Whether you’re a golf aficionado, a lover of nature and all things natural or simply someone who admires the good things in life, the Els Teluk Datai Golf Course is just the spot for you! Considered to be one of the prime tourist attractions in Malaysia, the Els Teluk Datai Golf Course is famously known as ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’; an award bestowed on it by the auspicious World Golf Awards in 2014!
Let’s take a look at what makes the Els Teluk Datai Golf Course one of the most interesting places in Malaysia and a premier destination of Langkawi!
Breathtakingly beautiful, the Els Teluk Datai Golf Course is set smack-dab in the heart of a ten-million year old rainforest and is overshadowed by the Mat Cincang, a heart-stopper of a mountain, with legends that go back to the days of yore and peaks that cut into the azure skies of Langkawi! As you step on the course, you are bestowed with tantalizing glimpses of the emerald-green waters of the Andaman Sea. As far as natural settings go, the Els Teluk Datai Golf Course is truly a vision for the eyes, which makes it one of the best places to visit in Langkawi!
The Els Teluk Datai Golf Course is an 18 hole par 72 Championship Golf Course, which was designed by one of the golf greats: Ernie Els! A 4-Time Major Winner, Els designed the 47-heactare course around natural obstacles such as the tropical vegetation, running streams and still ponds. As you go through the game, you’ll notice the holes on the course meander down towards the Andaman Sea, with five played right beside the sea! Most of the holes on the golf course have been named after specific flora and fauna which are found in the area such as Macaque Manor, Dusky Leaf and Hornbill!
While the Golf Course is quite, quite natural, the game is anything but! The Els Teluk Datai Golf Course completes with some of the most famous golf courses in the world when it comes to state-of-the-art technology in order to give all golfers a great golfing experience! From Club Car Precedent buggies equipped with Visage GPS units, professional golf lessons by Troon Golf instructors and modern tech at the clubhouse, the game on this course is as good as it gets! So if you’re looking for things to do in Langkawi, head to the Els Teluk Datai Golf Course and try out the game!
The Els Teluk Datai Golf Course is home to the stunning Els Club Teluk Datai, which features the Hornbill Café and Ernie’s Lounge and Bar, where one can sit back, enjoy majestic views of the Golf Greens and the rugged Mat Cincang and exchange golf stories! The Hornbill Café seats 75 people, and is ideal for a golfing lunch date, with its wide array of local and continental delicacies, whereas Ernie’s is quite the thing for folks looking to enjoy the ambience of the quintessential golf clubhouse. You can also opt for a bit of retail therapy at the adjacent golf shop, which carries branded golf merchandise!
When in Langkawi, please ensure you follow all eco-tourism guidelines. The Els Teluk Datai Golf Course is one of the prime places to visit in Malaysia and is a place of history, nature and beauty. Please beware of making too much noise, littering the ground or causing any damage to the rainforest around the course. Let’s leave something to be cherished for those who come after us.