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Brunei - Empire Golf & Country Club Soak in the breathtaking sea views from all 18-holes on the course. Designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1998, measuring 7029 yards, the course winds along the coast with spectacular views and the sea providing hazardous winds across tight fairways. Strategically placed bunkers catch the off-guard and the ambitious. The signature 549-yard par five 15th, stretches along the beach dotted with sprawling bunkers. The 18th green is tucked right up to the cliffs presenting a winning view of the sea and the hotel's six-story glass atrium. The Empire has played host and provided a challenging stage for golf’s top elite professional players in numerous events ranging from the European PGA Tour’s Royal Trophy, Asian PGA Tour’s Brunei Open, to the Korean Ladies Professional Golfers Association. The award winning Jack Nicklaus championship course canvasing the spectacular coastline, golf at The Empire is a truly unforgettable experience. Whether you are skirting the strategically placed bunkers, threading the towering jungle canopy, or challenging the cliff-swept shoreline of the South China Sea, a golf trip to The Empire is truly golfing at its finest. 10