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Angkor Golf Resort scoops two awards at Asia Pacific summit

Angkor Golf Resort scoops two awards at Asia Pacific summit

Siem Reap’s Sir Nick Faldo-designed Angkor Golf resort scooped two prestigious awards in Singapore at the recently concluded eighth annual Asia Pacific Golf Summit presented by the Club Managers Association of Asia and produced by the Asia Pacific Golf Group.

Home of a Faldo Series Asia event and the Angkor Amateur Open, the Kingdom’s most coveted non-professional tournament, the AGR was adjudged the Best Course in Cambodia as well as being named the best maintained course in Asia Pacific.

The two-day summit hailed as the “Global Laboratory for Change” was spread over 16 hours of seminars covering industry-related subjects addressed by the leading figures within golf followed by the Asian Golf awards.

The deliberations at the summit assumed added significance since in the developed world, the global golf industry is not in the best of health, with participation and growth figures on a downward curve.

Asia is now taking the lead in the transformation of the game, and the seminars were structured to focus on new directions in Asia, new energy to drive its growth and a revitalised industry to take golf to new heights.

During the meet, the findings of three surveys related to market research projects commissioned by the APGG were released. The surveys covered Southeast Asian golf facilities, Asian golf consumers and golf architects.

“We believe that our industry is all about people and the quality of service they offer to golfers, and we feel that the time has come for us to recognise the people behind wonderful golf experiences we get to enjoy in Asia,” said Mike Sebastian, CEO of APGG and owner of the Asian Golf Awards program.

AGR’s director of golf David Baron, who attended the summit and received the acclaim, told Post Weekend: “To pick up not one but two prestigious awards is a remarkable achievement for us, especially considering the competition we were up against in much more developed golfing nations than Cambodia. 

“To be nominated in the top three for the best maintained course in Asia is an incredible honour.

“These awards are testament to the continuous hard work and investment from the club’s owners and all of the team on a daily basis. Hopefully, this recognition will take us one step closer to putting Cambodia on the golfing map and AGR itself as an exciting destination,” he added.

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