China

China has turned into a very nice golf destination as they are building new courses every year all over the country. Shanghai has numerous courses now, as does the area near Hong Kong with the 10 courses of Mission Hills leading the way. Spring City in Kunming is another great destination with the added benefit of consistently nice weather.

If you want to plan a golf trip to China or just play a few rounds while vacationing in this fascinating country, we can arrange all that for you, including all visas for entry and transportation to and from.

SPRING CITY GOLF & LAKE RESORT

Nestled amidst rolling mountains and breathtaking lake, Spring City Golf & Lake Resort presents an idyllic resort for the golfer and his family in a pleasant and refreshing spring-like climate all year round.

The resort features a luxurious clubhouse complete with well-appointed lodges and offers fine dining and a wide range of recreational facilities. It boasts two championship golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones Jr.

The Jack Nicklaus Mountain Course
‘We wanted to design a course that complements the area’s climate, enabling golfers to enjoy its splendor all year round. Spring City utilizes the natural undulations of the terrain, thus maximizing the golf strategy with the challenges of side-hill lies and elevated greens and tees. They will also enjoy a course framed by native pines and rock outcroppings highlighted by picturesque views of the mountains and Yang Zong Hai Lake.’
The Robert Trent Jones Jr. Lake Course
‘Spring City, destined to become one of the great golf resorts in the Asia Pacific region, will be a golfing experience that capitalizes on the existing features of the property while taking advantage of the other elements, such as the dramatic view changes in elevation and expansive nature of the site.’

 

MISSION HILLS GOLF CLUB

Asia’s Largest Golfer’s Paradise; 180 Hole Championship Golfing Experience

Choose a course, or scan down the page:

Nicklaus Course
Vijay Course
Faldo Course
Ozaki Course
Els Course
Annika Course
Duval Course
Olazabal Course
Leadbetter Course
Norman Course

Nicklaus Course

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Venue of the 41st World Cup of Golf in 1995, this masterpiece by legendary golf champion Jack Nicklaus is revered throughout the world as the most magnificent golfing challenge in Asia.” It is a really great course” claimed Jesper Parnevik, who shot a hole-in-one on the 15th during the world Cup.  This famous course was the first in China to be accredited by the US PGA for major professional competition. The signature 7th hole is renowned as a classic of course architecture.  Widely regarded as the greatest player of the 20th Century, Jack Nicklaus holds 18 major titles. Creating the world’s greatest new courses, he skillfully incorporates the surrounding natural beauty to provide a true golfing challenge for players at every level.

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Vijay Course

With the complete re-design of the Jack Nicklaus Course, Vijay Singh, winner of the US Masters in 2000, gives us a new insight into the excitement of golfing.  Vijay introduces a 150-yard beach bunker – a visually striking feature in which great stretches of sand run along, and right down, into the water. Vijay skillfully incorporates the Pebble Beach 18 hole design into the course, which makes the course the most spectacular in Asia.  The Vijay Course is a unique, dramatic course and offers players visual images that China has never seen

Faldo Course

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Opened in early 1999 to great critical acclaim from the international media, the Stadium Course is destined to become Asia’s premier tournament venue. One of the world’s toughest island greens is the 16th, the ultimate in target golf.  Nick Faldo has used his outstanding shot-making skills to design an extremely challenging course for major professional championships. Every hole is highly strategic yet eminently playable.  “Not only is Mission Hills establishing itself as the greatest club in Asia, but I feel confident that this course will soon be recognized as one of the world’s most spectacular golfing challenges.” States Faldo.

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Ozaki Course

Jumbo Ozaki has created one of the most picturesque courses in the world at Mission Hills. The Canyon Course takes full advantage of the dramatic mountain valleys that house each hole. Towering peaks and wooded hillsides line every fairway. The terrain is so mountainous, an 85m tunnel connects the 12th green to the 13th tee.  Every hole gives breathtaking views from elevated tees, while fiercely undulating fairways and greens require extreme accuracy. The deepest bunkers in Asia are found on this course. The back nine is floodlit for night golf.  Jumbo Ozaki has dominated Japanese golf for the past three decades and remains the undisputed champion of Asia. This wealth of experience combined with a deep respect for nature have created the Canyon Course at Mission Hills, a uniquely Asian golf course.

