Palm Garden Golf Club – Putra & Palm Course

Course Data
Location Salengor, Malaysia
Yardage 7001 yards Par 72
Course Rating  
Playing Date 5 May 2005
Desingner Rick Robbins
Opened 1993
Caddy Yes (Limited number)
Golf Cart Yes (Compulsory)
Overall Rating
Course Layout
Difficulty Level
Greens Conditions
Fairways Conditions
Landscaping & Views

The course has three 9-holes sections - Putra, Palm and IOI. Putra & Palm course is the best combination of the 3. Surrounded by rolling hills and natural ravines, the course uses lakes and natural undulations strategically.

A view from the clubhouse

A view from the clubhouse

1st Par 4 445 yards

1st Par 4 445 yards (2)

1st Par 4 445 yards (1)
A long par 4 with water to the left of the fairway. The green is deep and guarded by bunkers. The green slopes from the back to the front.
9th Par 4 437 yards
A demanding hole. It is said that the hole is the most difficult among the 27 holes of this golf club. A lake crosses the fairway twice. The distance to the first water hazard is less than 160 yards while the second hazard is just inside 100 yards. With a bunker guarding the front of the green, the choice of the club must be strong enough to carry on to the green.

9th hole seen from behind the green

9th Par 4 437 yards (2)

9th Par 4 437 yards (1)
12th  Par 4 423 yards

12th Par 4 423 yards (2)

12th Par 4 423 yards (1)
A strong downhill with OB on the right. A big bunker in the center of the fairway is reachable with a drive of 260 yards. There are a series of bunkers along the right side of the fairway. The left side of the green faces water. The view from the elevated tee is superb, providing you with a marvelous picture of the landscape.
15th  Par 3 189 yards

15th green

15th Par 3 189 yards
A par 3 over a pond. The front of the green is guarded by a water hazard.
18th  Par 5 512 yards

18th hole seen from the green
A slight dogleg to the right with a creek running 80 – 100 yards in front of the green. The third shot is a little uphill to the green with a pond on the left, so an accurate approach shot is required.

18th Par 5 512 yards (3)

18th Par 5 512 yards (2)

18th Par 5 512 yards (1)
19th hole
It is 30 minutes drive from Central Kuala Lumpur and 40 minutes drive from the airport. The course is within a big resort area including 2 hotels, Marriott and Palm Garden. The clubhouse is splendid. Night golfing is available only on weekdays because of the lighting at the Palm Course.

The distance is measured in meters. I could freely choose the tees to play.

The course was chosen as the 13th of the top 20 Malaysian Course and the 1st place regarding the best clubhouse by the Golf Malaysia readers’ polls in of 2004. The other Rick Robbins designed courses in Asia are Palm Villa G&CR, Bandar Putra GC in Malaysia and Kedaton GC in Indonesia.

Swimming pool


Adjecent Marriot & Palm Garden Hotel