Travel around 22 courses, swing your way through 396 holes, and experience over 12 world-class designers at Mission Hills China. Discover the unforgettable courses that make up the world’s largest golf resort.
Part 2 of our Mission Hills China feature reveals the beautiful courses that complete this Guinness World Record facility. The resort is located between three neighboring cities, Haikou, Shenzhen, and Dongguan. Each course displaying the works of internationally renowned designers and treasuring the most memorable moments in golf history. With Brian Curley having designed all 10 courses at Mission Hills Haikou, other design legends include Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Sir Nick Faldo and many more. Join golfscape on the journey through China’s greatest golf facility.
Let’s begin with Mission Hills Haikou
Blackstone is the crowning glory of Mission Hills. The dynamic 18 hole landscape is full of beautifully aged trees, rich jungle foliage, and stretching lakes. Notably, the natural, free-flowing terrain is caused by its unique lava rock base, creating irregular bunker edges and challenging play. This course is the perfect recipe for a true pro-worthy destination.
Double Pin Course
The Double Pin’s name comes from the two pin feature that golfers can find at each green. In fact, the individuality of this cleverly designed par-3 course deserves high praise. The two greens offer varying levels of play to cater to all abilities. Additionally, the lush landscape and gratifying ambiance compliment any player’s practice.
Lava Fields Course
Distinctive black lava rock dominates the look of this course like no other in the world. Lava Fields is an appealing 18 hole course that offers staggering lines and dramatic bunker grooves to enhance practice. This layout offers much more dispersed tree cover than other courses. Consequently, players can enjoy a panoramic view of Mission Hills’ breathtaking surroundings.
Meadow Links Course
Course architect legend Schmit-Curley Design fused together vintage and geometric bunkering to furnish Meadow Links’ individual yet traditional style. Inspired by the courses of the US Open, this 18 hole design features famous church pew bunkers and larger majestic greens. With this in mind, the layout makes for difficult, but gratifying angles of approach.
Stepping Stone Course
This serene par-3 course is generously surrounded by the spectacular black lava rock found at Mission Hills Resort. The Stepping Stone is a true pitch and putt style course. Furthermore, the design boasts impressive rugged bunker lines complete with lush topiary and wide sandy stretches.
Sandbelt Trails Course
Sandbelt Trails flawlessly captures the very essence of what contributes to the most prestigious Australian style golf courses, set in an enchanting backdrop of wild native grasses. In addition to this, dynamic large bunkers can be found blending seamlessly into the surrounding natural foliage, giving the course an earthy feel.
Shadow Dunes Course
With an almost desert-like feel, Shadow Dunes Course is full of wild lush vegetation, native to the beautiful beaches of Hainan Island. In fact, the course lies in some of the largest greens at Mission Hills Haikou! Not only do the magnificent sand dunes cut through the landscape, but also dramatically fall and rise above the fairway level.
Stone Quarry Course
Inspired by the unique mind of master golf course designer Pete Dye, this 18 hole course is an exhilarating, wild-ride adventure. Stone Quarry is set on an interesting rock quarry and railroad theme – incorporating coal cars, railroad tracks, and abandoned mining equipment! Overall, Dye’s distinctive style demands accuracy and skill over brute strength.
The Preserve Course
This charming, player-friendly course focuses on exquisite landscaping design. Not to mention the sculpted bunkering and the beautiful flowering shrubs that line the sweeping fairways, which all adds to The Preserve’s appeal. Tall, majestic palm trees pierce the skyline and lay swaying patterns of shade on this 18 hole, modern, and arboretum style course.
The Vintage Course
An elegant fusion of striking geometric shapes and a flowing natural landscape attribute to The Vintage Course’s quirky yet traditional feel. Inspired by the ‘Golden Age’ of golf courses, this vintage-style course is a satisfying refreshment from the many modern layouts that are prevalent in golf today.