Golf Courses in Southern China
For some time, golf in Asia is quite popular for locals and tourists. Men's professional golf tour in Asia is part of PGA Tours calculates the number of players roughly increases 25 – 30 percent each year. Prevailing golf professionals from the past and present, such as Su Dong and Wu Ashu, are helping the popularity by placing the sport in the China spot light. As a result, private corporate sponsorships are coming on board to invest in Asian golf courses and creating perfect conditions for any level of golfer to participate in the game.
The options of golf courses around the Macau region seem endless. Here are two impressive courses recommended by one of the more prestigious hotels in the region.
Macau Golf & Country Club
Macau Golf & Country Club is only forty minutes away by car from the many grand hotels in Macau. The holes are both outstanding and well planned by designer Hiroshima Ikea with a narrow and undulating fairway, a memorable experience for any golfer in spite of one’s score. There is a limited-access for guests, so call in advance for tee-off time.
Caesars Golf Course
Caesars Golf Course is only thirty minutes by car from Macau's hotels. A fairly flat course designed by T K Pen and manages to keep the attention due to its diversity with dogleg rights, dogleg lefts, straightaway holes. Included is a good mix of short and long holes.
More golf courses add diversity to your game, yet you’ll need to drive much farther – between forty to eighty minutes from Macau. But, the drive is worth it is you want to golf even more.
Zhuhai Golden Gulf Golf Club
Designed by Colin Montgomerie, Zhuhai Golden Gulf Golf Club course is visually stunning 27-hole golf course. The creation offers 9 holes for night time play. The forty minutes drive from Macau is well worth the oasis with lush green fairways. The course is available to the public with memberships available.
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Lakewood Golf Club
Lakewood Golf Club lies at the base of South Mountain in Jingding Town of Zhuhai city. About a 30 minute drive from Macau, the two superb 18-hole golf courses designed by J. Michael Poellot, makes the trek with it. The lakes and plants everywhere brings golfers to the natural world. The club gained several awards, including U.S. Gold Digest’s “Ten Best Golf Courses in China.” Membership is required, but you might ask your hotel's concierge to check for available.
The Agile Golf & Country
The Agile Golf & Country Club lulls near the majestic Changjiang Reservoir about 80 minutes from Macau. The club manages two courses designed by JMP Design Group. Northern zone is steep and extensive course. Southern zone is surrounded by hills on one side and water on the other in complete harmony with nature. Amazingly, each course features 36-holes. The Club has proudly won the “Best Fairway Maintenance” award in eight consecutive years by China Golf and permanently awarded the “Ten Best New Golf Courses in China”.
Visiting Macau puts players within close proximity of ideal golf courses, and concierges at local hotels can arrange for tee times and transportation to lush forest-lined fairways that are easily accessible. Once you arrive, the golfing is endless with playful nights at the near by casinos.
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