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Price Guide To Golf Resorts In Johor: Courses, Accommodations And Facilities

Tee off in the vast lands of a former fruit orchard or hilly terrains presenting a fun golf challenge.


The global golf tourism market is not one to be undermined, having grown 31.56% in the year 2021 from 2020. Golf is a leisure activity that can be the main item in a travel itinerary due to its fun game element and how it’s being played in stunning outdoor nature. Some countries would build golf infrastructures surrounded by nature to attract avid golfers. 

There are over 100 golf clubs in Malaysia. One of the most exciting golf tournaments held in the country is the Maybank Championship that is recognised by the Asian Tour and European Tour. It is the only golfing event that has a category designated to the ASEAN region thus allowing participants to play at a world class level. 

A golf resort is one like any other holiday resorts with complete facilities such as pools, gymnasiums, spas, restaurants with access to golf courses, equipment shops and clubhouses. As golf resorts are typically built on vast lands far from the hustle and bustle of urbanity, they offer a serene environment that’s ideal for a getaway. 

#1 Austin Heights Golf And Hotel Resort – From RM25 

Mount Austin or Austin Heights in Johor is an up-and-coming residential area in Johor where Korean and Japanese expatriates call home. The Austin Heights Golf and Hotel Resort is only one hour and 13 minutes away from Singapore.  

The golf course here has a hilly landscape built by Nigel B Douglas, who has designed several courses here in Malaysia and overseas. The contours of the golf course make it more fun and challenging for golf enthusiasts throughout the 18 holes.   

Weekdays  Morning  Afternoon 
9 holes  18 holes  9 holes  18 holes 
Member  RM25  RM40  RM25  RM40 
Member’s Guest  RM70  RM110  RM80  RM130 
Visitor  RM80  RM130  RM90  RM150 
Saturday  Morning  Afternoon 
9 holes  18 holes  9 holes  18 holes 
Member  RM25  RM40  RM25  RM40 
Member’s Guest  RM150  RM260  RM150  RM260 
Visitor  RM160  RM290  RM160  RM290 
Sunday  Morning  Afternoon 
9 holes  18 holes  9 holes  18 holes 
Member  RM25  RM40  RM25  RM40 
Member’s Guest  RM150  RM190  RM130  RM160 
Visitor  RM160  RM210  RM150  RM190 

The Austin Heights Golf And Hotel Resort has myriad facilities including a massive eight-lane bowling alley, pool, jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna and cinema. The hotel has relatively lower density with only 65 suites that all has King-sized beds, shower and bathtubs. 

Suites  Price 
Premium Family Suite  RM300 – RM360 
Superior Honeymoon Suite  RM400 – RM490 
Premium Honeymoon Suite  RM460 – RM 560 
President Suite  RM720 – RM870 
Platinum Family Suite  RM1,000 – RM 1,200 

*Do note that the hotel rooms are currently unavailable for renovation at the time of writing. 

#2 IOI Palm Villa Golf And Country Resort – From RM65 

Established palm oil and property conglomerate IOI Group developed the IOI Palm Villa Golf and Country Resort  in Kulai, Johor. It is located around one hour and 33 minutes from the Causeway Woodlands checkpoint and is only a five minutes’ drive from Senai International Airport. 

The resort houses two nine golf courses designed by Rick Robbins who has also helmed the construction of courses overseas including the United States. Aside from that, it has indoor and outdoor amenities including a clubhouse spanning 40,000 square metres, bowling alley, badminton court, tennis court, table tennis room, sauna, gymnasium, kids’ water park and pool. 

Guests can also dine at the Hannan Café for local cuisines at the golfer’s terrace. 

The rates for the golf courses are as below. 

