Ayer Keroh Country Club (AKCC) was carved out of virgin jungle and opened for play in 1964. It was designed by a team led by Tun Abdul Ghaffar Bin Baba, the former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Chief Minister of Malacca, and a golfing aficionado. The Malacca golf course is located right off the north-south highway and even has its own interchange. AKCC has hosted a number of major professional golf tournaments, the most prestigious being the 1989 Malaysian Open. Ayer Keroh Country Club is well laid out, attractive and challenging. The original course consisted of two nines, known as Tunku's and Ghaffar's nines. A third nine (Governor's) was added in the mid-1990's. The three nines hug a lake known as the Ayer Keroh Lake which comes into play on quite a few holes. The course has matured well and stands a testament to what can be done with the right support and attention to detail.