|Address||No. 256, Yang Sheng Road, Yang Mei, 326 Tao Tuan, Taiwan|
|007 booking hotline||+852 2180 2963 or book-on-line|
|No. of holes||18|
|Par/Back tee||Gold tee front 3,562, back 3,638, a total of7,2000 yards/72|
|Designer||Robert Trent Jones. Jr.|
The club opened for business in 1992 and it is only 45 minutesdrive from Taipei and 20 minutesfrom the international airport.
Club Facilities & Service
This is a massive project with 83 guest rooms, international standard conference & entertainment facilities and restaurants and golf is only part of the big development.
The championship golf course is designed by well known architect Robert Trent Jones, II and has held numerousnational tournaments. The service of staff at the proshop, starter, restaurant & locker room(1, 2) were all fairly good & attentive.
Fairway & Green maintenance
Fairway were in good shape but the greens were under maintenance.
Caddy Service & knowledge
Our caddy was really good & very knowledgeable of the course.
This is a tougher mountain course, a bit similar to Pine Valley at Zhuhai and Wind Valley, lots of big elevation changes and fairways are tighter and can be unforgiving, the front 9 are mostly uphill while the back 9 winds back downhill, due to the longer distance off the blue tee (front 3,302 & back 3,308, total 6,610 yards) scorecard, you really have to have your A game in order to score well here….
The 1st hole is uphill all the way.
The 2nd is uphill with few front right bunkers.
The 3 th hole is uphill all the way.
The 4th is another uphill, tough hole!
This hole is uphill dogleg left.
Aim your tee shot to the left for safety, the 2nd & approach will be uphill.
The 7th is a downhill tee shot, water is on the right of the green.
The 8th hole is uphill.
The 9th hole is a downhill par 5, the approach will be going slightly back up.
The 10th is a big downhill par 4, for the longest of driver can have a goal of the green, shorter hitter should aim front left for safety.
The green is guarded by 2 front left & right bunkers.
The 12 hole is upslope all the way.
The 13 hole is going slightly downhill, the 2nd & approach will have water on the left.
This hole is uphill.
The 15th has a small creek across the fairway, the approach is uphill to a very sloppy green.
This is a downslope par 3.
The17th is quite long due to severe uphill, the green is very undulating too.
The last hole is a dogleg right, the right of the green is water.
This is a challenging golf course, may be this is why LPGA & major winner Yani Tseng is playing so well (she was trained from the academy here and plays with the junior golfers when in town), you definitely need to have good control of your swing and golf ball to do well, course knowledge will help too as it is difficult to select the right club on certain holes if you are new to the course. Eagle。6/09
One last thing, the club has a small museum which showcases some of Taiwan’s golf history & elite players, well worth to checking out.