The Els Club Teluk Datai named Asia's Best Golf Course

The Els Club Teluk Datai on Langkawi Island was named as Asia’s best golf course in the recent World Golf Awards in Faro, Portugal.

The Els Teluk Datai AerialDesigned by four-time Major champion Ernie Els, the course received awards as Asia’s Best Golf Course and Malaysia’s Best Golf Course, while its sister hotel, The Datai Langkawi, was named Malaysia’s Best Golf Hotel in the March 17 ceremony.

Two years ago, The Els Club Teluk Datai was named Best New Golf Course in Asia at the inaugural 2014 World Golf Awards.To cap off an outstanding result, Ernie Els Design was named Best Golf Course Designer of the Year, while Malaysia was selected as Asia’s Best Golf Destination.

“We are blessed with one of the world’s most idyllic locations and Ernie Els’s design has certainly garnered us an international reputation. We are sure these awards will continue to enhance the appeal of golf in Malaysia and serve as a catalyst for visitors looking for their next new golf experience, thereby growing inbound golf tourism to Malaysia,” said the group managing director and CEO of Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels, Tunku Dato’ Ahmad Burhanuddin.

The Els Club Teluk DataiSenior vice president of The Els Club Malaysia David Townend, said: “We are humbled to receive the award of Asia’s Best Golf Course, knowing there are many amazing courses in the region. Our dedicated team aspires every day to deliver the course in pristine condition and ensure guests from all corners of the globe receive an experience that exceeds their expectations.”

The Els Club Teluk Datai is a par 72, 6750-yard championship course on Langkawi’s north-west coast, nestled in an ancient rainforest of towering tropical foliage backed by the Mat Chinchang mountain range and running down to the Andaman Sea.

The Datai Langkawi also enjoys a captivating rainforest setting, teeming with wildlife and overlooking tranquil Datai Bay. The Datai’s 54 rooms, 40 villas, 14 suites and 14 beach villas offer breathtaking views of the surrounding nature

The Els Club Malaysia collection will continue its expansion later in the year with the opening of two new projects at Desaru Coast in Johor.

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