Selangor Golf Classic headlines state’s golf tourism re-start agenda

Azmizan Nordin
[L-R] Tang Meng Loon (Director - Club, Township & Property Management, Gamuda Lands), Mohd Faiz Abu Bakar (Assistant Director - Selangor State Economic Planning Unit), Azrul Shah Mohamad (General Manager - Tourism Selangor), Ng Eushen (General Manager - Liberty Golf Services), Leon Low (Senior Marketing and Sales Manager - Dunlop Srixon Sports Asia) and Ezani Balia (Senior Operations Manager - The MINES Resort & Golf Club)

Shah Alam [SELANGOR]: In a bid to revive the domestic golf tourism industry battered by the Covid-19 pandemic, Tourism Selangor has joined forces with Liberty Golf Services to stage the inaugural Selangor Golf Classic.

Scheduled for September 29 and 30, 2020, the 36-hole amateur golf tournament will descend on two of Selangor’s golfing gems – The MINES Resort and Golf Club in Seri Kembangan and Kota Permai Golf & Country Club in Shah Alam.

Participants will first play at The MINES, which remains one of the country’s most exclusive golf courses. The course requires accurate approach shots to well-contoured greens, but the fairways are wide and accommodating off the tees. Grassy roll-offs, hollows, and tight chipping areas encourage short game artistry.

The tournament will then continue to the 6,396 metre par-72 Kota Permai Golf & Country Club. Well known for its superb course conditioning, the high-rated championship course with its tree-lined fairways and waterways stands out as an exceptional golfing test.

For a fee of just RM999, participants of the Selangor Golf Classic will enjoy two competitive rounds of golf with breakfast and lunch at both venues as well as an attractive goodie bag from Srixon, which includes a stand golf bag, polo shirt, cap and golf balls among other items, which is no less than RM1,200 in value.

In addition to the gross contest, the tournament will use a modified System 36 Stableford scoring system to determine the winners in the Medal A (hcp 0-12) and Medal B (hcp 13-24) categories. Great prizes and lucky draw giveaways worth above RM30,000 await the winners of this year’s winners.

Liberty Golf Services general manager Ng Eushen explains a point during the press conference of the Selangor Golf Classic 2020

“Golf enthusiasts can look forward to this two-day meet with both courses in top-notch conditions. We have a great slew of prizes including a Corum watch as well as RM50,000 in travel vouchers as hole-in-one giveaways. With our international borders still closed, we believe golfers from across the country will be excited to travel down to Selangor for this exciting event,” said Liberty Golf Services general manager Ng Eushen.

He added that participants could sign up for an optional practice round at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club as well enjoy preferential rates  for accomodation at Sunway Hotel.

Meanwhile, Tourism Selangor is excited to promote the state’s strong golfing credentials through the staging of the Selangor Golf Classic.

Tourism Selangor general manager Azrul Shah Mohamed speaking during the press conference of the Selangor Golf Classic 2020

“We are joining forces with industry players to enhance our golf tourism offerings with a variety of innovative approaches, including the organisation of golf events in the state from time to time,” said Tourism Selangor general manager Azrul Shah Mohamad.

“Being Malaysia’s leading premier golfing hub with 29 golf clubs across the state, Tourism Selangor will intensify its efforts to promote golf tourism as part of the state’s tourism re-start initiative – Pusing Selangor Dulu,” he noted.

The Selangor Golf Classic 2020 is jointly sponsored by The MINES Resort & Golf Club (host venue), Kota Permai Golf & Country Club (host venue), SRIXON (official golf equipment), SUNWAY HOTEL (official hotel), CORUM (official timekeeper) and NUPREP (official health supplement).

Registration for the Classic is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit