Kelab Golf Sultan Abdual Aziz Shah (KGSAAS), Sultan & Alam Shah

Course Data
LocationSalengor, Malaysia
Yardage7025 yards Par 72
Course Rating73.2
Playing Date1 May 2003
DesingnerPeter Thomson, Michael Wolveridge, Ross Perret
Opened1992
CaddyYes
Golf CartYes (Compulsory)
Rating
Overall Rating
3.50
Course Layout
4
Difficulty Level
4
Greens Conditions
3
Fairways Conditions
3
Landscaping & Views
3

Out of 27 holes, I played 18 holes, the Sultan & Alam Shah Course. The course features pot bunkers and sloped fairways. The Sultan Course is demanding with many memorably impressive holes but the Alam Shah Course is not that great. The fairways are generous except for some holes and greens are almost flat, which makes the course easier than its yardages 0f 7025 would indicate.
  
2nd Par 5 548 yards

A very impressive “signature hole”. The fairway is tight with OB on the right and a river on the left. Also, palm trees hanging on both sides of the fairway off the tee are intimidating. The second and (third shots are uphill and then the river crossing the fairway gives you some pressure. Even if you hit the green in regulation, the sharply sloped two-tiered green doesn’t offer you an easy par. The nickname is “the Dragon Hole”.

2番 パー3 195ヤード
2nd Par 5 548 yards
  
5th  Par 4 442 yards

A slightly downhill dogleg to the left. A middle or long iron is needed on the second shot to hit to the narrow and deep green with deep bunkers and sloped rough on the left.

2番 パー3 195ヤード
5th Par 4 442 yards
  
13th  Par 4 411 yards

The tee and second shots are uphill. You must hit a high ball on the second shot, otherwise the ball can drop into one of 3 pot bunkers protecting the front of the green, where it is difficult to save par.

2番 パー3 195ヤード
13th Par 4 411 yards
  
19th hole

The course is very close to Kuala Lumpur.
There was a mosque nearby and Koran kept resounding.

When I played at the Alam Shah Course of the back 9, 3 out of 9 holes are temporary greens, which might have given me the bad overall impression. It was fun to play the front 9 Sultan Course.

The course architects, Peter Thomson, Michael Wolveridge, Ross Perret designed other courses is Asia are Hong Kong GC - Eden Course, Clearwater Bay GC (remodelled), Beijing Links CC, Beijing Yaoshang GC, Shanghai Golfking GC, Shanghai Binhai GC, Changsha Quingzhuhu GC in China, Tanah Merah CC - Garden Course in Singapore, Jagorawi G&CC, Bali Handara Kosaido CC, Lombok Golf Kosaido CC in Indonesia, Noble Place GR&CC, Rayong Green Valley CC, Royal Chiang Mai GC in Thailand, and Kosaido Thomson, Nanbufuji CC, Zen CC, Thomson National CC, Three Lakes CC in Japan.