COURSE MAP

 

East Course,

TPC Kuala Lumpur

Par 71, 6260 yards / 5726 metres

The East Course is a parkland-style layout featuring numerous lakes, wetlands and sculptured
bunkers, demanding accuracy and strategic play.


 
 

The East Course starts off
with a dogleg left par four.
The ideal drive is down
the left side to shorten the
approach – but keep an
eye out for the left fairway
bunkers. The elevated green
offers some demanding pin
placements but a short iron
approach should do the
trick.

This long par four plays from elevated tees to a narrow landing area trapped by a deep bunker on the right with trees on the left. The wise play is a fairway wood or hybrid off the tee to keep the ball on the fairway. A front pin will be tough to attack due to the stream just before the green.

The drive has to be accurately struck to avoid two punishing bunkers to the left and tall trees to the right. The large, undulating green has some tricky breaks which demand an accurate approach to place the ball on the correct side of the pin for a birdie chance.

 
 

With a bunker on the right of the fairway and another in the middle, the sensible play off the tee would be a fairway wood to keep the ball on the mown grass. This will leave you with a wedge into the well-bunkered and undulating green, which offers some difficult pin positions.

A long par three which demands a solid long iron shot to reach the triple- tiered green, flanked by bunkers on both sides. The key here is distance control to ensure that your ball finds the right level of putting surface. Find the wrong tier and a three-putt is a distinct possibility.

This long hole will be a three-shot par five for most golfers; some may leave the driver in the bag to take

the bunker on the left and the trees on the right out of play. A solid second shot should leave just a wedge to the narrow, sloping green, guarded by bunkers and a pond to the rear.

 
 
A tough par three lined by water on the left and beyond the green, with two large bunkers located on the right of the putting surface. Correct club selection and accuracy are needed to set up a birdie chance, taking into account the pin location.

This is a tight driving hole with water on the right and a deer enclosure to the left but once on the fairway,

a short iron is sufficient to reach the well-trapped green. Keep the ball below the pin on the sloping green to avoid being in three-putt territory.

Another tough driving hole with the cluster of bunkers on the left narrowing the target area for the tee shot. Even after a good drive, golfers will be faced with a mid to long iron approach to the severely-sloped green, trapped by bunkers on its front left edge and rear.

 
 
A tough par three lined by water on the left and beyond the green, with two large bunkers located on the right of the putting surface. Correct club selection and accuracy are needed to set up a birdie chance, taking into account the pin location.

This is a tight driving hole with water on the right and a deer enclosure to the left but once on the fairway,

a short iron is sufficient to reach the well-trapped green. Keep the ball below the pin on the sloping green to avoid being in three-putt territory.

Another tough driving hole with the cluster of bunkers on the left narrowing the target area for the tee shot. Even after a good drive, golfers will be faced with a mid to long iron approach to the severely-sloped green, trapped by bunkers on its front left edge and rear.

 
 

The shortest par four on the course requires precision on the tee shot, using a fairway wood or hybrid over the pond and avoiding the stream on the left. This will leave a wedge to the green but the approach must be deftly struck to avoid the greenside bunkers and the water beyond.

Another short par four that favours skill over strength. Long hitters may take on the carry of 240 yards to cross the stream that cuts across play, but the prudent option would be a fairway wood or hybrid lay-up before the water. The entrance to the green is narrowed by two bunkers.

A pretty par three playing to an island green. Precise clubbing is needed to set up a birdie chance as there are some tough pin locations, especially to the right which brings the front bunker into play. Over-clubbing could lead to balls rolling off the putting surface into the water.

 
 

The longest hole on the course plays from elevated tees to a landing area bordered by water on the right and bunkers to the left. Long hitters may try for the green in two, but more water on the left and bunkers

short and right will see most laying up to leave a wedge to the undulating green.

Another pretty but tricky par three, playing over a lake to a broad green guarded by bunkers to the left, right and rear. The front right pin position is one of the toughest as it lengthens the carry and brings the right bunker into play. The green slopes severely from back to front.
This is a great finishing hole demanding an aggressive and accurate drive, with any misdirection penalised by the trees lining both sides of the fairway and deep bunkers on the right. The approach has to be deftly struck over water to find the well-bunkered green.