Austin Hills Golf Resort

Austin Hills Golf Resort
Location: 15 kilometers from the Johor CausewayEstablished: 1993Holes: 27Designer: Peter Dalkeith Scott
Austin Hills Golf Resort

Located only 15 kilometers from the Johor checkpoint and close to the center of Johor City is the Austin Hills Golf Resort. One cannot help but to notice the huge white imposing building sitting on top of Austin Hill; this is the club house of Austin Hills Golf Resort which provides a 360 degree panoramic view of Austin Hills Golf Course.

Austin Hills was originally set up as two 18-holes golf courses. However after the floods in December 2006, the Austin and Hills Courses have been reconfigured to provide 27 holes (3 nines) of both challenging golf for the professional golfer and easier tracks for amateur Malaysia golf visitors. This Johor golf course covers an area of 200 hectares, each with nine named Austin Course, Resort Course and Hills Course. Golfers can play different combinations of the three to make up their 18 holes.

By designing around the land, Austin Hills has been crafted to look and feel as if it was around for centuries. All the tee boxes are elevated and there are quite a few holes which one has to drive across intimidating ravines to arrive on the fairways proper. To insert a little test to the game, there are many undulating fairways and each hole is sculptured from the natural land of the original hilly terrain. With its tight fairways and smallish greens good course management is essential throughout this Malaysia golf course to score well.

The Austin Course features tropical flowering plants, hence giving it a garden image. Tee boxes on holes 2 and 4 offer spectacular views across all three nines. The Resort Course incorporates seven holes from the original Austin Course and two holes from the original Hills Course; this combination makes it the most challenging among the three nines. The Hills Course is designed with a desert theme, and is dotted by cactus and large sand bunkers. Holes 8 and 9 are elevated and make for good photo opportunities to remember your round at Austin Hills.

Facilities at Austin Hills Golf Resort include driving range and warm-up areas. Family activities such as swimming, water slides, and kids club are also on offer. An excellent Malaysian restaurant overlooking the golf course is open to the public in the main club house. Buffet or a la carte menus are available to suit all palettes.
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