Forest City Legacy Golf Course: A Milestone in Sports Tourism


Forest City Legacy Golf Course: A Milestone in Sports Tourism

After much anticipation, Forest City Golf Resort and its Legacy Golf Course finally make their debut on September 1. The RM 1.8 billion (S$598 million) project boasts a top-class golf holiday experience supported by five-star facilities and services. Thus, it is set to redefine golf tourism in order to make the state a premier golfing destination.

The Legacy Golf Course is the first of three 18-hole golf courses that will make up the Forest City Golf Resort. The course is the masterpiece of US golf legend Jack Nicklaus with his son, Jack Nicklaus II. Hence, it is geared to be among the foremost popular international golf course in Johor and all of Malaysia.

Malaysia’s One-Of-A-Kind Golf Course

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As the golf course is fully man-made, the father and son duo are very meticulous on the golf course’s design. For this reason, they want to make sure the course integrates seamlessly with the natural landscape. Here, golfers will also enjoy scenic views of the Pulai River and its tributaries. According to Jack Nicklaus, the golf course is exclusive as golfers cannot find anything similar in Singapore or Malaysia.

In addition, the Legacy Golf Course has a desert-style concept due to the use of palm trees in the landscaping. Moreover, it is surrounded by mangroves and natural water features, which makes this a unique golf course to novice and professional players alike.

As an exciting feature of the course, players will also have to deal with strong winds due to its location. While the terrains are challenging, they design the golf course with the amateur golfer in mind, as well as for handicappers and professional golfers to ensure playability for all levels of golfers.

With the opening of Forest City Legacy Golf Course, guests may enjoy special promotional rates of RM220 for weekdays and RM430 on weekends, inclusive of shared caddy and buggy. For more information, call 07-535 2288. For booking or any inquiries, call +60197555411.

A Revolutionary Tourist Attraction

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This new development propels Forest City as a green liveable city with global aspirations. As part of the massive Forest City development, the Forest City Golf Resort incorporates a special tourism component to the current residential, leisure, retail and business offerings of the project. Hence, there will be homes, retail shops and travel offerings surrounding the new golf resort.

The world-class championship golf course will attract golfing enthusiasts from all over the world and advance the state of Johor’s golfing tourism reputation in the region. Having a world-class golf resort will envisage well with businessmen who also have a fondness for golf, as it provides the perfect setting for a warm-up session prior to having a business discussion.

Coincides with the government’s efforts to promote sports tourism in the state, the debut of the Legacy Golf Course will attract major foreign investments, promote the state tourism, create greater job opportunities and facilitate skill transfers for the benefits of the locals.

What’s Up Next?


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In near future, Forest City Golf Resort will offer an additional two 18s golf courses. They will be designed by Country Garden executive director Liang Guokun. The hub of the resort is the Forest City Golf Hotel, where all the golfing facilities are located.

The golf resort forms part of the mega Forest City residential and leisure project by Country Garden PacificView Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between China’s Country Garden Group and Johor’s Esplanade Danga 88 Sdn Bhd.

Next year, Country Garden will unveil the first phase of Fringe Villa. It consists of a high demand luxury golf villas in a low-density residential enclave. Characterized by lush terrain and tucked amid a natural green landscape, the Forest City Golf Resort will be a multi-functional international golf resort, integrating sport, entertainment and residential components.

Therefore, visitors and residents of the Forest City Golf Resort are able to enjoy a wide range of facilities. It includes a health centre, duty-free shop and the recently opened Shattuck St Mary’s Forest City International School.

For more information on Forest City, please visit For enquiries, please call the Forest City sales team at:  +607-505 8888 (Malaysia) / 1800-889-8888 Singapore.

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