|Address||Ning Shui , Hainan|
|007 booking hotline||+852 2180 2963 or book-on-line|
|Number of holes||18|
|Par / Length||72 /7,333 yards (Gold Tee)|
|Designer||Schmidt & Curley Design|
|On Course Traffic||Buggy|
Midway House(1, 2) / Driving Range(1, 2) / Views(1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
This is a sister Golf Club of Zhongshan Agile Golf Club of which developed by Agile Group. A massive and ambitous plan turning an unused land into a city. According to the club, there will be numerous estates and villas, six hotels and a 54 holes golf course. From Sanya, it takes around 50 minutes ride.
Club Facilities & Service
The clubhouse is almost ready (expect to be completed by May2009) as above. For the time being, checkin is being done at the driving range. Limited facilities provided such as front desk and a tiny locker room. I received very warm coming and a lot of smiley faces.
Fairway & Green maintenance
Still need some time. Back nine is more mature than front I was impressed by the “almost perfect” greens.
Caddy Service & knowledge
My caddie is seconded from Zhongshan Agile, good knowledge and service.
The course is built on a piece of flat terrain. In general, this course is very forgiving with wide landing area. Though there are pretty much giantic bunkers(1, 2) lying around, not difficult to keep away from them. Water hazards only play a little part here. The defence comes from the length of the course, it measures over 6700 yards from blue. Plus the long and narrow green which are well guarded by bunkers. The contour of the green is not strong so putting is consider to easy.
Staright Par 4, wide landing area, water on right.
The main issue is distance and the well guarded green
Pretty much bunkers lying on fairway but not that in play. Beware of greenside bunker, a different story.
Super long Par 3 with not much hazards
Generous fairway, the defense is the elevated green and greenside bunkers
Mid range Par 3
Tons of huge bunkers waiting.
Water on left and OB on right.
Forgiving fairway, elevated green.
Plenty bunkers are there.
long Par 5 with island green.
Long Par 3, there you hear and see the ocean behind the green.
Mid range Par 3 with seaview..
Long Par 4.
Long Par 4. water appears on left.
A nice mid long range Par 3.
A forgiving ending hole.
This is certainly not a difficult course. Having said that, you still need good long game to achieve good score. Big hitters will gain some advantage in here.
Apart from the greens, still need some time before it becomes mature. You will see a lot of young trees and construction around.