Stretching across Shenzhen and Dongguan, Mission Hills is the World's largest golf club. Boasting 12 championship golf courses designed by world-renowned golf legends, Mission Hills is an international golf community that combines golfing with relaxation, business and lifestyle.
Also nestling within the rolling hills and natural lakes of Asia's most famous golf club lies Mission Hills Resort - China's premier golf resort. The 5 star accommodation allows guests to enjoy the best in accommodation in China offering a wide variety of world-class amenities and dining options along with exceptional service.
But it is mainly the golf why people come to Mission Hills and the quality of golf is exceptional. The 12 golf ocurses are as follows:
World Cup Course
Venue of the 41st World Cup of Golf in 1995, this masterpiece designed by legendary golf champion Jack Nicklaus is revered throughout the world as the most magnificent golfing challenge in Asia.
This famous course is the first in China accredited by the US PGA Tour for major professional competitions. Many top players like Tiger Woods, Greg Norman have found this a great course to play.
The 7,214-yard Norman Course reflects the perfect combination of golf course style and nature. The front 9 holes meander through mountain ridges and the hillside, while the back 9 holes are set in a valley.
The narrow fairways, surrounded by long grass and dense forest vegetation contribute to the course's difficulty index of over 150, which is one of the highest in Asia. Accurate golfing strategy is key to conquering this 'Tournament Course".
Annika's first designer course in the world, this course showcases her best asset: precision. Playing on Annika Course requires extreme accuracy on the golfer's part. It has spectacular views of the natural terrain and mountains which rise more than 100 meters above the golf course.
Well-manicured landscaping dominates the perimeters of both tee and green, creating an aesthetically appealing "botanical" type atmosphere. The 465-yard 18th hole, located next to a large natural lake, provides a classic signature-finishing hole.
As the 5th signature course of Mission Hills, the theme of the Els Course is to create a lush look of dense trees, wide swaths of manicured turf to evoke a unique flavour of his South Africa homeland.
Measuring over 7,000 yards, it follows a unique core layout, as opposed to corridors. Invigorating is the 4th tee, sitting atop the highest point of the course, with commanding panoramic views of Mission Hills and the outlying properties.
Vijay Singh introduces a 150-yard beach bunker - a visually striking feature in which great stretches of sand run along, and right down, into the water. Moreover, he skillfully incorporates the Pebble Beach 18th hole design into the course, which makes the course the most spectacular in Asia.
Opened in early 1999 to great critical acclaim from the international media, the Faldo Course is destined to become Asia's premier tournament venue. One of the world's toughest island greens is the 16th hole, the ultimate in target golf.
Nick Faldo has used his outstanding shot-making skills to design an extremely challenging course for major professional championships. Every hole is highly strategic yet eminently playable.
The venue of the 2007 and 2008 Omega Mission Hills World Cup, the 7,400-yard Olazabal Course is the longest at Mission Hills. The design philosophy behind this course is to create a beautiful, unique, harmonious and playable course for all golfers, reflecting Jose Maria Olazabal's reputation as one of the game's best sand savers. Even the best of golfers will find this course a challenge.
The David Duval Golf Course at Mission Hills features numerous water hazards, deep groundcover and a mixture of long, short and multi-angled dogleg holes, providing a unique challenge for any golfer. Its classic design elements bring a memorable golfing experience for players of all levels.
The Ozaki Course takes advantage of dramatic terrain by playing largely through single corridor valleys offering elevated tees and fairways surrounded by native slopes. Large areas of turf and wide fairways, punctuated by strategic bunkering, contrast with tall slopes of native plants and trees.
The course ends with the tee shot on 18th lined up at the impressive hotel/clubhouse framed between two mountain peaks. The Par 5 ends at a double green (shared with #9) set above a lake and in front of a backdrop of a towering exposed rock face carved out of the hillside. A dramatic finish to a dramatic course!
The Leadbetter Course at Mission Hills, first of David Leadbetter, fully reflects his teaching concepts. In order to play his course well, golfers will need to use every single club in their bags - a true test of skill. It requires precise approach shots to large undulating greens in order to play to a par. Tees are strategically located on each hole to assure the golfing experience will be both enjoyable, yet challenging for golfers of all levels.
Pete Dye Course
Officially opened on August 1, 2007, Pete Dye course is the first design of this renowned golf course architect in China. The style of Pete Dye’s course is instantly recognizable and many of the trademark design philosophies and visuals associated with his past works have been expertly blended into his Mission Hills Course.
Among the main challenges are railroad ties, large sandy waste bunkers, small and devilish pot-bunkers, wild and undulating greens and deep/steep bunkering. A golf-only property, this exquisite Dye design is destined to become one of China’s most admired courses.
Zhang Lianwei Course
If you are looking for something different, then the Zhang Lianwei Course is for you. An 18-hole par-three courses that measures 2,393 yards, it’s the first of its kind in China and is certain to prove popular with players of all abilities. The layout incorporates different design concepts from the history of golf, with a wide range of green styles and water hazards creating a departure from the norm.