|Address||Ren He Town, Gaoming, Guangdong
|Contacts||Tel (0757) 8808 118 / Fax (0575) 8918222|
|007 booking hotline||+852 2187 3146 or book-on-line|
|No. of holes||18 holes|
|Par / back tee||72 / 6,663 yards|
|Course Designer||Local chap|
The course is located in Gaoming, the ferry from China HK City, TST will take about 2 hours & 45 minutes to get there (it will stop by another ferry pier along the way), and an additional 15-20 minutes ride with the shuttle bus.
This course is only another half an hour ride from Zhaoqing Golf Club so you can stay & play there while you are in the neighborhood
Club Facilities & Service
The current clubhouse is supposed to be temporary but it’s been there for ages. The so-called permanent club house has yet to be finished and one thinks that it is unlikely to be completed anytime soon. Anyway, the facilities are a bit limited but the changing rooms are clean, you can order some decent food, and you can also stay the night in one of their clean and simple rooms.
Fairway & Green maintenance
Very good at the moment. (Sep 2005). Somewhat unexpectedly it has to be said as the course isn’t exactly flush with cash (or patrons) but they’ve done a good job keeping it in shape.
Caddy Service & knowledge
The entire course is built around several small hills – it reminds me of the Jiulong Hills as they have a similar layout & both are very tight with narrow fairways & big doglegs. Not very long at only 6,227 yards from the blue tee – accuracy is far more important than length here.
Most greens feature significant slope so you’ll do well not to 3-putt!
Tough opener and not one for the slicer. Carry is all over water so make sure you’re warmed up.
Great par 5 this. Water all the way down the left so best to be conservative on the second shot. One of the most attractive holes in Guangdong!
Downhill par 3 – mid iron.
Very interesting par 4. Second shot plays downhill over a ravine don’t be short!
Shortish par 5 that sweeps to the right. Another very attractive hole.
Stay left for goodness sake! Trees on the right will block any approach shots that find the right side of the fairway. Yet another good hole!
Uphill short par 4. Fairway is wide enough to hit driver but only really needs a fairway wood and wedge.
Real beauty this one. 3 wood off the tee followed by a short iron. Very pretty hole.
Try and muster all your adrenelin for the walk up hill – this is a monster par 5. 527 yards from the blue tee? No way Jose! Plays closer to 600 yards. Fairway tightens closer you get to the green – Par is an excellent score!
Tight, tight fairway. Strong hole!
Star shaped island green. Beautiful!
Tough hole for faders of the ball. Elevated green will dismiss any poorly struck iron shots (I should know).
One of the longer par 4s here. Good straight drive vital.
Little par 3 with OB on the right. Higher part of the course which is effected by the wind a bit more.
Dogleg right. Not many worries here really. Green slopes from back to front.
Uphill par 5. I know it’s under 500 yards but you’d have to really nail both shots to reach. Very thick rough on the right side.
Downhill, dogleg right, short par 4. Not a particularly strong finishing hole and expect some birdies.
The blue tee is not very long but it actually played a little longer as some of the fairways are uphill & narrow. So if you are looking for a challenge & test your accuracy, this is it. Also, it would not hurt to warm up a bit before you tee off as the first couple of holes are quite demanding. Overall, it’s a beautiful place and well worth the ferry trip.
Possibly the most relaxing place in Guangdong!