CITIC Shanqin Bay Golf Club

428 County Rd,

Bo'ao, Hainan

  • Office

  • Golf pro

    Joey Garon (Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Coastal, links-style Undulating terrain - several slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Seaside (South China Sea) and coastal bushland.

  • Designer:

    Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

SSS or slope






How to get there:

5 km E of Longgunzhen / 16 km S of Bo'ao.

CITIC Shanqin Bay Golf Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 2012

CITIC Shanqin Bay Golf Club, home to a very private and world-class coastal layout, is located directly alongside the South China Sea on the eastern seaboard of Hainan Island. Spectacular clifftop and beachside holes, and fabulous coastal scenery accentuate all the elements of this stunning Bill Coore design.

On this immensely scenic and wonderfully challenging out-and-back layout, both the front and back nines give you three holes played directly alongside the seashore, or at least on the cliffs above it. Laid out on a former pineapple plantation, Coore's skilful routing makes best use of the often steeply sloping terrain, ensuring a thoroughly playable yet challenging course.

The par-4 5th and 6th holes play in opposite directions either side of a small lake, while the closing stretch of four par-4s (three of them quite short) play along the top of the cliffs ... the 17th requiring a diagonal tee-shot across the beach. From first to last the holes here are both exciting and memorable ... if, that is, you ever get the chance to play here ... very few are accorded that honour.

List of courses: Hainan Island


Who can play and when?

Private club - guests may only play if invited by a member.

Green fees

Outside visitor fee not applicable; course exclusively for members and their guests.

Other information

Caddies available.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

With reportedly only a handful of members and a joining fee of over $1 million, Shanqin Bay was created as a very exclusive golf facility by businessman Wang Jun. Head of the Chinese CITIC conglomerate, Jun is the son of Wang Zhen, one of the Eight Elders of the Communist Party of China who held substantial power in China during the 1980s and 1990s.

Published ranking

World: formerly ranked world's 39th best course (GOLF magazine, 2017; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).

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