Datai Langkawi Golf Resort
Malaysia, Kedah, Malacca Strait, Langkawi Island
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Langkawi Island is located thirty kilometres off the coast of north-western Malaysia on the Thai border, where the Strait of Malacca meets the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean. On the north-western shore of the island, The Datai is a luxury hideaway complemented by the spectacular Datai Bay Golf Club. Nestling in a pristine rainforest leading down to a private sandy beach, The Datai is one of the leading resorts in the country.
This is a stunning hideaway at the heart of nature where footpaths through the jungle connect the resort, its free-standing villas and pools. A feast for the senses, the resort takes care of body and mind through its lavish, open air accommodation, award-winning spa and exquisite restaurants.
Literally carved out of the tropical rainforest, the Datai Bay Golf Club was completely renovated and reopened to play in 2014 as The Els Club Teluk Datai Golf. Managed by Troon Golf, it was voted “2014 World’s Best New Golf Course”, while its ancestor was already considered as the most scenic course in Malaysia. Conceived with the minimum encroachment on its pristine surroundings the course is in total harmony with nature, and players will share its fairways with the resident monkeys !
The Datai Resort
Nestling in a pristine rainforest leading down to a private sandy beach, The Datai is one of the leading resorts in the country. This is a stunning hideaway at the heart of nature where footpaths through the jungle connect the resort, its free-standing villas and pools. A feast for the senses, the resort takes care of body and mind through its lavish, open air accommodation, award-winning spa and exquisite restaurants.
The Leading Hotels of the World • 124 Rooms including Suites, Villas & Pool Villas and 14 units of new Beach Villas
All rooms with A/C and balcony with day beds • Satellite TV, DVD, IDD phones, complimentary WiFi internet access • Safe, minibar, tea/coffee maker • En suite bathrooms with twin vanities
24 hour room service • Laundry/ Valet service • Concierge/Tour desk • Library • Duty-free boutique • Car rental • Boardroom & Meeting facilities
The Pavilion (Thai cuisine) • The Dining Room (Western/Malaysian all day dining) • The Gulai House (Traditional Malaysian Curries & Indian Specialties) • The Beach Club (Seaside dining) • Lobby Lounge
The Datai Spa • Health Club • 2 Tennis courts (at Golf Club)• 2 Swimming pools • Private Beach & Non-motorized Watersports
Els Club Teluk Datai Golf
• Championship Course
Ernie Els, 2014 (Ted Parslow, 1992) - 18 holes - 6,760 yds - Par 72
Originally designed by Ted Parslow back in 1992, the course was closed in 2012 to be completely renovated and reopened for play in 2014 under much acclaim - it was voted “2014 World’s Best New Golf Course”. Literally carved out of the tropical rainforest within a large 8,000 acre preserve, the course was conceived with minimum encroachment on its pristine surroundings in total harmony with nature - players will share the fairways with the resident monkeys ! The course is managed by Troon golf - a guarantee of international standards and top-notch green keeping.
The fairways meander their way through a million year old rainforest cascading down to the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea, with the dramatic backdrop of the mountains’ marbled limestone peaks. Many varieties of trees and plants can be found including tropical hardwood like Meranti and the ever blossoming bougainvillaea. Palm trees, ferns, parasitic vines and broad-leafed plants in every imaginable shade of green grows freely along the fairways and around the green. It is hard to tell where the course ends and the forest begins !
The intricate jungle rough border the well groomed and ample fairways, while natural streams flow throughout the course, presenting a major hazard for stray shots on this tight and undulating layout with up and downhill lies. The challenging Datai Bay and its breathtaking background will provide the ultimate golf experience to the discerning golf trotter.
Buggies & Caddies available
Handicaps: Men 24 - Women 36
• Practice: Driving range, 9-hole Putting Course, Resident Pros
• Clubhouse: Changing rooms, Proshop, Bar & Restaurant + Tennis courts (floodlit)
Langkawi Island Golf
Sheltered by the mountain backbone of the Malaysian Peninsula, Langkawi escapes the north-eastern winter monsoon and enjoys a sunny climate all year round, providing ideal conditions for golf.
• Gunung Raya Golf Resort
Max Wexler (1995) 18 holes - 6,974 yds - Par 72
Designed by American golf architect Max Wexler, the course is situated at the base of mythical Raya Mountain in Kisap. The course features beautiful rolling greens, panoramic tees, and impeccable fairways that are magnificently contoured with sand traps and water hazards. It is also the most recent 18-hole golf course in Langkawi. Sprawled over 300 acres of former rubber plantation land, Gunung Raya Golf Resort boasts an intriguing international-standard golf course designed by renowned American golf architect Max Wexler. Within its lush landscapes, you'll encounter beautiful rolling greens, panoramic tees, and impeccable fairways, magnificently contoured with sand traps and water hazards.
• 99 East Golf Club
Ross Watson (2012) 18 holes - 7,500 yds - Par 72
This 7,500 yard championship course takes many design references from Australian and Scottish links courses, with native grasses and reeds dominating the out of play areas. Its Asian character is enhanced by the rice terraces skirting the course and the rainforest backdrop. 99 East offers more than a challenging round of golf. The first two holes alone take you to the highest point of the course, and from the tee box to the monster par 5 third hole, views extend across the entire island. From there, the layout slopes down through forests and rice terraces to the lower lying wetlands and then into a stunning orchard valley cut through by two fast flowing brooks. The home run to the clubhouse takes you back to an elevated vantage point with views over the seas and the islands beyond as well as the rain forest clad mountains slopes. The first nine holes are opened for play and the full 18 holes scheduled to open mid 2012.
Langkawi Island is located thirty kilometers off the coast of north-western Malaysia on the Thai border, where the Strait of Malacca meets the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean. The largest of a cluster of islands, Langkawi is blessed with natural beauty, where lofty limestone outcrops and ancient rainforests vie with pristine sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. The island remained a sleepy backwater till 1987, when it was granted duty-free status in order to promote tourism.
Langkawi Isles are a group of 104 islands situated about 50 kilometers off the coast of Kedah in North Malaysia. Langkawi in fact is a part of the state of Kedah, which is one of the 14 states that make up the Federation of Malaysia. Of the 104 islands that make up this archipelago, there are only three islands which are inhabited. The main island of Langkawi is the biggest and is the hub of tourist activities. Only the main island has been developed to create an infrastructure for tourist based activities. Apart from these developments, the island is still vastly rural. The rest of the islands are not inhabited at all which attracts special interest to eco-tourists.
Address & Contact
Jalan Teluk Datai
07000 Pulau Langkawi
Kedah Darul Langkawi
Langkawi Island, NW of Malaysia on Thai border
Langkawi Int'l Airport (LGK), 30 min. (Daily flights to Penang, Kuala Lumpur & Singapore)
All year (Hotels & Golf)
Tropical, mainly dry and with little influence of the winter NE monsoon