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Forest City Golf Course Resort

Spanning about 2,000 acres, Forest Cifty Golf Resort will include 3 international standard 18-hole golf courses, a luxury hotel and low-density residential buildings. Located 7km away from Forest City, construction works of the first golf course was began in July 2017 and is estimated to operate in January 18, 2018.

The first golf course was designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus and his son Jack Nicklaus II. Surrounded by the Pulai River and its tributaries, the golf course has ample water supply, and is set in a natural landscape featuring the mangrove reserve. The Nicklauses have respected the mangroves as a natural resource, giving them full play in landscaping and using mangrove clusters to stabilize the course's foudation.

GELANG PATAH: Country Garden Pacificview Sdn Bhd (CGPV), the master developer of Forest City, is planning to build three 18-hole golf courses and a five-star hotel as part of Stage 2 of the development of Forest City.

CGPV chief strategic officer Dr Yu Runze said the construction of the golf courses and hotel, as well as the necessary infrastructures, would cost about RM1.2 billion.

"The golf courses and hotel would be built on an area measuring 800 hectares. The construction would involve extending the highway that connects the mainland to the island by 1.2 kilometres," said Yu.

He said the first golf course would be designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus and his son Jack Nicklaus II and is expected to be completed by the first quarter of next year.

The course will be located near a mangrove forest World-leading golf course designer Jack Nicklaus II: Country Garden's Forest City well on its way to becoming a new landmark for sports and leisure.

Jack William Nicklaus, one of the most successful professional golf players in the USA, was awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George Walker Bush, former president of the United States, at the White House. On the heels of his outstanding achievements, he was the only non-royal (the royals receiving the honour being the Queen ofEngland and the last Queen Mother), to have an image bearing his likeness appear on British pound notes while living.

As the eldest son of Jack Nicklaus, known as Golfer of the Century and Golfer of the Millennium, Jack Nicklaus II demonstrated his inherent talent in golf when he was a child and began his professional career with impressive achievements. Subsequently, he stood out as a golf course designer. He is now president of Nicklaus Design, which has a proven track record of having architected 31 golf courses worldwide.

Tourism is one of the major forces driving our economy. We expect the tourism industry inJohor to maintain its strong growth over next few years. Iskandar aims to bring in more income by attracting more tourists, which will contribute to local economic development, help create over 30,000 jobs and provide small- and medium-sized businesses with new opportunities," said Ismail Ibrahim at the forum.

He also predicted that the combination of golf courses with other tourism products and projects in Iskandar will help the region become a preferred destination for golfers and tourists.

As Forest City further develops, the project will continue to play a key role in Iskandar's transformation into one of the world's key travel and tourism destinations.