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.

Blackstone Course

The crown jewel is the Blackstone Course, a spectacular 350 acre core golf course that weaves through a striking landscape of mature trees, thick ..

The Olazabal Course

Jose Maria Olazabal's inaugural signature course is one of the club's strongest tests. It plays to more than 7,300 yards for the Omega ..

The Rose-Poulter Course

The Rose -Poulter course set within a stunning valley of age old trees and jungle vegetation, the new addition has been designed to create an ..

The Annika Course

Annika Sorenstam's first design credit features spectacular views of the natural terrain and mountains which rise more than 300 meters above the ..

The Pete Dye Course

The Pete Dye Course is the first Dye design in China. It offers a marked departure from Mission Hills' other 11 layouts, presenting the golfer ..

The Norman Course

Norman Course. Greg Norman built a reputation designing challenging golf courses wrought in the traditional stylings of his native Australian Sand ..

The Leadbetter Course

David Leadbetter's commitment to instruction is on full display in his first foray into golf course design. The world-renowned instructor devised ..

The Zhang Lian Wei Course

An innovative executive course - the first par-3 course in China - designed by the first Chinese golfer to compete in the Masters, the Zhang Lianwei ..

The ELS Course

The theme of the Els Course is to create a lush backdrop of dense tree growth juxtaposed against wide swaths of manicured turf, thus evoking a ..