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Taiping Golf Resort

Posted by mynormas on September 9, 2013


Have you been to Taiping Golf Resort recently? No? You should. The place was formerly known as Bukit Jana Golf and Country Club.

A friend who had just joined Taiping Golf Resort asked me to come over for a visit. As I was in the area visiting a client last week, I dropped by. Having consulted two other golf clubs in the area and trained in one other; I was expecting more of same.

The picture doesn't do it justice. Do go there to judge for yourself.

The picture doesn’t do it justice. Do go there to judge for yourself.

Surprise, surprise. Taiping Golf Resort could put many Klang Valley clubs to shame. The greens are firm and fast. They’re also green. And if you think that is a ‘given’ you need to visit a lot more golf clubs. Or perhaps, I see beyond the colour and look at the health of the green. In any case, the Course Superintendent, one Mr. Huzaine is a firm believer in grooming the greens; a practice which escapes most Malaysian Superintendents.

Get this: he has four walk-behinds for 19 greens (one practice green); two of which are antiquated and have the floating heads designed for undulating greens. This machine has a narrower width of cut than usual and this means his workers has to walk more to cut a green compared to a normal 22-inch wide walk-behinds.

The fairways and roughs are neat and well-maintained. He has one tractor-towed, ground-driven three-gang fairway mower (I was told it used to be five-gang) and one 72-inch rotary rough mower.

Another surprise is that few Klang Valley golfers know about Taiping Golf Resort. It has a comfortable hotel, a decent clubhouse and is just outside of Taiping town. Its about 10-15 minutes away from the North-South highway. By the way, Taiping Golf Resort was formerly known as Bukit Jana Golf and Country Club.

Not many clubs can boast Tifdwarf this tight with a budget that tight...

Not many clubs can boast Tifdwarf this tight with a budget that tight…

TGR has challenging undulating greens, wide but long fairways, tricky dog-legs and well-maintained roughs. Its pretty good for weekend golfers and even those who are looking for something new. The bunkers? You have got to see them. I saw one big deep bunker and a few long ones. I wonder who designed this course. Anybody know?

I’d like to congratulate En. Huzaine and En. Basri for a job well done.

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2 Responses to “Taiping Golf Resort”

  1. Hey Normas, the course was designed by Wong Yew Kuan

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