Palm Resort Golf Country Club is a fantastic resort which boasts three superb golf courses and extensive leisure facilities over 800 acres. The impressive venue is located just half an hour from Senai International Airport and is accessible from Singapore within 45 minutes.
The three courses all offer distinctly different challenges and are all designed by renowned golf course designer Hiromasa Inagawa and are named after Malaysian flora, Allamanda, Cempaka and Melati.
Set on a breathtaking Malaysian landscape, this resort course is simply stunning and features a range of beautiful hazards. With water in play on 11 holes and the bold white sand bunkers adding to the course’s already challenging and undulating layout, golfers will have to carefully consider their shot selection throughout the round. The course has previously hosted prestigious events with the Johnnie Walker Super Tour in 1998 and Davidoff Nations Cup in 2002 and 2004. The signature hole on the Allamanda course is the par-3 2nd, playing over 160 yards of rough to a green protected by 2 large lakes.
This championship course plays at just over 7,000 yards from the back tees and while the length can be challenging, there is much more to test golfers. As you play through this exciting course, you’ll have to navigate through the narrow yet long fairways, many doglegging and creating blind shots to add to the experience. In total there are 9 holes which feature water hazards and over 60 bunkers to avoid, accuracy really is key if you’re to get onto the Bermuda grass greens in regulation. The signature hole on the Cempaka Course is the par-4 9th, where you drive to an island fairway, where the second shot is incredible important as you shoot over water to a green surrounded by bunkers.
This links course is the longest of the three at 7,205 yards from the back tees and features 35 deep sand bunkers and 6 holes of water. It is often regarded as the toughest course at Palm Resort Golf & Coutnry Club with the narrow par-5 15th measuring at a mammoth 684 yards, making it the longest hole in Malaysia. The standout hole on the Melati Course is the par-3 2nd which features the largest bunker in Malaysia, forking around the fairway and towards the green, once again demanding a straight tee shot.
The clubhouse at the resort is set over two levels and includes essential features to make it the perfect place pre and post round, including a male and female changing rooms, a buggy terminal, health centre and unique golf boutique. The clubhouse also provides golfers with a range of fantastic dining options with a traditional spike bar, Golfer’s Terrace which offers views across the lakes and hills and the main restaurant. Las Palmas is on the upper level and is aesthetically stunning with a tropical, modern interior and serving Chinese and Western dishes.
The Sports and Leisure Centre at Palm Resort is an incredible facility within the grounds and is extremely popular amongst visiting golfers. With a range of indoor entertainment including a bowling alley, kids playground and a mahjong room to complement the fully equipped gymnasium, they have truly left no stone unturned. Outside there are a whole host of leisure facilities including four tennis courts, an area dedicated to football, volleyball and athletics as well as an Olympic-sized swimming pool.