The Empire Hotel & Country Club Came as 1st Runner Up for 'Best Golf Resort in Asia Pacific’by Asian Monthly Awards 2012
Hotel’s 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course ranked in the top three spots in the last three years
Dubai, 06 January 2013 –The Empire Hotel and Country Club was placed as 1st runner up for 'Best Golf Resort in Asia-Pacific' for 2012 by Asian Golf Monthly Magazine recently. The hotel’s 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course has been ranked in the top three spots in the last three years.
This has further improved the hotel’s reputation as a top destination for golf venue, as evident in the recent Royal Trophy Golf Tournament held from 14thto 16th December 2012.
The Empire Hotel and Country Club was first place in 2010 and 2011, while this year’s awards went to Mission Hills Country Club from Rancho Mirage, California, in USA.
Minister of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR) Yang BerhormatPehin Orang Kaya Seri UtamaDato Seri SetiaHjYahya Begawan MudimDatoPadukaHjBakar was on hand to present the award to DatoPadukaHj Ali Apong, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, who is also Chairman to JPH SdnBhd, who received it on behalf of the hotel.
The golf course has also played host to the annual Brunei Open, contested by the Professional Asian Tour, the Aberdeen Brunei Senior Masters Tournaments and the Faldo Series tournament.
The Empire Hotel & Country Club's championship par-71 course is the flagship for golf in Brunei and first made its mark by being voted ‘Asia’s Leading Golf Resort’ in the World Travel Awards and is now an established venue for many golf tournaments. Designed and built by 18-time major winner
Jack Nicklaus, the Empire Golf Course is the epitome of championship golf, encompassing lush green fairways and tropical landscapes fringed by jungles with magnificent views of the South China Sea.
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About The Empire Hotel & Country Club
The Empire Hotel and Country Club is situated by the South China Sea. A short trip away from the world’s oldest rainforests in Borneo, and it is truly one of the finest golf, meeting and spa resorts in the Asia Pacific Region. Catering to many royal and state visitors to Brunei, the hotel provides a unique experience in a 180 hectare tropical garden retreat.
The hotel features over 500 spacious rooms including suites and two and three bedroom villas; all with large marble bathrooms, balconies and breathtaking views. The exclusive E-Club with full concierge facilities is available for the most discerning traveller and the hotel has many well equipped meeting and function rooms for a range of events and catered parties.
The InderaSamudra Grand Hall can accommodate up to 1200 persons for formal dinners and up to 2500 for cocktail receptions and features the latest audio visual technology.
The Empire has its own cinema complex featuring the latest movie releases, plus a state of the art theatre for live performances and presentations. Leisure facilities include a lagoon beach and pools, E Kids Club, tennis courts, fully equipped fitness centres, the Empire Spa and a well-established world class Country Club with an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.
The Empire Hotel & Country Club is a member of WORLDHOTELS and has won numerous prestigious honours including:
Best Golf Resort in Asia Pacificby Asian Golf Monthly 2010
1st Runner Up for Best Golf Resort in Asiaby Asian Golf Monthly Awards 2009 & 2008