Jalan Persiaran Golf, Off Jalan Jumbo, 81250 Senai Johor, Malaysia
Inspiring your Golf to Greater Heights
What could be more exhilarating than to tee-off at one of the three 18-hole award-winning golf courses aptly named after exotic Malaysian flora – the Allamanda, Cempaka and Melati. Designed by the master, Hiromasa Inagawa, the courses cover 800 acres of undulating hills and scenic lakes that offer varying degrees of challenges that would tempt any golfer to conquer its terrain. The greens are the very place to be immersed in play together with a network of friends, and to take one’s mind off the daily rigors.
Resplendent in its archetypal Malaysian architecture with ventilated high-ceilings, wooden rafters and multi-tiered roof, the Clubhouse is the anchorage point where all golf activities start and end. It encompasses two levels, with facilities that are designated for the comfort of members and golfers.
Designed as a “Resort Course”, it is a favourite course for play featuring breathtaking scenery of water features, daunting sand bunkers, and carefully-manicured Tifdwarf greens hidden amongst verdant landscaping. The fairways and roughs are severely undulating in places, and well-guarded which can pose challenges towards securing a victory. It embodies 11 holes of water and two signature holes represented by No. 2 and No. 15.
Tips: Total yardage from the championship tees measures at 6,866 yards. The blue, white and red tees are easier to play at 6,467 yards, 6,041 yards and 5,511 yards respectively.
Playing this championship course demands full concentration. The Cempaka measures 7,156 yards from the pro tees, which requires skill in assessment and execution. More intimidating is the number of severe doglegs, narrow fairways, 9 holes of water and more than 60 sand bunkers together with the winding Serangoon fairways that would daunt any seasoned golfer. The wide expanse of undulating Bermuda greens, however, would provide an advantage to experienced green readers.
Tips: Cempaka’s blue tees play at 6,772 yards, white at 6,346 yards and red at 5,704 yards. Exercise caution on the island fairway feature on No.9, the coffee plantation between holes No. 12 and No. 13, as well as the ravine on No. 14.
A more open course, the Melati is carpeted with expansive Tifdwarf greens complimented by neat Serangoon fairways. It plays as a links course with a ‘first tee only’ start and is the longest of the three courses at 7,205 yards from the black tees. Expect the challenge to be a drawn-out affair with the blue tees measuring 6,669 yards, the white tees at 6,170 yards and the red tee at 5,601 yards. Further there are 35 sand bunkers and a total of 6 holes of water to conquer.
The course has been noted as extremely difficult with the country’s largest known single stretch of sand defending the par 3 Hole No. 2, while the country’s longest hole at No.15 measures a relentless 684 yards from the back tees. Yet another obstacle is the island green surrounded by water at Hole No.16 which will definitively test the precision of even the most adept of players.
Tips: Here, the golfer will find many surprising holes with added character. These can be easily spotted from the 10 elevated tees strategically placed around the course.