Kuala Lumpur, located in peninsular Malaysia, is a great spot to consider when heading to Asia for golf. Golf in Kuala Lumpur is very underrated, with a large choice of top-level courses to choose from. It is easy to spend a good amount of time in Kuala Lumpur enjoying courses that are used for professional events, and also spend some time exploring the city and its surroundings to take in the distinctly multicultural nature of Kuala Lumpur.

With its melting pot of cultures, Kuala Lumpur offers some excellent culinary experiences which allow golfers to experience various tastes of the region. All told, Kuala Lumpur is a very underrated golf destination and we highly recommend a Kuala Lumpur golf holiday.

TPC Kuala Lumpur West Course

Host to the US PGA Tour’s CIMB Classic, the course is a very good challenge and widely considered one of the best courses in the region. This course is set up for the lower handicappers. It is always in immaculate condition and the club house, locker rooms and facilities are first-class.

TPC Kuala Lumpur East Course

A fantastic course located at the excellent TPC Kuala Lumpur complex, this course plays host to the SIME Darby LPGA tournament. Not known to be as challenging as its sister West course. The course offers an excellent round on perfectly kept fairways and greens.

Kota Permai Golf & Country Club

Known as the course of the Malaysian Royals, this parkland style course is one of the most popular layouts in Kuala Lumpur. Having played host to the Asian Tour’s 2020 Malaysian Open, the elevation changes, well-guarded fairways and excellent greens ensure there is never a bad round out there

Saujana Golf & Country Club Palm Course

Known as one of the top golf courses in Kuala Lumpur, the Palm Course has hosted many top tournaments. This exclusive course is very close to the center of town, and with its tree-lined fairways and well-placed water hazards, it will put up a good test of golf for all who take the challenge.

Glenmarie Golf & Country Club

Home to two different courses – the Valley and the Garden – Glenmarie Golf & Country Club has two very unique layouts. There are excellent elevation changes which aren’t often seen at city courses and the greens are slick. Prior home to the EurAsia Cup.

Palm Garden Golf Club

Located south of downtown Kuala Lumpur on the way to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Palm Garden is a fair and open course. Always kept in very good condition, the layout provides for many options off the tee, but requires precise planning on the approach shots to ensure a green in regulation.

Sungai Long Golf & Country Club

The only Jack Nicklaus-design in Kuala Lumpur, Sungai Long is a matured course which is good for all levels of golfers. For those looking for a stern test, play off the back tees. The fairways are forgiving and the greens are fair yet fast.

Templer Park Country Club

Set amongst ancient limestone cliffs and the jungle, Templer Park is a golfer’s paradise. A round here is always enjoyable due to the fantastic views, fresh air and the forgiving course conditions. Not an easy round by any stretch, but it is one of our golfers’ favourites.

The Mines Golf Resort & Club

Set on the outskirts of downtown Kuala Lumpur, The Mines is a prestigious course set around a large lake and some sloping hills which used to be a Tin mine, requiring smart placement off of the tees, and attention to approach shots. Wave to the ex-Malaysian Prime Minister who’s house is beside the 18th tee and who can often be seen on the balcony taking in the sites.

Recommended Restaurants

  • Havana Bar & Grill – Changkat Bukit Bintang
  • Hawker Chan – Chinatown
  • Chew Chino Latino Kuala Lumpur (Reservation required) – +60 3-4065 0168
  • Jalan Alor Street Food (various regional dishes at a multitude of restaurants – take your pick!)

Recommended bars

  • Healey Mac’s – Changkat Bukit Bintang & Jalan P Ramlee
  • SkyBar – Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
  • The Whiskey Bar Bukit Bintang
  • Rentak – Chinatown

Hospital information

  • Hospital Kuala Lumpur (23, Jalan Pahang, 50586 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) +60 3-2615 5555

Phone providers (available at the airport)

  • Celecom
  • Digi
  • Maxis

Things to bring that you may not think of:

  • Portable Cooler – keeps drinks cool on the course
  • Reusable Ice Pack – keeps you cool on the course


