Golf Courses in Penang have been meticulously developed for Malaysia golf holidays and vacations. Having lush natural greenery covering undulating little hills, the place is perfect for golf packages in Penang. Treat yourself with golf in Penang, where you could have entertaining rounds of golf and then you could unwind yourselves at the golf courses. Penang is located neat the Thai-Malaysia border which makes it an ideal golf destination to choose on one of Malaysia Golf Holiday’s two-country or three country-tours. The golf courses in Penang will make your Malaysia golf package an enjoyable one and provide a suitable challenge whatever your golfing level.
Penang Golf Club
Penang Golf Club (former Bukit Jambul Country Club) was incorporated in 1984 and is one of the most well known golf courses in Malaysia. What was once a 130-acre hilly rugged and rocky jungle, Penang Golf Club has established itself as one of Penangs top golf clubs. Since its opening in 1984, numerous extensions and renovations have enabled this Malaysia golf resort to be the preferred golfing avenue, such as being the host of the 31st Malaysian Open in 1992 which was won by Vijay Singh.
Situated on a hilltop, this Malaysia golf course provides a stunning panaromic view of the island, overseeing the impressive 13km Penang Bridge. Its stunning 18 hole 5,763 meter, par 72 golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Probably the most famous is the 10th hole with its tee box perched 100 feet above the fairway on the valley floor. Acclaimed as the no.6 top golf course in the recent Golf Malaysia Golf Course Poll (2001/2002), Penang Golf Club has been the crossroads for many world renowned golfers, documenting great moments in Malaysia golfing history.
Penang Golf Resort
Penang Golf Resort is a 36-hole golf resort nestled within the master plan of a new township developed located in Seberang Perai Utara, Penang and 21 kilometers from Penang city center.
Designed by Graham Marsh, this large and expansive tract of former palm oil plantation has been transformed into two very similar championship layouts – the East and West Courses – promoted as Malaysia’s Jewel in the North. The courses are in many ways identical.
Plenty of earth mounding, numerous stylishly designed bunkers, a handful of water hazards, contoured fairways and a light scattering of trees breaks up the essential flatness of the terrain. As you look across the open parkland, there are golf holes just about as far as the eye can see, although once on the course you’ll be surprised how much space there is between them, and how “intrusions” from other fairways are rare.
The good-width fairways (sometimes generously wide) and light semi-rough give the course an easy-going feel from the tee, but care will be needed on the approach shots, particularly with water present at the close of both the front and back nine.
This course is an impressive display of fairways, roughs and tees turfed with fresh Zoysia, and Bermuda for greens. High playability is guaranteed at all times with the installation of a special drainage system on the course.
The 6324 meters East Course with long, wide fairways are a favorite with big hitters, while strategic play is required to make par for a number of holes. Water hazards are also relatively infrequent, although the green at the par-4 18th should be approached carefully, with water dangerously in play on your approach shot.
The par 72 West Course threatens the back nine as there are a number of lakes present. The short par 3, 8th hole at only 164 meters looks easy but teeing shot may prove a watery problem. As on the East course, a bit of traffic noise can be heard from the North-South highway, especially when it skirts alongside the par-5 13th. The heavily bunkered 17th is an excellent par-3, also protected by water on the right. Water also poses most of the questions on the left to right dog-legging par-5 18th.
The Penang Golf Resort offers an overall good golfing experience in Penang. The shared clubhouse includes a well-stocked pro shop as well as two restaurants. The local Penang food dishes and traditional Chinese fare are highly recommended. Setia Pearl Island Country Club is a golf course on Penang for Malaysia golf holiday makers.
Bukit Jawi Golf Resort
The brilliant blue sky and warm tropical sun at Bukit Jawi Golf Resort in Penang are an irresistible combination for Malaysia golfers. Bukit Jawi Golf Resort is a superb year round golfing paradise set amidst a picturesque setting with lush tropical greenery. Strategically situated in Sungai Bakap, just off North-South Expressway Jawi Interchange, a mere 30 minutes away from Penang Island – this is one of our most popular Malaysia golf courses.
Bukit Jawi Golf Resorts 36-hole international championship Malaysia golf course spreads over 315 acres of palm-fringed fairways, contoured lakes on undulating terrain. This Penang golf course has all the elements of a truly enjoyable and challenging golfing experience. The fairways and tee boxes are carpeted with Zoysia Matrella and the greens are covered with Bermuda Tifdwarf.
The Hill Course is a 18-hole par 72 championship course playing to 6,385 meters in length. The course’s long and undulating fairways coupled with strategically placed hazards presents a challenge to every aspect of the golfer’s game from stroke accuracy and distance to course management. This Penang golf course is a true test of skills to even the most seasoned golfer. See Hill Course layout.
The Lake Course is also a 18-hole par 72 course with 6,163 meters in length. The holes are shorter but with more water hazards and sand bunkers protecting the greens, this Penang course puts a premium on the golfer’s accuracy and short game. The signature hole is the par three 15th island green. The charming setting of the Lake Course guarantees the golfer a truly memorable round.
Two great golf courses in Penang, one great Golf resort in Malaysia.