Els Course

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Blessed with enormous potential and an ambition for the biggest and the finest, Mission Hills Golf Club is unveiling Asia’s most unique and innovative golfing project – Savannah Course.  “It is a great honour to belong to a team of great designers, golf legends such as Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Jumbo Ozaki,” claimed Els. The theme of the Savannah Course overall landscape is to create a lush look of dense trees, wide swaths of manicured turf to evoke a feel of maintained gardens, a unique flavour of his homeland South Africa.  Measuring over 7,000 yards, the Ernie Els’ golf course is a unique core layout, as opposed to corridors. Invigorating is the 4th tee sitting atop the highest point of the course with commanding panoramic views of Mission Hills and the outlying properties.

Annika Course

The first course in the world designed by Annika Sorenstam is located at Mission Hills, China. Her course will showcase Annika’s best talent: precision. Playing on Annika’s course requires extreme accuracy on the golfer’s part. The course has spectacular views of the natural terrain and mountains which rise more than 100 meters above the golf course. The dramatic elevations throughout this course provide numerous panoramic tee shots perched high above spacious fairways that meander through the valleys. Well-manicured landscaping dominates the perimeters of both tee and green, creating an aesthetically appealing “botanical” atmosphere. The 465-yard 18th hole, located next to a large natural lake, provides a classic signature-finishing hole

Duval Course

The David Duval Course at Mission Hills features numerous water hazards, deep groundcover and a mixture of long, short and double dogleg holes, providing a unique challenge for any golfer.  The course is designed in such a way that half of the course is situated on an uphill slope and the other half on a downhill slope. The first half of this course works its way up to a secluded natural valley in the most northeastern part of the site, and the finishing holes work back down to the spacious clubhouse setting. A stream meanders throughout many of the holes, forcing players to accurately place their shots to avoid this natural water hazard. Deep, flat bottom bunkers surround many of the playable areas, collecting errant tee shots and approach shots to the green. Deep green groundcovers and large leafy trees mirror the natural setting of a lush tropical environment, resulting in a memorable golfing experience for players of all levels.

Olazabal Course

Jose Maria Olazabal’s course at Mission Hills is his first in China. The design philosophy behind this course is to create a beautiful, unique, harmonious and playable course for all golfers. Olazabal’s reputation as one of the games best sand players is reflected in his course at Mission Hills. The Olazabal Course is the longest at 7,400 yards and even the best of golfers will find it a challenge.  Numerous majestic vistas of untouched jungle and natural flowing streams create outstanding backdrops throughout the golf course. The signature square tees, along with undulating concave paspalum fairways, are two distinguishing features of this true championship course. Sand bunkers contain numerous contoured fingers, thick grassy vertical lips and deep “bowled” bottoms, which are sure to attract the attention of golfers as each shot is played. Golfers will often be faced with an option on how to play each hole: take the safe and conservative route, or the risk/reward route that may result in anything from an eagle to a double bogey.

Leadbetter Course

David Leadbetter is captivated by the dynamics of Mission Hills as the world’s No. 1 golf club, which is why he chose this as the location for his first-ever golf course. As one might expect, his design reflects his teaching concepts. Instead of using just half the clubs in one’s bag, David has designed a course where players have to use all their golf clubs to reach the 18th hole. In this way, players are able to test their overall skills and golfing standard. The Leadbetter Course requires precise approach shots to large undulating greens. A colorful, formal landscape and groundcover create an aesthetically pleasing environment that golfers are sure to remember as a key part of their golfing experience. David’s choice of turfgrass species includes paspalum fairways, surrounded by Zoysia grass roughs and imported Tifeagle Hybrid Bermudagrass for a superior putting surface quality. Large, traditional, sand-flashed bunkers are used to frame the well-contoured fairways throughout the course, while various sets of tees are strategically located on each hole to assure the golfing experience is both enjoyable yet challenging for players of all levels. In this course, David lives up to his promise to bring a rich and rewarding learning experience to every golfer’s game

Norman Course

As an expert in golf course design and having already been involved in the design of 43 golf courses, Greg is skilled at creating courses with a high level of difficulty. Internationally, courses usually feature an average Slope rating between 120 and 130, but Greg’s course at Mission Hills would be over 140, making it the most difficult and challenging course in Asia. Appropriately labeled the “Tournament Course”, Greg’s course at Mission Hills is dominated by numerous high-flashed, thick-lipped bunker faces accented by bright white sand. The front nine holes meander through numerous small valleys, while the final nine holes are set in a much larger single valley surrounded by steep slopes. Pinpoint accuracy on the tee shot becomes a priority as golfers are faced with narrow fairways, surrounded by tall native grasses in the long rough, and dense forest vegetation on the upper slopes. Those fond of getting close to nature are sure to appreciate the enjoyable yet rugged environment that has been so skillfully crafted along this course.