If you’re travelling to Langkawi, Malaysia and you play golf, you must visit The Els Club, Teluk Datai. It really is stunning. Situated on the northern point of Langkawi, The Els Golf Club offers magnificent views of the Mat Cincang Mountains, stretches to the Andaman Sea and meanders through ancient rainforest.
Designed by Ernie Els and managed by Troon, the 6760-yard course provides a 5-star luxury golf experience. Its narrow fairways flanked by mature trees will challenge even the most experienced golfer, while the less experienced player will find the elevated tees and natural hazards challenging yet enjoyable. There are no bunkers. (That has to be a bonus, don’t you agree? ) and 5 holes sit snugly beside the Andaman Sea. There are a variety of lies, both steep uphill rises and undulating fairways and a 170 yd par 3 carry over the sea to the green.
It’s worth a visit even if you don’t play golf! Visit the Els Club restaurant for lunch, enjoy the views, look out for the resident monkeys and relax in the tranquil setting.
The Els Club Teluk Datai was voted The Most Scenic Golf Course in Asia by Asian Golf Monthly. A truly deserving award in our opinion
Langkawi Island information
We stayed 4 nights at the Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, located in an idyllic setting on the Datai Bay. A 40-minute drive from Langkawi International Airport and a 50-minute drive from the more tourist-friendly area of Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah.
Langkawi is easily accessible by air from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore via major carriers such as Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, Firefly, Malindo Air, SilkAir and Tigerair. A quick one hour flight from Kuala Lumpur or 1 hour 35 minutes from Singapore.
To read more about our trip to Langkawi and the island, read our previous blog post here.