The Mines Resort & Golf Club
The Mines Resort & Golf Club is a proprietary Club beneficially owned and operated by the Mines Excellence Golf Resort Berhad.
A product of vision and inspiration, The Mines Resort & Golf Club was built upon the world’s largest open cast tin mine in 1993, uniquely transforming a barren wasteland once rich in precious minerals into a wonder that is a manifestation of aesthetic beauty and the splendour of nature.
A masterpiece of environmental restoration and constructive reengineering, the site was transformed from a land hostile to nature and the sustainment of life to a terrain brimming with a plethora of flora and fauna.
Construction commenced in 1993 and the course was left to mature for a year with maintenance of the highest standards. It was officially opened for play in 1994 by Malaysia's former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamed, who was then appointed as the Patron of the Club.
Affectionately partitioned between the first Crane Nine and second Eagle Nine, the parkland-styled course plays 6,966 yards from the championship tees but is golfer-friendly nonetheless with wide tree-lined fairways and well-contoured greens.
Par : 71
Length : 6,966 Yards
Green : Tifdwarf Bermuda
Fairways : Greenless Park
Signature Hole : Hole 11
Average Speed : 9 FT
Note : After completion in 1993, greens were left to mature for a year with maintenance of the highest standards.
In a career spanning over forty years, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. has designed more than 270 golf courses throughout 40 countries across six continents.
The Trent Jones golf legacy began with Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and continues through his son, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. who after leaving his father’s firm in 1972, founded Robert Trent Jones II (RTJ II) golf course architects. Today, RTJ II is regarded as arguably the most talented golf course architecture team in the industry.
Jones Jr. is a member of the California Golf Hall of Fame, a time-honoured member, former president, and current board member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects as well as the recipient of many other industry awards and honours.
The Trent Jones name has become a trademark of well-crafted golf venues set comfortably in their natural environments. Known as the father of environmental golf course design, Robert Trent Jones Jr. respects and embraces the land in his efforts and proof of this is evident in each of his work.
RTJ II courses have won countless awards and accolades, been ranked among the best layouts around the world in addition to having hosted tournaments on every major golf tour, and The Mines Resort & Golf Club, a masterpiece of environmental restoration, is one of the privileged few.