FootGolf Malaysia

Malaysia Open 2023


We held the biggest ever Malaysia Open at The Els Club – Desaru Coast over 3 days from the 29th – 30th October.

With over 90 players, of which 23 were from China and Japan, this was a serious nail-biting competition.

We’d like to thank our sponsors microLEAP Asia for helpinng us make it happen, and The Els Club – Desaru Coast for hosting an amazing event.

Check out the winners below and stay tuned for updates regarding next year’s tournament.

The Champions of the Malaysia Open 2023

This Year's Winners

Men’s Open FIFG500
T1: Takuya Kumakura [Japan] 118 (-22)
T2: Zul Hilmi [Malaysia] 119 (-21)
T3: Ahmad Faizal Abdul Karim [Malaysia] 121 (-19) *Won Via Playoff
T4: Yusz Zainal Abidin [Malaysia] 121 (-19)
T5: Tsubasa Yasumura [Japan] 122 (-18) *Won Via Playoff

Men’s Senior FIFG500
T1: Shahril Arsat [Malaysia] 125 (-15)
T2: Marzi Omar [Malaysia] 127 (-13)
T3: Hezri Suleiman [Malaysia] 130 (-10)

Senior Plus
T1: Andrea Zanardo [Italy] 139 (-1)

Women’s Open FIFG500
T1: Naoko Miura [Japan] 123 (-17)

Best Player
Naoko Miura [Japan] 56 (-14)

Click here to check out the full leaderboard. 

More on the venue

Desaru is a town in Kota Tinggi District, Johor, Malaysia. It is famous for its pristine beach beside the South China Sea. Currently, the Johor state government is developing an integrated tourism area which spreads over an area of 1,578 hectares. Johor Bahru city centre and Senai International Airport are situated 70 kilometres and 85 kilometres away from the Els Club Desaru Coast, respectively.

As mentioned, this tournament will take place at the Els Club Desaru Coast. Set on one of the most spectacular plots of land anywhere in the world, it was designed by the club’s namesake and four-time major champion, Ernie Els. The course’s layout has its own character and personal touches from Els, taking inspiration from the famous links courses spread across the UK, with large rolling greens and firm run off areas designed to place a premium on a sharp short game.

Accommodation Options

Nearby the course there are several hotels that players can choose from. The following are the top-rated and reasonable places to stay throughout the event.


Star Ratings

**Price per night for 1 adult (Breakfast included)

Distance from The Els Club

Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast



5.1 km

Anantara Desaru Coast Resort and Villas



2.1 km

Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort & Spa



6.3 km

The Westin Desaru Coast Resort



4.8 km

Lotus Desaru Beach Resort & Spa



7.2 km

Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort Desaru



6.1 km

Four Points by Sheraton Desaru



12 km

Amansari Hotel Desaru



11 km

Tiara Desaru Resort



10 km

** Prices may slightly vary from time to time

Terms & Conditions

Competition Rules

Played entirely under the RULES of the FIFG and the local rule given by the tournament committee.



Payment Terms & Conditions

  • Only payment by cash and Bank/Online transfer is acceptable.
  • Any refunds of registration fees for reasons unrelated to the tournament organization, including player cancellations, are unacceptable. A player must give two (2) weeks’ notice before the event to cancel their participation in the tournament, regardless of the reason.
  • Tournament reduction or cancellation due to stormy weather, earthquake, wind and flood damage, incidents, accidents, epidemics, etc., refunds, and notification methods will be determined and decided by the tournament organization on a case-by-case basis.
  • Players other than the applicant are not permitted to compete in the tournament.
  • Players are required to follow the etiquette on the golf course.
  • There will be media coverage and photography during the tournament, and the tournament will be posted on social media of the tournament organization and media.
  • False declaration of name, age, gender, address, record, etc. is not allowed.
  • Players must abide by the organizer’s final decision. Please follow the instructions of the tournament organizer related to the tournament.


  •  The tournament organization is not responsible for any illness, injury, loss, or other accidents on the golf course.
  • The tournament organization is not responsible for any delays caused by public transportation or traffic conditions.

Privacy Policy Agreement

When applying to this tournament, you must agree in advance to share personal tournament information with others in order to achieve the following goals.

Agreement on portraits Rights

Portrait rights for the tournament belong to the tournament organization and will be managed according to the regulations of the tournament organization.