Results – Port Klang Golf Resort – 4th March 2014


After playing round Port Klang golf course today I am at a loss as to how this course can refer to itself as a “Golf Resort”. It is by far the worst course we have played on during my time with Loose Cannons and between myself and my partners we could not find one redeeming feature about this course. There is obviously no money being spent at all on routine maintenance …. the tees were so bad it would have been better to tee up in the rough, the fairways were full of ruts and had patches of severe rough growing out of the “fairway” …… and the greens were abysmal – mossy, spongy, SLOW, eroded, uncut, uneven … the fairways I played on at KGPA last week were in far better condition than the greens here at Port Klang. The turf mates were in a shocking state of repair and with the large ruts across the course it was a real adventure (torture) to navigate each hole. 3 of the turf mates broke down during our round.
The weather and bad haze added more gloom and doom to our day out and by the end of the first 9 it was pouring – only positive thing if we can at least try to find one …. is the fact that Allan McNicoll smiled as he got to try out his new tropical rain jacket. The smile was short lived as we had to rough it back to the clubhouse on the last few holes in the heavy rain.
It cleared slightly so after a 5 minute break at the club (shack!) a few of us soldiered on for more punishment on the other 9 holes. The front 9 (we played the back 9 first) were in marginally better condition but not enough to warrant on the “passable golf course scale”.
As a group I feel we need to delete this course from our playing roster as it really does not come close to a playing standard we should be enjoying (even at our standard of golf). Also it’s a fair distance to this course for most and the seafood restaurant we normally retire to after the game seems to have declined in its quality and standards. many thanks to Ian Dickson who chipped in RM200 as a farewell gesture as he’s heading off to UK for a few months …. perhaps the rain of today would get him in the mood for Old Blighty weather!
Out of 16 starters only 8 players managed to finish a complete round …. some smart players retired after 4 or 5 holes. The winner of today, returning after a 2 week China trip, was Glen Wombwell with 101 for 37 points and second place was shared by Martin Walsh, Mike Williams, Ian Dickson and Allan McNicoll all at 32 points. It was certainly good to see a high handicap player winning particularly under such arduous conditions as we experienced today …. well done Glen!


Next Game – Port Klang Golf Resort – 4th March 2014

Next week Tuesday March 4th, 5 flights have been booked at Port Klang Golf Resort.

Directions :

Take the NKVE to Klang. After exiting the Bukit Raja toll go straight and follow signs for Pelabuhan Klang (the ship sign). As the road starts to curve right move over to the left lane. You will approach another toll. STAY in the LEFT LANE and by-pass this toll. Follow this road passing through one toll. Keep going straight ahead until you reach the sea wall. The golf club is on your right.

Results – Port Klang Golf Resort – 25th September 2012


Cannons all.

Port Klang Golf Resort really is a little gem. Quiet, modest and old fashioned, this tranquil corner of Port Klang presents a stern test of golfing skills, it’s tight fairways meandering through the numerous ponds and drains, needing good judgement and accurate positioning of shots on what, at first sight, appears to be a flat and fairly mundane golf course.

A disappointing turn out this week for the September Trophy Game saw 12 LC’s tee it up on a pleasant, cool morning but the sound of distant thunder was ominous and sure enough light rain soon began to fall, developing into heavier steady rain towards the end of the front 9. Fortunately it was short lived and the back 9 was played in near perfect golfing weather and with few other golfers on the course we were all home in good time. Trying to drive a Turf Mate one handed, the other holding the umbrella, proved to be near impossible. You really have to hold on with both hands to these things!
The fairways were good and the greens too, if a bit slow. The only criticism being the bunkers that had only received a cursory raking and were very uneven; not helped by the complete absence of rakes. Jack Niclaus would approve, he being a supporter of the notion that bunkers should be serious hazards to be avoided at all costs rather than a place where most professionals would prefer to be, if not on the green.
On the negative side Port Klang Golf Resort has poor drainage and can only be enjoyed during the dryer months of the year and so this will be our last visit this year; the course already being quite soft. The locker room too is very tacky and with no hot water in the showers, not because its not available but because the management have given instructions to the staff not to turn on the water heater unless someone actually asks for it!!!
Last weeks report on the sorry state of Bukit Unggul was forwarded to their manager May Wong who sent me an apologetic note thanking me for our observations and promising to continue working towards improving the course and the service. Thank you May.
The winner of the September Trophy was Ray Funnell with 39 points off the stick plus 3 bonus points for a total of 42. The runner-up was myself with 38 + 3 = 41 points.
The lowest gross was 90 by John Laidley and the most golf was played by Allan McNicoll with 124. Ray is cut 4 strokes and myself 1 stroke.
11 of us went to Port Village Restoran for an excellent sea food lunch helped along by a generous donation of RM100 by the absent player, Vincent. Thank you Vincent.


