Els Club Teluk Datai to reopen following redesign work


Els Club Teluk Datai to reopen following redesign work
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

The Els Club Teluk Datai in Malaysia is set to reopen on 15 April following a redesign project led by Ernie Els’ design firm.

Final preparations are underway ahead of the reopening at the course, which is managed by Troon and located on the island of Langkawi.

“We have had word from the team in Langkawi that the course is in pristine condition and ready for play,” said Els. “Teluk Datai is a truly unique setting and I’m confident that, with the improvements my design team and I have put in place, it is set to become one of the most popular golf courses in Asia.”

The redesign is the first stage of a wider project, the Els Club Malaysia development project, which includes plans to create two further championship courses at the Desaru Coast resort in the south of the country. This project is being led by Destination Resorts and Hotels group, Els Club Teluk Datai’s owners.

“The course is looking simply stunning following a successful growing-in period,” said Ken Kosak, general manager of The Els Club Malaysia. “We have been offering very limited preview play since December and guests have unanimously praised both the all-round quality of the course and the setting in which it is located. We are already experiencing an influx of enquiries as we near opening.”