Major gong for Ernie’s new gem
THE STUNNING Els Club TelukDatai has received the biggest possible endorsement of its highly-acclaimed redesign after being named the region’s ‘Best Golf Course’ at the 2014 Asia-Pacific Property Awards.
The Troon-managed venue received the accolade at the bash held in the Shangri-la Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
It will now go on to represent Asia-Pacific at the 2014 International Property Awards in Dubai later this year.
Designed by four-time major champion Ernie Els, the magnificent layout will compete against other regional winners from Africa, the Middle East, Europe, UK and the Americas at the glittering awards ceremony to find the ‘World’s Best Golf Course’.
Ken Kosak, general manager of The Els Club TelukDatai, commented: “Anyone who is familiar with golf in the Asia-Pacific region knows that there is an incredible variety of golf courses of unerring quality here, so to be named the No.1 course in the region is an incredible achievement for us.
“Our designer, Ernie Els, has created one of the world’s most captivating golfing challenges, taking advantage of the spectacular tropical landscape here on the island of Langkawi to create something truly unique.
“This prestigious award is testament to his vision and the expertise of his design team, as well as the unwavering conditioning and quality that can be found across Troon’s wide portfolio of leading golfing venues.”
The first of two Els Clubs to open in Malaysia, TelukDatai is without doubt one of the most intriguing golf course re-designs to open in recent times. Its stunning 18-hole championship course is set on a beautiful island in the northern state of Peninsular Malaysia in Langkawi. Marked as one of the most incredible courses within The Els collection, the TelukDatai Course is nestled within a centuries-old rainforest with towering lush tropical foliage, offering the finest golfing experience to avid golfers.