Mission Hills Haikou - A World Of Fulfillment
About ten thousand years ago, the Qiongbei volcanic cluster in a northern Hainan Province erupted, spewing lava across the region. Today, the vast expanse is covered in black lava rock and natural ruins.With its fresh air, pure mineral springs water ,this all inspiring rugged landscape like tounament for ten thousand years,are waiting its moment of dicovery.
Building golf courses in this volcanic landscape was an ambitious undertaking but Mission Hills has long been a place which impossible become possible. Following its success with Mission Hills Shenzhen and Mission Hills Dongguan, once again Mission Hills Group created a masterpiece- the Mission Hills Haikou. Mission Hills Haikou is the world’s greatest collection of volcanic golf courses. The 10 golf courses resting on a bed of solid lava rock, setting a new benchmark in the history of golf. Surrounded by vast, natural beauty, the unique courses take full advance of its arrange and challenge its present. To play golf among Haikou well for you a black volcanic rock is an experience unlike anything else. Accredited as World No.1 Largest Golf & Spa Resort by Guinness World Records, Mission Hills Haikou is the ultimate destination for visitors seeking world-class sports,entertainment and wellness facilities.
Natural springs water is a foundation of good health and creates a balance of body and soul. The Mission Hills Spa in Haikou is The Largest Volcanic Mineral Springs in Asia. Mission Hills Volcanic Mineral Springs extracts pure mineral water from 800 meters below ground, a magmatic source from geothermal activity over hundred centuries ago. The circular form of southern China’s traditional rural dwellings, known as Fujian Tulou inspired the architectural design of the Mineral Springs buildings. The bamboo and volcanic rock construction fosters a natural and relaxing mood, while a 500-meter-long bamboo walkway beautifully lined with lush green gardens surrounds the steaming springs area. Haikou’s Mission Hills Spa comprises a grandiose main spa building, elegant spa villas, private treatment suites, a ritual garden, wellness pavilion, spa café and retail boutique. The main spa building’s circular design is inspired by a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Hakka Eastern Fortress in Fujian Province.The facility features 90 well-appointed spa treatment suites offering a comprehensive array of treatments and rituals that are inspired by natural ingredients and elements indigenous to Hainan. The holistic wellness experiences and gracious spa services present savvy spa-goers with the ultimate in total restoration and rejuvenation.
Continuing the unparalleled standards of the Mission Hills - Shenzhen and Dongguan Clubhouses, Mission Hills Clubhouse in Haikou features a Grand Ballroom catering for up to 1,600 delegates and12 function rooms of various sizes to cater to every guest’s needs. Whether you are looking to host a business meeting, convention, private dinner or extravagant wedding, Mission Hills Haikou provides venues and services that exceed your expectations.
Amid the grandeur of the volcanic landscape, the Haikou’s Mission Hills Resort features 518 spacious suites and rooms with breathtaking, panoramic golf course views. To meet the needs of the most discerning travelers, the resort also includes more than 10 restaurants serving cuisines from around the globe, a fully-equipped fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, a kids’ gallery and a recreation center.
Mission Hills restaurants in Haikou offer a wide selection of international cuisines in the most refined ambience. The Ukiyo Japanese restaurant featuring a variety of culinary delicacies; Bistro On The Rock serving an extensive menu of local favorites and international specialties; The Onxy Lobby Lounge offering a fusion of East and West snacks, wines and evening cocktails in a cozy ambience. Our inimitable dining experiences are sure to impress the most discerning taste buds.
Embracing the "green" initiative sweeping the globe, Mission Hills·Haikou is constructing an energy-efficient and low-carbon footprint town center. A hub for business and leisure, dining and entertainment, cultural exchanges and meetings, it will reflect many innovative eco-friendly elements. This ecological development will be punctuated by beautiful ponds, bridges, plazas, islands, arches and arcades. Showcasing state-of-the-art architecture with sustainable building materials, the pioneering lakeside entertainment center will be carved from raw stone, while the volcanic-themed hotel and shopping center reflect the latest hospitality trends.
Golfers are known for their sophisticated style, and the Commercial Shopping Center at Mission Hills·Haikou is the one-stop shopping for the most savvy connoisseurs. It offers the lastest collections in golf fashions and equipment, cosmetics and jewelries, household products and appliances from the world-renowned brands
Mission Hills China regularly hosts some of the world’s biggest golf events and players on its courses,such as : WGC-HSBC Champions 2012, The Match at Mission Hills (Tiger Woods vs. Rory McIlroy) ,World Ladies Championships,PGA Tour China Series.... It is committed to bringing China to the world and the world to China via an annual series of tournaments aimed both at cultivating the stars of tomorrow, and showcasing the game at its present height.
