|Address||Tour District, Xinlong, Wanning, Hainan|
|007 booking hotline||+852 2180 2963 or book-on-line|
|Number of Holes||18|
|Par/Length||72 / 7,235 yards (Gold Tee)|
|On course traffic||trolley or buggy|
The newest development from Hainan Airline Company after HNA Resort Kangle Garden & Kangle Spa & Golf Club, the club opened at May 2005.
Abour One hour and 15 mins drive from Sanya Pheonix International Airport
Club Facilities & Service
It takes about 2 mins drive to the temporary clubhouse . From what I’d seen, the clubhouse is not big. I didnt have a chance to see it because the course was meant to be closed for maintainence. Thanks to Mr Liang, the General Manager for the special arrangement so that we could test play and finish this report.
Fairway & Green maintenance
Mr Liang already told us that he is not satisfied with the present conditions and started the enhancement. But from what I’d seen, it is in very good shape, well above average. It is true if comparing with the Kangle Spa & Golf club.
Caddy Service & knowledge
Appreciated the good indications from my caddie, otherwise, I would have torn my scorecard. 🙂
Front nine is relatively flat, wide fairways, large greens, quite generous, but warn you, this is a trap ! Once you turn to back nine, you need to be very concentrate, a lot of elevation, long carry over water and creek, lot of bunkers and water in play, tight fairways, small greens, blind shots, you name it, they have it. Having said that, thanks to the designer’s effort and good arrangement to make this memorable and enjoyable game.
Overall, the difficulty is just about right for leisure golfers but it could be worser when the wind roar.
Dogleg right, long Par 4, wide fairway and elevated green.
Dogleg right short Par 4, a lot of bunkers waiting for your teeshot. Remember to tell your caddie how far you want to hit and in return she will tell you your safe landing area.
Par 5, downhill teeshot, for second shot,the best is to carry over water to the right platform , the green will then open up; otherwise, choose the left side but your approching shot will be blocked off by a slope.
Island green. Not easy if the wind blows.
Dogleg left, not much hazards.
Straight foward Par 4
Teeshot over the lake, bunkers are waiting at the landing area.
Dogleg right, not much difficult.
Dogleg left, teeshot over the cliff, for long hitter, aim left. Second downhill.
Dowmhill Par 3, small green
Teeshot carry over water, no much room for left and right. Make sure you place your 2nd shot well for approaching to the island green.
S shaped fairway, uphill 2ndshot to the green
Right Dogleg, aim the first coconut tree at the right, plently of rolling after land on the fairway, try to avoid left as overhit may end up into the water.
There is also water behind the green.
Uphill Par 4, teeshot carry over water.
A long downhill Par 3
Downhill long Par 5, wide fairway, long and narrow green.
Dogleg right, uphill second shot.
Take a look to the scorecard, Oh my God, it is over 6800 yards from the blue tee, no thanks, better move back to the white. Hangon, there are two distance from the white, one is 6500 and the other is 6100. Ok, whatever, just play it. I soon realized I was playing a combined white tee and it is about 6300 yards long.
As I said before, the course conditions is well above average and the design is interesting and full of surprises.
During the play, I saw the new course , and very likely to be opened on schedule.