Good layout variety of holes cut through treelinex terrain.Quite challenging with many dogleg holes and few beside the ocean. Quality location very well organised.
The Els Club Teluk Datai
Set amongst some of the most unspoilt tropical rainforest and natural powdery white sand beaches stretching into the Andaman Sea, The Els Club Teluk Datai has established itself as a new icon on the golf scene. Another masterpiece by four-time Major Champion, Ernie Els, the Rainforest Course has unique characteristics in abundance: whether it is the 100-ft high trees, the constant buzz of wildlife or the tranquillity of the coastline vistas, the golf course is mesmerising.
The island of Langkawi is located northwest of Kuala Lumpur and epitomises paradise. The distinguishing factors of the Rainforest Course are its holes that run adjacent to the water’s edge and those that wander through a million-year-old rainforest.
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The course is surrounded by beautiful nature; as you play through the rainforest, the fairways open up to afford views of the idyllic Andaman Sea, with the Mat Cincang Mountain peak as an incredible backdrop. Each hole you play is different and has unique characteristics, making a round here one of the most exciting anywhere in the world. In total there are five holes that run directly next to the coast and are widely considered the best of the 18, with holes seven and eight boasting giant par fives that incorporate difficult water hazards and sharp doglegging which can be daunting for any golfer.
The condition of the course is incredible considering the extreme heat and rainfall that Langkawi can experience and given the risk of this, the course actually uses thick vegetation instead of sand hazards to eliminate the risk of bunker erosion.
This jungle course can test even the low handicappers with the challenges on offer, but the reward is the sheer level of beauty. Whether its the flora and fauna that grace the fairways, the views of the distant ocean or even the wildlife that are inhabited nearby, visiting golfers are sure to be in awe of this incredible golfing experience.Stats:
Opened in: 2014
Designer: Ernie Els
Tees: Black - 6760 yards, Yellow - 5369 yards
It comes as no surprise that the facilities at this amazing venue are in-line with the immense quality of the golf course. In addition the the state-of-the-art practice facilities including a driving range and full practice area, once finished with their round golfers will be given a personalised bag tag. In the clubhouse, The Hornbill Cafe is the place to grab a bite to eat overlooking the course while the luxurious Els Lounge is based on the top floor and boasts incredible views over the surrounding jungles.
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