Situated atop mountains 3,100 feet above sea level, the 18-hole golf course at Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Country Resort accommodates a unique and exciting golfing experience for golfers of all abilities.
Established in 1986, the improved Ronald-Fream designed championship golf course presents a refreshing experience for players.
The course is an avid golfer’s delight as the spectacular natural green surroundings, rich in variations of flora and fauna, all add to the golfing experience.
Excitement is key at Awana’s course of 5,860 metres, as the design of the course translates to great challenges for golfers.
Additionally, Awana’s location boasts crisp mountain weather – a refreshing change from the humidity in the lowlands.
With panoramic views of Genting Highlands and the year-long refreshing cool climate, players can derive pleasure from a unique, comfortable playing experience in Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Country Resort’s golf course – a true golfer’s paradise.
How to get there
The Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort is about 40km NE of the Kuala Lumpur. Follow Federal Route 2 out of Kuala Lumpur to Genting Highlands, then follow road signs to Genting Higlands and to Awana.
The 18-hole golf course is situated next to the Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Country Resort, and it is short distance away from the Awama Bus Terminal and the Genting Highlands Premium Outlets.
The golf course is located at 3,100 ft above sea level so it accommodates golfers with great mountain weather, and the temperature staying steady between 22 and 25 degrees all year long.
At 7,071 yards in length, the golf course could be classified as a great “risk-reward” type of course where on many holes, golfers can take short cuts over the surrounding trees. This makes a more challenging game as it means the course is narrow and can very quickly consume their golf balls.
|Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Country Resort|
|Address||KM13, Genting Highlands, 69000 Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia|
|Reservation||+603 6436 9037|
|Hours||Driving Range: 9am – 7pm (last issuance of golf balls at 6pm)|
|Dress code||Proper golfing attire: collar t-shirt and golf shoes. Jeans are not allowed.|
|Waze||Open in Waze|
The standard rack rates for the general public are as follow (subject to changes by the management).
|Fri, Sat, Sun & Public Holiday|
Rack Rates (Hotel Guest)
If you are a hotel guest at the Awana Golf and Country Resort, the following special guest rates apply (subject to changes by the management).
|Fri, Sat, Sun & Public Holiday|
- All the above-mentioned rates are inclusive of green fee, buggy (sharing basis) and golf insurance.
- RM40.00 buggy surcharge for single usage.
- Caddy Fees: 9 Holes @ RM35.00 / 18 Holes @ RM65.00
- Golf Set Rental RM 80.00 per set
- Buggy should be driven on the buggy track only.
The tee-off time is scheduled as the following sessions:
|Morning Session||7:30am – 9:30am|
|Afternoon Session||1:00pm – 3:00pm|
|Morning Session||10:00am – 12:50pm|
|Afternoon Session||3:00pm – 5:00pm|
Awana Golf Course, challenging 18-hole course
Designed by Ronald Fream, the Awana Genting Highlands golf course is truly an exhilarating golf course that is different from the rest.
As a twist, the most challenging hole is Hole 1. The thought of this stirs the imagination of golf enthusiasts as the most difficult hole is situated at the beginning of the round.
New tee boxes situated on Hole 3, 4, 12 and 18, repaired bunkers, and improved fairways, the Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Country Resort’s golf course adds immense value for a comfortable playing experience.
Some noteworthy holes include the scenic Hole 3 where players are able to see Resorts World Genting, the notorious “double dogleg” Hole 12 where the landing area for the first shot is very narrow and Hole 13 where the landscape is uphill all the way from tee to green.
Meanwhile, it is described as the most challenging par as golfers have to tee off from an elevated tee overlooking a huge pond at the signature Hole 4 and with three-tiered greens at Hole 18.
Scenic mountain views, cool weather and a challenging 18-hole course are among the elements that ensure an excellent golfing experience at Awana Golf Resort.
Hole By Hole Description
The Awana Golf and Country Resort is a championship golf course located at Genting Highlands. The refreshing cool wind on the golf course is a welcome change from the heat and humidity of the lowlands.
The following is a walk-through of the holes layout for your review.
Hole 1 – Par 4 – 394 Metres
Hole 1 on Awana’s course is said to be the toughest one in terms of layout. Being an Index One, it creates phobia in the minds of golfers—and this drive has a huge monsoon drain in front and the jungle on the right. source #2.
Hole 2 – Par 4 – 369 Metres
Hole 2, in comparison, is Index 17—a straightforward par four with the jungle on the left and trees on the right. A well-positioned shot should be in the centre between the bunkers. Players are advised to play a short approach as there is a ravine beyond the small green. source #2.