Weekdays  18 Holes (From 7AM to 4PM)  2nd Round 18 Holes (Before 4PM)  9 Holes (From 7AM) 
Member  RM120  RM90 RM75 
Visitor  RM140  RM90 RM75 
Caddy Fees  RM84.80    RM42.40 
Caddy Booking  RM21.20 
Buggy Fees And Insurance  RM58.30    RM40 


Weekends   18 Holes (7AM to 12AM)  18 Holes (12PM to 4PM) 
Member  RM240 RM135
Visitor  RM270  RM150

#3 Tanjong Puteri Golf And Resort – From RM106 

Tanjong Puteri Golf And Resort offers golf services on vast green lands featuring stunning palm plantations. Situated in Pasir Gudang, Johor, the golf resort is approximately one hour and seven minutes from the Woodlands Checkpoint. 

The resort is unique in that it features 20 guestrooms and 34 double-storey villas that resemble those of heritage colonial houses. Besides, it also has seven new banquet and meeting rooms for different functions and multiple recreation facilities for squash, table tennis, volleyball, soccer, swimming and cycling. 

The property is also fitted with a sauna, spa, gymnasium, bowling alley and billiard room. 

There are three courses within the resort including the championship Plantation Course, Straits Course and Village Course. Throughout the Plantation Course which originally was orchard lands, you will notice plenty of palm trees and fruit trees including durian, jackfruit, mango and rambutan. 

Meanwhile, the Straits Course by Akira Mamiya features an 18-hole course across 6,163 metres of hilly terrains surrounded by mangrove swamps and a river. The Village Course was formerly part of an estate with settlements before it became the golf course it is today sporting hills, valleys and lakes.  

The golf rates at the Tanjong Puteri Golf And Resort is as follows: 

Course  Weekdays  Weekends 
Morning  Afternoon  Morning  Afternoon 
Plantation  RM159  RM135  RM285  RM159 
Straits  RM127  RM106  RM159  RM106 

As for boarding, the rooms come with double or twin beds with facilities such as safe boxes, bathroom with showers and television set at a starting price of RM310 per night. Meanwhile, the villas located within the Plantation Course itself, has two to five bedrooms with a starting price of RM495.  

It is observed that Tanjong Puteri Golf And Resort will not be continuing its lease with landowner Keck Seng Malaysia (KSM) and is in the process of winding up. KSM has mentioned in its notice that it is in discussion with a golf operator to provide full club services to customers moving forward. At the time of writing, it is also announced that all club facilities including golfing and accommodation are still open for customers. 

#4 Palm Resort Golf And Country Club MalaysiaFrom RM160  

The Palm Resort Golf and Country Club in Senai, Johor is situated around one hour and 20 minutes from Singapore. It has a total of three championship golf courses – Allamanda, Cempaka and Melati – designed by internationally known golf course architecture specialists Ronald Fream and Hiromasa Inagawa. 

Spanning 800 acres, the golf courses are fitted with 18 challenges each for novice and experienced golfers and feature fine quality dwarf grass which creates an ideal surface for golfing.     

The golf courses are open to visitors and members at weekday and weekend rates. 

Weekdays  Local  Non-Local 
Visitor  RM160  RM190 
Member’s Guest  RM145  RM175 
Weekend  Local  Non-Local 
Morning Session  RM330  RM360 
Afternoon Session  RM285  RM315 
Member’s Guest     
Morning Session  RM240  RM270 
Saturday Afternoon  RM220  RM250 
Sunday Afternoon  RM180  RM210 
Caddy Fee (per caddy)  RM90  RM120 

For those who want to stay the night, there are nine types of rooms to choose from twin beds room to an entire suite. The rooms are all equipped with air-conditioning, bathtubs, television set, safe box, free parking and Wi-Fi. Room rates are as below: 

Rooms  Price 
Deluxe Room   RM488 
Premier Room   RM688 
Executive Suite   RM888 
Deluxe Suite  RM1,288 
Signature Suite  RM1,688 
Ravenala Suite  RM2,088 

Other amenities at the resort include a clubhouse with private changing rooms, golf boutique, buggy station, and health centre. There are also several restaurants and an indoor bar including the Golfer Terrace that serves local cuisine and Yeon Restaurant for fusion Korean hotpot.   

Featured Image Credit: Palm Resort Golf & Country Club Malaysia, IOI Palm Villa Golf Resort


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