Angkor Golf Resort once again brought honour to the Kingdom after it was included in the list of “Top 100 Golf Courses in the World 2020”.
The list was compiled by Golfscape, a global leader in golf reservations and related services. The company operates in more than 50 countries.
Golfscape said it came up with the list with the help of an extensive panel of industry leaders.
The rankings were based on several criteria, including course conditions, playability, aesthetics, memorability, course facilities and overall experience. More than 40,000 golf courses from all over the world were considered for the list, which is released annually.
“Enjoy browsing the stunning list of courses and travel through forests, over clifftops and across the desert to uncover the world’s top golf courses. The golf courses featured in this official ranking offer experiences to remember,” Golfscape said on its website.
Angkor Golf Resort was ranked 78th overall. It was the only golf course from Cambodia that made it on to the list.
Royal Dornoch Golf Club in Scotland was ranked number one globally.
Among Southeast Asian countries, Thailand and Vietnam, with three each, have the most number of golf courses on the list. There are also two golf courses from Indonesia and one each from Malaysia and Singapore that are included.
David Baron, director of golf at Angkor Golf Resort, said it is a great achievement that they can be proud of. He said the Golfscape recognition and other accolades they received lately will be a great boost to the new year.
“With more than 40,000 Golf Courses in the world, to be ranked amongst the world’s top 100 is a great achievement. It’s an achievement that our team can be very proud of. A special thank you must go to our loyal supporters and partners who have helped to put us on the golfing map,” he said.
Last week, Angkor Golf Resort was also named as Cambodia’s number one golf course by Golf Digest, a leading golf publication based in the United States.
“It’s been a difficult period for tourism in Siem Reap. This recognition helps to maintain our position as a world class golf course and also raises awareness for future travellers to the region,” he added.
Angkor Golf Resort is located in Siem Reap not far from the world-famous Angkor Wat temples. Its main feature is an 18-hole golf course designed by British golfing legend Nick Faldo.
Since it opened in 2008, Angkor Golf Resort has reaped many awards locally and internationally. These include being named four times as Cambodia’s “Best Golf Course” by the Asian Golf Awards.
Angkor Golf Resort and nine other golf courses spread across the provinces of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Kampong Speu were instrumental in Cambodia being named as “2020 Undiscovered Golf Destinations” by the International Association of Golf Operators.