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Erie Els’ Desaru Coast Ocean Course Unveiled

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Thursday, March 15th, 2018
Categories: CoursesNewsTravel

ERNIE ELS’ DESARU COAST MASTERPIECE UNVEILED IN BRAND NEW OCEAN COURSE IMAGERY

The Els Club Malaysia’s stunning Desaru Coast Ocean Course shown in never-before- seen series of breathtaking imagery.

Johor Bahru, Malaysia: The Els Club Malaysia is today delighted to introduce a brand new collection
of imagery of its Desaru Coast – Ocean Course, showcasing the vision of mastermind Ernie Els and
the beauty of Malaysia’s southernmost tip in the region of Johor Bahru.

The course imagery depicts the three 9-hole loops; The Coast, The Lakes and The Ridge, bringing to
life the quality and distinction of each course. The layout was inspired by four-time Major Champion,
Ernie Els, who has built a reputation as one of the world’s preeminent designers, imparting in his
creations his experience of golf courses from all over the world.

Desaru Coast spans over 3,900 acres of the stunning 17km of coastline adjacent to the South China
Sea. The 45-hole property, which also encompasses the Els and Vijay Singh-designed Valley Course,
provides golfers with not only the excellence and quality of an Els-designed layout but also beautiful
surrounding in which to relax and world-class facilities to hone their skills. These include The Els
Performance Golf Academy, which is the first of its kind in the region, the Big Easy Bar & Grill and the
Café 261 – a relaxed terrace café with golf course views created as an ode to Ernie's Open
Championship successes.

Of the images, newly-appointed General Manager, Stephen Havrilla, said: “It is fantastic to see the
development of this course since its opening in 2016. Ernie’s vision for the Desaru Coast has really
come to life as the courses continue to mature, offering an immensely entertaining challenge for
golfers of all levels.

“We are delighted with the new batch of images that we are able to issue to media today. We think
they have captured the essence and beauty of Desaru and are sure will drive a good deal of interest
with potential visitors over the coming months”.

Easily accessibility via road, air and sea, the Troon-managed destination is growing in popularity with
the introduction of a series of luxury hotel brands. In close proximity to the golf courses and sharing
the pristine setting of Desaru Coast are the Aman Resorts & Villas, The Westin Desaru Resort,
Anantara Desaru Resort and Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast. Guests can also enjoy the local water
parks and culture as part of their adventure.

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