News Release

KLGCC in Malaysia Joins PGA TOUR’s TPC Network

Newly named TPC Kuala Lumpur becomes Network’s first facility in Southeast Asia

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Kuala Lumpur, August 24, 2016 – Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club (KLGCC) marked another milestone in the club’s history with its successful acquisition of the licensing rights as Southeast Asia’s first golf facility to join the PGA TOUR’s prestigious Tournament Players Club (TPC) Network.

The newly named TPC Kuala Lumpur was officiated by Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia Tuanku Hajah Haminah; and joins the highly acclaimed network of golf courses affiliated with the PGA TOUR, most of which are based in the US.  As home of the CIMB Classic, TPC Kuala Lumpur also holds the distinction of being Southeast Asia’s first TPC-branded facility to ever host an official PGA TOUR event.

TPC Kuala Lumpur Chairman and Sime Darby Property Managing Director Dato' Ir. Jauhari Hamidi said, “The agreement with the PGA TOUR is a recognition of TPC Kuala Lumpur’s tournament-grade golf courses, world-class facilities and services as well as commitment to excellence. With this new relationship, we aspire to elevate TPC Kuala Lumpur’s status further as the number one golf club in Southeast Asia.

“These include the areas of operations, club management, human capital development, food and beverage as well as leisure management services. Beyond these, we also aim to position TPC Kuala Lumpur as the paradise for golfing and leisure in the region,” Jauhari said.

“We are delighted to have our newest licensed TPC located at the heart of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia,” said Jay Monahan, Deputy Commissioner of the PGA TOUR. “TPC Kuala Lumpur is an excellent facility with world-class amenities and has distinguished itself as an outstanding host site for the CIMB Classic. We are also excited that TPC Kuala Lumpur potentially can serve as a catalyst for more TPCs to emerge in Asia with the rapidly growing number of Asian golfers.”

Chief Executive Officer of TPC Kuala Lumpur, Steven Thielke said, “Our team has done a fantastic job in developing the club over the years. We’ve had phenomenal success staging some of the best international golf tournaments. Our aim now is to embrace this global recognition through the TPC brand and continuously strive to be the best that any golf club could ever be.”

In addition to the CIMB Classic, TPC Kuala Lumpur also successfully hosted the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia and the European Tour’s Malaysian Open between 2013 and 2015. Members of TPC Kuala Lumpur enjoy additional access to 34 clubs including the renowned TPC Sawgrass, TPC Scottsdale and TPC Harding Park.  

The rebranding of TPC Kuala Lumpur comes after the recent news of Sime Darby Property’s concurrent rebranding of KLGCC Resort to ALYA Kuala Lumpur, the new master brand for the upcoming property development projects within the 61 acre land surrounding the iconic world class golf course. 

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About TPC Kuala Lumpur

Formerly known as Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, TPC Kuala Lumpur is a 36-hole tournament-standard course strategically located in the lush landscape of Bukit Kiara, just eight kilometres from the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Its proprietor Sime Darby Property; designed the club as an elegant and relaxing golf haven surrounded by natural beauty.

TPC Kuala Lumpur defines new standards in golf and country clubs with its superior service, excellent facilities and warm hospitality. The high quality of construction is synonymous with Sime Darby Property and incorporates state-of-the art technologies with impressive attention to detail. Visit TPCKL.com for more information. Like us on Facebook - TPC Kuala Lumpur to gain insights on our latest happenings.                      

About the TPC Network

Owned, operated, and licensed by the PGA TOUR, the TPC Network is comprised of 34 premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties designed by some of golf’s most elite architects. Twenty of the clubs are operated by affiliates of PGA TOUR Golf Course Properties, Inc. Each TPC has hosted or has been designed to host TOUR-sponsored golf tournaments. Since TPC Sawgrass first opened its world renowned PLAYERS Stadium Course in the fall of 1980, TPCs have provided the PGA TOUR with rent-free venues for tournaments, helping to boost championship golf purses and increasing charitable donations to grass roots non-profit organizations. At the same time, TPCs have provided recreational golfers with the unique opportunity to test their skills on the same layouts where the world’s best golfers compete.

TPCs are known for their outstanding conditioning and amenities, as well as a commitment to environmental excellence. The TPC Network is also distinguished by its unwavering commitment to further the PGA TOUR’s “Together, anything’s possible” giving back mission through support of charitable and community-based programs. For more information, please visit www.tpc.com. For the most up-to-date news, follow the TPC Network on Twitter (@PlayTPC), Instagram (@PlayTPC) or Facebook.com/TPCNetwork.

About ALYA Kuala Lumpur

ALYA Kuala Lumpur is the master brand positioning of Sime Darby Property’s development formerly known as KLGCC Resort, located in the pristine landscape of Bukit Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. ALYA Kuala Lumpur comprises 8 development parcels spanning 61 acres covering residential, commercial, retail and hospitality. Within ALYA Kuala Lumpur is the TPC Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s premier golf and country club, resonating exquisite urban living amid the serenity of Mother Nature. With a total size of 360 acres (including TPC Kuala Lumpur) and an estimated gross development value (GDV) of RM8 billion, ALYA Kuala Lumpur creates a global luxury lifestyle master brand that can be replicated abroad and other premier locations in Malaysia. For more information, visit alya.com.my

 

Tournament Title:

Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia 2016

 

Event Date:

27th October—30th October, 2016

 

Venue:

Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, 10, Jalan 1/70D, Bukit Kiara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Event Schedule:

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

27th October
28th October
29th October
30th October

1st round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
2nd round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
3rd round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia
4th round of Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia

Tournament Website:

 

About SIME DARBY

Sime Darby is a Malaysia-based diversified multinational involved in key growth sectors, namely, plantations, industrial equipment, motors, property and energy & utilities. Founded in 1910, its business divisions seek to create positive benefits in the economy, environment and society where it has a presence.

With a workforce of 132,000 employees in 26 countries and 4 territories, Sime Darby is committed to building a sustainable future for all its stakeholders. It is one of the largest companies on Bursa Malaysia with a market capitalisation of RM43.62 billion (USD10.82 billion) as at 16 May 2016.

About TPC KUALA LUMPUR

Formerly known as Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club, TPC Kuala Lumpur is a 36-hole tournament-standard course strategically located in the lush landscape of Bukit Kiara, just eight kilometres from the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Its proprietor Sime Darby Property; designed the club as an elegant and relaxing golf haven surrounded by natural beauty.

TPC Kuala Lumpur defines new standards in golf and country clubs with its superior service, excellent facilities and warm hospitality. The high quality of construction is synonymous with Sime Darby Property and incorporates state-of-the art technologies with impressive attention to detail. Visit TPCKL.com for more information. Like us on Facebook - TPC Kuala Lumpur to gain insights on our latest happenings.           

About CANCER RESEARCH MALAYSIA

Cancer Research Malaysia is the only non-profit cancer research laboratory dedicated to Malaysian cancer research. Cancer Research Malaysia’s mission is to conduct impactful research that can lead to new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer; with the hope that such research will lead to saving lives from this terrible disease. Cancer Research Malaysia was established by YM Tan Sri Dato Seri Tunku Ahmad Yahaya and YABhg Toh Puan Dato’ Seri Dr Aishah Ong in 2000 and officially launched by YABhg Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in 2002, concentrating first on oral cancer then expanding later to research programmes in breast, nasopharyngeal and ovarian cancers, and to natural products with anti-cancer properties. For more information, kindly visit www.cancerresearch.my.

About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)

The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 1,700 members representing 29 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: www.LPGA.com, www.facebook.com/lpga.official, www.twitter.com/lpga, and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo.