Part of the Sutera Harbour Resort complex, the Sutera Harbour Golf and Country Club is a 27-hole 6316 meter championship golf course designed by Graham Marsh. Centrally located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu City and just 10 minutes from the International Airport, the course is also within walking distance of both resorts at Sutera Harbour.
The Sutera Harbour Golf Club has collected many awards of distinction and hosted several key tournaments including the 2nd Best Golf Resort in 2008 and the Asian Tour 2011 Sabah Masters, respectively. In 2012 Sutera Harbour hosted the One Asia Qualifying School as well a qualifier for the World Amateur Inter-Team Golf Championship, sponsored by Tourism Malaysia that attracts players from all over the world.
The golf course plays between the shores of the South China Sea and overlooks some offshore islands. The Sabah golf course consist of the Lake Course, Heritage Course and Garden Course and combines nature with challenging fairways and greens, as well as strategically positioned bunkers. The starting 9 from the club house, the Lake Course was named due to the abundance of water hazards and man-made lakes nestled between undulating greens and landscape vistas. Given a superb view of the Kota Kinabalu city backdrop from the horizon across the fairway, the Heritage Course is serene and quiet course to relax and play a game of golf. On the other hand, the Garden Course presents a spectacular area richly landscaped with shady trees and sand bunkers with ocean and island views in the horizon. The Bermuda grass course is professionally and carefully maintained. The numerous waterways across the course pose a challenge for amateurs and even professional golfers.
The Sutera Harbour signature hole is the 24th; a 330 meter par-4 on the Garden Course with the challenge provided by the sandy waste areas and the ocean which comes dangerously close to the undulating green. Two highly precise shots are required to avoid a watery ending. The par-3 184 meter 6th hole on the Heritage Course is another beauty, requiring a solid tee shot over water to a heavily-bunkered green.
Designer : Graham Marsh
Holes / Par / Yardage : 27-holes/ Par 72/ Lake 3,454 yards, Heritage 3,494 yards, Garden 3,494 yards
Established : 1998
Green / Caddy / Buggy Fees : RM 281-422.20 (Buggy Fees included)/ RM 80.40-120.60/ NA
Distance : 15 minutes from the Kota Kinabalu airport