Els and Singh launch new course in Malaysia



The Els Club Desaru Coast – Valley Course celebrated its official opening recently, marking another milestone for The Els Club Malaysia portfolio. One of the golfing world’s most-anticipated openings, the Valley Course was created in partnership between two golfing comrades and fellow Major Champions, Ernie Els Design and Vijay Singh, and puts a seal to the golf development in Desaru Coast. Els and Singh are both Asian Tour honorary members. The Els Club Desaru Coast first hit the headlines in 2016, with the opening of the Ocean Course, designed by four-time Major winner Els himself. The South African, however, trusted the vision of his great friend, Singh, for the Valley Course; a first-ever collaboration and one that raises the prestige and appeal of what is already one of the world’s premier destination for golf. The Valley Course, a Par 72, which lies adjacent to the Ocean Course, is an 18-hole Championship layout measuring up to 7,200 yards. It has been crafted around a series of undulations, providing impressive vistas around the Desaru Coast region. Bunkering is a major factor, placing the onus on a well planned course strategy.

Host to two of the most exciting new golf course designs in South East Asia, The Els Club Desaru Coast is complete with state-of-the-art amenities, including two clubhouses and expansive practice areas.

“We wanted the Valley Course to be distinct, with its own true character that would provide golfers with a memorable challenge,” said Singh. “We used the undulations to layer in a series of high impact bunkers that will mean golfers need to think carefully about how to best navigate each hole.” The Els Club Desaru Coast, with 45 holes of golf (the 27-hole Ocean Course and 18-hole Valley Course) set out alongside the region’s first Els Performance Golf Academy and the Academy Par-3 course, makes this one of the most comprehensive golf destinations in the world. “Opening the Valley Course is a major step forward in realising the vision of Desaru Coast, and to have The Els Club brand as the first in a long-line of major developments at this special destination is a real privilege,” said World Golf Hall of Fame member, Els.

Guests will be able to book their tee-times direct on the www.elsclubmalaysia.com or choose from a series of bespoke packages. The Els Club Desaru Coast was developed and is owned by Desaru Development Holdings One Sdn. Bhd. (DH1), a subsidiary of Desaru Development Corporation Sdn. Bhd. (DDC) mandated with the development and operation of Desaru Coast destination resort.

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