 Allan tries on his new hat, alluded into thinking that this new equipment may help his game
 It’s wonderful to see the joy and glee of a golfer being introduced to the turf mate for the first time
 Cannons assembling at the 1st tee on their turf mate chariots
 The 1st hole awaits the onslaught of 12 Cannons
 “Listen Up Cannons!”
 The calm and placid water ….. soon to be disrupted by many balls from Barry Cousins
 Vincent walks off the 1st green

Stuart’s turf mate decides to mount Raymond Keys’ turfmate

 The greens at Port Klang Golf Resort were in very good condition
 The turf mate ….. not many clubs using this ingenious device but fun to drive again after so long
 Thought this was my ball but it turned out to be a giant mushroom
 Barry and his lucky mascot/driver cover
 Another scenic view over one of the many water hazards
 Luckily this was not a bridge that we had to use … but it added a certain rustic charm to the place
 Raymond Keys using a novel technique to support his club … or was it a special way to warm the grip … I don’t know!

A panoramic view over the course

There were many dogs on and around the course .. this pack had taken up residence on the green and were very loathed to move when we arrived

Stuart shows the correct technique on how to play a bunker shot – in this case from a rather stony bunker!

An animated gif as a bonus …..

Port Klang Golf Resort clubhouse …… this could be Malaya back in the 50’s … especially when you saw the state of the shower room

By the end of the first 9 the rain started … but luckily cleared quickly

Lunch was excellent with a wide variety of seafood washed down with copious quantities of the amber nectar

 Mike reviewing the scores while Hans prays for a good result

The damage – RM645.90 for 11 pax

Ray Funnell … the September trophy winner … Congratulations!


Results for Port Klang, Tuesday 3rd July 2012

Port Klang Golf Resort to give it it’s correct name, is hardly a ‘resort’ but it is certainly a nice golf course and the 11 LC’s that reported for the game found it in good condition, particularly the fairways which were as good as we find anywhere. Since we last played here they have invested in some new grass cutting equipment which has made for a big improvement in the playing surface surprise, surprise.

Barry looking happy…but not for long!
Bob, Ray & George
Hans, Mike & JeffAfter some heavy overnight rain in Klang there were some soft areas here and there, especially around the greens, and the bunkers needed raking. The greens were slow but true and the green mowing machine operative seemed to be set on cutting the greens we had just played rather that those we were about to play! We had the course to ourselves save for a lone walker ahead of us, and with individual Turf Mates (which are good fun but a bit hard on the knees; Barry’s knees having had enough after 9 holes) we were all round in under 4 hours. 
….and just in case you wonder where the name “Turf Mate” came from….now you know!
The weather was perfect; some high light cloud but clear air and low humidity, so all-in-all a good mornings golf.
Signs of neglect!
Any bridge builders amongst us?

The narrowest of bunkers in a wide fairway & where does Raymond’s ball end up? 
Mike just totally missed that putt as you can see;-)

Is that Raymond’s ball in another tiny bunker again? [Ball magnet!]

Another dodgy bridge!
Even this info board is looking tired!
Don’t even think about it Mike. You know it will end in tears!
Port Klang Golf Resort is a well kept secret, maligned by many for reasons unknown. Certainly the club house is nothing to write home about and the changing rooms are in urgent need of some TLC but if it’s a pleasant round of golf your looking for, then its a good venue. It’s not short at almost 6000 metres off the Whites and with a slope of 123 it’s not the easiest layout we play. It has lots of water, large greens and some challenging holes and is only 35 minutes away for most of us so it’s a course we should play more often.
The winner was Bernhard Romahn with 44 points and the runner-up was Raymond Keys with 43 points.The lowest gross was 84 by Bernhard and the most golf was played by George Murray with 111.
Bernhard  is cut 8 strokes and Raymond 1 stroke, lucky bugger.
Barry still looking Happy despite quitting after 9 holes!
Benhard pockets the RM50 winnings!
….and then he puts his hand out for some more!!!!
Lunch was taken at the nearby Port Village Seafood
Speaks for itself
No Motorcycles!!!
The loooooong plank walk
Doing the maths! 

Still doing the maths!! 
Full house and happy bunch!
We had a table overlooking the river, reserved earlier by Jeff Pearce who also ordered the grub which was excellent. The prawns were a bit pricey at RM100 but delicious. It was one of those lunches where everyone got involved in the banter and the beer and wine flowed freely; a very good lunch indeed.