Kota Kinabalu golf courses

Kota Kinabalu is a perfect Golfing destination and especially suitable for golfing couples where one partner does not play golf as there are plenty of other things to do which means that you do not have to plan  everything around the golf course.  There are some wonderful beaches in Kota Kinabalu and some extraordinary wildlife and the Orangutan Sanctuary is a place you must visit.  If you are into snorkelling and diving as well as golf then head for Sapi Island which offers the clearest waters in the area.  But enough about other attractions – you came to this website to find about about the golfing options in Kota Kinabalu and there are plenty of golf courses within easy reach of the city.

Best Golf Clubs in Kota Kinabalu

Sutera Harbour Resort Golf & Country Club 
Within easy reach of the city is the Graham Marsh designed course at the Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club.  This 27-hole layout is probably the best course in the area and the three different nines called the Garden, Lake and the Heritage (Ocean) courses, each offer very different golfing challenges and will be enjoyed by golfers of all standards.  A very extensive clubhouse offers some top class facilities with several restaurants and a Cigar Lounge. A well-stocked pro-shop has all the latest golfing gear and if you want to refine your game before taking to the golf course then there is a driving range where you play into the lake  rather than the grass.  Kota Kinabalu is renowned for its amazing sunsets and after your round you will be able to sip a cold beer as you discuss your round and watch the sun go down.

Sabah Golf & Country Club 

Located around 15 minutes from the city, this courses is the oldest golf course in Sabah and was opened in 1976.  Over the past 20 years it has hosted many famous tournaments and it has the reputation of being one of the toughest golf courses in Sabah.  You will find plenty of challenges as you make your way round including the undulating fairways and many large water hazards.  The courses was built by Robert Muir Grave on a site that was once part rubber estate and secondary jungle.

Dalit Bay Golf Club & Spa 
This golf course is adjacent to Shangril La's Rasa Ria resort, about 40 minutes outside Kota Kinabalu, and is my favourite golf courses in Kota Kinabalu.  A very picturesque courses which meanders through the virgin jungles beside the Tambalang and Mengkabong rivers with Mt Kinabalu as a backdrop. Plnety of water on this course so if you don’t like water carries then you may be in for a long day.  Excellent clubhouse with a water driving range and The Golfer's Terrace restaurant and a bar.  Your non-golfing partner can enjoy the Spa which is also part of the clubhouse complex.

Nexus Resort Karambunai Golf Course

This golf courses once won Best Golf Course in East Malaysia and enjoys a stunning location with the jungle-clad hills on one side and sea on the other so it if often at the mercy of the prevailing winds. The course was designed by Ronald Freme and you will need to pick your way carefully around the course between the strategically-placed bunkers and water hazards as you attempt to reach the immaculate greens.

Borneo Golf and Country Club 

A bit further out of town - this golf course is around 70 kms South of Kota Kinabalu close to the South China Sea.  Designed by Jack Nicklaus it has, as you would expect, plenty of bunkers protecting the greens which have the reputation of being lightening quick.  

Tee Time Bookings in Kota Kinabalu

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Borneo Golf Country Club

Price on application
Jack Nicklaus
7159 yards | Links-style

Travel about an hour towards the South China Sea from Kota Kinabalu City along the Beaufort motorway and you will come across the Borneo Golf and Country Club.  The par 72, 7159 yard 18-hole championship golf course is arguably the jewel in the crown for golf in this region. 

Opened in 1997 and designed by the legendary golfer and course designer Jack Nicklaus the course boasts some of the finest holes you will find. 

Dalit Bay Golf Country Club

MYR310 (THB2,288)
310 MYR
Ted Parslow
6369 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.0 out of 5
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If you are a visitor to the Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort and Spa, around 30 minutes from the city of Kota Kinabalu you will be close to one of the most beautifully crafted golf clubs in Malaysia.

The Dalit Bay Golf and Country Club is a par 72, 18 hole championship golf set between the Mekong and Tambalang rivers. Its unique location between the rivers means the course enjoys both the eye-catching tropical jungles and the wetlands.

Nexus Resort Karambunai Golf Course

MYR299 (THB2,207)
299 MYR
Ronald Fream
6173 yards | Parkland

Set between ancient tropical rainforests and the immense South China Sea the Nexus Golf Resort Karambunai is quite simply in the perfect location.  The championship course, designed by Ronald Fream boasts 18 holes and measures 6173 yards. It was established in 1996 and has become one of the must visit golf courses in the area.

About half an hour drive from the centre of Kota Kinabalu City and the international airport the golf course is set on the Nexus Resort.

Sabah Golf Country Club

Price on application
Robert Muir Graves and remodelled by Nelson & Haworth
6928 yards | Parkland

Opened in 1976, the Sabah Golf and Country Club is the oldest in the area. The club enjoys wonderful facilities for both the golfer and non-golfer alike with a gym, swimming pool and tennis to name a few of the activities away from the golf course.

The clubhouse offers a large open air terrace for those wishing for a light meal or snack before or after their round, a large restaurant and a further bar located close to the pro shop offering views of the 1st and 9th holes.

At 6335 metres this championship course is not one of the longest you will come across but it offers a wonderful challenge and the maturity of the golf course is endearing.

Sutera Harbour Golf Country Club

MYR303 (THB2,236)
303 MYR
Graham Marsh
6907 yards | Parkland
Review Score: 4.5 out of 5
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The Sutera Harbour Golf and Country Club ideally located in the Kota Kinabalu region of Malaysia just 10 minutes from the international Airport, is one of the largest facilities in the country and is an unmissable experience. The 27-hole Championship layout was created by world renowned master-craftsman Graham Marsh and has achieved a myriad of awards. Some even say that this is the best Marsh design course.

Set in a beautiful location between the shores of the South China Sea, the course enjoys views across the numerous offshore islands.

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