Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, East Course

Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, East Course
Location: Residential suburb area of Kuala LumpurEstablished: Holes: 18Designer: Nelson & Wright
Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, East Course

At 6741 meters from the tips, the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club East Course is parkland style, with beautiful vibrant-colored landscaping. This 18-hole championship ground was voted 4th best course in all Malaysia in 2010. The design takes full advantage of the beauty of the land and makes you feel in harmony with nature. It offers natural grasses and wetlands and provides natural habitasts to numerous species of wildlife and birds.

Designed to reward the intelligent golfer, the length, layout and toughness of this course are perfectly balanced. The Kuala Lumpur golf course features impeccably maintained fairways and greens, challenging elevation changes and an environment that enhances the essence of the local terrain.

The East course also has a pleasantly undulating parkland character, with several nicely elevated tee-boxes, providing a good look at the demands ahead. The lightly tree-lined, contoured fairways provide good definition to each hole, some of them requiring accurate drives.

The opening holes of the back-nine, flanked by OB and condominiums, is where straight-hitting from the tee is at a premium, much more so than on the easier-going front-nine. Good bunkering, clinging rough around the greens and, as your round progresses, ever more frequent and severe water hazards, ensures that the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club East Course continually tests and probes your overall game.

The challenging back-nine loop contains a tough closing stretch, with the par-5 16th throwing down one of the sternest tests; played from an elevated tee, water awaits any stray shots to either left or right. At both the par-4 9th and 18th holes, which run in parallel back to the clubhouse, a small lake menacingly guards your approach shots to the respective greens.  Overall the East course provides a very pleasant golf outing on an excellent championship layout.
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