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Published on : Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The iconic Kota Permai and Horizon Hills held the Malaysian flag high as the Clubs added yet another industry accolades to its enviable collections. Kota Permai and Horizon Hills had been officially recognized as the 1st and 2nd runner up Best Course in Malaysia at the Asian Pacific Golf Summit and Gala Awards (APGS) 2016 which was staged at the exotic Hyatt Regency Hotel in Hua Hin from October 29-30. Kota Permai is also proud to be hailed as the Top 10 Best Maintained Course in Asia Pacific.
Upon learning of this achievement, Malaysia Golf Tourism Association (MGTA) President Mr. Ng Eu Shen said “The recognition awarded to both Kota Permai and Horizon Hills is very befitting for the top golf facilities in Malaysia. There is no question in my mind that both clubs’ management level is the top in the region”.
Asian Tour Director of Communications Mr. Chuah Choo Chiang was quick to congratulate “I would like to extend my fullest congratulations to Kota Permai Golf and Country Club and Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club for their recent recognition and awards. Both golf courses have successfully hosted Asian Tour tournaments in the past and it is not a surprise the quality of both venues have been duly recognized by the industry once again.”
Both prestigious golf properties have won numerous awards and continue to garner praise and rave reviews. Kota Permai is a joint venture between Gamuda Berhad and DRB-Hicom Berhad while Horizon Hills is a joint venture between Gamuda Berhad and UEM Sunrise Holdings Berhad. Both award winning golf courses are designed by world famous golf course designer Ross Watson.
Gamuda Land Clubs Group General Manager Mr Tang Meng Loon on his joy at the awards “Kota Permai has received a number of significant awards and it is incredible honour to be recognized by such an influential Asian Golf Awards. We will continue to raise the bar to the highest standard for a world class golfing facilities”.
Asia Pacific Golf Group Owner, Founder and; Chief Executive Officer Mr. Mike Sebastian had this to say “Kota Permai and Horizon Hills are classic examples of Malaysian clubs that never rest on their laurels. Their pursuit of excellence is an on-going effort and it this drive and commitment that keeps both clubs at the leading edge. They serve as excellent role models for other clubs in Malaysia to emulate.”
Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) Chief Executive Officer Mr. Eric Lynge expressed “As Kota Permai and Horizon Hills are both members of the AGIF and we have close contact with both the golf management and general management of the course, we are always impressed with the high standards with which Mr Tang and his team operate the two properties. With the Gamuda Group leading by example, golf in Malaysia continues to have a sizeable upside.”
Singapore Press Holdings Golf Vacation’s Managing Editor Benny Teo said “To hear that Kota Permai and Horizon Hills golf clubs both won achievement awards once again justifies their standing as two of the finest golf courses in Malaysia. As the world of golf turns towards more openness rather than exclusivity, I have personally experienced the top level hospitality accorded to members and visitors alike at both courses. May they continue their good work and encourage the growth of golf in Malaysia”.
The Asia Pacific Golf Group culminated the 10th anniversary of the longest-running conference on the business of golf, which is the Asia Pacific Golf Summit. Speakers included Andrew Wood, Founder and President of Legendary Marketing LLC; Gabe Aluisy, Founder and President of Shake Creative, John Solheim, Chairman of the PING Corporation and David Leadbetter of the Leadbetter Academy.