Southeast Asia’s up-and-coming Golfing hot spot

Whether you’re a Pak Se Ri in the making or just getting acquainted with the sport, Malaysia offers unique golfing experiences for all Koreans.

As published in Travel Wire Asia (Korean)

From the cool fresh air of the highlands to the white sandy beaches of the islands, there are over 200 courses spread all throughout Malaysia for your choosing.

Most courses offer everything from putting greens, chipping and bunker practice areas and driving ranges, as well as pro-shops, buggy hires, changing rooms, bars, snacks, lunch and dinner.

The two top courses in the country are The Mines Resort & Golf Club located in Kuala Lampur and The Saujana Golf and Country Club located just outside of Kuala Lampur.

In fact, The Mines Resort and Golf Club will soon be hosting the CIMB.

Classic from Thursday, October 25 to Sunday, October 28, where Tiger Woods and several other big names in the sport, including Bo Van Pelt and Ben Crane, will be descending for three whole days of ball whacking fun.

Other notable Malaysian courses include the Royal Selangor, Pulai Springs Resort, Tiara Melaka, The Legends and Shan-Shui.

So what makes golfing in Malaysia even better than golfing in Korea? The cost.

For example, a typical non-member Green Fare rate at the Saujana Golf & Country Club, the countries second best golfing venue, costs about 116,146 KRW for a weekday and 163,330 KRW on the weekend.

This is still is much cheaper than golfing in Korea, where 18-holes (on a real golf course rather than a virtual one) can easily set you back 300,000 KWN.

With such luxurious accommodations at such low prices, combined with magnificent scenery and a multitude of options, it’s easy to see why Malaysia is becoming one of South East Asia’s top golfing destinations.