Johor Golf & Country Club is an old style, 18-hole parkland course that was re-designed in 1991 by renowned golf architect, Max Wexler. Located just outside the city of Johor, off the main highway to Kuala Lumpur, when the course originally opened for play in 1972, it held the mantle of being the first 18-hole, international standard golf course in the State of Johor.
An automated irrigation system, together with putting greens, seeded with Bermuda Tifdwarf, make the course playable year-round, although it is always worth checking the condition of the course before making a tee time.
The golf course was originally designed by Dato’ Ahmad Adam when works began on the first nine holes in 1968. The first nine holes were playable by 1970. In 1972, works for the second nine holes began and by 1974 it was the first 18 hole golf course in the State of Johor.
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.
Johor Golf & Country Club is semi-private. Facilities are generally good and include a modern clubhouse, locker rooms, restaurant and practice facility. As expected with a typical parkland course, tall, mature trees line the course fairways provided shelter and shade from incumbent weather. Johor Golf and Country Club is a little tired, but still offers a decent and enjoyable game of golf.