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Golf in Langkawi

Home » Golf Holidays » Malaysia » 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

Par: 72, Holes: 18, 6,597m

99 East Golf Club

Par: 72, Holes: 18, 6,228m

Gunung Raya Golf Resort

GUNUNG RAYA GOLF RESORT
It won’t win any awards but it’s a decent open course which is perfect for high handicappers. Take plenty of water and sunscreen. In the foothills of the majestic mountain from which it takes its name you’ll find Gunung Raya Golf Resort set in 300 acres of what used to be a rubber plantation. Designed by American Max Wexler, it’s a useful addition to the limited options for golf in Langkawi. From the elevated tee on the 1st, a slight dog-leg right, you get a great view of the distant mountains and a pretty good idea of what the course is going to throw at you. The Bermuda fairways are generously wide and inviting, with plenty of leeway for those of us who are less than reliable with a driver. There is almost no OB and not too many hazards so there’s not that much to lose by going for it off the tee, certainly on the front nine. Having said that, the 225 yard par-3 7th features a tricky two tier green flanked by bunkers and exposed to some stiff breezes, so don’t think you’ll have a straightforward time of it on every tee. After the turn there is more in the way of foliage and you start to encounter water – the 10th is a beauty, a long par-5 dog-leg right with water all the way down the left and a fairway peppered with bunkers. One slight complaint is that certain sections of rough are just too thick, and it’s easy to lose a ball that you would never expect to lose. Part of the problem is that the drainage doesn’t seem to be perfect, so you can end up plugging your ball in a soggy patch of rough, even in the baking sun that is the norm. On that note, remember to take a hat and sunblock as it really is hot in Langkawi, and given this is a fairly new course the trees are yet to reach maturity and so offer little in the way of shade. Overall, this is a decent course that won’t be winning any awards but nonetheless provides enough to satisfy those who need to scratch that golfing itch and can’t get on the course at Datai Bay; probably best played on cooler days as the heat can really get oppressive at Gunung Raya Golf Resort.

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Resorts in Langkawi

Andaman Langkawi

The Datai Langkawi

The Andaman Resort Malaysia Golf Holiday

Datai Bay Andaman Resort Malaysia Golf Holiday

B&B, flights, transfers & four rounds of golf

Stay at The Andaman Resort at Datai Bay on your golf holiday to Malaysia & play the Els Club Teluk Datai

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Datai Langkawi Malaysia Golf Holiday

Datai Langkawi Malaysia Golf Holiday

B&B, flights, transfers & 4 rounds of golf

The Datai Langkawi Resort offers an 18-hole Ernie Els golf course which is nestled in the rainforest at the resort. Four rounds included

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The Andaman Resort Malaysia Golf Holiday

Datai Bay Andaman Resort Malaysia Golf Holiday

B&B, flights, transfers & four rounds of golf

Stay at The Andaman Resort at Datai Bay on your golf holiday to Malaysia & play the Els Club Teluk Datai

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Datai Langkawi Malaysia Golf Holiday

Datai Langkawi Malaysia Golf Holiday

B&B, flights, transfers & 4 rounds of golf

The Datai Langkawi Resort offers an 18-hole Ernie Els golf course which is nestled in the rainforest at the resort. Four rounds included

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