Golf in Langkawi
Just an hours flying time from Kuala Lumpur, this archipelago of islands is situated 20 miles off the west coast of Malaysia near to the border with Thailand. Langkawi enjoys a reputation as Malaysia’s premier golf holiday retreat, offering quality golf courses, white sandy beaches, mountainous interior and stunning natural attractions.
These include Telaga Tujuh – a series of pools between which visitors can slide, some splendid waterfalls, hot springs and day trips to deserted islands.
Golf courses in Langkawi
Nestled between the primeval rainforest and the emerald green of the Andaman Sea, the award-winning, 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course at The Els Club Teluk Datai, designed by legendary player Ernie Els, provides a grand game experience in one of the world’s most spectacular settings.
With the marbled peaks of the mighty Machincang mountain range as a backdrop, the 47-hectare course has been developed to honour its natural surroundings. Typical bunkers have been replaced by less conventional golfing ‘hazards’, including tropical vegetation and streams, and even the holes’ names, such as Macaque Manor, are a subtle nod to the wildlife that can often be spotted around the course.
The Els Club Teluk Datai also offers state-of-the-art club facilities, including buggies equipped with GPS units, a fully stocked golf shop and full-amenity locker rooms, as well as two relaxation areas in the clubhouse. The Hornbill Café, which overlooks the course, and the open-air Els Lounge are the perfect place to unwind after your round.