Browsing Golf Industry NewsVIEW ALL

TPC Kuala Lumpur Gains Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Certification

POSTED ON July 19, 2019 @ 1:09 pm

TPC Kuala Lumpur has been recognised as the first and only fully certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for Golf in Malaysia.

The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Programme for Golf Courses, endorsed by the United States Golf Association, provides information and guidance to help golf courses preserve and enhance wildlife habitat and protect natural resources.

Golf courses from the United States, Africa, Australia, Canada, Central America, Europe, New Zealand and Southeast Asia have achieved certification in the programme.

“TPC Kuala Lumpur has shown a strong commitment to its environmental programme. They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property,” said Christine Kane, Chief Executive Officer at Audubon International.

“To reach certification, a course must demonstrate that they are maintaining a high degree of environmental quality in a number of areas,” added Kane. These categories include: Environmental Planning, Wildlife and Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation and Water Quality Management.

“We are committed to establishing TPC Kuala Lumpur as an environmentally-friendly club as we want to leave behind a rich legacy for future generations to inherit. We will continue to progressively promote eco-friendly initiatives at the club and set a benchmark for the hospitality and leisure industry in Malaysia,” said Steven Thielke, Chief Executive Officer of TPC Kuala Lumpur, a Golf Course Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

In 2017, TPC Kuala Lumpur launched a ‘Let’s Go Plastic Free’ campaign at the club’s Golfer’s Terrace and replaced plastic with paper products in the form of takeaway bags, straws, food containers and cups. Since July 1, 2019, usage of plastic bags at the club’s changing rooms were discontinued and the club advocated the use of reusable golf or gym bags. To further reduce the usage of plastics at TPC Kuala Lumpur, water dispensers will be provided to replace single-use plastic water bottles.

During the month of Ramadan, the club participates in the #ZerofoodWastage campaign by donating surplus food to Kechara Soup Kitchen, a local non-profit organisation that distributes food to the homeless. Also, TPC Kuala Lumpur is an avid supporter of the Earth Hour global movement.

TPC Kuala Lumpur is the only club in the world that has hosted the European Tour, PGA Tour and LPGA Tour all within the same year, from 2013 to 2015. It is also the only Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Southeast Asia.

Comments are closed.


CLICK HERE TO Sign Up for the GIC Newsletter for all the latest Industry News.

Grow the Game Central Golf Recruitment Central Golf Marketing Central

Three-storey, 50-room hotel planned for Canterbury’s P...

The North Canterbury township of Pegasus may soon...

Walkinshaw Sports and GMA announce new partnership...

Golf Management Australia is delighted to announce the...

Partnering with Golf Business Forum 2020...

What better opportunity to engage with prospective customers...

New Zealand Manager appointments announced...

GMANZ would like to congratulate the following recently appointed managers. Richard Nauck – General Manager Titirangi Golf Club Matthew Owen General Manager...

The rise of golf tourism increases travel risks. Are you covered?...

Before you tee off, make sure your golf travel insurance is on par. The golf tourism industry has boomed over the last...

Golf clubs across Sydney continue to flourish according to the 20...

Golf clubs across Sydney continue to flourish according to the 2019 Metropolitan Golf Report, compiled by HLB Mann Judd in consultation with...

Brisbane’s Victoria Park GC to be converted to major parkland a...

The Victoria Park Golf Course will be permanently closed to create Brisbane’s biggest public park in almost half a century. The plan...

Greg Norman Joins Garmin As Brand Ambassador...

Garmin International has announced a new partnership with Greg Norman to be its global brand ambassador. “We couldn’t be...

Call to use Wellington City council-owned golf course to ease hou...

Building hundreds of houses on a section of the Berhampore Golf Course could relieve pressure on property prices across...

Asia Golf Tourism Convention Returns to Malaysia...

  The International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) will stage its ninth annual Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC)...

Sign Up for Indonesia Club Management Mini Summit...

Dr Larry Ross and Steven Thielke will share their vast experience at this month’s Indonesia Club Management Mini Summit....

Superstar panel to entertain at the Schweppes National Conference...

As part of the 2019 GMA National Conference, the Schweppes Dinner will be held on Tuesday 8th October in...

International Recognition for Strathfield GC with award for Clubh...

The American Golf Inc Magazine announced this week that Strathfield Golf Course has been nominated third place in the...