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Golfing in Sabah

Sabah's wealth of natural beauty makes golfing here a once-in-a-lifetime experience not to be missed. From picturesque courses in tranquil settings to the most challenging terrains, Sabah's golf clubs offer a spectrum of experiences for the avid golfers.

Golfing in Sabah goes back a long way. In fact, records show that in 1906 a membership drive for the Kudat Golf Club appeared in the British North Borneo Herald with an entrance fee of $5.00! The first golf tournament was the Elphinstone Cup Tournament held in 1932 which saw golfers from clubs in North Borneo, Brunei, Sarawak and Labuan Island competing.

Today, Sabah boasts numerous golf clubs located in all corners of the State with some courses set amongst breath-taking scenery and offering interesting and challenging play, whatever your handicap and levels of challenge may be. You can choose to play in the city, by the sea, high above the sea level or closer to earth at the fringe of lush vegetation.





Golf is becoming one of the fastest growing sports in Malaysia, and Sabah is not falling behind. Five new resort championship golf courses have opened since 1998. These resort courses are of the highest quality, being designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Graham Marsh, Ronald Fream and Robert Muir Graves. Sabah is fast becoming a premier golfing destination and with its wealth of natural beauty golfing, this is a once-in-a lifetime experience not to be missed. From picturesque courses in tranquil settings to the most challenging terrains, Sabah's golf clubs offer a wide spectrum of experiences for the avid golfer.

This great East Malaysian state on Borneo Island is naturally endowed with endless beaches and bays, ancient rainforests and amazing plants and animals, and the sacred Mt Kinabalu - and all this natural beauty is blended into the landscape of the golf courses, making Sabah truly a golfer's Paradise.