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.
A world-famous golfer once said that one of the main pleasures of the game lies in its natural elements are brought in, to test the player to the full. (In fact Graham Marsh said it, in the Benson & Hedges Holiday Golf guide to where to play and stay in SEA, published 1978.
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.
- Borneo Golf and Country Club - Beaufort
- Dalit Bay Golf and Country Club - Tuaran
- Kudat Golf Club - Kudat
- Mount Kinabalu Golf Club - Kundasang
- Nexus Golf Resort Karambunai - Kota Kinabalu (Capital City)
- Sabah Golf & Country Club - Kota Kinabalu (Capital City)
- Sandakan Golf & Country Club - Sandakan
- Shan-Shui Golf & Country Club - Tawau
- Sutera Harbour Golf & Country Club - Kota Kinabalu (Capital City)