff test without breaking the bank.
Like the sound of this course? Secure a tee time and take advantage of the discounted green fees on offer by adding Kelab Golf Seri Selangor to your Kuala Lumpur golf holiday.
If you are travelling to other parts of Malaysia ask us to help you to organise a Malaysia Golf Package which features tee times at Kelab Golf Seri Selangor.