SABAH, the Malaysia golf holiday heaven, had some great courses. Washed by the South China Sea, the Sulu Sea and the Celebes Sea, Sabah and its golf courses has a long indented coastline and excellent dive sites, such as those around the islands of Mabul, Sipadan and Layang Layang. Attracting climbers is Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Southeast Asia and the focal point of Kinabalu Park, a World Heritage Site, which encompasses the Poring Hot Springs. Sabah has five other national parks including the Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park, and is home to three main indigenous groups namely, Kadaxan-Dusun, Murut and Bajau.
Golf Courses in Sabah
Recommended Golf Courses in Sabah
About 69km from Kota Kinabalu City or an hour's drive along the Beaufort Highway at Bongawan you will find The Pride of Borneo, an 18-hole, par 5 golf course, sitting on the edge of the South China Sea.
Another haunt for golf enthusiasts is the Dalit Bay Golf and Country Club, Tuaran. This golf course, which is a creation of Ted Parslow of E&G Parslow (M) S/B is located 35 kilometers (40 minutes drive away) from Kota Kinabalu. This 18-hole, par-72 golf course occupies a 6369 meter stretch of land.
Nexus Golf Resort is a semi-public golf course wholly owned by Karambunai Resorts Sdn. Bhd and operated by Karambunai Golf Management Berhad. Located on the scenic Karambunai Peninsula...
Other Golf Courses in Sabah
Opened in 1966, Keningau Golf & Country Club is a well-known parkland course just outside Keningau, in the Malaysian state of Sabah. The town of Keningau is best known for its farming of the spice, cinnamon. At around 1,000 feet above sea level, Keningau Golf and Country Club offers a relatively cool game of golf among rolling hills, creeks and forest trees
Established in 1906, Kudat Golf Club is the oldest golf club in Sabah, Malaysia. It is located in the town of Kudat, on the tip of Borneo, 160 kilometers from Kota Kinabalu. When it first opened, the original 9-hole golf course was famously affiliated with St Andrews in Scotland.
Lahad Datu Golf & Country Club is an 18-hole golf course located in Sabah, 7 hours drive from Kota Kinabalu. The course was designed by Lamung and Associates and when it opened in 1994, it was the first all-Bermuda golf course in the Sabah area.
Sabah Golf & Country Club can proudly declare itself to be the State’s oldest 18-hole golf course. Though nowhere near as old as the Kudat golf course, which has passed the century mark, the 32 year old golf course presents a golfing experience like no other. Reputed as one of the toughest golf courses in South East Asia, this traditional inland golf course was designed by Robert Muir Graves.
Situated in a bay on the north eastern coast of Sabah and facing the Sulu Seas, Sandakan has always had a lot to offer. Nearby are the Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary and the bird’s nest caves of Gomantong, as well as islands populated exclusively by green turtles. The town recovered from the wreckages of World War II and began to prosper. As the standard of living rose, many clubs began to sprout, one of which was the Sandakan Golf Club.
Shan Shui is truly an ultimate dream course for golfers of any level. Carved out of natural jungle terrain golfers will experience Borneo at it's best. Wildlife, flora and fauna are in abundance. Rated as one of the best course in Sabah and possibly in Malaysia too, it's length and degree of difficulty has a rating of 74 and a slope of 143. Put this on your list of must-plays on your next Malaysia golf holiday