Experience the ultimate golfer’s wonderland! This escorted China golf out will have you playing some ‘extreme’ golf to finding yourself swinging a club in a spectacular UNESCO world heritage site?
Discerning golfers want courses that inspire, challenge, reward and ignite your passion to play again. China is definitely an emerging golf destination that has benefited from recruiting the world’s best credentialed designers to construct courses that are now ranked among the best in the world.
Starting at Spring City in Kunming, so named for its year-round spring weather, this China golf tour will take you to a modern golf resort with two unbelievable courses. The neighboring Stone Forest National Park, a forest of stone columns carved out over 200 million years, features three courses in the National Park – only in China! Words cannot describe this golfing experience, so I encourage you to check out the images above to get some idea of the grandeur Stone Forest presents.
A short flight south to Shenzhen will have you checking-in to the world’s biggest golf resort – Mission Hills. With 12 courses designed by golfing luminaries, Mission Hills has to be seen to be believed. The well trained full time caddies at all courses seemingly know every blade of grass and will guide you around the course with a smile.
While this escorted China golf tour is golfing Nirvana, non golfers will be treated to the best of China’s sightseeing, culture, spas and the shopping is compelling.
For those looking to extend their stay, Beijing with the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and Olympic venues has to be seen to be believed. Xian and the Terra Cotta Warriors or a Hong Kong stopover will also be popular. Go Golfing Travel can create the perfect itinerary for you.
To find out more about the golf courses you’ll be playing, read more on our blog post: China: 8 Top Golf Courses to Play
To find our more about the wonderful cultural and sightseeing experiences that await golfers and non-golfers alike, read more about China: A golfer’s and non-golfer’ ultimate playground.
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Opened for play in 1997, Spring City Resort, located in Kunming, Yunnan, China, is a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course. Spring City Golf & Lake Resort (Spring City) is a premier integrated golf resort. The development comprises two championship golf courses as well as luxury resort homes set amidst lush landscapes against the backdrop of Yang Zonghai Lake. Its award-winning golf courses include the Mountain Course designed by Jack Nicklaus and the Lake Course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.
The Mission Hills Hotel Dongguan (Guanlanhu Jiudian) is a five-star resort built on the grounds of a sprawling golf complex, and offers an alluring combination of deluxe accommodation and some of Asia’s finest sporting, spa and leisure facilities.
Golfer- Twin Share AUD 3,799
Non-Golfer- Twin Share AUD 2,299
Single Supplement AUD 799
Your amazement of China starts on arrival to the space age Kunming airport. You will be transferred to Spring City Resort, home for the next 6 nights. Get to know your host and tour companions at our welcome banquet this evening. (D)
Your Chinese golfing odyssey starts with 18 holes at Spring City’s ‘Lake Course.’ Carved into the mountainous landscape, the Lake Course makes full use of the ravines and rock cliffs, meandering down to the lake. This spectacular 18-hole golf course is set on the banks of the Yang Zonghai Lake and is world-renowned for its narrow fairways, criss-crossing trenches, green terraces and breathtaking lake views.
Today non golfers will be guided through Jiuxiang Cave and be awed by the Stone Forest National Park. Jiuxiang is crowned as the “museum of karst caves”. With over 100 caves to explore, they are large in scale, time-honoured in history, diversified in shapes and jaw-dropping in scenery. Shilin, or the Stone Forest National Park, has been known since the Ming Dynasty as the 1st Wonder of the World. You need to see it to fully appreciate just how spectacular it really is. (B)
Kunming’s idyllic year-round weather has inspired many courses to be developed in the region and today you enjoy one of the best – Yunling Golf Club. The first nine occupy rolling, generally treeless terrain, while the second nine has been carved from a mixed forest of conifers and deciduous trees. There are also prominent rock outcrops on site that have been incorporated into the design of the course.
Non golfers will tour Kunming City. (B)
Golfing every day might be too much, so we down tools for a day tour including Yunnan Minority Village, downtown shopping in Kunming and finish the day with an insight into China’s unique cultural heritage at the Yunnan Impression Culture Show and dinner. (B,D)
Stone Forest is arguably the world’s most awe inspiring golf course. At the same time it will leave you scratching your head as to how approval was granted to build 3 courses in a World Heritage National Park. A perfectly manicured course meandering through columns of stone – well you won’t find anything like this anywhere else in the world.
Non golfers will have the morning at leisure before a blissful afternoon, soaking up the minerals at the local hot springs. (B)
Our final round at Spring City is on the Mountain Course. Designed by Jack Nicklaus, this postcard perfect course overlooks Yang Zonghai Lake and verdant hills, and the views will be both inspiring and soothing. The course is a true test to golf, with bunkers strategically placed on fairways and around the greens. Are you up for the challenge!!!
An authentic Chinese cooking class awaits for non golfers this morning, and your afternoon is at leisure. (B)
Today we continue our golfing pilgrimage with a short flight from Kunming to Shenzhen where we check into the world’s biggest golf resort – Mission Hills. We choose to stay in the luxurious Mission Hills Dongguan. (B)
IMPORTANT:-:- Internal flights are not included in tour pricing. If you are making your own flight arrangements please book the following flight: CZ3460 11:35 am departure from Kunming arriving into Shenzhen at 1:30pm on Monday October 19th.
We recommend you fly Cathay Pacific for connecting flights with Dragon Air through to Kunming for International flight. Departure from Hong Kong must be later than 3pm on the last day October 23rd.
All of the courses at Mission Hills are named after their creators. Our first round is the Annika Sorenstam course, set against a backdrop of mountains rising more than 300m above the course. The dramatic elevation changes throughout the course ensure there are panoramic tee shots perched high above spacious fairways that cut through valleys.
Non golfers will find it takes at least a day to explore Mission Hills, from the Centreville Shopping and hospitality district to the Movie Town – there will be plenty to keep you busy. (B)
We recommend you bring your ‘A Game’ today for your round on the Olazabal Course. Known for his mastery with the sand wedge, Olazabel has strategically placed 151 bunkers on course. The 15th hole alone has 24 bunkers. With a reputation as a master of the sand wedge you will have your work cut out for you going up against 151 bunkers.
Non golfers tour Shenzhen with a morning visit to the Fairy Lake botanical gardens before heading to the Dafen Oil Painting Village, claimed to be the largest art village in Asia, before finishing the day bargaining and bartering on high quality ‘almost genuine’ luxury goods. (B)
The World Cup Course, named in honour of the 41st World Cup of Golf hosted by Mission Hills in 1995, was designed by 18-time major champion Jack Nicklaus. This is Asia’s most awarded course and remains the #1 ranked course in Asia.
Non golfers have a difficult choice of venturing back to the shopping malls or indulging in spa treatments. For those that really can’t decide – you could do both!
Tonight we celebrate our champions and toast new friendships at a farewell dinner. (B,D)
There’s just enough time to squeeze in one last game and we have selected the Els Course. A lush backdrop of dense tree growth juxtaposed against wide swaths of manicured turf evokes a “maintained garden” aesthetic reminiscent of Els’ South African homeland.
We return to Hong Kong for international flights home or you may wish to extend your stay with a few days in Hong Kong post tour.
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