Opened in 1910, Miri Golf Club is one of the oldest golf clubs in Malaysia. It is located just 25-minutes-drive from Miri airport and 15 minutes from Miri city center. The club was established to cater to the growing needs of English and Dutch expats, who flooded into Miri, following the discovery of oil. The course is positioned beside a Malay village, on top of a picturesque sandbar between the Miri River and the South China Sea.
The 18-hole, par-72 course is built alongside beautiful white sandy beaches on relatively flat land. To compensate for flat terrain, the designers added numerous strategic water hazards and bunkers to increase the difficulty of the course. The signature hole is the 150-yard, par-3 twelfth, which at first glance offers a great birdie opportunity. However, the tiny green is totally surrounded by water meaning even single handicappers often post scores of double bogey or worse.
The clubhouse is adequate with a restaurant and a well-stocked pro shop. Miri Golf Club also offers good practice facilities for visiting and local golfers. Shaded by tall, mature Casuarina pine trees, Miri Golf Club offers a pleasant round of golf in a picturesque setting.