Vijay Singh has visited Malaysia’s Desaru Coast to inspect the work on his latest golf design project, being constructed in conjunction with Ernie Els. Singh’s layout will become the third to be created under The Els Club Malaysia banner when it opens in 2016, following The Els Club Desaru Coast, which will open for play in 2015, and the recently launched The Els Club Teluk Datai.
The Els Club Desaru Valley facility will include a 25,000 square foot clubhouse, complementing the nearby 27-hole Els Club Desaru Coast venue, which will also include the Els Performance Academy and Els Residences overlooking the golf course. All courses will be managed and operated by Troon Golf.
Singh commented, “In little over one year since work first began on Desaru Valley, it is very rewarding for me to see the development that has already taken place. We are designing this golf course to take full advantage of the natural topography, encompassing dramatic changes in elevation, which will allow the golfer to bask in the incredible surrounding landscape and the outstanding beauty of this region. Having seen the design steadily coming to life, I am greatly excited about the prospect of the golfing challenge we are developing here for players of all abilities and am proud to play a role in enhancing the game in Malaysia.”