Discovery of oil in 1905 brought wealth, prosperity and tremendous growth to the then small fishing village of Miri. Today, Miri has evolved into a bustling metropolis. To cater for the recreation of the expatriates flowing in from the Netherlands and England, Miri Golf Club was established as early as 1910. Miri Golf Club is one of the oldest golf in Malaysia.
The first 6 holes of the existing course were constructed in 1924 by Sarawak Oilfield Limited, the forerunner of Sarawak Shell. From Miri Airport, it is only a 25-minute car ride to Miri Golf Club and from Miri city center, 15 minutes.
The Miri Golf Club is set among the rustic surroundings of a Malay village on top of a picturesque sand bar between the Miri River and the South China Sea. Though only a stone’s throw away from the Miri city center, separation by the Miri River offers a worry free hideaway and the hustle and bustle of the city is hardly noticed. The 18-hole golf course itself is built on flat land bordering beautiful white sandy beaches. To make up for the seemingly flat and “easy” terrain, the early course designers successfully added strategic water hazards and bunkers. Shaded by tall and ancient Casuarina Pine trees, Kelab Golf Miri indeed has a unique beauty.
The signature par-3 twelfth hole presents a birdie chance at only 150 yards. However, with water literally stretching to the threshold of a very small green, it is not uncommon to see even single handicappers posting scores of double bogey or worse.
Kelab Golf Miri is a full-featured sports club with well-stocked clubhouse, pro-shop, and practice facilities.