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Oc­to­ber 2014

The work of four-time ma­jor cham­pion Ernie Els, The Els Club Teluk Datai, sit­u­ated on the Malaysian is­land of Langkawi, oc­cu­pies one of the most beau­ti­ful lo­cales in Asian golf. Routed through an­cient rain­for­est and along­side the An­daman Sea, the course has proved a hit with va­ca­tion­ers stay­ing in the lux­ury re­sorts that are a fea­ture of this pop­u­lar re­sort is­land.

De­spite not hav­ing any bunkers (Langkawi’s heavy rain­fall led Els to do away with any sand for prac­ti­cal rea­sons), the Els Club is a won­der­fully di­verse lay­out that in­cor­po­rates spec­tac­u­lar views and clever strate­gic nu­ances. Raised greens, runoff ar­eas and el­e­va­tion changes place an onus on ac­cu­rate ap­proach play, but this place is def­i­nitely more beauty than beast: the Els Club is highly playable for all thanks to its gen­er­ous fair­ways and sub-7,000 yardage.

The smart club­house serves up a fine ar­ray of post-round dishes and of­fers views over the 18th green. The Datai and An­daman re­sorts are lo­cated a five minute drive from the club.

Stay and play pack­ages are avail­able. Price on ap­pli­ca­tion.

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