Our Club's History
The history of
Kelab Golf Kinta
In the early 1900s, Kinta Golf Club had begun as a horse-riding area owned by an Australian farmer, Mr. Alma Baker. Later, in 1921, the area was transformed into a golf course, with Mr Dickson Eric Ayton as its first president. In its founding years, the course had only 9 holes, and most of the members consisted of tin miners and rubber plantation owners who were of European descent.
In 1998, the Club expanded to include 18 holes instead of 9. The state government had provided the Club with 60 additional acres of land to expand upon, and expansion and development of the course and clubhouse were overseen by club members themselves. RM 1.5 million in funds was used for the entire project. The funding for the project was mainly from the Ministry of Defense, and donations from the office of Almarhum Sultan Perak Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah. The current Sultan of Perak, Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Sultan Perak Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah is the patron of the Club.
Batu Gajah, Perak
Batu Gajah is a town situated in the Kinta Barat District that is rich with its own unique history. In the pre-independence era, Batu Gajah was widely known as ‘Bandar Bijih Timah (Tin Ore)’, as the town was the central hub for mining and distribution of tin ore. Back then, the tin mining industry encouraged migration of miners and rubber plantation workers to Batu Gajah, prompting its growth and rise. Presently, the town is home to the District’s Police Station, District Hospital, and several government administrative offices, including the Public Works Department, Malaysian Prison Department and Land Registry Office. It is also acknowledged for being the birthplace of the former Sultan of Perak, Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin, an alumni of Batu Gajah’s Sultan Yusuf School. Situated amid the bustling infrastructure and deep history of Batu Gajah is the well-known golf course, Kelab Golf Kinta.