The Most Luxurious Golf Courses in Asia
As much a networking tool and social endeavour as a serious sport, the game of golf we know and love today may have begun in 15th-century Scotland, but rumour has it the Chinese game of chuiwan was its ancient predecessor. Revered around the world, the antique origins and prestigious history of golf, its courses and clubs have made it the sport of high-society gentlemen and ladies everywhere. The elite following it has garnered in Asia is evident in the excitement surrounding the 2016 PGA Golf Tour, coming to Hong Kong this November. If you can’t wait for the tour to come to town, get in a few rounds yourself at one of these stunning courses.
Spring City Golf & Lake Resort, Kunming
A wonder of the golf world, Spring City Golf & Lake Resort is often referred to the as the best luxury resort in China given its intersection of location, championship renown, accommodation and facilities. Luxury villas make up the accommodation component and courses have garnered particular attention–both the mountain and lake courses have received over 70 world-class awards since completion in 1998.
昆石高速阳宗海湖畔, Tangchizhen, Yiliang, Kunming, Yunnan, China
The Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club, Hong Kong
Located on the Clear Water Bay Peninsula in Sai Kung, it’s a far cry from the concrete jungle of Hong Kong in this green and azure-blue paradise. With first class amenities and gorgeous views of the ocean and hills, this may be one of the most unforgettable courses.
139 Tai Au Mun Road, Hong Kong
Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club, Malaysia
One of Malaysia’s best clubs, this golf resort boasts a multi-million dollar five-star clubhouse designed by Argentinian architect Ernesto Bedmar, which is complemented by the ten million dollar course by Australian golf architect Ross Watson. It’s renowned internationally as a golfer’s dream, as are the mint fairways.
No.1, Jalan Eka, Horizon Hills, 79100 Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia
Nirwana Bali Golf Club, Bali
Imagine teeing off amidst rice paddy terraces and dramatic sea vistas. It’s precisely this that makes Nirwana one of the most photographed courses in the world. The constant ocean winds make it also one of the most challenging, which prompted the resort to invest three months into training their caddies to assist during the challenging links.
Jl. Raya Tanah Lot, Beraban, Kediri, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia
Sentosa Golf Club, Singapore
Surrounded by tropical flora and mangrove swamps, the rolling hills and greens of Sentosa golf club are accompanied by world-class fine dining at il Lido, the exquisite Italian restaurant overlooking the Singapore Harbour and South China Sea, so you can enjoy the course and club facilities from dawn until dusk.
27 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore