The Keningau Golf & Country Club was established in 1966 to the delight of local enthusiasts and British and Australian expats.
Initially a 9-hole golf course, the original location was liberated in 1971 for government expansion and the club was moved.
The new site, in Pasir Puteh, initially also had 9-holes of golf, but was later expanded to the 18 holes, which golfers enjoy today.
The course consists of 6,004m of undulating fairways and water hazards in the form of creeks and ponds that dots the layout, making for a challenging par 72.
Neighboring a national park in the heart of Sabah’s interior, the Keningau Golf & Country Club is is 1,000 ft above sea level in the Crocker Range mountains. This means cool air and beautiful surroundings in which to enjoy a round of golf.
The club also offers alternative facilities such as a swimming pool, tennis & squash courts and a snack-bar and lounge.
A little known fact is that Vijay Singh was the Resident Professional of Keningau Golf & Country Club from 1985 – 1987. He made various improvements to the course to make it more challenging for golfers.
Vijay went on to win various major golf titles and was world no.1 golfer in 2004.