West Golf Club, The Dunes at Shenzhou Peninsula and Mission Hills, Haikou.
Hainan is an island at the most southerly point of China. It has an appeal all of its own, dotted with forests, beautiful beaches and luxury resorts. Slightly off the beaten path, scenic, and home to some of the most magnificent golf courses imaginable including the Mission Hills Haikou and The Dunes at Shenzhou Peninsula.
Mission Hills Resort, Haikou
This 5-star resort complex is nestled among lush green gardens and boasts luxury accommodation, volcanic mineral springs with 168 hot and cold pools, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a man-made beach. Daily complimentary access to the mineral springs complex is included. The resort has a superb collection of restaurants. Tour participants receive a 15% discount on food and beverage.
Accommodation in Deluxe Rooms (Room size - 50 sqm).
The impressive golf facility has 10 diverse golf courses designed by Brian Curley. It covers such a large area that 2 starting areas are needed - North and South, each with their own Par 3 course and championship course. Blackstone, rated #48 in Golf Digest's World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses, 2018 is the brute of the North, and Lava Fields in the star of the South.
The courses included in this tour at Mission Hills are Blackstone, Sandbelt Trails Vintage and Lava Fields.
The crown jewel amongst the 10 world class courses at Mission Hills has played host to numerous international events. This spectacular course weaves through a striking landscape of mature trees, thick jungle vegetation, and expansive lakes and wetlands. The dominant feature is the base of lave rock, which has been integrated into the design by weaving irregular lines of turf and rock. The lava bed is also incorporated into forced carries creating dramatic contrast between the green turf and the lava rock. This 7,140-metre course covers an area of 350 acres.
Rated #48 Golf Digest’s World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses, 2018 and #3 in China.
Sandbelt Trails Course
This course is modelled on the great Sandbelt courses of Victoria, Australia. A 7297-yard par 72 golf course, with ample fairway for golfers long and not so straight of the tee. The use of the natural vegetation and lava rocks adds some panache to this relatively flat course.
Lava Fields Course
The highly rated Lava Fields Course is a shuttle ride from the hotel and is the championship course of the South Starting Area. It has a more traditional feel than the equivalent championship course of the North Starting Area, Blackstone. Carved out of the black lava landscape, with lush generous green fairways and wild bunkering, it is a pleasure to play.
Rated # 13 in China.
The Vintage is the perfect introduction to Mission Hills. Designed in a classic traditional style that pays homage to the courses of old with generous fairways and true greens. Take advantage of the wide fairways but ensure that your short-game is in tip-top shape, as some of the greens are enormous.
Sheraton Shenzhou Peninsula
The impressive 5-star Sheraton Resort at the Shenzhou Peninsula. is nestled on a 4 km golden sandy beach, facing the South China Sea.There are plenty of cuisines to explore from casual to fine-dining options.
Room Type - Deluxe Garden View Room - 53 sqm.
The Dunes at Shenzhou Peninsula has two of the most spectacular courses anywhere.
Dunes West Course
The legendary Tom Weiskopf paid remarkable attention to ensure that the only traditional seaside golf course in Asia was carefully carved out of the native sand dunes on this natural peninsula on Hainan’s stunning untouched east coast. Within the golfing corridors of the holes, you will find a mix of big mature trees, natural waterways, primary and secondary dunes, spectacular ocean views, gentle elevation changes and majestic natural rock outcrops. Bunkers are a strong feature on the West Course, especially on the 16th and 17th holes adjacent to the shoreline where the bunkers are formed form beach sand. Truly spectacular.
The Dunes plays fast and long. Beautifully groomed fairways and greens await well-positioned shots. Steer clear of the rugged dunes.
Rated #10 in China.
Dunes East Course
The long Par 3 10th hole with its triple tiered green is one of the highlights. Another memorable hole is the Par 5 16th with its split fairway leading to the green on a small peninsula that falls off steeply onto the beach. The consistent wisps of wind from the South China Sea and the sound of the waves breaking along the coastline rocks will leave an everlasting impression! Beautifully maintained with vivid green fairways, the course will play fast and long and the ever-changing winds will add a level of complexity to club selection.
Rated #4 in China.
Red Bird 5-star Hotel, Haikou
Stay at RedBird Hotel in Haikou and play the Dye designed West Golf Course.
A beach front 5-star hotel on the west coast of Haikou. Facilities include a spa and lovely outdoor pool. Restaurants offer a selection of cuisines including Chinese, Western and Japanese.
West Golf Club
Designed by the Dye Group, which boasts a portfolio of some greatest courses on the planet, including The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island and The Straits Course at Whistling Straights. All these courses have held either a PGA Tour Event or a Major Tournament. West Coast Golf Club is no different having held The Grand China Air LPGA event in 2008.
Unlike many courses in China, West Coast is not designed to leave you battered after wrestling with it for 18 holes. This course has been designed to be a true reflection of how you play. Nine of the holes will test your focus with water hazards and there are many strategically placed bunkers to trap poorly hit shots. The final 3 holes are the most challenging.