The Legends Golf Resort

The Legends Golf Resort

The Legends Golf & Country Resort located in Johor is an easy 40-minute drive from Singapore via the second causeway. The original concept was to offer championship courses, one designed by Jack Nicklaus, another by Arnold

The Legends Golf & Country Resort located in Johor is an easy 40-minute drive from Singapore via the second causeway. The original concept was to offer championship courses, one designed by Jack Nicklaus, another by Arnold Palmer, the third by Gary Player to all Johor golf visitors. Only the Nicklaus course and 9-holes of the Arnold Palmer track was completed however.

The par-72, 6,710 meter 18-hole Jack Nicklaus championship course was fully open for play in June 1997 and it was ranked the #1 golf course in Johor in 1998, 1999 and 2001. This championship course was also ranked one of the top three golf courses in Asia by Asian Golf Monthly in 2002.  The layout is an enjoyable design with many elevation changes and sprawling bunkering, occupying relatively open terrain.

Each hole is full of character, imbued with its own challenges and view onto the neighboring palm oil plantation. From the back tees a number of the plunging drives are quite exciting, the holes bending around lakes, crossing ridges or heading toward distant shelves that fall away toward trouble.

The signature par-5 6th is played from an elevated tee, with two routes to the green on the second shot; the cautious lay-up and pitch-on in three is available, or the riskier carry over water and on in two strategy can be attempted.

The back-nine provides a much stiffer and very scenic test of golf. Water threatens every tee-shot from the par-4 11th through to the par-4 17th. Several of these holes are amongst the most daunting, yet breathtakingly beautiful that youll encounter in Malaysia. Elevated tees look down onto an exotic mix of small lake and an enchanting array of tropical trees and flowering shrubs. The back nine resident monkeys may well take the opportunity to observe your progress, especially at the long par-5 16th.

The spectacular 9-hole Arnold Palmer designed 3,326 meter course complements the existing Jack Nicklaus Course, and is of the highest international standard. It offers a consummate mix of challenging play for golfer of all levels and lush tropical scenery.

The Legends is a master planned resort offering a complete range of sporting, leisure, entertainment, and resort facilities. The clubhouse is large and well-appointed. However, the on-site resort is probably best left to locals who want to get away for an overnight weekend round.