Thinking of a few rounds of golf to destress or maybe cut a deal? There are Golf clubs aplenty these days and it might be a bit mind-boggling to choose one to suit you – particularly one that comes with premium benefits and exclusive memberships. While many of these clubs may seem the same, they in fact vary greatly in what they offer.
And if you are considering investing in a membership, it might be a bit mind-boggling to go through each individual membership and consider the pros and cons. But worry not! We break them all down for you right here so that you don’t have to waste time going through the options and just get right down to the game.
TPC Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club
With great service, excellent facilities and friendly hospitality, TPC Kuala Lumpur has set new standards for golf and country clubs. TPC Kuala Lumpur was placed as the 21st best golf club in all of Asia in Golf Travel Magazine in its ‘Top 100 Golf Courses in Asia 2021’ list announced last year and was the host for the prestigious Maybank Malaysian Open for 4 consecutive years. The West Course and the East Course make up the golf course here. The West Course is created for golfers who like to take in the surroundings while playing, whereas the East Course is designed with tournaments in mind. W klgcc.com
Saujana Golf & Country Club
The Saujana Palm Course has hosted the famous Malaysia Open on seven occasions and was also the first golf course in Asia to hold the first European & Asia PGA Tour tournament. The Palm Course, dubbed “the Cobra” because of its tight, palm-lined fairways and quick, difficult greens, is usually regarded as the toughest in the country. At Saujana, well-trained caddies are available to assist with course management to make golfing more enjoyable. The facilities are top-notch and exactly what you’d expect from a world-class golf course. On a golf holiday in Malaysia, some people choose to stay at the on-site golf resort, which saves time and provides excellent views of the course. Members can enjoy leisure activities with their various facilities which include a gymnasium, Sauna, Steam room, Swimming pool and a tennis court. Monthly leasing fees are available at RM 500.00 per month. Wsaujanahotels.com
The Els Club
The Els Club comprises two unique Malaysian destinations. The island of Langkawi in the northwest region of Malaysia is home to the Rainforest Course in Teluk Datai, which is set amongst rainforests and beaches and offers a mesmerizing setting for a golf course. Desaru Coast, to the southeast of peninsular Malaysia, is home to the Ocean Course and Valley Course, which runs parallel to the shoreline as its name suggests. The golf club also offers a privilege pass in which individuals can access the ocean and valley courses 7 days a week for RM 6,969. Families will be offered a slightly higher price, RM 18,975. The privilege pass also has many benefits which include, no monthly administrative fee, green fee wave, golf club usage and daily insurance, and many more. W elsclubmalaysia.com
The Royal Selangor Golf Club
Established in 1893, RSGC is the home of Malaysian Golf, the oldest golf club and a premier private membership club in the country. RSGC has 36 holes which consist of Par-72 Old Course (6,868 yards) and New Course (7,017 yards) that features narrow fairways and tactically placed bunkers. The Royal Selangor Golf Club also features many sports facilities, such as swimming pools, a gymnasium, tennis courts and a squash court. W rsgc.com.my
Tropicana Golf and Country Resort
The Tropicana Golf and Country Resort is an impressive clubhouse, with a size of almost 450,000 square feet. This resort’s 27-hole championship golf course holds two demanding courses with rolling slopes and sweeping valleys, each created to the standards of the United States Golfers Association which ensures enjoyment among champion and amateur golfers. The 18-hole East Course and the 9-hole West Course both have carefully placed sand and water hazards in the middle of scenic holes on the rolling green. Single adult membership fees are RM 84,800 with monthly fees of RM 163.90. Regular memberships are priced at RM 212,000 with monthly fees of RM 163.90. W tropicanagolf.com
The Mines Resort & Golf Club
The Mines Resort & Golf Club was developed in 1993 on the site of the world’s largest open cast tin mine, transforming the area previously rich in precious minerals into an exclusive and luxurious golf club. The Mines has received numerous honours, including being named a Top 100 Course, the #2 Course in Malaysia, and a Top 10 Course in Asia. One of the highlights of the Golf club is the Palong Terrace, a formal or casual dining area that overlooks a spectacular lake and undulating greens. The Mines offers a Privileged Club Guest Exclusive Enrollment with a minimum deposit starting at RM 10,000, which allows guests to win additional rewards mines golf points, participate in golfing and social events and also enjoy the Mines Golf Club’s award-winning PGA. W minesgolf.com.my
Damai Golf and Country Resort
The first Arnold Palmer-designed course in Malaysia was at the Damai Golf and Country Club in Sarawak, which opened in 1996. Damai is made up of two distinct groups: the Mountain Nine and the Ocean Nine. The Mountain Nine on the front nine is a challenging golf course located in a rocky, natural rainforest environment. It follows the curves of the foothills of the mountains. The back nine of the Ocean Nine hugs the South China Sea, with picturesque fairways and stunning beaches and distant coastal peaks. A grass driving range, practice grounds, golfer’s cafe, pro shop, and locker rooms are among the features available at the Damai Golf & Country Club. Private individual memberships for Malaysians are priced at RM 2,715.55 per year, and for non-Malaysians, it costs RM 3,902.16 per year. W www.damaigolf.com