|Address||999 Green Base, Fumin Village, Guanlan Town, Shenzhen
|007 booking hotline||+852 2187 3146 or book-on-line|
|No. of Holes||18|
|Par/Length (Back Tee)||72/6939 yards|
|Course Designer||Wang Guang-Lin|
|Night Golf||Back 9|
|Course Transport||Gas Cart|
|Transport||From Huanggang: Approx 35 mins
From Lowu: Approx 45 mins
Formerly known as Sanjiu (or 999), Jiulong Hills is situated in a particularly beautiful series of valleys close to Guanlan town – home of the massive Mission Hills complex. Having been a private club for the Sanjiu Corporation, the course is not particularly well known by Hong Kong golfers but thanks to its excellent design and revamped facilities it is quickly gaining a very good reputation. It’s certainly one of our favourites.
Club Facilities & Service
The club doesn’t have the facilities that some of the big clubs in Guangdong have but the recent upgrade of the changing rooms and the pro shop have been most welcome.
Fairway & Green maintenance
Juilong Hills is definitely one of those courses that doesn’t need length to make it challenging. Measuring a shade over 6,000 yards from the blue tee (6,404 yards from the gold), the course uses its natural terrain to great effect and the result is an undulating, tight layout that features a beautiful array of mature trees and vegetation. Water is also a significant factor on the course – coming into play on the vast majority of holes.
High Handicappers Beware – the course requires some long carries over jungle, water and bunkers so it’s well worth considering a drop to the white tees.
There are very few ordinary holes at Jiulong. Indeed, many would make perfectly good ‘signature’ holes at other clubs but the pick of the bunch is probably the 16th – a short par 4 that can be tackled with a driver or an iron and a wedge – an excellent risk/reward hole.
Caddy Service & knowledge
#1, black 439, gold 421, blue 389, white 358 & red 319yards. Par 4, index 2.
Unusually wide fairway. Second plays slightly uphill.
#2, black 495, gold 468, blue 456, white 453 & red 398yards. Par 5, index 10.
It’s all about the drive. A good one will leave a shortish second to this par 5. Have to be perfect with the tee shot otherwise you’ll be re-loading.
#3, black 212, gold 185, blue 158, white 118 & red 113yards. Par 3, index 12.
Dowhill par 3 – take one club less. Bunker just short of the green is very deep.
#4, black 430, gold 411, blue 388, white 343 & red 301yards. Par 4, index 13.
Very tight landing area. Not a driver hole!
#5, black 405, gold 385, blue 318, white 288 & red 262yards. Par 4, index 6.
Pretty, uphil par 4. Bit of room of the left.
#6, black 506, gold 476, blue 453, white 432 & red 318 yards. Par 5, index 14
Get a good drive away and you’ll be looking at reaching with your second. Like most of the holes, your drive is the crucial part.
#7, black 131, gold 122, blue 105, white 99 & red 99 yards. Par 3, index 18.
Straightforward par 3. Just avoid the sand which is some way short of the green and you shouldn’t have too much trouble.
#8, black 399, gold 368, blue 342, white 313 & red 283yards. Par 4, index 16.
Dangerous hole. Doglegs to the left and water is definitely in play on the second.
#9, black 389, gold 355, blue 328, white 300 & red 269yards. Par 4, index 8.
Another short par 4 that plays uphill. Hook your tee shot and re-load. Better to be right with the second.
#10, black 399, gold 363, blue 329, white 298 & red 253 yards. Par 4, index 9.
Tricky hole. Iron off the tee must find the fairway which will leave an uphill approach to a sloping green.
#11, black 199, gold 145, blue 128, white 123 & red 102 yards. Par 3, index 11.
Semi island green. Two tiered green.
#12, black 569, gold 528, blue 503, white 473 & red 368 yards. Par 5, index 5.
Demanding par 5. Aim for the Palm tree. The fairway splits and the entrance to the green is narrow.
#13, black 599, gold 575, blue 549, white 523 & red 500 yards. Par 5, index 1.
Another good par 5. Water in play on the second so you have to decide if you can carry it.
#14, black 181, gold 172, blue 123, white 93 & red 72 yards. Par 3, index 13.
Pretty par 3 played from an elevated green.
#15, black 390, gold 360, blue 315, white 289 & red 278 yards. Par 4, index 7.
Difficult, short par 4. Not an easy drive and the second plays uphill.
#16, black 386, gold 350, blue 326, white 296 & red 265 yards. Par 4, index 15.
Can be reached in one shot with a drive of around 250 yards. Is it worth the risk? Probably not – only an iron and a wedge. Lovely hole.
#17, black 390, gold 345, blue 318, white 301 & red 275 yards. Par 4, index 17
Avoid the bunkers and you’ll be left with a short iron/wedge into the sloping green.
#18, black 420, gold 375, blue 349, white 318 & red 288 yards. Par 4, index 3.
Again, the drive is crucial. Dogleg right and the second plays strongly uphill.
ACE! The courses’s location, beautiful scenery, superb design make this an easy ace candidate. Yes, the facilities don’t compare with some of the ‘big’ clubs in the region but if you just want to play golf there aren’t many better places to go!