It’s not often that our group get the chance to play a new golf course as we have probably played all of the golf courses in and around KL and the Klang Valley over the many years that our group has been running. However a new golf course popped up on our radar having just been completed at the later part of last year – Kota Seriemas Golf & Country Club, a public course close to KLIA and Nilai.
Hans and Aftab had already checked out the course over a week ago and they gave it the thumbs up. So 24 players showed up today for our weekly game at this new venue, Mike Smith pitching up barely in time for the tee-off at 8:00am and well past the 7:30 check-in time – he was duly fine the usual RM20.
The clubhouse was impressive with beautiful changing rooms, a very nice pro shop and an open restaurant area overlooking the course.
Our 4 flights got off at just after 8:00am on the two 9’s, which are somewhat different from each other. The first 9 is fairly open and flat whereas the back 9 is much more hilly and undulating with some very highly elevated greens. The course has been designed and maintained very well and is very scenic with some great views from the elevated holes.
For a new course it was very well presented and very mature considering it is in its early days. Many water features were on the course and many large steep bunkers which appeared to me to be back-to-front around the greens with the high sloping faces directed towards the greens rather than the other way around ….. very strange.
It was a fairly tough course and very long … even from the whites tees.
We all got round by around 12:30 and had lunch at the clubhouse. Food and service was average but reasonably priced ….. a big thumbs down however was their no beer policy …. shame.
Scores were low today given that the course was pretty tough and the fact that it was very unfamiliar to us all. Our winner today was Mike Smith with 96 for 35. Runners up were Geoff McLaws (82 for 33) and Ted Parslow (88 for 33). Geoff McLaws had the best gross of the day with his 82. Full scores below:
Photos below submitted by Ricardo Castro …..
Photos below submitted by Joe Lacy ….