Location: Kundasang, about 2 hours drive from Kota Kinabalu City, or 20 minutes from Mnt Kinabalu National Park.
Quick facts: Designed by Robert Muir Graves, 18 holes, par 72, 6319m long course, at 1500m above sea level.
Situated on the Pinosuk Plateau at 1500 meters above sea level the Mt. Kinabalu Golf Club promises a unique experience of cool highlands golfing with beautiful landscapes and challenging conditions. It was designed by Robert Muir Graves and characterised by scenic farmlands, deep ravines and valleys and cool temperature.
This 18-hole course is both physically and mentally challenging with ever-present winds, steep slopes and surrounding mists. A huge rock sits in the middle of the fairway of the Par-4 370 metres Hole 10. You can attempt to carry over or bail out to a slope on the right side as the left, thick with natural vegetation hazards, is OB. The Signature Hole, however, is the Par-3 142 metres Hole 14 featuring a gushing Mesilau East River at the bottom of a deep ravine. You will need an accurate shot from the elevated tee to cross the river and land on a miniscule green perched on the edge of a cliff. It is a true test of skill once you get here: you will need an accurate shot from the elevated tee across the Mesilau East River to land on the green perched on the edge of a cliff. High winds, steep slopes and rolling mists will test you to the limit. Thick fog often gives a false sense of playing up among the clouds.
Facilities include a clubhouse, golfers' lounge, practice putting and chipping green, golf shop, rental of buggy, golf shoes and golf sets, and caddy service.