This used to be the first and oldest golf course in the island which was then known as The Langkawi Golf Club. After several years of complete redesign and revamping, the course has been reborn in the year 2012 and renamed as 99 East Golf Club.
This is a championship 18-hole par-72 golf course located in an oceanfront land almost half way between Kuah town and Pantati Cenang. The total length of the course is 7330 yards. The course has been redesigned by renowned Australian golf architect Ross Watson.
So as expected, much of its design has been inspired by Australian as well as Scottish Golf Courses. However, the Malaysian touch is seen with layers of rice field terraces fringing the course and the mountains & rainforests providing the beautiful backdrop. 99 East is actually a massive project that encompasses residential and luxury resort complex which would be centered around this golf courses. However outside memberships and guests are also welcome in the club.
The first five holes are laid up along the hilly slope. The par-5 sixth hole is probably the best with sweeping views of the mountains on the west and the Kuah bay on the right. From here on the fairways and remaining holes go down the slope though forested lands and greens towards a wetland where there is a lovely lake and then to a lovely valley of orchards.
Over all with several bunkers, sand traps, water hazards and tricky fairways the course offers great challenges to even the experienced golfers. The Clubhouse is located on an elevated area with wonderful views of the ocean and the islands further off, as well as the rainforests & the mountains.
The golf course is managed by the US based Troon Golf who also manages many other classic and championship golf courses all over the world. So you can expect world class maintenance and amenities in this course as well.
You can choose to either take a cart to move around or walk the course.
Update March 2013: While currently only 9 holes are open for play, by end of 2013, all 18 holes are scheduled to be open.
This is a world class golf course and offers all modern amenities.
1) A Clubhouse with lovely views of the sea and the mountains.
2) Yard Arm Cafe serving nice dishes at reasonable prices.
3) Driving range.
Golf Cart RM80; Golf Set RM125; Golf Shoes RM20; Umbrella RM30
Tee-off: 07:30am – 16:30pm
Location & Contacts
Jalan Bukit Malut, Mukim Ulu Melaka, 07000, Langkawi, Kedah, 07000, Malaysia
Phone: +604-967 1153; Email: email@example.com
From Kuah Town if you drive towards Pantai Cenang, the entrance would be on the left after you cross Langkawi Hospital.