The article explores the state of the golf industry in North Borneo (Sabah). The author made an interesting observation on this subject. You can read the excerpt below:
Most people’s perception of this island, slightly bigger than France or Texas, and sharing its borders with Brunei and Indonesia, is of inhospitable rain forest, first discovered by David Attenborough’s eye-popping TV adventures in the 1960s. Nothing could be further from the truth. The country has thriving, bustling communities serving tourism with great relish.
Wherever we travelled, English was widely spoken and understood and the courtesy offered us was exceptional. The weather was warm and humid, punctuated by short sharp showers at certain times of the day that you could almost set your watch by. So little problem in choosing your tee times.
It was surprising just how many golf clubs are within easy reach to our hotel (the Tanjung Aru Shangri-La) ten mins drive away from the airport. As well as Kota Kinabalu Golf Club, the Sutera Harbour, Sabah and Dalit Bay Golf and Country Clubs were comfortably accessible, along with Mount Kinabulu golf course in the shadow of the third highest peak (13,435 ft) in South East Asia, which bears its name.
Here’s the link to the full article: Golf in The Wild