|Anshi Road 14 km, Kunming, China
|007 booking hotline
|+852 2180 2963 or book-on-line
|Number of holes
|Par / Length
|72 /6,918 yards (Gold Tee)
|On Course traffic
This is the first golf course built in Yunnan Province fifteen years ago. Designed by Australian designer Les Watts, the same designer for Noble Merchant and Green Bay Golf Club in Shenzhen.
It taks around half an hour ride from the Kunming City centre.
I did’nt play this course on my last visit to Kunming due to some negative comments from friends but heard they have made some improvements this time so I decided to give it a try this time.
Club Facilities & Service
This mid size clubhouse is a bit dated. Having said that, it is still clean and tidy with basic facilities such as reception, a small proshop, changing room, restaurant. Services is at satisfactory level. Sunblock is also provided at the starter.
Fairway & Green maintenance
Well above average especially the Bentgrass greens. Good!
Caddy Service & knowledge
I must say it depends on your luck, we foursome had one good, one average and two fair.
This is a mountain course where you find great change of elevation. Apart from the Par 3s, you won’t able to see the green from teebox at most if not all holes. This course features plenty of dogleg holes and most of the time, you are required to place your ball to a good position in order to open up the green. Length measured 6,500 yards from the blue, but due to dogleg holes, it doesn’t play that long. Some holes might only need a wood or long irons to tee off. The contour of the greens are strong, putting is not easy….
Dogleg left. A slightly downslope teeshot follow by uphill approaching. Landing area is tight as water on left.
Mid range Par 3
The fairway stretches to right. Aim left for your teeshot, otherwise, you won’table to see the green.
Sharp dogleg right. The ideal shot is to cut the right corner and left yourself less than 100 yards to green.
Downhill Par 3
Upslope dogleg left
Dogleg left. A slightly downslope teeshot follow by uphill approaching. You can try to reach the green by one if you’re sure you canhit 280 yards no more or less.
Dogleg left. upslope approach shot
Dogleg right. Ideal shot is keep right. The fairway slight runs upslope. Big hitters are reachable by two.
Dogleg left. Long hole but wide fairway. “Driver please!”
Long Par 5. Upslope teeshot, fairway strectches downslope to green
Mid range Par 3
Downslope dogleg left. Not much you can see from the tee, better step forward and check. Aim a bit left and go for 190 – 200 yards then you are safe and leave yourself no more than 120 yards to green.
Dogleg left, the main defense comes from the distance.
Dogleg left, fairway stretched downslope to green.
Downhill Par 3
Upslope tteshot, downslope approach, not much hazard though
long Par 4, the fairway goes down then up. Wide enough to whack it!
This old course is mature and provids some excellent views.
The course maintanence is pretty good (out of my expectation), layout is very challenging especially your first time play. Accuracy and club selection is vital and long hitters might only gain some advantage in Par 5s and a couple of long Par 4s. Good approaching and putting skills will definitely save your some strokes.