Foreign tourists allowed to play golf at RSG Club to promote Kuala Lumpur as premier golfing destination

Published on : Tuesday, December 17, 2013

download-121-300x105Foreign tourists will be allowed to play golf at The Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2014 while promoting Kuala Lumpur (KL) as a premier golfing destination.
Kuala Lumpur Mayor Ahmad Phesal Talib said the premier golf club not only showcases Malaysian history and heritage since 1893, it also offers a panoramic view of the city’s skyline and sustainable environment.
“The golf tourism industry is a promising segment for KL since they are high-spending social groups and tend to repeat their visit in comparison with leisure travellers,” he said.
Ahmad Phesal who is also the Chairman of the Kuala Lumpur Tourism Development Council (KLTDC) said this at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between KLTDC and The Royal Selangor Golf Club, who were represented by its Club Captain Mohd Azlan Mohammed.
He said the move was also aimed at attracting 2,000 tourists to lengthen their stay in the capital which, according to a survey by consultant Roland Berger, is rated at 2.6 days compared with Jakarta and Bangkok at six to eight days.
Meanwhile, Mohd Azlan said in support of VMY 2014, the club was proud to work with KLTDC to make KL the most visited city in the area while incorporating experiential elements and meeting tourists’ expectations.
“For golfers without handicap, we will arrange sessions with the professionals to make sure they don’t dig out the golf course and ruin the greens,” he said.

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