Golf Courses in Johor

Golf In the state capital of Johor Bahru, known as the southern gateway to Peninsular Malaysia, are attractions suck as the beautiful Istana Besar (Grand Palace); the Royal Abu Bakar Living Royal Museum; and the ornate 100-year old Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque with its sweeping view of the Straits of Johor; City Square; and the Orchid Valley. Malaysia golf holiday makers often flock to Johor Bahru for its food and varied shopping in the malls and the duty-free outlet.

Johor is home to the famous Endau Rompin Park, an ancient rainforest rich in flora and fauna. Beautiful beaches can be found in Desaru, Teluk Ramunia, Tanjung Balau, and near th fishing town of Mersing, and at the Kota Tinggi waterfalls is a protected marine park, attract keen scuba divers, smokeless and natures lovers. Island hopping is fun among the islands, some of which are still untouched. Accommodation on the islands of Sibu, Rawa, Besar, Tengah and Tinggi range from resort to basic chalets.

Recommended Golf Courses in Johor

Pulai Springs Country Club

A world-class golf and recreation resort designed as an ancient royal Malay palace. Vaulting roofs, exposed timber structures, ingenious use of traditional motif in the interior design echo traditional graciousness...

Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club

Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club has emerged as the premier golf club in the southern half of Malaysia and is a force to be reckoned with. This accolade is even more remarkable considering that this US$10 million championship course opened for play a mere four years ago in May 2008.

The Legends Golf Resort

The golf resort has brought together three of the world’s golf legends - Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player - to design three spectacular courses of the highest international standards at the resort...

Other Golf Courses in Johor

Austin Hills Country Club

Instead of carving a golf course out of the land, Austin Hills made it a point to maintain the integrity of the land. By designing 'around' the land, the three courses, Austin, Hills and Resort have been crafted to look and feel as if they have been around for centuries. Austin Hills Courses was designed to ensure that the courses will be a challenge for the tour golfer and not too much of a toil for the novice.

Forest City Golf Resort, Classic Course

Opened in 2019, Forest City Golf Resort’s Classic Course is built on four reclaimed islands between Singapore and Malaysia. This local Malay designed course is 25-minutes-drive from Johor City Centre and just an hour from Singapore.

Forest City Golf Resort, Legacy Course

Designed by golfing great, Jack Nicklaus, the Forest City Golf Resort, Legacy Course was opened in September 2018. Located just 25-minutes-drive from Johor city center, it is one of two courses currently featured within the Forest City Golf Resort.

IOI Palm Villa Golf & Country Resort

Designed by renowned architect Rick Robbins, the resort has 3 nine golf courses (Palm Course, Putra Course & IOI Course) each providing a unique golfing experience., The breathtaking landscape is surrounded by native palm trees and a magnificent view of Gunung Pulai. A popular course for locals and Singaporeans making the short trip over the causeway.

Johor Golf & Country Club

In 1991 the course underwent a redesign and upgrading by noted designer Max Wexler. The upgrading involved renovation of all putting greens and re-turfing with Bermuda Tifdwarf, construction of new tee boxes, construction of 6 additional lakes and installation of a state of the art sprinkler system. Johor Golf & Country Club has hosted several professional events including the Iskandar Johor Open from 2007 – 09 with notable winners K.J Choi and Retief Goosen.

Palm Resort Golf & Country Club

Palm Resort Golf & Country Club is home to three 18-hole championship golf courses, designed by the renowned Japanese golf architect, Hiromasa Inagawa. Located 30 minutes-drive from Johor Bahru city center, the resort covers 800 acres of rolling hills and scenic lakes. It’s three award winning courses – the Allamanda, Cempaka and Melati - are named after Malaysian flora.

Ponderosa Golf & Country Club

Ponderosa Golf & Country Club is an 18-hole, par-72 golf course, originally designed by Max Wexler, but later re-designed by Ronald Fream. Just a fifteen minute-drive from Johor Bahru, the Club is tucked away in a high-end residential suburb of the city.

Poresia Golf Club & Resort

Poresia Golf Club & Resort is a classic Pete Dye designed resort course. Located just 15 minutes from Singapore and 45 minutes from Johor Bahru, Poresia is the closest Johor Bahru golf club to Singapore. Set on 1,700 acres of land, the course features large hibiscus plants, oil palms, and is home to many species of tropical birds

Pulai Springs Country Club, Melana Course

Opened for play in 1993, Pulai Springs Country Club is home to two championship golf courses; Melana Course and Pulai Course. Once ranked in the World’s Top 50 Golf Resorts, its breathtaking views of rolling hills set it apart from many neighboring courses

Starhill Golf & Country Club

The Starhill Golf & Country Club is home to two 18-hole, par-72 courses, namely the Bintang Course and the Bukit Course. The Bintang Course offers an interesting range of difficulties for the golfer. The Bukit is considered the easier of the 2 courses with wider fairways, fewer trees and less water.

Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort, Plantation Course

Established in 1992, the Plantation Course is one of three 18-hole golf courses at the Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort. Designed jointly by Max Wexler and Akira Mamiya, the course lies along the waterfront on the Straits of Johor, near the town of Pasir Gudung.

Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort, Straits Course

The Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort is home to the Straits Course, as well as two other 18-hole golf courses. Constructed on an 800-acre plot of land, alongside the waterfront, the resort is just a 30-minute drive from Singapore.

Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort, Village Course

Opened in 1994, the Village Course at Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort incorporates hills, valleys, lakes and views of local villages. It is one of three 18-hole golf courses on the 800-acre site. It takes 30-minutes by car to reach the resort from either the Singapore-Johor causeway or Johor Bahru itself.

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