Siem Reap, Cambodia: Award-winning Angkor Golf Resort is the latest high-profile golfing venue to become part of Asian Tour Destinations.
Sitting at the doorstep of the Angkor Wat Temple, the popular resort boasts a Sir Nick Faldo-designed 18-hole layout.
“We are truly proud to be part of the Asian Tour Destinations programme,” said David Baron, General Manager, Angkor Golf Resort, a Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“The platform is going from strength to strength, and it allows us to align ourselves with some of the region’s leading venues. We look forward to utilising the platform, enhancing our brand, and welcoming new golfers to our fairways,” he added.
Angkor Golf Resort is the ninth golf club to join Asian Tour Destinations ‒ which was launched in 2020 to set up an affiliate network of premier golfing properties in the region that have direct ties with the Asian Tour.
Opened in 2008, the Siem Reap venue has a track record for hosting tournaments, including the 2012 Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic, an Asian Tour event won by American David Lipsky.
The resort is also the venue for the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School in Asia, as well as the Faldo Series Asia Cambodian Qualifier, the Angkor Amateur Open and the Angkor Fourball championship.
“We welcome Angkor Golf Resort on board, and we are especially pleased to see them join as our first Cambodian venue,” said Ken Kudo, Associate Director, Partnerships, Asian Tour, a Full Business Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
“We look forward to working with them and further developing our relationship. They represent one of the top-tier of golfing properties in Asia and are a perfect fit for Asian Tour Destinations,” added Kudo.
Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore was first to join Asian Tour Destinations and has been joined by Black Mountain Golf Club in Hua Hin, Thailand; Classic Golf & Country Club in New Delhi, India; Kota Permai Golf & Country Club and Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club, both in Malaysia; Laguna Golf Lăng Cô, Vietnam; and Japan’s Sapporo Country Club and The North Country Golf Club.