Wednesday, May 19

Hike in fees at golf clubs

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THIS IS LIFE: A file photo of golfers at Damai Golf & Country Club (DGCC) trying out at the newly improved green at Hole 17.

THIS IS LIFE: A file photo of golfers at Damai Golf & Country Club (DGCC) trying out at the newly improved green at Hole 17.

KUCHING: Sarawak Golf Club (KGS) of Petra Jaya and Sarawak Club Golf Resort of Kota Samarahan have recently increased their green fees for non-members playing at their golf courses.

As on Jan 1, non-members will now have to fork out RM150 of green fees during weekdays and RM200 on weekends for a round of golf at KGS.

Previously they had to pay RM125 green fees on weekdays and RM180 on weekends at the only 36-hole golf course in Sarawak.

Over at Sarawak Club Golf Resort starting on Feb 18, the green fees on weekdays are RM85 and RM130 on weekends for non-members who are keen to play at the club’s 18-hole course.

The club is the latest to be established in Kuching. Previously, non-members were paying RM60 on weekdays and RM90 on weekends.

Meanwhile, Damai Golf and Country Club (DGCC) has not increased its green fees for non-members.

Those keen to play at its Arnold-Palmer designed 18-hole golf course are charged RM100 green fees on weekdays and RM160 on weekends.

DGCC general manager Zulkifli Othman has confirmed that there is no change until further notice.

Local golfers particularly rookies searching for minimal charges need look no farther than the 9-hole Petra Golf Course (PGC), the home ground for Sarawak Junior Golf Academy.

It charges RM21 of green fees on weekdays and RM26.25 on weekends. The academy is opened to beginner golfers from 6 to 21-year-olds.