Club Successfully Defends Title For Second Year Running To Bring Total to Three World Golf Awards Honours
Gamuda Berhad Executive Director Dato’ Goon Heng Wah (second from left) and Gamuda Land Senior Group
General Manager of Club Operations & Townships Tang Meng Loon (centre) flanked by World Golf Awards hosts
Steve Rider (far left) and Ela Clark (far right)
Kota Permai Golf & Country Club (KPGCC) was awarded Malaysia’s Best Golf Course at the 2017 World Golf Awards ceremony held at the opulent La Manga Club in Spain today, successfully defending the coveted title for the second year running.
After months of balloting worldwide and facing fierce competition from other top clubs in the country, KPGCC trumped 20 nominees all vying for the prestigious award.
This latest award makes it a total of three Malaysia’s Best Golf Course honours bagged by KPGCC at the World Golf Awards with the first being bestowed in 2014.
“It is truly an honour and a privilege to be able to stand tall once again on the celebrated World Golf Awards stage
and accept the award for Malaysia’s Best Golf Course for the second year running. We are so very proud of this prestigious achievement, and the fact that we have successfully defended our title after the many months of battle with our other fierce competitors back home who were all vying for the same distinction.
Indeed, such recognition is only conceivable through the priceless effort put in by my team, the invaluable support we have received from our club members, business partners, families and friends, and the strong drive produced through friendly rivalry with our competitors in the hopes of coming out tops,” said Senior Group General Manager of Club Operations & Townships, Tang Meng Loon in his acceptance speech.
Designed by renowned Australian golf course architect Ross Watson, KPGCC’s 18-hole masterpiece features pristine fairways and greens set over undulating terrain that offers challenging hazards both for the veteran and the novice.
Located within the mature town of Kota Kemuning which is developed by Gamuda Land, the 18-hole KPGCC
championship course is known as one of the best golf courses in Asia.
It has won numerous local and international awards including the HAPA Golf Course Of The Year at the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) Regional Series Awards 2016 – 2018.
Besides golf facilities, the club also features sporting facilities which include an Olympic-sized swimming pool, eight
badminton courts, two squash courts and three fully-lit tennis courts.
Health and recreational facilities include spa pools, sauna and steam bath, aromatherapy massage, a fully-equipped gymnasium and various activities such as taekwondo, yoga, Zumba, aikido and wing chun are available at the club.
As a town maker, Gamuda Land creates places that people will call home, want to be a part of, grow up and grow old
Gamuda Land’s masterplan harmoniously brings together all the key elements that matter – the architecture,
how the streets and gathering places are laid out to promote a balanced community living as well as how the parks and amenities such as a clubhouse with an award-winning golf course, sit within the neighbourhood to create a
personality for the town so that when residents live there, they get a strong sense of belonging and want to be a part of it.