The Recreation Club of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), commonly known as Kelab Rekreasi Tentera Udara (KRTU), is situated within the confines of the RMAF Subang Air Base. It holds the distinction of being Malaysia’s inaugural golf initiative completely led by Malaysians. Not only did Malaysians undertake the planning, design, and construction of the golf club, but they also continue to oversee its maintenance and management.
The visionary behind Kelab Rekreasi Tentera Udara was the late Lieutenant General (R) Tan Sri Mohamad bin Ngah Said, the former Chief of the Royal Malaysian Air Force. In the mid-1980s, the Army Engineer Corps played a vital role in clearing the land, which encompassed 123 acres of swampland and an oil palm plantation. Through their efforts, this expanse was transformed into a remarkable 6,224-meter, par-72 course, featuring a diverse range of challenging holes.
The natural contours of the original terrain, including slopes and valleys, were thoughtfully preserved, resulting in an abundance of elevated tees and a significant number of challenging fairway lies. Additionally, the fairways are interspersed with plentiful palm oil trees, which both narrow the playing areas and serve as protectors of the course’s greens.