The Land of Turtles is no slouch when it comes to golf
Turtles, coral reefs, islands, beaches and quaint fishing villages provide a stunning attraction for tourists coming to this sea-fronting state.
In this idyllic atmosphere where it’s possible to still see handmade batik being left to dry and turtles coming up ashore to lay eggs, the game of golf thrives.
There are at least six golf courses of good to average level to cater for the needs of visiting golfers. These include Kuala Terengganu Golf Resort (KTGR), Green Acres Golf and Country Resort, Bukit Besi Golf Club, Kelab Golf Rekreasi Petronas, Kelab Golf Desa Dungun and Resorts World Kijal.
KTGR is located in the township of Gong Badak, approximately 10 kilometres north of Kuala Terengganu and less than a 10-minute drive from Terengganu’s Sultan Mahmud Airport.
KTGR’s 18-hole course stretches to 6,283 metres and caters to all levels of golfers.
Tel: +6 09 666 6836
Green Acres Golf and Country Resort in Terengganu is an Andy Dye-designed 18-hole championship golf course.
The golf club is located within 10 minutes’ drive from Kuala Terengganu town centre, and only 45 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur by air. The 7,150-yard par 72 golf course meanders naturally along the Ibai River.
Tel 09-616 3500
The Bukit Besi golf course is an 18 hole par 72 layout that is a full buggy course with undulating terrain. It is located in Bukit Besi, 35 kilometres from Dungun town and 80 kilometres from Kuala Terengganu.
Also in Dungun is the par 72 18-hole Kelab Golf Desa Dungun, a golf course started by expatriate planters. There’s a preferred lie local rule that helps golfers to enjoy their game more.
Tel 09-848 1041
Located in Kertih the Kelab Golf Rekreasi Petronas provides a pleasant round for visiting golfers with natural habitat and wetlands sanctuary.
Resort World Kijal stretched along 7.6 km of private beach and boasts a beautiful 18-hole golf course and a Javanese Spa. It also has a large outdoor pool.
Tel (609) 864 1188