Australian tour player Graham Marsh designed the Gading Raya course with two things in mind: A. playability for golfers of all levels of skill, and B, to create an open and friendly layout that would make it possible for golfers to chalk up an ego boosting score. He truly succeeded in doing just that.
On holes #2, #4, #5, #7, #9, #13 and #15 water is a feature, either from the tee or at the approach. These water hazards, however, do not make playing this course more difficult, but they all need to be negotiated sensible.
At Gading Raya, you can make playing the course as easy or as difficult as you want it to be. Given the fair layout, Gading Raya is a course where one can boast the ego with a good score. It is indeed a very pleasant course to play, but it becomes challenging and long when prevailing winds are up. Under these conditions golfers are required to pay attention and concentrate on every shot.