Kota Permai Golf & Country Club once again topped the Best Maintained Golf Course category in the ParGolf Awards 2013. This was the third consecutive year that Kota Permai bagged the coveted award, ahead of Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club, Palm Garden Golf Club and Tropicana Golf & Country Resort.
Dato’ Goon Heng Wah, Gamuda’s executive director, received the Best Maintained Golf Course award from Saidi Bundan, Tourism Malaysia’s director of industry development, during the glitzy ParGolf Awards Gala held at The Saujana Hotel on April 25. The voted awards were decided using three channels, namely voting by a 90-strong panel of golf industry personalities appointed by ParGolf, an online poll on www.pargolfmagazine.com and ParGolf’s management selection.
Kota Permai was also nominated for the Golf Club of The Year award for the third consecutive year, while its sister club, Horizon Hills was nominated for the Best Maintained Golf Course award for the second year running.
Tang Meng Loon, Gamuda Land’s general manager of club operations and township, said: “It is a tremendous honour for both clubs to receive the awards and I would like thank the strong teamwork and dedication of our highly committed staffs, members’ cooperation and the continuous support of the media and golfers alike. This award simply exemplifies our commitment to excellence.”
Jonathan Ponniah, ParGolf’s managing editor said:“Kota Permai Golf & Country Club is indeed a deserving winner of the Best Maintained Golf Course award for the third year running as the club continues to set the standards and indeed raise the bar for course maintenance in the country. Golfers can always expect superb golfing conditions at Kota Permai with lightning fast greens, which can be primed to roll at speeds of more than 12 on the Stimpmeter.
“Since it opened for play in 2008, Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the best golf courses not only in Johor but throughout Malaysia as well. The Ross Watson layout exemplifies risk-reward golf and is consistently maintained to the highest standards, which is why Horizon Hills was nominated for the Best Maintained Golf Course award,” he added.