Location: Tawau, 45 minutes plane ride from Kota Kinabalu
Quick Facts: 18 holes, par 72, 6644m long award-winning course.
Designed by world-renowned golf architects Nelson & Haworth, Shan Shui Golf Club is acknowledged to be one of the finest courses in Asia. Carved out of jungle terrain, the natural design allows you to enjoy the wildlife, flora and fauna in abundance, with breathtaking mountains as the backdrop, and views over the Sulu Sea. The par-72 championship course measuring 6,644 metres from the championship tees makes it the longest course in Malaysia, and its length and degree of difficulty has a rating of 74 and a slope of 143.
Honored by Asian Golf Monthly magazine in 2000 as being the best golf course in Asia and Malaysia, Shan Shui occupies a very special site in Sabah, East Malaysia. The owner of Shan Shui, Datuk Kour, recognized the sites special attributes and allowed Nelson & Haworth free reign over its 350 acres. The resultant 18 hole course winds its way around the full site, making the most of its dramatic elevation changes, a remnant tropical rainforest and surging river (complete with resident crocodile). Special holes include the par 4, 15th hole (voted the best par 4 in Asia), the par 5, 5th (voted the best par 5 in Asia) and the par 4, 17th. 7265 Yards, Par 72.
Shan Shui Golf & Country Club also provides other facilities such as pro-shop, changing rooms, swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna, restaurant serving scrumptious local favourites, as well as cozy wooden chalet accommodations.