Monday, 3 October 2016

Where ELS? Desaru lah

The Els Club Desaru, Johor is the second Championship course in Malaysia, set in the heart of Desaru Coast. The other one is in Teluk Datai, Langkawi. 

Els Club was  inspired by Theodore Ernest "Ernie" Els, a South African professional golfer. A former World No. 1, he is known as "The Big Easy" due to his imposing physical stature along with his fluid golf swing. 

During our media visit in September 2016, we were made to know that it has just been open golfers two days before.

Els Desaru features 45 holes of golf in total, comprising two distinct clubs; the Ocean course, a 27 hole golf course  and the Valley course, n 18 hole course designed in collboration with Els' long standing friends and major championship. 

The Ocean: featuring the 27 hole championship course features 3 distinct 9 holes course; Lake, Coast and Ridge.  covering 45,000 sq feet. The 18 holes course features 25,000 sq feet designed by designed Ernie Els

The Valley: A Par 72, 7200 yard, 18 hole championship golf course designed in colloboration long standing friend and major champion, Vijay Singh. The course offer a dramatic change in elevation and provide golfers of all skills level a challenging round with a variety of shot throughout. This course also features a 25,000 square foot clubhouse complete with a golf shop, locker rooms, a casual dining restaurant nd meeting space for up to 120 people. It is expected to be opened in early 2017. 

The club House : features a 45,000 square feet contemporary clubhouse design, private function rooms, golf shop, locker rooms and two casual dining restaurants. 

ELS Performance Golf Academy is the first of its kind in Asia, is the state-of-the-art  centre of excellence. It is accessible from the Ocean and The Valley. 

It offers most up-to-date technology, diagnostic and teaching strategies. for golfers to improve his/her golfing skills and putting skills.. At the Academy golfers can practice their swings and analyzed by the computer on different parameters by Mia Sports Solution technology. Mia Sports Solution has also been used by world’s leading Tour Professionals including Tiger Woods, Jordan Speith, Ian Poulter, Padraig Harrington, Bill Hass, Hunter Mahan and Mark Wilson. 


ELS Club has a pro golf coach, Mr PJ from South Africa and had experience working in other golf courses especially in Dubai


Above: parameters tested 



The Little Easy - Par 3 Golf Course - Its a 9-hole par 3 course that is great fun for the whole family and located adjacent to The Els Performance Golf Academy. The holes range in distance from 50 meters up to 15o meters. With two sets of tee boxes on each hole, golfers will be able to play the course multiple times from different starting points. THe course measures 1064 yards and is Par 27.


FEES: Weekdays  Mon-Fri RM424 and Weekends Sat-Sun/Pbulic holidays RM530 and inclusive of 6% GST. Special discounted rates apply to Malaysian and Malaysian Residents. Call within. 


LOCATION 

It is accessible from Senai Airport - 45 minutes and 60 minuted from Singapore's Changi Ferry Terminal.

Te Els Club Desaru Coast
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