Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, West Course

Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, West Course
Location: Bukit Kiara area near cental Kual LumpurEstablished: 1991Holes: 18Designer: Nelson & Wright; Parslow & Associates
Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, West Course

Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC) West Course is the longer and more challenging of two private golf courses at the club located near the heart of Kuala Lumpur's sprawling city center. Designed by architect Robin Nelson and playing to nearly 7,000 yards from the tournament tees, the golf course is set among the Bukit Kiara hillsides.

Several tournaments have been held at the KLGCC, West Course. The Malaysian Open was the first co-sanctioned event between the European and Asian Tours in 1999 and was held on the West course in 2006. This was where Korea’s Charlie WI won his first European Tour title, becoming only the second Korean to win on the European Tour after K J Choi.

Since the 2006 Malaysian Open, the West Course at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club has undergone a total redesign. Nelson & Haworth originally designed the West Course, which opened for play in 1991, but Parslow and Associates extensively reconstructed the layout over a period of eighteen months. The revamped West Course reopened in October 2008.

A golf course for the true shot-maker with imagination and unrelenting attention to detail, KLGCC’s West Course is designed to give the player sensational views of the hole and the surrounding scenery, countless shot options fro into the greens, and pristine playing conditions.

The new, tougher 7,000-yard West Course which plays across pleasantly undulating ground, features an additional lake on hole 9. Water now comes into play on no fewer than thirteen holes.

Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club hosted another Malaysian Open in 2010, which resulted in a win for 18-year-old Korean Noh Seung-Yul, who edged out KJ Choi by a single shot in a dramatic finale on the 18th. In 2011, another youngster claimed the Malaysian Open title. Italy 17-year-old Matteo Manassero won the event by one shot.

This Kuala Lumpur course continues to be perfect, as it offers excellent challenges to visiting professionals and amateur Kuala Lumpur golfers alike.
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