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‘World-class’ Els design gets TripAdvisor nod of approval

‘World-class’ Els design gets TripAdvisor nod of approval

Malaysian venue receives highly sought-after TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence rating

By Chris Johnston

Malaysia's most iconic premier golf club, The Els Club Teluk Datai, has been proudly unveiled as a recipient of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Now in its seventh year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include restaurants, accommodations and attractions located all over the globe that have “continually delivered a world-class quality customer experience”.

Set against a backdrop of greenery and natural beaches on the island of Langkawi, The Els Club Teluk Datai has established itself as a new icon on the golf scene. Another masterpiece designed by four-time major champ, Ernie Els, the Rainforest Course features unique characteristics in abundance.


Whether it is the 100-foot high trees, constant buzz of wildlife or the tranquillity of the coastal vistas, the course easily guarantees one of the most mesmerising plays in paradise.

The distinguishing factors of the Rainforest Course are the holes which run adjacent to the water’s edge and those that wander through a million-year-old rainforest.

The golf course quickly rose to critical acclaim following its official opening in 2014, scooping The World’s Best New Golf Course award and ranking #84 in Golf Digest’s prestigious Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses in the World.

One of its many redeeming features is the attentive service the facility offers its guests.  A testament to Troon Golf’s world-class standard of maintaining the course to be one of the finest conditioned in the region, undeniably putting The Els Club Teluk Datai on the bucket list of golf escapes.

“The Els Club Teluk Datai was created in accordance to Ernie Els’ legacy of excellence in mind,” said Zainal Ashikin, Executive Director and CEO of Desaru Development Holding 1. “From the moment guests set foot on our property, every effort is made and attention to detail  met to ensure nothing short of  a comprehensive approach to  an elite golfing experience.

“We take absolute pride in delivering as a premier golf brand should. Receiving the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is that much more thrilling, as the recognition comes from travellers who have visited the property and enjoyed the facilities themselves. We sincerely thank our guests as well as TripAdvisor, and will continue our commitment to giving out best.”

The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor ‘bubble rating’ of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

For more information, visit  www.elsclubmalaysia.com

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