KOTA PERMAI STAMPED IT’S SIGNIFICANCE AS MALAYSIA’S BEST GOLF COURSE IN THE WORLD GOLF AWARDS
Strategically carving Kota Permai on the world golf map, Kota Permai stands proud once more as the Club firmly cemented itself as Malaysia’s Best Golf Course at the World Golf Awards held in the prestigious Conrad Algarve, Portugal on 12th November 2016. The award is Kota Permai’s second win in the 3rd edition of the annual World Golf Awards. World Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world class golf courses and golf destinations. It forms part of the World Travel Awards as the ‘Oscars of the travel industry’. The worldwide voting process ran from June to October 2016, with votes cast by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry.
World Golf Awards Managing Director Chris Frost said “It is a huge pleasure for World Golf Awards to recognise Kota Permai Golf and Country Club as Malaysia’s Best Golf Course 2016 here at the Conrad Algarve. With golf hospitality enjoying a huge surge in popularity in Asia, it is organisations such as this that are providing the benchmark to which others aspire. We hope the success of Kota Permai Golf and Country Club this evening will play its role in driving up standards in the market across the region and I look forward to welcoming them back next year.”
Gamuda Land Clubs Group General Manager Tang Meng Loon expressed “At Kota Permai, we are committed to delivering an unique and world class experience to our members and patrons so we are incredibly honoured to have the hard work and passion officially recognized at the prestigious World Golf Awards. We do not take success for granted and will constantly strive to be better in all facets, on and off course”.
Asian Golf Industry Federation’s Chief Executive Officer Eric Lynge said “It is always pleasing to see Asian Golf Industry Federation Golf Course Facility members recognised for their excellence, especially on a global scale. We congratulate Mr Tang and his hard-working team at Kota Permai on this latest, well-deserved accolade. It is another indication that our best facilities in Asia are truly of world-class standard.”
The Editor of Golf Digest International Tan Ju Kuang had this to say “Congratulations on your achievement at the World Golf Awards. This is a fine recognition of the great and consistent work the team at Kota Permai has done over the years to make it Malaysia’s premier course, and one of the best run establishments in the region. Keep up the excellent work.”
Malaysia Golf Tourism Association (MGTA) Ng Eu Shen expressed “It is not coincidental when all of the nominees at the third edition of the World Golf Awards in Portugal are members of the Malaysia Golf Tourism Association (MGTA). Once again, Kota Permai has proved themselves as the world’s favourite. Congratulations to Mr Tang and the management to have been voted as Malaysia’s Best Golf Course for the second time”.
Event partner Quinta do Lago again offered World Golf Awards guests a chance to enjoy its three award winning championship golf courses- the South course, Laranjal course and the North course, which was co-designed by Beau Welling and European Ryder Cup-winning captain Paul McGinley.
Gamuda Executive Director Dato Goon Heng Wah (L) and Gamuda Land Clubs Group General Manager Tang Meng Loon (R) with the World Golf Awards hosts Steve Rider and Ela Clark
- Awarded –Winner of Malaysia’s Best Golf Course
(From R to L) World Golf Awards Managing Director Chris Frost, Gamuda Land Clubs Group General Manager Tang Meng Loon and Gamuda Executive Director Dato’ Goon Heng Wah
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