Kuala Lumpur, 18 July 2019 – Malaysia’s premier Club, TPC Kuala Lumpur (TPCKL) has been recognised as the first and only fully certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for Golf in Malaysia.
The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, endorsed by the United States Golf Association, provides information and guidance to help golf courses preserve and enhance wildlife habitat and protect natural resources. Golf courses from the United States, Africa, Australia, Canada, Central America, Europe, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia have achieved certification in the program.
“TPC Kuala Lumpur has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property,” said Christine Kane, CEO at Audubon International. “To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas,” explained Kane. These categories include: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management.
“We are committed towards establishing TPC Kuala Lumpur as an environment-friendly club, as we want to leave behind a rich legacy for future generations to inherit. We will continue to progressively promote eco-friendly initiatives at the club and set a benchmark for the hospitality and leisure industry in Malaysia,” said Steven Thielke, Chief Executive Officer of TPCKL.
In 2017, TPCKL launched its “Let’s Go Plastic Free” Campaign at the club’s Golfer’s Terrace and replaced plastic with paper products in the form of takeaway bags, straws, food containers and cups. Since 1 July 2019, usage of plastic bags at the TPCKL Clubhouse changing rooms were discontinued and the club advocated the use of reusable golf or gym bags. To further reduce the usage of plastics at TPCKL, water dispensers will be provided to replace single-use plastic water bottles.
During the month of Ramadan, TPCKL participates in the #ZerofoodWastage campaign by donating surplus food to Kechara Soup Kitchen, a local non-profit organisation that distributes food to the homeless. Also, TPCKL is an avid supporter of the Earth Hour global movement.
TPCKL is first and only club in the world that hosted the European Tour, PGA TOUR and LPGA all within the same year from 2013 to 2015. TPCKL is also the first and only Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Southeast Asia. TPCs are noted for their impeccable standards on golf courses and are the ultimate host venues for PGA TOUR events.
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About TPC Kuala Lumpur
Formerly known as Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, TPC Kuala Lumpur is a 36-hole tournament-standard course strategically located in the lush landscape of Mont Kiara, just eight kilometres from the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Its proprietor Sime Darby Property; designed the club as an elegant and relaxing golf haven surrounded by perfectly manicured greenery.
TPC Kuala Lumpur captured the world’s attention through staging the PGA TOUR, European Tour and the LPGA all within a year for three consecutive years between 2013 and 2015. In October 2016, TPC Kuala Lumpur made history again by successfully staging the PGA TOUR-sanctioned CIMB Classic and Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia consecutively, both feats unknown before in the history of golf.
Defining new standards in golf and country clubs with its superior service, excellent facilities and warm hospitality, the high quality of construction is synonymous with Sime Darby Property and incorporates state-of-the art technologies with impressive attention to detail.
TPC Kuala Lumpur’s multi-award winning West Course is ranked 78th in the coveted World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses and the club has set another international record at position 88 in the Top 100 Platinum Golf & Country Clubs of the World 2018-2019, up one notch since 2015 as well as 20th place in the Top 100 Golf Courses in Asia.
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