Kuala Lumpur, Aug. 24, 2016 – Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC) marked another milestone in its history with its successful acquisition of the licensing rights as Southeast Asia’s first golf facility to join the PGA TOUR’s prestigious TPC Network.
The newly-named TPC Kuala Lumpur was officiated by Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia Tuanku Hajah Haminah and joins the highly acclaimed network of golf courses affiliated with the PGA TOUR, most of which are based in the US. As home of the CIMB Classic, TPC Kuala Lumpur will also hold the distinction of being Southeast Asia’s first TPC-branded facility to ever host an official PGA TOUR event.
TPC Kuala Lumpur Chairman and Sime Darby Property Managing Director Dato’ Ir Jauhari Hamidi said, “The agreement with the PGA TOUR is a recognition of TPC Kuala Lumpur’s tournament-grade golf courses, world-class facilities and services as well as commitment to excellence. With this new relationship, we aspire to elevate TPC Kuala Lumpur’s status further as the number one golf club in Southeast Asia.
“These include the areas of operations, club management, human capital development, food and beverage as well as leisure management services. Beyond these, we also aim to position TPC Kuala Lumpur as the paradise for golfing and leisure, a catalyst to boost tourism in Malaysia,” Jauhari said.
“We are delighted to have our newest licensed TPC located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia,” said Jay Monahan, Deputy Commissioner of the PGA TOUR. “TPC Kuala Lumpur is an excellent facility with world-class amenities and has distinguished itself as an outstanding host site for the CIMB Classic. We are also excited that TPC Kuala Lumpur potentially can serve as a catalyst for more TPCs to emerge in Asia with the rapidly growing number of Asian golfers.”
Chief Executive Officer of TPC Kuala Lumpur, Steven Thielke said, “Our team has done a fantastic job of developing the club over the years. We’ve had phenomenal success staging some of the best international golf tournaments. Our aim now is to embrace this global recognition through the TPC brand and continuously strive to be the best that any golf club could ever be.”
In addition to the CIMB Classic, TPC Kuala Lumpur also successfully hosted the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia and the European Tour’s Malaysian Open between 2013 and 2015.
Members of TPC Kuala Lumpur enjoy additional access to 34 clubs including the renowned TPC Sawgrass, TPC Scottsdale and TPC Harding Park.
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 Bukit Kiara, just eight kilometres from the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Its proprietor Sime Darby designed the club as an elegant and relaxing golf haven surrounded by natural beauty.
TPC Kuala Lumpur defines 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 and incorporates state-of-the art technologies with impressive attention to detail. Visit TPCKL.com for more information. Like us on Facebook – TPC Kuala Lumpur to gain insights on our latest happenings.
About the TPC Network
Owned, operated, and licensed by the PGA TOUR, the TPC Network is comprised of 35 premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties designed by some of golf’s most elite architects. Twenty of the clubs are operated by affiliates of PGA TOUR Golf Course Properties, Inc. Each TPC has hosted or has been designed to host TOUR-sponsored golf tournaments. Since TPC Sawgrass first opened its world renowned PLAYERS Stadium Course in the fall of 1980, TPCs have provided the PGA TOUR with rent-free venues for tournaments, helping to boost championship golf purses and increasing charitable donations to grass roots non-profit organizations. At the same time, TPCs have provided recreational golfers with the unique opportunity to test their skills on the same layouts where the world’s best golfers compete.
TPCs are known for their outstanding conditioning and amenities, as well as a commitment to environmental excellence. The TPC Network is also distinguished by its unwavering commitment to further the PGA TOUR’s “Together, anything’s possible” giving back mission through support of charitable and community-based programs. For more information, please visit www.tpc.com. For the most up-to-date news, follow the TPC Network on Twitter (@PlayTPC), Instagram (@PlayTPC) or Facebook.com/TPCNetwork.