Sunday, October 24, 2010

Empire Hotel & Country Club awarded 'Best Golf Resort in Asia Pacific'

By Khairil Hassan

The Empire Hotel and Country Club underlined its status as one of the region's outstanding facilities with a strong showing at the 2010 Asian Golf Monthly Awards.

In the region's most prestigious poll of golfing facilities, The Empire Hotel & Country Club - venue to the Asian tour Brunei Open and Aberdeen Brunei Senior Masters - had the distinction of finishing first as the Best Golf Resort in Asia Pacific category.

The Country Club hosted an afternoon tea reception with their members to celebrate the achievement at Members Grill yesterday. Present during the event was the Board of Directors and the management of the hotel.

The awards were voted by readers of Asian Golf monthly, with over 30,000 votes being cast on-line at and

Asian Golf Monthly has a very large reader base as well as online web based viewing. The readers took the condition of the hotel and resort facilities in consideration when voting, which included the clubhouse facilities, golf course condition and playability, design of the golf course and associated facilities, as well as the general appeal and feel of the resort.

The Empire Hotel & Country Club was awarded twice before, in 2008 and 2009. Asian Golf Monthly Awards 2008 awarded 2nd Best Golf Resort in Asia in 2008. Asian Golf Monthly 2009 awarded second for Best Golf Resort in Asia Pacific in 2009. And now Asian Golf Monthly 2010 awarded them with first place for Best Golf Resort in Asia Pacific.

The award and trophy were presented by Acting Director of Operations Country Club & Resort, Pg Abd Rahman bin Pg Hj Tuah to one of the Board of Directors of JPH, Hj Yakob bin Hj Yusof.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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