Kota Kinabalu, Sabah’s six-carat haven

Six challenging courses lie within easy reach

Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah is one of Malaysia’s many cities that enjoys panoramic sea views. It also remains as a major hub for golfing with at least six golf courses within an hour’s drive.


Borneo Golf and Country Club, the furthest afield about an hour out of Kota Kinabalu introduces enthusiasts to a Jack Nicklaus gem with its strategic bunkering, lagoon and signature wastelands.

Spread out over 200 acres the sea-facing layout is often prone to winds, giving players the chance to hone their playing skills in such situations.


Dorsett Resort runs a hotel next to the clubhouse giving golfers the chance to stay over and enjoy more rounds at the challenging 18-hole par-72 course. http://www.borneogolfresort.com


Dalit Bay Golf and Country Club is situated in Tuaran, just 40 minutes away and is considered the best golf course in a wetlands setting. http://www.dalitbaygolf.com.my


Dalit Bay Golf & Country club is part of the 400-acre Shangrila Rasa Ria Resort and Spa. Bordered by the Tambalang and Mengkabong rivers, golfers can tee-off with stunning views of Mount Kinabalu in the backdrop.

Nexus Karambunai Golf Resort is located on the Karambunai peninsula, north of Kota Kinabalu just over 30 minutes away. Designed by Ronald Fream, the picturesque layout features both beachfront and hilly holes. www.nexusresort.com

Within the confines of Kota Kinabalu golfers will find three courses of great quality, namely, the 27-hole Graham Marsh-designed Sutera Harbour Golf and Country Club www.suteraharbour.com/golf-club ,

the 18-hole Robert Muir Graves-designed Sabah Golf and Country Club www.sgccsabah.com

and the nine-hole Kinabalu golf course in Tanjung Aru. www.borneo-online.com.my/kgc


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