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Kota Permai  alaysia - Kota Permai M Golf & Country Club Kota Permai Golf & Country Club is truly a jewel in the Asian golf club scene. The magnificent Ross Watson 18-hole masterpiece never fails to surprise the first time, while its charisma and charm makes you want to come back repeatedly. Since it’s opening in 1998, Kota Permai has won numerous awards and accolades, among them being Best Golf Course. Such recognition by industry leaders and the gold media further reinforce the fact that Kota Permai is widely accepted as among the best golf courses in Asia. Kota Permai is the perfect gateway for both golf and recreational pleasures, especially due to the tranquil setting within and around the clubhouse. With ingenious landscaping that is omnipresent to heighten your senses. Malaysia - Forest City Golf Resort Established in 2018 by world renowned Nicklaus Design, this new course is sure to rapidly grow in stature. Located between Singapore and Malaysia, 25-minutes from Johor Bahru city centre, the course is uniquely built as part of a wider complex on four reclaimed islands, so every little detail has been carefully thought out and build from scratch. The 18-hole desert style course with many waste areas, course plays to a 7012 yards and a par-72. According to Nicklaus, they had to “work the ninth and 18th greens around a hill, and the golf course has beautiful river views. From a player’s standpoint, the golf course we have designed is unique as golfers cannot find anything like it in Singapore or Malaysia”. After your game, you can enjoy the onsite Forest City Golf Hotel. 22 Malaysia - Royal Selangor  Golf Club Established in 1892 and located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city, it is often regarded as the premier golf club in Malaysia, and the beginning of golf in Malaysia. The course is accessible as its only located 30-mintutes drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, but as a member/guest course, only the lucky ones will get an opportunity to play. However, individual hotels can book tee times for their guests. The Old and New courses are parkland, flat, relatively spacious and not too technical. That said, the holes are well protected by an abundance of mature tree and some holes can play quite long, so forward tees could be the best option. The course has received much investment over the years and hosted many professional events over the years such as the Malaysian Open, Dunhill Malaysian Masters, and the 2016 Maybank Championship. The holes are well protected by an abundance of mature tree and some holes can play quite long, so forward tees could be the best option.