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Golf in China

Golf in China

Golf in China is expected to become one of the most well-liked golf locations in Asia because it is home to the largest golf club in the world, the Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen. 

Despite claims that the game was created by the Chinese in the tenth century, golf was outlawed in China during the Cultural Revolution because it was seen as a symbol of British colonialism and the decadent bourgeoisie. But since 1984, a number of programs have emerged around the nation. In China nowadays, there are roughly 180 golf clubs. The majority of the time, handicap cards are not needed to play on courses in mainland China, although they are in Macau and Hong Kong.

The key criterion is to maintain the pace of play because the China golf courses in Asia are generally busy. If you don’t, don’t be shocked if a marshal follows you. Shenzhen boasts a large number of golf courses because of its proximity to Hong Kong. The distance between Noble Merchant and Sand River is only 20 minutes via cab from Lo Wu and the Shekou ferry dock, respectively. A relatively forgiving course, Noble Merchant is great for novices.

The Mission Hills Golf Club west of Shenzhen, China, is recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest golf club in the world with 216 holes. Even while that claim to fame doesn’t imply much on its own, you can see that this club is remarkable by any standard by looking at the list of architects who created the different 18-hole parts of the course. Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Annika Sorenstam, Ernie Els, Vijay Singh, Nick Faldo, Jose Maria Olazabal, David Daval, Jumbo Ozaki, and David Leadbetter are a few of the names associated with the different tracks of Mission Hills.

If you want to play a round of golf while you’re in China, you’d better plan on an extra 12 days since it will take you that long to complete this magnificent golf club if you play 18 holes per day. China is home to some of history’s greatest monuments, some of the world’s best geography, delicious food, ancient culture, and, most importantly, some quality time with your new Chinese girlfriend.

Don’t be shocked if Chinese professional golfers rank among the best in the World Cup of Golf competitions in the future. The game of golf is rapidly gaining popularity in China, and like anything else, once the Chinese get a taste for something, they swiftly adopt it. Because Mission Hills Golf Club is only the beginning, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if China soon has more golfers and golf courses than any other nation in the world.

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