Golfing Getaways Blog

05 May 2014

Sabah, Malaysia Golf Travel

Sabah is often referred to as ‘Malaysian Golf Holiday Heaven’ and provides great golf courses with an emphasis of providing a variety of playing experiences.

Accommodation at one of the luxurious hotels and resorts in the city of Kota Kinabalu ensures easy access to some of the best golf courses in Malaysia.

Sutera Harbour Golf and Country Club has 27 holes, some of which line the beach where fairways merge into the sand and gentle waves of the South China Sea roll in. Sutera Harbour also has an option of night golf with nine holes floodlit for those wishing to play after dark. Graham Marsh has designed a challenging and beautiful course which, for guests staying at the nearby Sutera Harbour Resort, is a short stroll away from their luxurious accommodation.

Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club is ensconced within the 400 acres of Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, a leisurely one hour drive north from Kota Kinabalu. This superb 18-hole championship course designed by Australian Ted Parslow, provides a stimulating and uplifting playing experience.  Bordered by the Tambalang and Mengkabong rivers with a stunning vista of Mount Kinabalu in the distance, Dalit Bay is a prime wetland course where water comes into play at every hole.

The course is maintained in excellent condition year round, and has modern and comfortable Clubhouse facilities to ensure your game of golf is well rewarded.
Nexus Golf Resort is a gem, stretching 6,063 metres between the hilly interior and a picturesque beachfront with fantastic course conditioning and turf maintenance. The layout starts off inland then plays alongside the beachfront from holes 3 to 5 with Mt. Kinabalu as the backdrop and 12 landscaped lakes that affect play.


As well as offering spectacular scenery, many of Sabah’s golf courses are equipped with the best facilities and amenities to be found anywhere. With courses providing fantastic club rooms and facilities plus options of other activities such as racquet sports, tennis and fishing, an International Golf Specialists (IGS) golf holiday to Sabah can provide so many great experiences both on and off the golf course.

To begin planning your Malaysian golfing experience, speak to the team at IGS about arranging your holiday to the amazing golf courses and accommodation in beautiful Sabah.