Caring For People Through The Game Of Golf : The 2016 Hyatt Kinabalu Classic

Blogged by @joehairie for Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Content from Hyatt Regency Kinabalu Press Release, October 11 2016.


L-R: Mr. Darren CK Jee (Rotary Club of Likas Bay),  Datuk CK Tan (Borneo Golf Resort Berhad), Mr. Thor Gervasi (General Manager, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu), Mdm Maureen H.Lind (Rotary Club of Likas Bay)

Every year, the hotel and its associates look  forward to organizing an exciting and golf event, which brings together industry leaders, government officials and business partners from all over the city to engage in an enjoyable day of fun and golf. The purpose here at Hyatt Regency Kinabalu is “Caring For Our People So They Can Be Their Best”. By people, it does not only mean hotel guests and associates, but it also means the people of the community.


The hotel is very fortunate to find a partner who shares the shares the same purpose as ours. Once again, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu and Borneo Golf Resort are proud to present to you their golf event – The 2016 Hyatt Kinabalu Classic – “Caring for People through The Game of Golf”.

All funds raised through the event and auctioning of sponsored prizes will be channeled towards selected non- profit organizations in Sabah and to assisting children born with cleft palate deformity through Project Smile Sabah.

The Project Smile Sabah is an effort adopted by Rotary Club Likas Bay who is still in the midst of raising funds to provide corrective surgery for cleft lips and palates, especially for young children who cannot afford the high cost of surgeries.

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu and Borneo Golf Resort would like to invite golfers, sponsors and industry leaders to support and join their community efforts through the game of golf on November 19th, Saturday at 8am.  Registration is now open with a nominal fee of RM350 nett (individual golfer) or RM 1,200 nett per flight of 4 golfers that includes of one round of golf including breakfast, the awards lunch catered by Hyatt and the opportunity to win exciting prizes at the golf game and lucky draw. There will also be an auction of fantastic prizes including flight tickets and Hyatt International hotels to help raise funds for the cause.

Last year, 132 industry leaders, government officials and business partners from all over the city participated in the enjoyable event. Through the generosity of the sponsors and the generosity of the Sabah golfers the tournament raised more than RM 50,000 for the CSR programs, with a majority through the live auction event held during the awards ceremony.

This will be an annual event- the coming together of the best in hospitality in Sabah, joining forces with the best in golf recreation in Sabah. You are invited to join Hyatt Regency Kinabalu and the Borneo Golf Resort on the 19th of November 2016. Do join, as we all care for people through the game of golf, so that they can be their best.

To register for the golf event, please call Ms. Cindy Vun at 088 – 295051 or email at

About Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, a 288-room hotel, is located in the heart of Kota Kinabalu’s business, shopping and entertainment hub, overlooking the beautiful coral islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and the South China Sea.   Hyatt Regency Kinabalu offers newly renovated guestrooms, exceptional service, modern comforts, and a dazzling choice of local and international cuisine.   Reservations for Hyatt Regency Kinabalu can be made by calling +60 88 22 1234 or visiting

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About Borneo Golf Resort

Class – this is what sets Borneo Golf & Country Club (Borneo Golf Resort Berhad) apart from the rest of the new generation golf courses in Sabah. Located 69km from Kota Kinabalu City or an hour’s drive along the Beaufort Highway at Bongawan, you will find The Pride of Borneo, an 18-hole, par 5 golf course, sitting on the edge of the South China Sea .A signature course designed by Jack Nicklaus, this is a superbly-crafted buggy course that plays 6546 meters off the championship tees. Spread over 200 acres on a 900-acre site, the natural features of the lagoon and surrounding terrain is played up to dramatize the water hazards as well as the wastelands and bunkers, giving a strong character to the ‘Golden Bear’ course. Tel: +60 87-861-888 Email: