New Valley Course opens at The Els Club Desaru Coast

New Valley Course opens at The Els Club Desaru Coast
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

The new Valley Course at The Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia has officially opened for play.

A collaborative design from Ernie Els Design and Vijay Singh, the new course compliments another Els design – the Ocean Course – at the club.

Built on an undulating site and measuring 7,200 yards, the Valley Course sits adjacent to the Ocean Course, which opened in 2016.

Bunkering is a major factor within the Valley Course’s design, heightening the need for strong strategic play.

“We wanted the Valley Course to be distinct, with its own true character that would provide golfers with a memorable challenge,” said Vijay Singh. “We used the undulations to layer-in a series of high impact bunkers that will mean golfers need to think carefully about how best to navigate each hole.”

As well as the Valley and Ocean courses, The Els Club Desaru Coast is home to region’s first Els Performance Golf Academy, and a par three course.

“Opening the Valley Course is a major step forward in realising the vision of Desaru Coast, and to have The Els Club brand as the first in a long-line of major developments at this special destination is a real privilege,” said Els. “Ever since we embarked on this project, we have maintained our focus on the end product; one with excellence and distinction.”