Golf in China – An experience by any measure

There are many magnificent locales to play golf around the world, each one more inviting that the last. For someone who enjoys these experiences, a visit to China which includes golf will be an eye opening journey. Not every facility is like Mission Hills as Larry describes below, but it will certainly add to your knowledge of how golf has developed around the world.

The World’s Largest Golf Resort

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If you read my blogs, you will soon discover that I am pretty obsessed with world records. A few years back, for a story for Golf Magazine, I broke the Guinness World Record for “The Greatest Distance Traveled Between Two Rounds of Golf Played in The Same Day,” an impressive 7,496 miles. Last year I wrote a very interesting book about the history and culture and …

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About the Author: Gordon Dalgleish is the Co-Founding Director of PerryGolf, the leading provider of international golf vacations. You can find him on Google+

World Cup of Golf Finds a New Home in China

The World Cup of Golf has been moved from the Mission Hills Resort in Shenzhen, to a new home in Southern China.  From 2011, it’s going to be held at the fantastic new Mission Hills resort in Hainan Island, which boasts a remarkable 22 courses.   The event, will take place biennially – on the Blackstone Course -meaning it won’t clash with golf at the Olympics, which makes its long awaited return in 2016 when the Games are held in Rio De Janeiro.  

The switching of the venue to Hainan Island is set to enhance Mission Hills’s plan for global domination, as it wouldn’t surprise me to see one of the World Golf Championships – the WGC-HSBC Champions – moved from Shanghai to Shenzhen in the next few years.   Watch this space…

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By Keith Baird.  Keith has been with PerryGolf for over 10 years and is one of our agents responsible for our China programmes.