Locked Bag 8, Km 69, Papar-Beaufort Highway, Bongawan, 89700, Bongawan, Sabah, Malaysia
Located 69km from Kota Kinabalu City or an hour’s drive along the Beaufort Highway at Bongawan, you will find The Pride of Borneo, an 18-hole, par 5 golf course, sitting on the edge of the South China Sea. A signature course designed by Jack Nicklaus, this is a superbly-crafted buggy course that plays 6546 metres off the championship tees. Spread over 200 acres on a 900-acre site, the natural features of the lagoon and surrounding terrain is played up to dramatise the water hazards as well as the wastelands and bunkers, giving a strong character to the ‘Golden Bear’ course.
Clubhouse facilities include a golfer’s lounge, golf shop, locker rooms, driving range, practice area, resident pro and putting green, karaoke and billiards. There are also facilities for swimming, racquet games and fishing.
In the year 2003, Borneo Golf & Country Club was voted as the No. 4 Best Golf Course in Malaysia by Asian Golf Monthly Magazine whereas Golf Malaysia Magazine readers voted this Club as the No. 2 Best Golf Course in Borneo.
With a spectacular seaside setting and ever-present breeze, its long fairways and 6,546 metres from the black tees, it has all the requirements of a championship course. Its layout is a natural, almost rugged look despite the immaculate all Bermuda turfing.
Borneo Golf has extra large bunkering for aesthetic effect, making each hole appear unique with some lying inland and others bordering a natural lagoon. The greens are receptive enough but can be treacherously fast during dry spells.