The ElS Club, Teluk Datai, Langkawi
The Rainforest Golf Course


About The ELS Club Teluk Datai

This course offers the best of golfing with nature. Nestled in the centuries old rainforest of Mount Mat Cincang with grand views of the Andaman sea to the east, The ELS Club has been consistently rated high by several international golfing magazines since the time it was known as The Golf Club, Datai Bay
The Hertz International ranked the course within the top six in Asia Pacific, The Asian Golf Monthly listed it within the top 10 courses in Malaysia, and American Golf Digest once ranked it no. 3 in Malaysia. And there are reasons for that. Look at the mountain, and you are actually looking at gigantic limestone rock formations that are over 500 million years old which made the Mount Mat Cincang and its dense rainforest. The rain forest site and the mountain has become a UNESCO World Heritage Geoforest Park site. 
The ELS Club, Teluk Datai 
Photo: The ELS Club, Teluk Datai 
In 2013, erstwhile 'The Golf Club, Datai Bay' was renovated and revamped. It has been redesigned by the world renown golfer and golf course architect Ernie Els. Since then the club is now known as The Els Club, Teluk Datai. It is now managed by Troon Golf. 
After its official opening in November 20214, The Els Club Teluk Datai has been ranked the 'World's best new golf course' recently at the inaugural World Golf Awards in Portugal. 

ELS Club Teluk Datai, Course Information

Coming to the course specifications ... it's a 18 hole championship golf course with par 72 and stretching from 5,369 yards at the forward tees to 6,760 yards at the championship tees. There is vast stretch of greens while the fairways are quite narrow along slopes in hilly terrain with forested tall trees protecting them from either sides. When you look down the slope of a fairway, the views are awesome. Towards the east, you will get a wonderful vista of the Andaman sea. 
The ELS Club, Teluk Datai 
Photo: alhafis, cc by 3.0 
You will find many kinds of tropical trees along the course including ferns, palms, bougainvillea, vines and lot more. And don't be surprised if monkeys give you company at some places. They are harmless but curious. You may also see some deer in the forest. 
Although the terrain is hilly, the first nine holes are surprisingly on a flat landscape. The undulating fairways and greens start mostly at the back 9 holes. In my view, the 5th hole with par 3 playing 170 yards is one of the best the course offers. It s one of the most picturesque holes in the entire course with sweeping views of Andaman Sea making the backdrop. No wonder this hole is called 'Illusion'. There are of course four other sea front holes that are also quite lovely (hole #7, 8, 16, and 17). 
  • Black (Men): Par 72, Length 6760 yards 
  • Yellow (Men): Par 72, Length 5369 yards 
    ELS Club, Teluk Datai 
    Photo: The ELS Club, Teluk Datai 

    Facilities at ELS Teluk Datai

  • This is a world class golf course and offers all modern amenities. 
  • All-grass Driving Range that has provision for 10+ hitting stations, a short game practice area that has a green surrounded by chipping areas along with sand bunkers. There is also a large putting green nearby. 
  • A Clubhouse. It has a cafe with terrace (Hornbill Cafe) overlooking the golf course and has a capacity of 60 persons, a lounge, meeting place etc. The cafe menu includes cocktails, tapas etc. They also serve drinks. You can also enjoy your lunch here. 
  • Shower Rooms &áStorage Lockers 
  • A fully stocked Pro Shop selling a good collection of T-shirts, trousers, golf accessories etc 
  • Golf Buggies equipped with latest GPS devices (its included in the rates). Carts can move on fairways. 
    Hornbill Cafe, ELS Club Langkawi 
    Hornbill Cafe. Photo: The ELS Club 

    Indicative Rates

    Playing at The ELS Club Golf Course is relatively more expensive than the other courses in the island. You will find mostly the rich and elite class of people preferring to play here, and that's more so because it is attached to the exclusive Five Star Resort - The Datai. Many hotel guests also play golf here. 
  • Fee: RM595 per person (subject to 6% SST) 
  • Fee may vary on weekends and public holidays. 
  • The above fee includes buggy (golf cart) but does not include caddie fees. 
  • Driving range: RM 45 
    Pro shop, ELS Club, Teluk Datai 
    Pro shop, Photo: The ELS Club, Teluk Datai 

    Open Hours

  • Open Daily. 
  • Golf Course: 7:30 AM - dusk 
  • Driving Range: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM 
  • Golf Pro Shop: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM 
  • Hornbill Cafe: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM 

    Tee Time Reservation

    You can book Tee time by contacting them at the following email/phone: 
    Phone: (604) 959 2700 
    You can also book Tee time at The ELS online through their Official Website

    Location &áContacts

    Address: Jalan Teluk Datai, P. O. Box 6, Kuah, 07000, Kedah, Malaysia 
    It is located 35kms from Kuah at the north western end of the island. 
    Map Location of The ELS Club Langkawi 

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