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Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang

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Surrounded by 30 acres (12 hectares) of lush tropical gardens, the relaxing Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang enjoys a spectacular setting overlooking Batu Feringgi Beach. Its distinctive Minangkabau architecture blends in perfectly with the centuries-old trees. Inside the resort, guests will find a modern design with tasteful decor of Malaysian culture. The exclusive Rasa Wing offers daily Rasa Wing privileges including daily breakfast options of a la carte breakfast at Feringgi Grill or buffet breakfast at Spice Market Cafe, afternoon tea and evening cocktails. Garden Wing caters to families with its vibrant main pool. CHI, The Spa, offers 11 private villas for indulgent traditional Asian and Malaysian spa treatments. Guests will appreciate a wide variety of resort services and amenities, including excellent dining options and a nine-hole pitch and putt golf course. A truly exceptional place to be. Click info tab for more.

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  • NO Small pets allowed (under 5 kg)
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  • YES Wheelchair-accessible

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  • Penang Golf Club

    Penang Golf Club is the only golf course actually on the island of Penang was previously known as Bukit Jambul and was extensively renovated a couple of years ago.

    Quite short and at times very tight but offers a good challenge for all golfers. During the renovations the existing course layout was maintained and most of the changes were cosmetic with re-shaped greens and tee boxes, larger water hazards and improved grass on the fairways. The renovation added many undulations to the already fast greens which are protected by very deceiving grass-faced bunkers which are difficult to spot from a distance.

    Still one of the top courses in Malaysia and once hosted the Malaysian Open and still makes it onto the list of the best courses in the country and offers some panoramic views from the elevated tee boxes.

    It is a very tight parkland course which requires very careful course management and from the very first hole you will know that you have to be accurate if you wish to score well.  Wild shots will probably end up in the jungle which lines many of the fairways offering no chance of a recovery and almost certainly a lost ball.

    Penang Golf Club is around 20 minutes from the airport and Georgetown and around 40 minutes from Batu Ferringhi.

     


  • Bukit Jawi Country Club

    Two great championship courses both in great condition make it worth allowing time for a round on each

    Half an hour from Penang, back on the mainland near Sungai Bekap lies the Bukit Jawi Golf Resort, 36 championship holes spread out over 315 acres of attractive mountain terrain. Both courses can boast of excellent layouts that present an absorbing challenge.

    The fairways are in immaculate condition, with the Zoysia Matrella grass retaining that perfect carpet-like feel even in the face of heavy rain; likewise the large, undulating greens which are quicker than you expect - the ball just seems to keep going on the Bermuda Tifdwarf grass, so be prepared to use a feather touch on downhill putts. 

    With such an open, expansive course you'd expect the rough to be pretty thick, but surprisingly it wasn't too bad, which means you can get away with some pretty wayward drives without too much of a penalty. The elevation changes combine with this open feel to allow some pretty great views over the course, particularly from the elevated par-3 15th (Lakes course) where you hit towards a semi-island green.

    The 15th isn't the only hole of note on the Lakes course: the par-4 5th is a 90 degree dog-leg right with, unusually, forests encroaching on both sides of the fairway. Cutting the corner is a massive risk, but it's definitely possible to find yourself putting for eagle if you connect with your drive. The par-4 14th is another beauty, with a tee shot that must cut the corner of a lake to land on a thin strip of fairway, and the round ends with another forced carry too an island fairway followed by  a tough approach to the small, elevated 18th green.

    The Hill Course replicates the wide fairways of the Lake course, but elevation changes mean that six or seven tee shots are played blind and uphill. The par-3 12th is memorably defended by a small lake right in front of the green, although it is the bunkers and elevation changes rather than water that are more likely to cause you problems on this course, despite the stream that cuts across the 9th and 18th fairways. The toughest part of your round will be navigating the 17th green which slopes steeply from right to left and can easily be four-putted.

    An added bonus here is the wildlife on view, in particular the groups of large but harmless monitor lizards crawling up and down the fairways, enhancing the natural feel of the course further. Overall, it's hard to find much fault with Bukit Jawi Golf Resort, aside from a system error that made registration a somewhat drawn out affair, although we assume this isn't the norm. Definitely worth playing.

    Like the sound of this course?  Secure a tee time and take advantage of the discounted green fees on offer by adding Bukit Jawi Golf Resort to your Penang  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 Bukit Jawi Golf Resort.

    (c) 2012 by Internet Trading N.V.  All rights reserved

     

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  • Penang Golf Resort - East Course

    A flat course enlivened by some cleverly designed holes, with water and pot bunkers aplenty to challenges golfers of all levels. The attached resort makes this a great option for golfers traveling with the family.

