|Address||Jingtan, Chengdu, China|
|007 booking hotline||+852 2180 2963 or book-on-line|
|No. of holes||18|
|Par/Back tee||Front 3,727, back 3,497，total 7,224 yards|
Scorecard / Views (1, 2, 3, 4)
This is my first visit to Chengdu, and for some reason, my first & second round of golf in Sichuan are both designed by JMP, the first round is the Grand Hills which was just completed in 2008, the 2nd is Luxehills which was opened a year early & a more well known course due some big tournaments such as China Open are played here. The golf course, just like thousands others, is a part of the big luxury real estate development and is located 36 kilometers from the city centre, with good traffic, it will properly takes about 40 minutes by car.
Club Facilities & Service
The club is quite sizable & nicely decorated, the locker(1, 2) room is comfortable & the terrace(1, 2, 3) is ideal for a drink or 2 after the round.
Fairway & Green maintenance
Most fairways & greens were in great shape, well done!
Caddy Service & knowledge
Good attitude & friendly service, nice outfit too
The golf course is built on a densely wooded area, most fairways are generally on the narrow side, and according to records, the course is littered with 142 bunkers & smaller & undulating greens to test your nerves & accuracy, to make it even more difficult (or shall I say more challenging?), the blue tee is 6,635 yards, so if you are not a big hitter & more importantly, precise, play from the more friendly white tee (6,059 yards), your round will be a lot more fun.
Out of the 18 holes, I like the interesting #17 par 3 & the tough finishing #18 par 5.
The tee shot of the first hole needs to have a small carry over water, there is also a small creek on the left, the approach is slightly up the slope.
Bunkers everywhere on this slightly uphill par 4, need to select the right club off the tee.
A gentle dogleg left playing gently down slope, the approach needs to carry the small creek.
From the blue you will need to carry the water in front & have to be accurate to reach the up slope green
This is a long par 5 & going ypslope all the way, not easy to par this hole
A big down hill tee shot dogleg left, long hitter may overshoot the fairway on the right.
A fairly long par 5, the tee shot landing area is slightly upslope, the 2nd & approach is down slope.
A medium/short par 3, there are deep bunkers in front, play a longer club will be safer..
A pretty but dangerous par 4, playing slightly upslope, need to have a good & accurate drive.
A dogleg right playing slightly up slope, fairway right & front of the green also have water.
A dogleg left up slope par 4.
A gentle up slope short par 4 but fairways & green side are full of bunkers.
A down slope par 5, the approach to the green need to carry a small creek..
A bit of water in front, a nice carry is needed.
A gentle dogleg left, the green is elevated.
A dogleg left, the green is raised.
An interesting par 3, the green has different undulations.
A very long par 5, the teeshot is fairly simple but the 2nd needs to be long & more importantly accurate to land on the tight fairway, the green is not easy either with lots of curves.
Nice club & facilities, very scenic & quiet environment, the design has a fair bit of variety but on the tougher side, all in all, it is a fun course & well worth a try. Birdie. 5/2011
Had a quick walk around the at the city centre shopping area next to the hotel(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) after golf, both shopping & food were great.