Dalit Bay Golf & Country

Course Data
Location Sabah, Malaysia
Yardage 6965 yards Par 72
Course Rating 74.0
Playing Date 11 Apr. 2004
Desingner Ted Parslow
Opened 1997
Caddy No
Golf Cart Yes (Compulsory and can be driven on the fairways)
Rating
Overall Rating
3.90
Course Layout
4
Difficulty Level
4
Greens Conditions
3
Fairways Conditions
3
Landscaping & Views
5
      
 

A view from the clubhouse
  The course is flat and beautiful. It was sculptured from a former mangrove swamp and maintains and enhances the natural beauty and character of the surrounding area. Lakes, creeks and rivers weave through the course, and come into play on almost all holes.
 
6th Par 4 371 yards

6th Par 4 371 yards (2)

6th Par 4 371 yards (1)
A neat par 4, a slight dogleg to the left.
 
7th Par4 425 yards

7th Par4 425 yards (2)

7th Par4 425 yards (1)
A very beautiful par 4. There is OB on the right and a creek on the left, which are intimidating, and the closer to the green, the narrower the fairway becomes. There is OB not just on the left of the green but also at the back of it, so an accurate approach shot is required on this hole.
 
9th Par 4 419 yards

9th Par 4 419 yards (2)

9th Par 4 419 yards (1)
A par 4 where the water on both sides of the hole is in play. The bunker in front of the green and the lake on the left of the green also come into play.
 
11th Par 3 185 yards

The ocean view from 11th green

11th Par 3 185 yards
The “signature hole” par 3. The river pours into the South China Sea and you hit over the river mouth. The river mouth borders the wide green. The challenge at this hole lies in teeing across the river mouth to land your ball on a gently contoured green flanked by bunkers on either side.
 
13th Par 4 395 yard

13th Par 4 395 yard (2)

13th Par 4 395 yard (1)
A dogleg to the left par 4 with a creek on the left. You hit over the mangrove, growing thickly along the creek. The green is long and narrow and only 15 yards wide. The bunkers guard both sides of the green.
 
15th Par 4 425 yards

15th Par 4 425 yards (2)

15th Par 4 425 yards (1)
A challenging par 4. The creek runs on the right of the tight fairway. The fairway bunker on the left and the bunker in front of the green are in play.
 
19th hole

It takes 45 minuets from Kota Kinabalu Airport by car and the Shangri-La Hotel is adjacent. I felt the course rating of 74.0 was a bit high and it would be around 72.5.

The other Ted Parslow designed courses in Asia are The GC Datai Bay, Sebana GR in Malaysia and Amai GC in China.