Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Saujana Golf & Country Club, Subang - My best round ever!

I had the privilege of playing one of Malaysia's finest and most prestigious golf courses recently!

My playing buddy!

Wikipedia ... Since its opening in 1986, Saujana Golf & Country Club (Saujana) has established itself as Malaysia's No. 1 golf club. Carved out of a former palm and rubber plantation and set among rolling hills and large tranquil lakes, Saujana has two internationally famous golf facilities - the Palm Course and the Bunga Raya Course - both designed by Ronald Fream.
Saujana has hosted seven Malaysian Opens; three Kosaido Malaysian Ladies Opens and the 2002 World Amateur Golf Team Championships which comprise the Eisenhower Trophy and the Espirito Santo Trophy. The two courses are endorsed by the R&A to host international tournaments and have been the venues of choice for many international events.
The two world renowned courses, the Palm and the Bunga Raya, have been accorded countless international accolades including “The Best Championship Course in Asia (Palm Course)” by Asian Golf Monthly 2005; and #69 "Top 100 Best Courses outside the USA (Bunga Raya Course)” by Golf Digest 2005.

Saujana Golf & Country Club is a proprietary club, the first of its kind in the country. It is unique in that the members are shareholders and not mere subscription paying users of the facilities. To date, Saujana has 2,600 members. Saujana GCC is owned by Saujana Resort (M) Berhad which also includes the 350-room "The Saujana-Kuala Lumpur" hotel located a short stroll away. Saujana is situated 58 km from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to the south and only 15 km from the metropolis of Kuala Lumpur to the east.

This was the tree Michael Campbell of New Zealand had his ball stuck in!

It was an incredible day, my first round ever at Saujana, when I managed to secure 2 pars on the back 9 ... I drove beautifully, putted well, and had reasonably iron play to match as well. My score? 51 + 45 ... Yes, 45 on the back 9. Total = 96 or 24-over-par (Off the White Tees). So proud!

See you soon (again!), Saujana ...

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