  • Alcohol may not be sold at all courses
  • Some courses have male caddies. Caddies and carts are shared between 2 golfers.
  • Courses have locker rooms and showers to use – bring a change of clothes
  • Tips in restaurants are not expected. Some restaurants have service charge. Tip if you feel service is good
  • Grab Taxis – price is set before you get in

Batu Caves & Royal Selangor

This tour is an excellent way to experience both religion and history of Malaysia. Start by heading to the spectacular Batu Caves. This shrine is one of the most visited Hindu shrines outside of India. With Malaysia having a rich connection with India, Hinduism has taken root in Malaysia and this shrine serves as a focal point for local Hindu traditions. Take a wander into the network of caves which have been carved out of the limestone mountain. From there, head back in to town and visit Royal Selangor. Brought to Malaysia by a Chinese industrialist, Royal Selangor his home to pewter history and how it has contributed to Malaysia over its history. The site has won many awards and visitors can even try their hand and becoming a craftsman!

Full Day Malacca Historical Tour

Spend a day touring this UNESCO World Heritage site and learn from your private guide the important role this port city played in the development of Malaysia. Settled by the Dutch and Portuguese, Malacca became a hotspot in the shipping and trading industries, connecting traders and goods from Indonesia, Singapore and those coming to/from Europe. Visit St. Paul’s Church, visit the Jonker Street local market, see the Sultan’s Wall and learn about its vital role to the city. The town is a unique mix of Dutch, Portuguese, Chino and Malay heritage, so bring a camera as there are some interesting and colourful buildings that are unique to the area and provide great photo opportunities. While in Malacca, enjoy a traditional Peranakan lunch.


JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

Situated in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur offers quick and easy access to the popular areas of Bukit Bintang and KLCC. Just steps from a plethora of restaurants and shopping options, this luxury hotel is perfect for golfers looking to head out for a stroll around town after a game of golf. The quality of the rooms, pool and service cannot be faulted.

Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel is located in the shadows of the famed Petronas Towers. The hotel is complete with very large and comfortable rooms, with all the modern amenities one could require. The swimming pool is large and the area around the pool is excellent for relaxing after a good day of golf. It is just a 450 meter walk to KLCC which is great for shopping and restaurants.

Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur

Located right between the Petronas Towers, KLCC, and KLCC Park, Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur could not be better located for golfers looking to be very central in Kuala Lumpur. There are a myriad of dining and shopping options within steps of the hotel, and after an afternoon in the lovely outdoor pool, guests can enjoy an evening gazing at the Peteronas Towers from the quaint KLCC Park. The hotel provides all amenities, and lives up to the service Four Seasons is known for.


Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur

Located a stone’s throw from the famous street food hub of Jalan Alor, Parkroyal Kuala Lumpur is a very comfortable option in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The rooms are well appointed all with views over the city. The swimming pool is large and offers lots of seating areas around the pool. Should golfers wish to venture a bit further afar, the KL Monorail station is just a short walk from the hotel entrance. The free KL City Tour pink bus stop is just opposite the hotel’s entrance, thus is perfectly located for those looking to tour around on their spare time.

Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel

Always a great choice, Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre Hotel is located in the heart of Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur’s restaurant and nightlife hub. This modern hotel offers superior comfort and is central to most golf courses. Golfers can easily access many food, nightlife and shopping options, and there are lots of public transport options around as well.

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur is a very luxurious four star option, in downtown Kuala Lumpur.  The hotel is located on the skirts of Kuala Lumpur City Park, and the hotel’s Twin Tower View Rooms are the only rooms in the city that offer a fully unobstructed head-on view of the Petronas Towers. Just a short walk across the park leads to KLCC and many shopping and dining options. The hotel also has a swimming pool on the top floor that overlooks the twin towers, and turns into a great place for drinks in the evening.


Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur

Located in Bukit Bintang, the hotel is very close to Jalan Alor food street as well as many massage and local shopping options. The hotel is a basic three star hotel and nothing flashy, but for those who want a clean and comfortable place to put their head down, and be central to most things in town, this hotel is perfect.

Hotel Transit Kuala Lumpur

The hotel is just steps from the LRT and monorail stations, which allow easy access to various places further afar. The hotel is relatively new with comfortable and clean rooms, offering everything that would be expected of a three star hotel. The hotel also provides great value-for-money.

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