Opened to the public in 1964, Ayer Keroh Country Club (AKCC) is a 27-hole golf course located 13 kilometers north-east of Malacca.
The course was designed by Tun Abdul Ghaffar Bin Baba, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia and Chief Minister of Malacca. AKCC has played host to a number of major professional golf tournaments, including the Malaysian Open in 1989.
The course offers three nines, namely Tunku, Ghaffar and Governor. All three nines are designed around a large, central lake and were originally calved out of dense, virgin jungle. Accuracy is paramount if you want to avoid losing your ball in the jungle-lined fairways. The tall jungle trees help to cool the golf course and make it a pleasant temperature to play. Notable holes include the dogleg 6th, where a perfect drive can still land you in the jungle and the final hole on Tunku’s nine which is one of the longest par-5s in Malaysia. Be mindful of your possessions as the jungle is home to troops of macaque and dusty-leaf monkeys that have been known to pilfer personal possessions. Caddies are available for hire. Don’t miss out on playing this unique course if you are in Malacca, it is quite an experience!