Mission Hills China


Golf in China is a growing industry, with numerous golf courses being established, especially in the province of Hainan. There are around 358,000 core players (Aged over 18 and play more than 8 rounds a year) among Chinese population, with a growth rate of 7.5%.That figure is projected to grow to about 20 million by 2020.For the general public, golf is considered to be prohibitively expensive. However, it is seen as the top recreational sport for businesspeople and officials.Despite a ban that limits the number of golf courses in China due to environmental impact concerns, the number has more than tripled since 2004. At that time, only 170 courses existed. By 2009 there were almost 600.Around 2008, growth rate of the golf industry is 25 to 30 percent per year.In 2011, the rate is moderated by a much larger base, decreased to 7.5%(45 New courses).

The sport attracts both foreign investment and overseas golfers, who come from such countries as South Korea, Australia, and Japan for the relatively inexpensive fees. China holds such tournaments as the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, TCL Classic on Hainan Island, the Volvo China Open and the BMW Asia Open.

Among the country's most successful golfers are Zhang LianWei and Liang Wen-Chong. At the 2007 National People's Congress, acknowledging that the construction of new golf courses is not only a waste of public money, but also an illegal use of space, Premier Wen Jiabao said to the Congress that contracts in building new golf courses should be highly discouraged. The government currently imposes a 24 percent tax on golf clubs.

Shadow Dunes Course

Bringing sand to the city, this course offers a unique environment of towering sand dunes and native vegetation found along the vast beaches of ..

The Preserve Course

With a strong emphasis on beautiful landscaping based upon a backbone of dense palm plantings, this user-friendly course plays off a more modern ..

The Double Pin Course

This collection of 18 par 3 holes incorporates a unique and distinct feature; two pins at each green. Greens are designed to offer two options; one ..

Stone Quarry Course

As a tribute to the many fine courses of Pete Dye, mentor to the Schmidt-Curley team, this course showcases all the wild-ride features associated ..

The Meadow Links Course

Meadow Links Based upon the traditional US Open courses of the eastern United States, this layout features lay-of-the land sensibilities and somewhat ..

The Lava Fields Course

While similar in many respects to the Tournament Course with its irregular lines of turf and wild bunkering, Lava Fields presents far less tree ..

The Stepping Stone Course

The first short par three course is a true pitch and putt course but with dramatic islands of turf surrounded by lava rock and large sand expanses. ..

The Vintage Course

The Vintage is patterned after the classic courses built at the turn of the century. On one hand, there is a distinct natural feel to the layout with ..

The Sandbelt Trails Course

Sandbelt Trails is patterned after the exceptionally strong courses of the Australian Sandbelt. Courses such as Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath, and ..