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Johor Menteri Besar Dato’ Dr Sahruddin Jamal and other guests witnessed the launch of the Classic Golf Course.

Last week the second 18-hole golf course of the Forest City Golf Resort dubbed the Classic Golf Course, was unveiled in Gelang Patah, Johor. In conjunction with the launch, Forest City had organised a two-day golf tournament for media members which kicked off after the grand opening of the golf course.

This is the second time that Forest City is organising a Media Cup tournament, with the first organised in conjunction with the launch of the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course last September.

Just like last year, the second Media Cup tournament hosted media members from various countries pitting their skills in a friendly game of golf.

Forest City brand management general manager Zhou Jun said, “Forest City has been launched for three years now. To date, we have invested RM17bil in Malaysia and created more than 9,000 job opportunities.

We are also the only foreign investment company that has received Prime Minister Dr Mahathir’s award in February this year recognising our corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts to the local community.”

“It is expected that more than 20,000 units will be delivered this year. And more than 4,000 units have been handed over since March. With the opening of the duty-free shops, an industrial base that is in operation, the opening of the American International School, the opening of the aforementioned golf resort, and the topping out of the landmark building and sky villa, Forest City is delivering its promise progressively.”

“The construction of a third golf course has been placed on the agenda. The groundbreaking and development plan for the upcoming expanse will be announced soon,” she said.

The Legacy Golf Course, designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus and his son, has been drawing a strong number of golfers from Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam and Australia since its launch.

The launch of the Classic, featuring a three-dimensional garden landscape integrated with a golf terrain design concept, is set to be another pull factor icon that should boost Johor’s golf tourism.

Golf Vacations managing editor Benny Teo, a publication by SPH Pacom Pte Ltd, who took part in last year’s Media cup returned again this year. Teo was the vice-captain of the International Golf Team, which won in the last year’s friendly meet.

“I am looking forward to playing on the Classic Golf Course as I think it is going to be even more challenging than playing on the Legacy, judging by the narrow fairway and water bodies, but I'm always up for a good challenge.

“The best part of playing in the Media Cup tournament is getting to know all the other players. On the golf course; everyone’s a friend,” Teo said.

Meanwhile, Johor Menteri Besar Dato’ Dr Sahruddin Jamal, who launched the Classic Golf Course, said that he was impressed that the golf course was completed in less than 12 months.

The speed and commitment shown by getting the plan and development of the project to materialise is truly admirable. The Classic Golf Course will certainly contribute to the state’s economic growth, particularly in the golf tourism industry,” Sahruddin said.

Also present at the grand opening was Country Garden Holdings executive director and vice president Liang Guo Kun and Forest City executive director Dato Daing A. Malek Daing A. Rahaman.

(29 August 2019)


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