Royal Selangor Golf Club - New

Kuala Lumpur
Course Web Site
6897 Yards
18 holes/Par 72
Opened: 2008

Tradition & History

One of the Asia’s most prestigious and historical golf courses, The Royal Selangor Golf Club, founded in 1893, has occupied its current site close to the centre of Kuala Lumpur since the early 1900’s. Although the club occupies a lofty position in Malaysian and Asian golfing circles, its golf courses spiraled downward in prestige, due to a combination of deteriorating conditions and the inevitable comparisons with more modern golf courses throughout the capital.

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.

As a composite course is used for tournaments, the courses share a common design language (tees, bunkers, greens etc.). The composite course was selected to host the 2016 Maybank Championship.

Construction Credits:

Construction Superintendent (RSGC) - Jack Cheong, Gary White

Construction Superintendent (Contractor) - Scott McGregor

Lead Shaper - Nagin

Golf Course Contractor - Tang Sung Lee