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Els Club Desaru Coast appoints new general manager

10.55am 24th May 2022 - People

As international travel resumes, The Els Club Desaru Coast’s new general manager Harris Abdullah is gearing up to welcome golfers from around the world to grace its fairways again.

A familiar face among regular golfers at The Els Club Desaru Coast, Abdullah recently took over from Steven Thielke in the role following the latter’s move to Singapore Island Country Club.

Abdullah’s appointment as general manager is set to drive greater value to this Troon Golf-managed facility to continue drawing golfers to Desaru Coast via a combination of strategies. His immediate task is to ensure business scalability with the reopening of the international borders while his mid and long-term goals comprise customer-centricity and sustainable development.  

Abdullah said: “We’ve been receiving many enquiries lately from travellers on golfing at The Els Club Desaru Coast. We believe many more regular travellers to Malaysia are eager to resume their golf outing in Desaru again.”

Abdullah, 46, joined The Els Club Desaru Coast in 2016 and was closely involved in the club’s pre-opening, where he worked with the ownership to establish the two clubhouses, the 27-hole Ocean Course, 18-hole Valley Course and The Els Performance Golf Academy. He boasts over 23 years’ experience working in semi-private clubs and resort.

The Els Club Desaru boasts 45 holes of championship golf
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