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The Golf Academy Borneo

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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We had been two weeks ago at the Shangri-La Rasa Ria and used the golf course next door. There we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kai J
Hong Kong, China

The highlight of a recent getaway to Kota Kinabalu was lessons I booked at Golf Academy Borneo for... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2018
Liam S
Kuching, Malaysia
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The Golf Academy Borneo located at Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia was established in 2009 by Neil Douglas, British PGA Professional. Since then Neil has been joined by two other British PGA Professionals, The Golf Academy...more
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Sutera Harbour Resort | 1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu 88100, Malaysia
+60 19-841 1222
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been two weeks ago at the Shangri-La Rasa Ria and used the golf course next door. There we had the chance of meeting Neil, who gave us a training lesson on the driving range. It took him 5 min and he totally corrected...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kai J
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

The highlight of a recent getaway to Kota Kinabalu was lessons I booked at Golf Academy Borneo for my 9 year old twins and myself. Coach Greg Haenen was outstanding. My children were delighted with coaching, lots of patience and a great sense of humor....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

I had my first golf lesson ever with Neil at the Dalit Bay Golf Club (Kota Kinabalu). Neil was a great teacher! After an hours lesson I went from entirely no experience to being able to hit some straight balls at ago distance! I’m now...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tracy H
neil d, General Manager at The Golf Academy Borneo, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Many thanks Tracy, Keep playing and practicing and the improvement will continue. Hope to see you over here at some point in the future. Neil

Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Took the opportunity to take a lesson on improving my short game The experience of the whole lesson from start to Finish was first class The facility and practice area are magnificent The lesson was well structured and created an environment that allowed me to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nadene C
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

I had a lesson with Ross whilst staying at the Sutera Harbour, He was really knowledgeable and gave me some great pointers and advice. I’d highly recommend having a lesson with him and just wish I was staying longer so I could’ve had another lesson...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

We went to the golf academy for a practice and met Neil golf coach who informed us that he and his team had magic dust that could help improve golfers of all handicaps. So the next day we called the academy and booked coaching with...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Thank you Coach Ross for pointing my problems and giving me the tips to quickly fix them. The lessons on driving range and on the green were easy and relaxing for me to pick up the skills. Progress was made during this 2-day journey. Highly...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

I had a 3 hour, 9 hole playing lesson with Ross. It was good to get some pointers and tips from a coach while actually in the real situations on the course rather than hanging to imagine differing scenarios on the practice areas. He was...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Mike M
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

I had a golf lesson with Ross - it was really very good - needed to figure out my push shot - very patient and didn't over complicate it - so good I decided on a on course 3 hr lesson with Ross. This again...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

We are beginners - I haven't played for 40 years and Bev had never hit a ball before. This was 90 minutes well spent with coach Ross. He was patient and teaches well. We loved it, although it was very hot by 11am. Well worth...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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