Glenmarie Golf & Country Club was originally established in 1993 and is one of the most prestigious courses in all of Malaysia. Just 13km from the heart of Kuala Lumpur and just an hour from the airport, it is hugely popular amongst visiting golfers.
The two championship courses were designed by renowned golf course designer, Max Wexler and has picked up various national and international awards for the exciting layouts. Having hosted the EurAsia Cup in 2014 and again in 2016, Glenmarie Golf & Country Club will play host again in January 2018.
Set amongst a beautiful rainforest, the Garden Course is simply stunning, featuring a range of flora and fauna, somewhat reminiscent of Augusta in places. Since renovating in 2010, the fairways are now lined by the most spectacular royal palms and frangipani trees and as you step onto every tee box you stop and stare at the incredible views. With water in play on only the first two holes you will have to navigate round lakes which are home to white and black swans as they kick off their round. As the round continues, you’ll be faced with various elevation changes which can alter your shot selection and keep your mind sharp as you shoot up towards the rapid greens which are mostly protected by several bunkers.
Often regarded as the tougher challenge than the Garden Course, the Valley course is the championship course at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club and is the track which the pros take to for the EurAsia Cup. One thing that is constant between the two is the natural beauty, with the Valley offerings distant views of the Blue Mosque Shah Alam, with various pine trees gracing the rolling hills that form the layout. With hazards at every turn, you’ll have to be accurate off the tee, with OOB on the first hole, while the 4th plays over a creek towards an island green. Again, like its sister course, Wexler has used the landscape to embrace more elevation changes which creates some blind shots, whether that be round the pine trees, over a ridge or up a sloping fairway.
MST Golf run the pro shop at Glenmarie and sell a range of the latest equipment as well as the head pro offering advice and expertise to all who visit. For golfers looking to take advantage of the practice facilities, they can head to the modern driving range or well-maintained putting green or short game area. There is also a large sports complex on-site which holds a swimming pool, tennis and squash courts and its very own gym.
If after your round or a visit to the gym you have worked up an appetite, the dining options will more than satisfy your palate. The Garden Terrace is incredibly popular for golfers looking to relax while enjoying some snacks and a refreshing drink overlooking the course, while the Phoenix Restaurant is best known for its Cantonese menu, serving fresh seafood.