About Borneo Golf Resort

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Located 69km from Kota Kinabalu City or an hour’s drive along the Beaufort Highway at Bongawan, you will find The Pride of Borneo, an 18-hole, par 5 golf course, sitting on the edge of the South China Sea.

A signature course designed by Jack Nicklaus, this is a superbly-crafted buggy course that plays 6546 metres off the championship tees. Spread over 200 acres on a 900-acre site, the natural features of the lagoon and surrounding terrain is played up to dramatise the water hazards as well as the wastelands and bunkers, giving a strong character to the ‘Golden Bear’ course.

Clubhouse facilities include a golfer’s lounge, golf shop, locker rooms, driving range, practice area, resident pro and putting green, karaoke and billiards. There are also facilities for swimming, racquet games and fishing.

Jack Nicklaus

Professional Golf Player & Golf Course Designer

Class – this is what sets Borneo Golf & Country Club apart from the rest of the new generation golf courses in Sabah.

A signature course by Jack Nicklaus, Borneo Golf & Country Club is well location with the tourist belt of the Papar – Beaufort Coastline, 69km South of Kota Kinabalu.

Nicklaus, undoubtedly, the world’s greatest golfer and one of the most prolific and sought after designers uses a natural lagoon to dramatise the effect of the water carries on most of the holes on the inward nine.

With a spectacular seaside setting and ever-present breeze,its rolling fairways and 6,546m from the back tees have all the requirement of a championship course and fast becoming one of the best layout in the region.


Designing a golf course is my total expression. I always knew my golf game would only go on so long. But what I have learned can be put into a piece of ground that will last beyond me.
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