The 18-hole Ted Parslow designed course of Amverton Cove is located on Carey Island and opened for play in 2013. The course can be reached from Kuala Lumpur in around 50 minutes by highway. Amverton Cove is both challenging yet fair at the same time. The overall style is links-like and fairly flat in a refreshing natural setting. Each hole uses natural features to frame the fairway while creating mounding and bunkering protests the greens.
This course design features such as strategically located lakes, ponds, mangroves and other plantings amidst a picturesque landscape make it suitable for golfers who love playing amid nature. Mangrove forests border or cross 6 holes. Hole 4 features an interesting 70 meter boardwalk to back tees. The walk through the tidal forest often allows golfers to get up close to local birds, crabs, and other jungle creatures. Lakes come into view or play on 17 holes, creating many wonderful views.
For top golfers, the layout was designed so that every club in the bag is used during the round. Many holes have collection areas where putting from off the green and well-executed bump and run shots are needed to recover and score well.
Amverton has generally good Bermuda grass fairways, with some bare patches here and there. Greens for the most part have only gentle slopes, making putting fairly straight forward. Rough is close cut and poses no real challenge. Bunkers have a good amount of sand in them as well.
The signature hole is the par-4 18th, where a 220 yard carry is needed to cross a large lake. Other memorable holes include both par-5’s on the back nine which are reachable in 2. The clubhouse is adequate, but nothing special. In fact, skip the clubhouse restaurant after golf in favor of some excellent local seafood down the road and nearby.
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