Tourism Malaysia highlights golf as a major draw for tourism

Malaysia is a must visit for every golf traveller, and the Malaysia Golf Tourism Association is working hand in hand with Tourism Malaysia to boost promotion of the sport on a global scale.

With over 200 golf courses which nearly all are open and accessible to visitors, visitors will never have to travel far to find a wonderful new golf experience. The country’s diverse culture, rich history, scenic golf courses, astounding choice of food, beautiful natural attractions, and home to a melting pot of Asian races will surely make for a lasting memory to bring home.

Being a tropical country with favourable warm weather for golf all-year-round, Malaysia is also host to many golf tournaments every year.  Malaysia has a host of top-drawer courses, many by notable designers and in locations ranging from the tropical resort islands of Penang and Langkawi to the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur and other cities, not to mention the mountains of Genting Highlands and rainforests of Sabah and Sarawak.

The Troon group recently completed not one, but two spectacular new Els Club Malaysia golf courses on the country’s Desaru Coast in the southern state of Johor.

The Els Club Desaru Coast Ocean Course offers 27 holes of championship golf designed by Ernie Els. Situated along the Desaru Coast in the southern state of Johor, golfers experience three distinctly different 9-hole courses aptly named the Lakes (Par 36), Coast (Par 36), and the Ridge (Par 37). Features a 50,000 sq foot purpose built clubhouse for meetings & events.

Photo: Els Desaru Coast