Asian Tour Destinations (ATD) has strengthened its presence in the region with the addition of three premier golf clubs – Kota Permai Golf & Country Club in Malaysia, Black Mountain Golf Club in Thailand and Classic Golf & Country Club in India.
The highly-rated trio join the growing ATD portfolio of world-class golf venues with direct ties to the Asian Tour. They join Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore which was the first golf club to become part of the ATD network in 2015. More prominent venues in the Asia-Pacific region are set to be announced in the near future.
In addition, ATD has partnered with online booking portal Tee Time Saver and the Customer Service Analysis provider 59Club Asia.
“We welcome the new venues on board, and we look forward to working with them and further developing our relationships. They represent the top-tier of golfing properties in Asia and are a perfect fit for Asian Tour Destinations,” said Asian Tour commissioner and CEO Cho Minn Thant.
“Through our combined resources these golf clubs will benefit from the significant value that the Asian Tour and Asian Tour Destinations brand will add to their commercial and strategic goals in combination with support from Tee Time Saver and 59Club Asia,” he added.
The primary mission of ATD is to provide an affiliate membership programme between the associated venues – with a collective membership base of 7,500 golfers – and the Asian Tour to help grow the game in the region. Being a part of the ATD network means that each venue is certified tour-caliber and is in tournament-ready condition all-year round.
Asian Tour members will be able to play and practice at the ATD venues, thus allowing the members at each club to enjoy direct engagement with the region’s best golfers.
“Kota Permai Golf & Country Club has always embraced the spirit of providing the best golfing experience possible to all our patrons,” said said Tang Meng Loon, director of club, township & property management at Gamuda Land. “As one of the leading golf clubs in Malaysia, we would like to ensure that we are aligned with other elite clubs in Asia plus the region’s foremost professional golf Tour.
“Becoming a member of Asian Tour Destinations is an honour and an exciting opportunity for Kota Permai to showcase our pristine golf course, excellent club facilities as well as warm hospitality. We look forward to welcoming both Tour players and Asian Tour Destinations members alike.”
Kota Permai has been hosting events on the Asian Tour for nearly 20 years such as the Volvo Masters of Asia, the Selangor Masters and the Malaysian Open in 2008 and 2020.