The Saujana Resort, Golf & Country Club
Malaysia, Selangor, Malacca Strait, Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur's premier business hotel and golf resort, The Saujana nestles amidst the rolling hills of a former palm plantation on the outskirts of Malaysia's capital. Taking its name from an old Malay expression meaning "as far as the eye can see", The Saujana is a luxury retreat comprising two hotels and two world class championship golf courses nestling amidst 160 acres of lush tropical gardens, a haven of peace and tranquility beyond the hustle and bustle of the city, yet conveniently connected to Kuala Lumpur by the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service.
Discerning travellers will find luxury appointed accommodation at The Saujana Hotel and The Club Saujana Resort. Guestrooms at both adjacent properties are elegantly and comfortably furnished, fitted with every luxury and modern business amenities. There is a wide range of culinary options and lesiure facilities idstributed between the two hotels and the country, all accesible to resident at any of Saujana unit.
At Saujana Golf & Country Club, golfers can tee off at Malaysia's two best golf courses. Carved out of a former palm and rubber plantation and set among rolling hills, both courses were designed by reputed American golf architect Ronald Fream and endorsed by the R&A to host international tournaments. Founded in 1984, Saujana Golf & Country Club has hosted several Malaysian Men and Ladies Opens, as well as the 2002 World Golf Team Championship, comprising the Men's Eisenhower Trophy and Women's Espirito Santo Trophy.
Saujana Golf Resort
THE CLUB AT THE SAUJANA
An urban retreat, The Club Saujana Resort nestles amidst 160 hectares of lush tropical gardens fringed by the two championship golf courses at The Saujana Golf and Country Club, providing a haven for business and leisure travellers alike. The resort’s architecture, interior and accommodation reflects a contemporary Asian style incorporating local design elements. Adjacent to its sister property, The Saujana Hotel, the resort has been acknowledged as one of the world's hottest new hotels by Condé Nast Traveller "Hot List 2009”.
The boutique resort offers 105 rooms and suites ranging from smartly appointed Club Rooms, Terrace Suite, Superior Suite, Deluxe Suite, and Executive Suite to the lavish Saujana Suite. Comprised primarily of terrazzo floors, marble and teak wood, the hotel is unabashedly modern, epitomizing contemporary design. All rooms and suites are spacious. combining modern style and understated elegance. Lavish and spacious bathrooms overlooking the gardens feature terrazzo bathtubs and rain forest showers
The Restaurant (Fine dining with terraceoverlooking the gardens), The Lounge (Lobby bar)
39-meter lap swimming pool for exclusive use of in-house guests of The Club Saujana Resort which offers all-day poolside service
The Spa & Med Beauty at The Club Saujana Resort presents a unique treatment menu comprising of Balinese, Oriental and Asian healing therapies which promote total wellness. Guests can also avail in-room spa treatments for total privacy and comfort.
Guests also enjoy full access to the neighbouring The Saujana Hotel and Saujana Golf and Country Club
THE SAUJANA HOTEL
Aesthetics and privacy abound at The Saujana Hotel, Kuala, which combines superior accomodation and amenities amidst 160-acres of lush tropical gardens fringed by the two championship golf courses at The Saujana Golf and Country Club, providing a haven for business and leisure travellers alike.
The Saujana Hotel offers a tranquil retreat to nature with 210 rooms in a low rise setting that offers picturesque views of the property’s emerald surroundings. Rooms vary from elegantly and comfortably furnished Superior and Deluxe rooms to the spacious Executive suites.
Suria Café (All day dining - Local and Western), Bayu Loung (Evening cocktails and snacks), Sri Melaka (A la carte Malay, Chinese and Portuguese cuisine), Senja Restaurant (Italian), Kogetsu Restaurant (Japanese), Ti Chen Restaurant (Chinese), Rumah Peranakan (Live music)
Free-form swimming pool, fitness center, sauna and steam room
The Saujana Hotel Ballroom and nine other meeting rooms are available for various events from weddings, meetings, private dining functions. The ballroom can accommodate up to 700 persons while the meeting rooms vary from 10 persons up to 250 persons. Located in a tranquil setting, the function rooms are all situated in the same area, providing convenience to cater for multiple events with breakout session. The meeting rooms overlook the landscape gardens and lake. The Saujana Hotel also has ample and suitable space for team building exercises and outdoors activities within the resort grounds.
