Ernie Els will open in early 2016 his 3rd Malaysian golf course, the Desaru Coast North. Just like Els Club Teluk Datai it will be managed and operated by Troon Golf. In this golf course development project Vijay Singh joined his team (beside Johor Bahru). Ernie Els' first golf course the Els Club Teluk Datai was recently opened. The second, The Els Club Dasaru Coast will be opened in 2015.
The Els Club Desaru Valley facility will include a stunning 25,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, is planned to complement the nearby 27-hole Els Club Desaru Coast venue. It is natural that Ernie Els would like promote his Els Performance Academy and Els Residences overlooking the golf course.
The big question what can such golfers like Ernie Els, Vijay Singh contribute to golf course design as they are not professional golf course architects.