Ten golf courses at Mission Hills Haikou
BLACKSTONE COURSE (7,808 Yards / Par 73)
Despite only opening in 2010, Blackstone already has a reputation in China thanks to the staging of the Star Trophy late that opening year, and the fact it was selected to host the World Cup in 2011 prior to even being finished.
The crown jewel is the Blackstone Course, a spectacular 350 acre core golf course that weaves through a striking landscape of mature trees, thick jungle vegetation, and expansive lakes and wetlands. The dominating site characteristic is the bed of lava rock which was capped with material located 25 miles away. The naturally rolling terrain sees dramatic elevation change and great care was taken to find as many natural holes as possible to avoid cutting the rock and to preserve the magnificent Lychee trees.
The lava rock base has been incorporated as an integral element of the design by weaving irregular lines of turf and rock, eliminating the typical hard line edge of most courses. Adding to the look are wild, irregular bunker edges and transitional sand edges that effortlessly work into native lava rock.
Fairways sweep across the landscape conforming to the natural terrain with an emphasis on surface drainage rather then contained low drain inlets. The result is a magical blanket of turf with soft irregular edges and a lack of hard lines as there is only fairway cut (no rough, even at bunker faces). The lava bed is incorporated into forced carries creating dramatic contrast and the lava rock walls and village ruins created years ago remain as a testament to the site's past.
The course begins in the more heavily wooded portion of the property with a wide variety of hole lengths and natural amphitheater green settings. The final holes play in and out of a hub of raised terrain that allows spectacular views of the closing holes with little need to move. Easy green to tee relationships and easy terrain render the course very walkable. Difficult, long (at over 7,800 yards) and with risk/reward opportunity at the final holes, this course should prove to be one of the premier tournament courses in the world today. Great effort was made to provide not only a great tournament golf course but extensive planning and construction has created support facilities capable of hosting big events with the greatest of ease.
LAVA FIELD COURSE (7,475 Yards / Par 72)
While similar in many respects to the Tournament Course with its irregular lines of turf and wild bunkering, Lava Fields presents far less tree cover. There is a feel of expanse that creates a big look and the black rock and sand dominate the landscape like no other course in the world. With irregular turf lines, rugged bunkering and sand seamlessly transitioning into natural lava rock surrounds, the par-72, 7,475-yard track is similar in some respects to Mission Hills Hainan's Blackstone Course. But with fewer trees than its sister design, a memorable sense of expansiveness pervades over 300-plus acres of core golf. Black rock and ever-present sand dominate the landscape like few other courses in the world.
Lava Fields' 18th is regarded by many as one of the strongest holes at Mission Hills Hainan. It is a thought-provoking, 575-yard par 5 offering a multitude of playing options.
THE VINTAGE COURSE (7,363 Yards / Par 72)
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 holes carefully routed on existing terrain leaving the heavily wooded site as undisturbed as possible. At the same time, much of the feature work utilizes odd, sometimes geometric shapes and quirky features that are distinctively old. Revered courses such as the National Golf Links, Fishers Island, Maidstone, Chicago Golf Club, and Garden City served as inspiration for creating a course that gives a distinct nod to the days of old. The natural terrain is frequently contrasted by striking, abrupt mounds, deep pots, square edges, ridges, blind shots, long and thin bunkers near both small and huge greens with wicker basket pins. These features resemble the hand-work of the past and provide a welcome relief from the many cookie-cutter modern courses that dominate golf today. The course plays over some 250 acres with plenty of elbow room and heavy vegetation creating a core golf feeling that is easily walked.
SANDBELT TRAILS COURSE (7,297 Yards / Par 72)
Sandbelt Trails is patterned after the exceptionally strong courses of the Australian Sandbelt. Courses such as Royal Melbourne, Kingston Heath, and the Metropolitan Club serve as inspiration for a course that features large bunkers dominated by high sand flashes and crisp, thick lips that rise above fairway and green surfaces. While some of these bunkers are formal, surrounded by turf, many transition to native jungle vegetation without a clean edge creating a much more natural landscape. Large greens feature plenty of movement and square tees add to the distinct look. The predominant tree is eucalyptus in keeping with the Australian inspirations. The gently rolling sometimes flattish terrain has been capped with plenty of width to provide vast playing surface and alternative angles of attack from its sweeping fairways. Like the other courses, it sprawls over a huge expanse of land yet features intimate green to tee connections promoting an easily walkable experience.
STEPPING STONE COURSE (2,176 Yards / Par 54)
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. This course will play through, and seamlessly blend in with the native surrounds of black rock and thick vegetation.
