As if you need an excuse to visit Langkawi, Malaysia...
If you're going to travel all the way to Langkawi at least you can be with a couple of beautiful and enjoyable golf courses for your trouble - although granted I only travelled from Singapore.
Set in the foothills and surrounded by the largest mountain on Langkawi (about 900Mtrs). This beautiful mature course has thick reed grass rough, many trees, numerous elevated tees, and lots of water and testing lake holes, particularly on the back nine and grand vista's all round. After the first couple of holes it quickly becomes apparent that straying off line into the deep rough or ending up blocked off by trees is a card killer. Prudent accurate play is rewarded - as my back nine score showed. definitely a game of two halves for me. The only negative been the driving get range was not open when we visited. But the rest of the course and facilities were well looked after. The staff were very friendly too.
All in all an enjoyably, beautiful, challenging and memorable course.