Kuala Lumpur, 28 January 2020 – Kicking off to a fantastic start in 2020 is TPC Kuala Lumpur’s East and West Courses taking the number one and two spots respectively for the Best Courses in Malaysia by globally acclaimed Golf Digest International.
Adding more feathers in its cap, TPC Kuala Lumpur ascended the Top 100 Platinum Golf and Country Clubs of the World from 88th to 82nd place. This 5-Star Platinum Club status is the pinnacle recognition for private clubs around the world.
“Securing a position in the Golf Digest International’s Best Courses in Malaysia and Top 100 Platinum Golf and Country Club are incredible achievements for the club. Being a top club means consistently providing the best in facilities and services to our members and guests,” said Steven Thielke, Chief Executive Officer of TPC Kuala Lumpur.
“The recent enhancements within TPC Kuala Lumpur have been the West Course renovation, practice area expansion, upgrade of buggies and resurfacing of the driving range. More up-coming developments are being planned in phases, so stay tuned,” he added.
Graced by LPGA players and home to the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia tournament from 2010 to 2017, the East Course had witnessed proud moments of top international players such as Jessica Korda, Lexi Thompson, Christie Kerr, Shanshan Feng and Inbee Park over the years.
The East Couse; also fondly known as the “Grand Old Lady” features impeccable fairways and greens with beautiful vibrant coloured landscaping. This Par 71 course that measures 5713 metres is undoubtedly a golfer’s paradise and the perfect sanctuary to provide a habitat to the numerous forms of flora and fauna within the area. The East Course originally opened in 1991 but underwent a renovation in 2008 before reopening its doors in 2010.
Meanwhile, the more challenging Par 72 West Course that measures 6405 metres had undergone two renovations in 2007 and again in 2017; and reopened in August 2018. The West Course has a long track record of having hosted international tournaments between 2006 and 2018 in the form of the Maybank Malaysian Open and the CIMB Classic. Throughout the years, the West Course has won multiple international awards and is still very much a formidable name in the golfing world.
Proudly owned by Sime Darby Property, TPC Kuala Lumpur has set an impressive track record with its multi-award-winning milestones. Since becoming part of the highly acclaimed TPC Network, TPC Kuala Lumpur is voted Malaysia’s Best Golf Course by World Golf Award 2019 for its West Course and is a much sought-after club by golfers. The club is also Malaysia’s first and only Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for Golf in 2019 upon meeting stringent environmental management standards, an award winning educational and international certification programme endorsed by the United States Golf Association that helps golf courses to protect and preserve the environment.
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 them 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 East Course tops the list in the coveted Golf Digest International 2020 Best Golf Courses in Malaysia while the West Course is Malaysia’s Best Golf Course by World Golf Awards 2019 and is ranked 20th in the Top 100 Golf Courses in Asia. TPC Kuala Lumpur is ranked 82nd place in the Top 100 Platinum Golf and Country Clubs of the World 2020-2021.
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