Guests also emjoy full access to the neighbouring The Club Saujana Resort and Saujana Golf and Country Club
SAUJNA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Tennis and squash courts
Olympic-size swimming pool
Golfer’s Terrace (A la carte menu of local favorites for all-day dining)
Clubhouse: Proshop, Bar & Restaurant, Library, Billiard room, changing rooms, sauna
Saujana Golf Club
Since its opening in 1986, Saujana Golf & Country Club (Saujana) has established itself as Malaysia's No. 1 golf club. Carved out of a former palm and rubber plantation and set among rolling hills and large tranquil lakes, Saujana has two internationally famous golf facilities - the Palm Course and the Bunga Raya Course - both designed by Ronald Fream.
• Palm Course
Ronald Fream (1986) + Ted Parslow (202) Woodland
18 holes - 7,024 yds - Par 72 - SSS 75,1 - Slope 142
The Palm Course, also known as "The Cobra", is feared by some and respected by many for its daunting challenging layout, the impeccably manicured fairways and greens lined by impressive palm trees. This layout is the harder of the two the venue of most international tournaments held at Saujana. The course was refurbished by Ted Parslow in view of hosting the World Amateur Championship in 2002, with new greens, new trees planting and general upgrade of tees, fairways, bunkers and greens
Venue of seven Malaysian Open
Three Malaysian Ladies Open
2002 World Amateur Golf Team Championship (Eisenhower Trophy & Espirito Santo Trophy)
• Bunga Raya Course
Ronald Fream (1986) + Ted Parslow (202) Parkland
18 holes - 6,819 yds - Par 72 - SSS 73,9 - Slope 138
The Bunga Raya Course, also known as "The Crocodile", is a scenic course with wide, undulating fairways interspersed with flowery scrubs and vast expanses of water that create a sense of space. Although shorter and deceptively easier, it is challenging layout as well. Over the past ten years half of the original design by Ronald Fream has been redesigned to accommodate real estate development. Fortunately, Ted Parslow rsponsible of the upgrade, has done pretty well in keeping with the original style of the course and integrating old and new seamlessly.
Buggies & Caddies available
Handicaps: Men 24 - Women 36
Practice: Driving range, Putting greens, Bunker practice, Resident Pros
Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding state of Selangor is a kind of golf Eldorado with several prime golf courses doting the state. Amongst these, the following clubs are worth a special mention for their traditiona and having hosted major championships.
• Glenmarie Golf & Country Club
Right across the road from Saujana, Glenmarie Golf & Country Club boasts two excellent layouts, one of them floodlit for nigh play
• The Garden Course
Max Weler (1993) & Ted Parslow (2004)
Considered as the resort course and floodlit for night play, the Garden is longer and features wide fairways gently sloping down to small lakes in its lower section, In an almost bowl like terrain and relatively open environment, the holes are well spaced and hadrly ever intrude on each other.
• The Valley Course
Max Weler (1993) & Ted Parslow (2010’s)
Considered as the championship course, the Valley extends across garden-like surroundings, with narrow fairways and strategically placed hazards requiring cerful shot management.
• Royal Selangor Golf Club
Enjoying a very central position within the city of Kuala Lumpur, Royal Selangor Golf Club is one of the oldest and most prestigious clubs in all of Asia. It was formed in 1893 by a group of like-minded expatriate businessmen and the club now operates an extensive golf complex on land very close to the world famous Petronella twin towers. The founding members played at Petaling Hill for over twenty five years before being forced to move to their present location in 1921.
Before World War II, it was the club everyone in town wished to belong to, but unfortunatately the war took its toll over the facility and the healing process took nearly fifty years to be completed. A total rebuild following the ravages of the war, the courses have undergone renovation and refurbishment over the years. Nelson & Haworth was engaged to completely renovate both New and Old Courses. The goal was to raise the quality, playing conditions and strategies of both courses, while respecting and building upon the traditional nature of the courses and their largely flat, tree lined character.
Although the large trees that line the course embody the very soul of RSGC, they had also seriously choked down the course over the years. For the most part the existing routing was retained in order to limit the clearing of trees. The layouts, have however retained most of its unique characteristics and charm of the parkland environment with the unique panoramic backdrop of the city's skyline. Selangor has boast three layouts, the Old and New courses and the shorter Nine.
• Old Course (Parkland)
George Hammand (1921), Robin Nelson, Neil Haworth & Brett Mogg (2007)
The New course fairways are routed around the front nine of the Old, affording the outward half an extra layer of seclusion and because the estate was originally part of a tree planting research facility by the Forestry Department, many mature Tembusu trees and man made ponds add greatly to the ambiance at many of the holes.
