Malaysia has an incredible number of more than 200 golf courses for a country with a total land area of only 330,000 sq. km. Blessed with a diverse landscape, beautiful golf courses can be found in the cool highlands, by the beach, nestled in the lush jungle or surrounded by gleaming skyscrapers.

Much thought and care has been taken in providing world-class conveniences, great scenery and surrounding holiday attractions for a well-rounded holiday. Most of these courses are built as part of 5-star resorts and luxury clubs for the pleasure of discerning golfers. In fact, some of these international-class courses were designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent-Jones, Max Wexler, Ted Parslow and other golfing greats.

With a huge community of golf enthusiasts, there are tournaments of all levels held in the country. There are also a few Malaysian golfing magazines and websites available. Equipment is never a problem as there is a plethora of sports shops in the cities offering the best golfing equipment and accessories at reasonable prices.

For more information on golf packages, please visit the Malaysia Golf Tourism Association (MGTA) website at

Key Tips

  • Most courses offer night golfing so that visitors can golf to their hearts' content.

  • To save yourself some hassle, check beforehand what the green fees are and what the dress code is.

  • If at all possible, avoid weekends so you don't have to feel rushed through the course.