The Royal Selangor Golf Club New Course is one of the golf courses in Kuala Lumpur that is located in the city center where the famous Merdeka Square and Petronas Twin Towers are located. Established in 1893, The Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) is the founding ground of golf in Malaysia and the premier Malaysia golf club.
The Royal Selangor Golf Club New Course, which dates from 1924, wraps itself around the front-nine of its longer and more renowned companion, the Old Course. The estate was originally part of a tree research facility of the Forestry Department and many 100 year old trees line the fairways. Man made ponds, also legacies from the previous tenant, add greatly to the ambiance of many holes.
The Royal Selangor Golf Club New Course at 6,605 yards, par-72 is characterized by narrow fairways and strategic bunkers. Both ensure your game is given a challenging workout, even if water is not such a factor in this pleasantly tree-lined and flattish terrain. Perhaps the first hole, a short par-4, will stay in your mind as much as any other, with an opening drive towards KL’s most famous building, the Petronas Twin Towers.
Visitors should note that the use of caddies is compulsory when playing at Royal Selangor. The clubhouse facilities include a restaurant overlooking the New Course and ample changing rooms. Get there before sunrise to see a spectacular view over The Royal Selangor Golf Club New Course and Kuala Lumpur skyline in the distance.