Forest City Johor is a twenty-year project in partnership with Esplanade Danga 88, an affiliate of the Johor People’s Infrastructure Group (KPRJ), through a joint venture, Country Garden Holding Ltd (CGPV). This project is under the management of the Iskandar Puteri City Council and the Iskandar Regional Development Authority. It was announced in 2006 that this project was pitched under China’s Belt and Road Initiative. It is an integrated residential and commercial development in Johor Bahru District, covering 1,370 hectares. Forest City Johor is a smart and futuristic city with a 30 km² wide of man-made islands.
Golf is an outdoor sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into holes on a course. The winner determined by the lesser number of strikes. The modern golf was originated from Scotland. Each golf course is measured by its yardage, land size, number of hole and material of turf. In this article, we want to share with you about the golf courses in Forest City Golf Resort opened in 2018 and 2019.
Jack Niklaus Legacy Course
This golf course is the bigger one, took up 7,386 yards and 74 hectares. It comprises of Paspalum Platinum turf, beach land with coconut trees on and large lakes. You can imagine the beautiful Middle East style golf course scenery already. Jack Niklaus designed the golf course with his son, it is a father and son duo masterpiece. This 18-hole golf course marks the 27th in Johor. It is located 7 kilometres away from the Forest City reclaimed islands. It is surrounded by Pulai River and along mangrove reserve. The designers apply mangrove clusters to stabilise the foundation. The practise facilities are top-notch with a turf driving range large putting and chipping greens. The construction of this golf course took about a year and involved extending a 1.2 kilometres highway connect to the mainlands.
Liang Guo Kun Classic Course
Liang Guo Kun Classic Course is the smaller-sized golf course covers 7,138 yards and 69 hectares. It is made of the same turf material, Paspalum Platinum. The golf course is designed by Liang Guo Kun, an Executive Director of Country Garden Group, and also a world-famous senior course designer. The golf course is designed in a desert concept. It is surrounded by mangrove and natural water. Opened in August 2019, the 18-hole golf course is believed to be harder to play as compared to Legacy Course for its wily design. It has a higher portion of greens and lesser sand. It took lesser than 12 months of construction period.
Forest City Driving Range & Golf Academy
A driving range is a place for golfers equipped with distance markers, club, balls, and tees for practising golf swings, puttings, chippings and shots. It can also be a recreational activity itself for amateur golfers. Forest City provides the space and courses for people interested to learn overlooking breathtaking view. You can choose to play on your own or sign up their coaching program to be trained by a professional. The driving range covers 400 yards double-sided with 26 sheltered bays. The putting green is about 3,000 square metres. It is an affordable game at RM 15 (subject to change) per 100 balls.