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. Lahad Datu Golf & Country Club is set amongst a vast landscape of oil palm plantations on the Sandakan to Lahad Datu highway.
At a length of 6,325 meters, it is one of Sabah’s longest par-72 layouts. Water hazards feature throughout the course with numerous ponds crossing naturally flowing streams. The signature hole is the 17th, an island green with a narrow plateau, onto which a tee shot needs to be landed. The course is prone to flooding during monsoon period, so it is advisable to check the condition of the course before booking at this time of the year.
Overall, Ladah Datu is a surprisingly diverse and beautiful course that is sure to challenge both high and low handicapped golfers.