Golf FAQ – Malaysia
Here’s some frequently asked questions and some handy advice.
Q: Should I go DIY and save some dollars or leave the trip to a specialist golf travel agent?
A: Weigh the options. Yes, you may think you can save some money by arranging your own trip however if you haven’t been to Malaysia or don’t have local friends to do bookings and pre-arrange your transfers it is going to be a perfect storm rather than a holiday.
Rely on an agent who is already putting up a competitive package that takes you around in comfort hassle-free.
Q: Should I bring a full set or just hire clubs?
A: This is a matter of personal preference. The main reason why club hire is not popular is due to the disparity in club specifications from those issued in Japan, Europe or USA. Not all golf courses will stock a wide range of hire clubs with different specs.Your own clubs will still give you the greatest joy.
Q: Should I bring a whole set of golf attire and accessories like gloves, tees and socks?
A: Malaysia is a haven if you’re a golf shopper. There have been cases of golfers coming to the country with one golf bag and leaving with many.
Brands like Titleist, Callaway, TaylorMade to Japanese brands are available. After your round this should be your next stop.
Q: Should I bring a hard case or just the usual travel bag?
A: With domestic golf being actively played in the country airport personnel are used to handling golf equipment. Ordinary travel bags will suffice.
Q: If I have more than a week to golf should I stick to one destination like KL?
A: You can play more courses in that one destination like KL and outer KL have more than 30 courses to choose from. Destinations like Penang, Langkawi, Johor and Sabah also offer some great golfing excursions.