|Address||New Economic zone, Chongqing City|
|007 booking hotline||+852 2180 2963 or book-on-line|
|Number of holes||36|
|Par / Length||North 72 /6,949 yards(Gold Tee) / South 72/7,319 yards (Gold Tee)|
|On course traffic||Buggy|
This is the closest course to downtown. Just 25 minutes away. A cab costs around Rmb 60 per way.
The course was built by a local firm – Poly Company which mainly due with estate development. Recently , this company bought the Mingya Golf & Country Club in Nanchang.
It consisted of 36 holes, the older North Course plus the newly opened South course (Mar2008)
Club Facilities & Service
The clubhouse is not huge but adequate for 36 holes. Well decorated and stylish. When you step into the lobby, you’ll see the reception on the right. Restaurant and proshop on the left side. Down to the basement, there you see the changing room and starter. Locker is big and spacious. Food is ok and price is reasonable.
Fairway & Green maintenance
Above average , green speed – medium. May 2008
Caddy Service & knowledge
Knowlegable & friendly
I played the North course. It is hilly with much change of elevation. And most of the time, teeshot are downslope and uphill approach. Long carry is also required to clear water, raverns. Combinations of doglegs, semi island greens，short or long holes. 4 out of 5 Par 3 are long. No excessive water and bunker but alway appears when there is needed. The designer makes the fairway look tighter than it is. Infact, they are reasonable wide unless your ball goes really wild. Greens are big but not easy in reading lines.
The picture is the signature hole #7. Beautiful, isn’t it?
Hole #1 Gold 413 Blue 394/357 White 342 Red 330
Wow, a not so friendly opening hole, teeoff downslope. Second shot upwards and carry over ravern.
Downslope Par 3, Club selection is important !
Downslope teeshot, OB on the left.
Downhill teeshot then all the way upwards. A stream cut through the fairway while you play your second.
Gosh! Super looooooooong Par 3
Huge drop of elevation, the fairway continue goes downwards till the green.
It is closer than you see, 160 yards is enough.
The best teeoff direction is keep left over the water which left youself more or less than 200 yards from the green. Great chance to reach by two.
Dogleg left, downslope teeshot follow by uphill approaching.
Dogleg left, fairly generous fairway, uphill approaching.
The easiest Par 3 so far
Reverse C fairway, downslope teeshot than all the way upwards.
Short Par 4 with a huge two tier green
Left turn downslope.
Sharp right turn Par 5. Fairway getting narrow to the green
Mid long Par 3
Dogleg left downhill Par 4
Dogleg right downhill Par 4 with OB on left
Beautiful landscape, interesting setup, good combination of long & short holes, dogleg left and right, semi island green. Second round would be even more fun as you get familiar to those risk and reward holes.
Conditioning is good and well above average.
Views could be better if there ain’t so many villas, construction and lamp posts.
I don’t have enough time to try the South course. From what I see, it is flatter and wetter compare with the North.
Nice course, challenging & funI would say, deserve for an Eagle 05 / 08
Surprisngly, there are only slightly more than a thousand local golfers in Chongqing, but there you found five golf clubs around (The sixth is coming shortly) No wonder it is so quiet even when I played on weekend. If you have a chance to visit Chongqing, make sure you try the local hotpot, it is fantastic. And, there are some historic sightseeing spot worth to hang around.