This post is brought to you in part by Tropicana Golf & Country Resort.
Tropicana Golf & Country Resort, Selangor has seen its fair share of famous players, exciting matches and critical acclaim over the years. Here are a few things that you might not have known about the resort and golf course:
1. Its 230 acres are so close to town
An oasis of calm in the heart of one of the most thriving locations in the Klang Valley, the thrilling 230-acre, 27-hole East and West courses lie within the bustling centre of Damansara and so it’s just just under half an hour’s drive away from Kuala Lumpur city centre.
It’s home to unique species of flora and fauna, curated especially for the resort by the professional architecture team Marsh-Watson.
2. It has a rich golfing legacy
Built upon the natural terrain of a former rubber plantation, the East Course was first opened in 1993 was said to be “designed to bring out the best in any player”, for high handicappers and professionals alike.
As it is named now, the Tropicana Golf & Country Resort first opened its doors in 1994. The manicured green landscape framing Tropicana rustles and whispers the legends of golfers such as Daniel Chopra and Malaysia’s golfing elite which include the country’s royal family.
3. The clubhouse is not just for golfers
The Tropicana Clubhouse is the biggest in Malaysia and is an elegant venue to host your upcoming event whether it’s a wedding, holiday party or meeting space for your corporate gathering. Opened in 1994, the 450,000 square feet Clubhouse features three distinct wings: the Main Wing, the Golf Wing and the Sports Wing.
The Spanish-styled Clubhouse boasts comprehensive facilities such as five international restaurants, one Grand Ballroom, three function rooms of all walk-throughs. On Fridays members and guests dance the night away during Retro Friday evenings.
4. Swimmers and shoppers will enjoy it too
The facilities also include a state of the art driving range, a fully equipped sports centre and a clubhouse with restaurants and facility centres such as a convenience store, clinic, boutiques, osteopathy and chiropractic centre, kindergarten, florist and more.
Also on site are an Olympic-sized swimming pool, medical facilities, shopping outlets and sports amenities that bring professional services and leisure to the old, young and young-at-heart. On Fridays be charmed by the evergreen tunes of yesteryear as members and guests dance the night away during Retro Friday evenings held every week.
5. It’s had awards a-plenty
Tropicana has won a number of accolades, including:
- Bloomberg Best Golf Development Award with highest Five-Star rating in Malaysia
- Asia Pacific and Best Clubhouse Facilities Award in Golf Malaysia Readers’ Poll
- Asiagolf Awards 2015 Best Course in Malaysia (Top 10 List)
- Golf Magazine 2015 Top 10 Courses in Malaysia
- BrandLaureate BestBrands Awards 2015-2016’s Most Celebrated Brand Award category for Lifestyle Golf
- Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) Malaysia 2013-2015 Top 3 Golf Excellence Exhilarating Experiences
Begin your Tropicana story
Maybe Herman Tan, Executive Director, said it best:
“There’s something about Tropicana. And that is the people you make friends with here, play golf with and share thoughts on golfing experiences – who always make you feel happily at home.”
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