Sabah Golf & Country Club

Location: 10 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu City
Quick Facts: 18 holes, par 72, 6335m long course, one of Southeast Asia's toughest courses.

This golf course sits right in the center of Kota Kinabalu and is 'within minutes' from anywhere in the city. This championship course was designed by Robert Muir Graves and acknowledged as one of South East Asia's toughest courses. In 2004 one of the oldest in Sabah, was re-designed by Nelson & Haworth. Despite its city surrounding, this 6,335-meter Par-72 course enjoys a reputation for being a tough course. The main features are the dense trees on undulating terrain and numerous water holes.

sabah golf and country club1.jpgOne of the interesting holes is the Par-4 342 metres Hole 9, which is a dog-leg right over water. The open fairway before the turn towards the water and the green is deceptive and lures the unsuspecting into a trap of either a steep-sloping terrain or a lone tree that blocks the rest of the world from an otherwise easy second landing shot. At 565 metres, the Par-5 Hole 14 is the longest on the course and is one that's equally interesting not only for its length. It tees-off over large water hazards and the fairway lies straight ahead but uphill before the dog-leg right at the last quarter distance. The trees on both sides of the fairway determine the 'line of best convenience' for laying up the 3rd. (2nd. for Tiger) landing shot on a green which has the front and the right-side on the water edge and the other well guarded by bunkers.

The club facilities include golfers' lounge, tennis/squash courts, practice green. Golf set rental, changing rooms, restaurants, gym, game rooms, pool and driving range.

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