The Old course at Royal Selangor hosted the Malaysian Open between 1962 and 1986, then again in 2002. Recent reconstruction and remodeling by the respected design company of Robin Nelson and Neil Haworth just might see Royal Selangor holding the Malaysian national tournament again soon.
• New Course (Parkland)
George Hammand (1921), Robin Nelson, Neil Haworth & Brett Mogg (2007)
The New course fairways are routed around the front nine of the Old. Slightly shorter and less demanding than its moe famous neighbour, the New Course presents an equally attractive challenge.
• Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club
The beautiful fairways of Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club (KLGCC) lie in the unspoilt landscape of Bukit Kiara, just a few miles away from the heart of the city and strategically located amongst the capital's prime residential suburbs. Originally opened in 1991, the West and East Courses were completely redesigned by internationallly renowned architects E&G Parslow. The perennial quality of construction incorporated state of the art technologies and great attention to detail.
• West Course (Lakeside & Woodland)
Robin Nelson, Neil Haworth & Brett Mogg (1991) + E&G Parslow (2008)
With imagination and unrelenting attention to detail, KLGCC’s has created a course that gives players sweeping views from elevated tees to the holes and the beautiful surrounding scenery. The West Course offers pristine playing conditions with exceptional detail, aesthetic beauty combined with the importance of player strategy. It has hsoted the 2006 Malyasian Open.
• East Course (Parkland)
Robin Nelson, Neil Haworth & Brett Mogg (1991) + E&G Parslow (2010)
This course is a parkland style course, with beautiful coloured landscaping. Designed to reward the intelligent golfer, the length, layout and toughness of this course has a potential for major international tournaments. Impeccable fairways and greens, challenging elevation changes and an environment that enhances the essence of the local terrain, this championship layout was designed to enhance the beauty of the environment and play in harmony with nature. If offers a very varied character with grassland and wetlands, a sanctuary to provide a habitat to the wildlife and birds in the area.
• The Mines Resort & Golf Club
Robert Trent Jones II (1998) Parkland
The golf course at The Mines follow the eastern shore of a lake that fills in what was once the largest open cast tin mine in the world, hence the club’s name. The Trent Jones’ have built a reputation of being able to build nice golf course on about any site, and the proof is in the cake! A lost of earth moving, shaping, draining and gardening was indeed involved to turn this unlikely setting into a beautiful layout and squeeze a golf course along its shores. The result was such that The Mines played host to the 1999 World Cup won by Tiger Wood and Mark O’Meara, not to mention the Malaysian open.
The front nine is laid out through jungle terrain, with the occasional water hazard complementing the impressive bunkering, which can be especially deep and protective around the excellent greens. Natural elevation changes are used to create some of the most memorable holes. The jungle of the front nine gives way to a lakeside back nine, where many challenging holes are played along the large lake. An array of large buildings flank the opposite side of the lake, most impressive of these is the Palace of the Golden Horses Hotel.
Kuala Lumpur is the bustling capital city of Malaysia and its showpiece of prosperity and grandeur. Kuala Lumpur means 'muddy estuary', a name coined by the original tin prospectors who arrived at the confluence of the Kelang and Gombak rivers in 1860. From humble beginnings as a tin-mining shanty town, KL has evolved into a 21st-century metropolis. KL, as know localy, is an appealing mix of past and present, with colonial buildings and traditional markets offset by glittering skyscrapers and teeming malls, all interspersed with lush parks and the city’s green belt. This blend of old and new worlds, interspersed with the diverse influences of Malay, Chinese and Indian cultural lifestyles, makes for a fascinating city.
Menara Telecommunication Tower Observation Deck (421 m. and once the world’s tallest building) • Petronas Twin Towers (378 m.) & Suria KLCC Shopping Centre • Sepang Formula One Circuit • The National Museum • The Central Railway Station
Address & Contact
The Saujana Hotel & Club at Saujana Golf & Country Club
Saujana Resort Seksyen U2 40150 Shah Alam
PO Box 8148, Keana Jaya
46783 Petaling Jaya
Sealangor Darul Ehsan
Kuala Lumpur outskirts - CBD, 30 min.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), 35 min.
Complimentary shuttle service to both Kuala Lumpur and airport
All year (Hotel & Golf)
Tropical, influenced by the monsoons. Driest season from April to October