Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, which is one of the exquisite golf courses in Klang Valley located near Kuala Lumpur. This golf course offers good conditioning and lovely landscaping about a half-hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur Airport.
The History of The Glenmarie Golf Course
Glenmarie Golf and Country Club was built in 1993 by Tan Sri Dato’ Jmail Mohd Jan, the first President of HICOM Berhad and Glenmarie Golf & Country Club. Tan Sri Dato’ Jmail Mohd Jan transformed 450 acres of land into a beautiful and exclusive 36-hole golf course facility. The name Glenmarie consist of the Scottish word “Glen” which means a small, narrow and secluded valley and French word “Marie” which means beauty or grace.
This luxurious golf course was a former Glenmarie Rubber Estates plantation where the oil palm is produced. But now it has been turned into a semi-private golf course with world class facilities such as the golf training academy, sauna and locker room. The former rubber estate makes for perfect golf terrain.
Two Golf Courses in GGCC
This golf course is located at No. 3 jalan Usahawan U1 / 8, Shah Alam Selangor, Malaysia or about 13 km from Kuala Lumpur. Glenmarie Golf and Country Club regarded as one of the best 10 golf courses in Malaysia which is very popular among golfers. This golf course designed by American designers, Max Wexler and Ted Parslow. It consists of two 18-hole courses, Garden Course and Valley Course.
Both golf course have the same style but have a contrast landscape. Thanks to its beauty, the GGCC has won several national and international awards. There are the ParGolf People’s Choice Awards – Best Championship Layout and Best Corporate Tournament Venue in 2018 and Best Corporate Tournament Venue in 2019. This golf course also hosted the Eurasia Cup event in 2018.
GGCC Garden Course
Garden is a 72 par golf course that extends 6,404 meters. Regarded as a resort golf course, Garden Course offers a variety of flora and fauna with natural rainforest as its background. Along the course, you will discover a diversity of coconut palms and frangipani shrubs surrounding the golf course.
There is also a large lake plays home to local birds and swan. In 2010 the Garden Course undergone a major renovation especially in the bunker, fairways and tee-box areas. This renovation has resulted in more challenging golf course terrain.
GGCC Valley Course
Valley Course features hundreds of pine trees which complements the rolling hills. The spectacular views in a parkland setting become one of the unforgettable experiences when you play on the par 72 golf course with a length of 6,412 meters.
Water hazards come into play at several places which enhances its beauty. Most of the GGCC Valley Course holes are arranged on either side of the lake which winds along the valley. Although located near the lake, water hazards come dangerously in the 5th and 6th hole. Its challenge comes not only from the presence of water, but also from few narrow fairways, some blind tee and elevation changes.
As a complement to your golfing time, Glenmarie provides recreational activities and sports activities. It’s including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, squash courts, tennis courts, fitness center, restaurant and children’s areas. Glenmarie Golf and Country Club also provides a driving range facility, shoes and golf equipment rental, golf carts and golf training academies.