    On the site of a former palm oil plantation lie the twin courses of the Penang Golf Resort, currently being promoted as Malaysia's Jewel In the North. There are two championship layouts here, East and West, with the former largely preferred as host of prestigious tournaments such as the Malaysian Amateur Open.

    A round on the East course starts fraught with danger, a par-4 that dog-legs left around a lake. The best position to approach the heavily guarded green is as far left of the fairway as possible, so you have to flirt with water; play to conservatively and you either have no shot into the green of end up in a fairway bunker on the other side. Water continues all along the right side of the 2nd, a short par-5 that is reachable in two. You soon leave the water hazards behind however, and it is pot bunkers that become the biggest danger, lurking greenside on the 5th and 6th holes, each of which will leave a treacherous shot to the pin. 

    There is the odd opportunity to decide between risk and reward - indeed, the 9th is an interesting hole to finish the opening nine, where you can be ambitious and try to clear the fairway bunkers and open up the green, or play short and leave a longer and tougher approach to a heavily bunkered green complex. Similarly, the corner of the severely dog-legging par-4 14th can be cut, and indeed it's hard to resist the temptation to try. Get it wrong and you can easily end up in the solitary pot bunker that will prove remarkably reluctant to allow your ball to escape.

    While it's built on essentially flat terrain, the designers have done a pretty good job of using earth-mounding and fairway contouring to provide some interest; and although it's a relatively open course (some parallel fairways allow for a route back to safety after a wayward drive) there are enough trees to ensure that you keep your eye on the ball, both literally and figuratively. The greens generally feature more slopes than the fairways, and the marketing campaign has gone hand in hand with a maintenance programme that keeps the course is good shape.

    Given it is up against some stiff competition in the form of the numerous quality courses in the Penang area, it might be too soon to start talking about the Penang Golf Resort as the 'Jewel In The North' in a purely golfing sense, but the East Course is an enjoyably challenging course, and when combined with the extensive facilities in the resort itself, it is an excellent choice for a golf holiday in Malaysia, particularly for those with a family in tow.

    Like the sound of this course?  Secure a tee time and take advantage of the discounted green fees on offer by adding Penang Golf Resort - East Course to your Penang  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 Penang Golf Resort - East Course.

    (c) 2012 by Internet Trading N.V.  All rights reserved

     

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  • Penang Golf Resort - West Course

    Like the West Course, this is a fairly flat affair that benefits from earth-mounding, water and pot bunkers aplenty to provide an enjoyable challenge for golfers of all levels. The attached resort makes this a great option for golfers traveling with the family.

    On the site of a former palm oil plantation lie the twin courses of the Penang Golf Resort, currently being promoted as Malaysia's Jewel In the North. There are two championship layouts here, East and West, and while the former is largely preferred as host of prestigious tournaments such as the Malaysian Amateur Open, there is really very little to choose between them and you might find the excellent West course less crowded than it's slightly more favoured twin.

    The naturally pancake-flat terrain has been enlivened by the clever use of earth-mounding to create enough contours and definition to keep the course interesting. The stylishly designed bunkers combine with a smattering of water hazards to create plenty of challenges for golfers of all abilities. The fairways are pretty generous, and the open feel and light rough mean you aren't too usually heavily punished by wayward drives. It may not be one for the purists, but if you're anything like us it's nice to have the chance to recover after a bad shot.

    It's on the approaches where you need to take extra special care, especially towards the end of each nine where water starts to become more prevalent; in general, the water isn't too threatening though, lurking behind greens rather than in front of them, so you'll need to be unlucky or simply holding the wrong club to end up in the drink most of the time. The pot bunkers are more troublesome, with many of the greens heavily guarded. Like its sister course, the greens are more sloping than the fairways, and an ongoing maintenance programme that keeps the course is good shape.

    Given it is up against some stiff competition in the form of the numerous quality courses in the Penang area, it might be too soon to start talking about the Penang Golf Resort as the 'Jewel In The North' in a purely golfing sense, but the West Course is an enjoyably challenging course, and when combined with the extensive facilities in the resort itself, it is an excellent choice for a golf holiday in Malaysia, particularly for those with a family in tow.

    Like the sound of this course?  Secure a tee time and take advantage of the discounted green fees on offer by adding Penang Golf Resort - West Course to your Penang  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 Penang Golf Resort - West Course.

    (c) 2012 by Internet Trading N.V.  All rights reserved

     

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