The Els Club Teluk Datai
Take the exhilarating natural setting of Langkawi island, add the brilliant golfing mind of Ernie Els and the result is something extraordinary: a golf club that seeks to go beyond par, delivering excellence at every turn.
The Els Club Teluk Datai or “The Rainforest” plays host to a 47 hectare, 18-hole Par 72 Championship Golf Course stretching to 6,760 yards from the championship tees to 5,369 yards from the forward tees. Set in the beautiful island of Langkawi, just off the Northwest Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, it is nestled within a centuries-old rainforest with towering lush tropical foliage, meandering its way towards the waters of the Andaman Sea.
Designed by South African 4-time major champion, Ernie Els, The Els Club Teluk Datai has 5 seafront holes (#5, #7, #8, #16 and #17), no bunkers and incorporates the natural fauna of the rainforest into the core of its design. It also boasts the very latest Club Car Precedent buggies equipped with state-of-the-art Visage GPS units. Practice facilites include an extensive putting green, 6 target greens, a 50m x 40m grassed tee, as well as a short game area to hone your skills.
A GOLFING LEGACY
"The golf courses that we create will be here long after I've gone. That means something and it makes me feel very proud." – Ernie Els
Few have had such a prolific career in the game of golf like Ernie Els. Having won more than 65 tournaments since turning professional in 1989, including two US Opens and two Open Championships, along with a record seven World Matchplay titles, the international scope of Ernie El's victory is second to none. These days, Ernie has become one of the game's leading contemporary player-architects, with 11 courses open for play across the globe.