Sarawak is home to a number of diverse ethnic groups, each with its own distinct language culture and lifestyle. It is also the largest state in Malaysia, making up around 37.5 per cent of the country's total area. Sarawak is a nature lover’s dream destination with its protected national parks and ancient rainforests filled with caves, cascading waterfalls, pristine beaches and exotic wildlife. It also has a number of golf courses dotted around Sarawak – from the capital Kuching to Miri, Sibu and Bintulu – all quite unique and diverse in their own way taking advantage of the magnificent jungle, natural terrain and ocean views.
Negeri Sembilan offers a treasure trove of 162 holes in play.
Kuala Lumpur has a wide array of golf courses with great layouts and pleasant greens. Over the years, premium golf resorts have sprouted up along with old, established club courses in Malaysia. Some of them are surprisingly close to the never sleeping capital of Malaysia.
If you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive golfing getaway nearby which is easy to get to, then check out Batam which is a 45-minute ferry ride from Singapore. It has a handful of well-maintained golf courses in addition to decent resorts, delicious seafood, relaxing SPAs and reasonably priced shopping.
Indonesia, a vast archipelago of 33 provinces spread out over 17,000 plus islands, has long been a draw card for Singaporeans travelling to play golf in the region. From Jakarta, West Java, Surabaya and Papua to the islands of Bali, Batam and Bintan, there are a number of reasons that golfers flock to the country. These include first class championship designs, caddy quality, excellent food, the beaches and other lifestyle activities.
There may only be half a dozen golf courses or so in Hong Kong but they will be some of the very best that you find in this part of the world. A short boat ride away is Macau so an ideal thing to do would be to play a couple in Hong Kong and then visit the super Macau Golf & Country Club for another couple of rounds. GOLF checks out the best layouts in Hong Kong and Macau.