Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: A quartet of Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) Golf Course Facility Members sprung to the fore in the ParGolf People’s Choice Awards.
Kota Permai Golf & Country Club, TPC Kuala Lumpur, Saujana Golf & Country Club and The Els Club Teluk Datai were all among the award winners in the polls for Malaysian golf clubs.
The ParGolf People’s Choice Awards is based on on-line voting by the public from January to March, with awards presented to the top three clubs in each of 12 categories.
This year’s second edition saw the addition of three new categories, namely Best Championship Layout, Best Customer Service and Best Clubhouse.
Kota Permai was listed in the top-three in no fewer than six categories – Best Corporate Tournament Venue; Best Customer Service; Best Overall Golf Experience; Best F&B – Half-Way Hut; Best Greens and Best Maintained Golf Course.
TPC Kuala Lumpur also claimed six awards – Best Corporate Tournament Venue; Best Clubhouse; Best Customer Service; Best Overall Golf Experience; Best Championship Layout (West Course) and Best Maintained Golf Course (West Course).
The Els Club Teluk Datai in Langkawi captured three awards – Best Customer Service; Best Overall Golf Experience and Most Scenic Golf Course.
Meanwhile, Saujana Golf & Country Club’s Palm Course was feted in the categories for Best Championship Layout and Most Challenging Golf Course.
Suzannah Gun Palmer, Publisher of ParGolf, said: “This is the second year running that we have organised the ParGolf People’s Choice Awards. Hopefully this will provide an impetus for golf clubs and resorts to continuously maintain a high standard in all aspects of their operations.”