Saujana ready to host major tournaments again
Refurbishment of the two courses fully complete
The Saujana Golf and Country Club, once a regular and preferred venue for major tournaments is poised to return to that mantle in the near future.
Recently the refurbished Palm course, nicknamed “The Cobra” for its biting challenge was opened for play. The par-72 7186-yard layout is coated with the hybrid Tifeagle grasses. Much of the original layout of American designer Ronald Fream was retained.
The Bunga Raya course on the otherhand was a total redesign by Ted Parslow due to increasing greens creep and drainage issues. The par-72 7034-yard layout is coated with hybrid miniverde grasses.
The Bunga Raya course is now playing to green speeds averaging above 9 on the stimpmeter. The Palm greens are being gradually conditioned for faster ball speeds.
The Palm course which has been the venue of nine Malaysian Opens is being groomed to return to its glory days. It last hosted the national Open in 2009.
Saujana was also the host venue for the World Amateur Golf Team Championships for both the Eisenhower and Espirito Santo Trophy in 2002.
European tour officials recently visited the golf club to check on the quality of the course and facilities and came away impressed.