Big Easy opens The Els Club Teluk Datai in MalaysiaOctober, 2014
Els hails the 'most spectacular' course he has ever worked on
Four-time Major Champion Ernie Els was joined by royalty to celebrate the official launch of his first ever-golf course creation in South East Asia – The Els Club Teluk Datai.
In the company of Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajjah Haminah, The Queen of Malaysia, World Golf Hall-of-Famer, Els, struck the opening tee shot on the world’s most hotly-anticipated new course.
Key dignitaries, media and VIP guests were also invited to witness the historic unveiling and enjoy a unique insight from fans’ favourite Els, the winner of more than 60 professional tournaments worldwide.
The course is truly breath-taking and I am delighted with what we have achieved here" Upon unveiling the latest layout in the Ernie Els Design portfolio, which also includes courses in his native South Africa, Dubai and the USA, The Big Easy said: “This is, without doubt, the most spectacular golf course setting I have had the pleasure of working on and I am incredibly excited about the prospect of inviting the first visitors to come and enjoy The Els Club Teluk Datai.
“The course is truly breath-taking and I am delighted with what we have achieved here. I endeavoured to make the most of this unique location and I believe that we have done just that.
“It was an honour to hit the opening tee shot alongside Her Majesty and I would personally like to thank all of those in attendance for their support in what we are confident is set to become one of the world’s most revered golf course designs.”
Having already been voted the region’s ‘Best Golf Course’ at the 2014 Asia-Pacific Property Awards, The Els Club Teluk Datai has gained unprecedented interest among the world’s golfing media and industry officials.
Nestled between ancient rainforest and the Andaman Sea on the iconic island location of Langkawi, the 18-holes championship course will serve as a focal point for the award-winning Datai Langkawi resort, which is a favourite amongst international travellers.
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