With 100s of golf clubs with courses big and small to choose from, what makes your establishment unique? How to attract the most avid sports fans and world-class players? Tourism Malaysia can assist you. We are part of many golf fans annual itinerary, lending our support to the biggest golf events. Tourism Malaysia works closely with the Malaysian Golf Association and the sanctioning bodies.
Malaysia Golf Association
Founded in 1929, the Malaysian Golf Association (MGA) as the governing body of golf in Malaysia has been entrusted to promote the game while preserving its traditions and integrity. A non-government organization that runs by volunteers who are passionate about the game with the help of a team of management staff. The Association's portfolios have increased over the years ranging from conducting 14 state amateur opens, national amateur open, national amateur close, Malaysian Open to processing handicaps through its National Handicap System to promoting grassroot programs and training of the athletes to represent Malaysia in the international events.
The CIMB Classic is a calendar event for Tourism Malaysia. An important tournament, it is a professional golf tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the PGA Tour. This event debuted in 2010 and moved to the West Course of the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club in 2013; the first three editions were played at The Mines Resort & Golf Club in Mines Wellness City. According to Wikipedia, it is the first event ever sanctioned by the PGA Tour in Southeast Asia. It is an official money event on the Asian Tour, but was an unofficial money event on the PGA Tour through 2012. Beginning in October 2013, it gained official status on the PGA Tour and the field was increased to 78 players. FedEx Cup points are earned by those making the cut, the winner earns a trip to the Masters, and the purse is USD7 million.
Sime Darby LPGA
The Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia is a women's professional golf tournament on the LPGA Tour. It was played for the first time in October 2010 at the Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The debut tournament was a limited field event with 50 players invited from the official LPGA money list and an additional ten invited sponsor exemptions, including two ASEAN nations local qualifiers. A 54-hole event with no cut, all 60 players played for the entire tournament. The event was increased to 72 holes in 2011, with a no-cut field of 72 players. The purse is about $1.9 million. This tournament is a calendar event for Tourism Malaysia and receives our full support.