Langkawi Golf Experience

Langkawi, located in the Andaman Sea, is north-west of Kuala Lumpur. This gem of Malaysia is known for its beautiful beaches, pristine clear turquoise water, and two fantastic golf courses.

While there are a few excursions to be done in Langkawi, it is more known for relaxing on the white sand beaches soaking up some vitamin D, as well as playing on two very unique and amazing golf courses. The rainforest can be seen throughout the island, which allows for some nice breezes to refresh your time on the beach.

With the island being on the west coast of Malaysia, be sure to get down to the beach at sunset for a nice drink to top off the day, and get a few great pictures of the sprawling sunset to take as memories of a great golf trip to Langkawi.

The Els Club Teluk Datai – Rainforest Course

This Ernie Els design is one of the best in Asia. Playing both up into the rain forest and down along the Andaman Sea, each hole is interesting and exciting. Local wildlife can be seen on the way around. A bonus for those whose golf balls like bunkers, there’s no bunkers on this track!

Gunung Raya Golf Resort

Located on the Gunung Raya volcano and highest peak in Langawki, this course offers spectacular vistas of the rolling hills and rain forest. The layout and features are very mature, and it is a great compliment to The Els Club.

Hospital information

  • Sultanah Maliha Hospital (Jalan Bukit Teguh 07000 Langkawi, Kedah) +60 4 – 9663 333

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
  • Electrolyte powder


  • Alcohol may not be sold at all courses
  • 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

Langkawi Cable Car & Eagle Square

Your private guide will take you to the bottom of Langkawi Cable Car and escort you up the 708 meters to the top of Mat Cincang Mountain. From there, visit the observation deck which has panoramic views around Langkawi and over the sprawling rainforest. If the weather is really good, the Indonesia island of Sumatra can be seen! On the way down, explore the Oriental Village. From there, you will visit Eagle Square. This 12 meter high statue carries significance to the island. After that, enjoy a local coffee at a nearby café before heading back to your hotel.

Langkawi Mangrove Tour

Langkawi is home to a significant stretch of mangrove forests. These mangroves are home to many local wildlife species and play a vital role to the local ecosystem. These mangroves are also said to have helped limit the damage of the 2004 tsunami. Along with exploring the mangroves, visit some caves which have been naturally carved out of the limestone cliffs and visit the various limpid pools. This tour is a great way to see the local nature and ecosystem in action.


The Andaman, a Luxury Collection

Located on a secluded beach shared with only one other hotel, the Andaman is a hidden haven for relaxation. This top quality hotel provides rooms with views of the rainforest and of the beautiful blue sea. It takes great pride in preserving the environment around it and guests can see this first hand, and even participate in some small conservation efforts. It is located just over the mountain from The Els Club, and is ideally placed for golfers who want to have a good combination of golf and beach time.

The Datai Langkawi

This ultra-luxury property has just finished some renovations. Located on a secluded part of Langkawi and only sharing a beach with its sister property, The Andaman, those who choose to stay at The Datai can be sure of seclusion, a peaceful stay with superb service and excellently appointed rooms. This hotel is truly a gem of South East Asia and it rivals any luxury hotel in the region.

Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa

Located in Pantai Cenang, which is one of the more active spots in Langkawi, this hotel has an excellent stretch of beach to enjoy a day along. The rooms point back to Langkawi’s rainforest and provide very nice comfort. After a day out on the golf course, Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect place to come back to. It is also within walking distance of many great restaurants, and is perfect for those looking for a good mix of R&R on the beach as well as a choice of restaurants and bars in the evening.


Berjaya Langkawi Resort

Located in Langkawi’s rainforest lies a beautiful resort, offering tranquility and serene peace. Berjaya Langkawi Resort is an excellent four star option, with clean and comfortable chalets offering privacy and comfort. The private beach is great to visit for some time by the sea, and the happy hours are excellent!

Aloft Langkawi Pantai Tengah

This resort-style hotel is located in Pantai Cenang, close to many restaurants, bars and shopping spots. Just opposite the beach, the rooms are new and modern, offering a fresh and clean stay with views of either the sea or the garden. The swimming pool is excellent for spending some time at when not at the golf course.

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