Hole 3 – Par 4 – 349 Metres
Hole 3 is highly pleasurable—a scenic hole with an Index Seven where on a clear day, golfers are able to see Resorts World Genting from the tee box. An ideal tee shot would be some 200 metres in the centre next to the bunker. source #2.
Hole 4 – Par 3 – 175 Metres
Hole 4, an Index 15, is described as “most challenging par” where golfers have to tee off from an elevated tee box overlooking a huge pond. source #2.
Hole 5 – Par 5 – 477 Metres
Then there’s Hole 5—par five with an Index Five that is said to be an “excellent birdie opportunity hole.” Still, the fairway is quite flat and narrow with obstacles on the left and right. An accurate approach is imperative here as there’s also a huge pond providing challenge. source #2.
Hole 6 – Par 3 – 190 Metres
Hole 6 is a downhill par three where most balls usually land well before the putting green. Players are advised to look out for the bunker in front and the pond on the right. source #2.
Hole 7 – Par 4 – 329 Metres
Hole 7—par four with an Index Nine—is, on the other hand, described as a “breathtaking hole” where golfers are required to carry a deep ravine to the centre of the fairway. source #2.
Hole 8 – Par 5 – 529 Metres
Average golfers would find Hole 8 more daunting—an Index Three with the longest par five. source #2.
Hole 9 – Par 3 – 179 Metres
while Hole 9, an Index 11 that is an uphill hole with a fast green on dry days, is often described as not an easy bunker to come out from. source #2.
Hole 10 – Par 4 – 425 Metres
Things are equally tricky with Hole 10, often described as an underestimated hole. A par four carrying an Index Four, its straight and narrow fairway looks deceptively easy. source #2.
Hole 11 – Par 4 – 354 Metres
Another tricky hole is the spectacularly scenic Hole 11, an Index 14 that requires a well-positioned tee shot. Golfers are to avoid hitting to the left, otherwise they run the risk of the vegetation there swallowing their golf ball. source #2.
Hole 12 – Par 5 – 456 Metres
Hole 12, 13 and 14—ranked 12, six and 16 respectively on the Stroke Index system—are all challenging. Hole 12 is known as a “notorious double dogleg hole” where the landing area for the first shot is very narrow. source #2.
Hole 13 – Par 5 – 519 Metres
Hole 12, 13 and 14—ranked 12, six and 16 respectively on the Stroke Index system—are all challenging. Hole 13 is uphill all the way from tee to green. source #2.
Hole 14 – Par 4 – 348 Metres
Hole 12, 13 and 14—ranked 12, six and 16 respectively on the Stroke Index system—are all challenging. Hole 14, on the other hand, is downhill all the way and has hazards on the left. source #2.
Hole 15 – Par 3 – 207 Metres
Hole 16 – Par 4 – 352 Metres
With Hole 16, an Index Two, they can expect a tricky two-tier green. This one is an uphill hole with a narrow fairway flanked by the jungle on the left and ravine on the right. source #2.
Hole 17 – Par 3 – 144 Metres
The shortest par three is Hole 17 and here, golfers are advised to go for the green on the right, otherwise they risk losing their golf ball as there is a sand trap on the left. source #2.
Hole 18 – Par 4 – 354 Metres
Last but not least, there is Hole 18, a par four with an Index Eight that has seen too many golfers going too far right and as a result, could only watch helplessly as their golf balls fly into the ravine. The trick is to place their golf ball near the bunker on the right, some 200 metres from the tee box, as the trees on the left, it is said, are quite intimidating. source #2.
Pleasurable challenge at Awana Golf Resort
Awana Golf Resort has long been popular among all types of golfers, the course has undergone major upgrading works. The greens, fairway, tee boxes and bunkers have all seen improvement, and every area including soil profile, sand-capping, drainage and turfing, has been looked into.
The scenic mountain views, cool weather and the challenging 18-hole course all blend well to provide the golfers a both challenging and exciting test at the Awana Golf Resort!
Recently, the Awana Golf Resert is nominated as one of the top five nominees for the “Most Improved Golf Course” award for 2017 in a Malaysian golf awards event conducted by a popular golf magazine.
The following are some of the references to Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Country Resort. Click to read more.
- #1: Awana Golf and Country Resort in Genting Highlands, Pahang
- #2: Golfer’s Paradise High In The Clouds
- #3: Golf at Resorts World Genting
- #4: A round of golf at the improved Awana course in Genting Highlands