The UK may be in the midst of a dreary winter but things are heating up in Langkawi which is emerging as one of Asia’s hottest golfing destinations. Golfsavers is at the vanguard of the tourism trend with a series of tailor made packages designed to offer its customers the ultimate Langkawi golfing getaway.
Made up of 104 idyllic islands, Langkawi is one of Malaysia’s most spectacular destinations. With its palm tree fringed beaches, lush jungles, picturesque rice paddy fields and towering ancient rock formations it’s an archetypal tropical paradise. Despite its relatively small footprint of 478.5 km² Langkawi boasts three state-of-the-art golf courses that rival their Asian counterparts.
Designed by legendary golfer Ernie Els, the championship grade Els Club Teluk Datai was crowned one of Asia’s best golf resorts. Surrounded by the glittering Andaman Sea, dense ancient rainforest and the majestic Mat Cincang mountains, the course is without a doubt one of Asia’s most scenic. The superbly appointed Gunung Raya Golf Resort offers players incredible views while the partially completed 99 Degree East Golf Club is set to be one of Asia’s finest by the end of 2015.
Golfsavers offers its customers a wide range of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets. Those on the search for a luxurious spa style getaway are pointed towards the Pantai Kok region, an upmarket destination peppered with gourmet restaurants, stylish bars and designer boutiques. Kuah is a mecca for golfers wanting to spend their downtime indulging in a little retail therapy while Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah are perfect for families. Berjaya Langkawi Resort, Four Points by Sheraton, Four Seasons Resort, Federal Villa Beach Resort and Bon Ton Resort are just some of the establishments partnered with Golf Savers.
Two of the major perks of teeing off in Langkawi are the uncrowded courses and the extremely reasonable green fees. Every course offers club and shoe hire which means golfing enthusiasts can pack light and refine their strokes in one of Asia’s most beautiful destinations.
David Pettigrew, Golfsavers managing director says “I’m personally invested in each and every one of my destinations and over the Christmas period I had the pleasure of teeing off in Langkawi. I can confirm that it is a top notch destination boasting world class courses, stunning scenery, fantastic weather and a wealth of entertainment options.”
As well as outstanding golf courses the archipelago is brimming with unique activities and attractions. Taking a cable car ride to the summit of Mount Mat Cincang, exploring the seven tumbling waterfalls of Telaga Tujuh and soaking up rays on the sun kissed beaches are just some of the standouts. Evenings can be spent sampling local cuisine, listening to live music and unwinding at the many beachside bars.
Thanks to its mainland sheltered eastern side and Sumatra protected west coast Langkawi enjoys a remarkably stable climate. Year round sunshine bathes the archipelago in warmth, with April to August pegged as ‘high season’ and September to October classed as the ‘greener’ months.
For golfers wishing to mix up their Malaysian tee off experiences Golfsavers also offers packages in the lively federal capital of Kuala Lumpur and the foodie’s paradise of Penang.
To find out more about Golfsavers.com and browse the curated collection of Langkawi packages, visit: www.golfsavers.com