MEADOW LINKS COURSE (6,673 Yards / Par 70)
Based upon the traditional US Open courses of the eastern United States, this layout features lay-of-the land sensibilities and somewhat geometric shapes in both bunkering and fairway lines. Distinctive features such as the fabled "Church Pew" bunkers make for a unique look where grass-faced bunkers and native grasses give the course an open meadow feel with occasional clusters of trees. Large greens create difficult putting opportunities.
STONE QUARRY COURSE (6,029 Yards / Par 70)
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 with his designs. Railroad tie sleepers, abrupt mounds, and moguls, long sandy waste bunkers, devilish sometimes small greens and rail-road car bridges all create a distinct look. These features are proven all the more dramatic as the course snakes through ancient volcanic quarry's supported by steep rock walls and timbers. The dramatic landscape features remnants of days past including coal cars, railroad tracks, and abandoned mining equipment. The course is rather "sporty" in nature, demanding shot making over brute strength and provides a welcoming option to many of today's long courses.
DOUBLE PIN COURSE (1,921 Yards / Par 54)
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 easier and more assessable location and one much more difficult. An arboretum style landscape will provide an enjoyable atmosphere full of colorful trees and flowers, complimenting the blue skies and clean air of Haikou. Players of all levels will be able to play the course to what best suits their mood or skill. Families and beginners to tour pros will all find a quick round to compliment their days play or practice session.
THE PRESERVE COURSE (6,535 Yards / Par 70)
With a strong emphasis on beautiful landscaping based upon a backbone of dense palm plantings, this user-friendly course plays off a more modern design. Sculpted bunkering punctuates wide fairways leading to greens complexes where perimeter mounding feeds into the putting surfaces with modern conviction. Vivid landscaping with abundance of flowering shrubs and ground covers make a dominant image on this course. Palm trees add a welcome relief from the sun.
SHADOW DUNES COURSE (6,428 Yards / Par 70)
Bringing sand to the city, this course offers a unique environment of towering sand dunes and native vegetation found along the vast beaches of Hainan Island. Not quite a day at the beach, this course features large undulating contours that feed into some of the largest greens at the resort. These wild green surfaces will leave monstrous putts of prodigious length at times. Not a course to be overpowered by length, the player's short game will require pin-point accuracy. Being somewhat short at 6600 yards from the tips and par 70, this course features intimate green to tee connections and will be exceptionally walkable, making for a quick round.
A new entertainment landmark by Mission Hills Haikou, Centreville-Lan Kwai Fang, Volcanic Springs, The Spa and Movie Town:
By day guests can enjoy 10 unique Schmidt-Curley Design golf courses, browse through over 300 brand-name shops ranging from ultra luxury to the latest trendy fashion. Guests can relax and recharge in any of the 168 natural hot-spring spa pools, before enjoying a great meal at one of the countless international cuisine restaurants. The fun continues after dinner with the latest releases at the multiplex cinema, followed by a few cocktails at one of the al fresco bars overlooking the iconic Quarry Lake. A nightly music, light and water show on the lake will further stimulate all the senses, while the private karaoke rooms allow guests to make their own music. Retire to one of the 1,000+ comfortable rooms at the 4 hotels expertly operated by the Ritz Carlton, Renaissance, Mission Hills and others before starting again the next morning. This joint venture brings leisure to the next level at China's favourite tropical destination, setting a new standard for vacation and MICE resorts in Asia.
The Mission Hills Spa emphasizes on holistic wellness, rejuvenation of the body and soul and selfrealization,
following the Chinese Philosophy of balance and harmony. The key concept was to offer an expansive destination spa to in-house guests as well as outside visitors giving them an international spa journey which offers the best spa experiences in the World. The property had the unique advantage of being endowed with the largest volcanic mineral spring reserve in the region. Drawn from 800 meters deep underground, the water has been certified in UK for its mineral content. The 168 mineral springs offer world bathing rituals to the guests.
Mission Hills Volcanic Springs : offers 168 hot and cold volcanic mineral springs showcase centuries-old bathing rituals and healing philosophies from the five largest continents in the world-- Asia, Oceania, America, Europe, and Africa. Pure spring water drawn from 800 meters underground is rich in minerals and trace elements that are recognized for their health-boosting and therapeutic benefits.
Movie Town : Set on a 1,400 –acre site ay Mission Hills Haikou, the Movie Town is destined to be a major entertainment and commercial district showcasing the historical revolution in Chinese architecture from the last century. This premium tourist attraction will entice local and overseas tourists and leave spellbound
The best time to visit China is in September. In the tropical monsoon climate, the temperature in Hainan does not change much throughout the year. The average temperature during the year ranges from 23 °C to 26 °C. Most of the days in September are cloudy but you can also expect sunny or gloomy days.