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.