Hong Kong Golf Club

Lot 1, Fan Kam Rd,

Sheung Shui, New Territories, Hong Kong

  • Office

    +852 2670 1211
  • Pro shop

    +852 2670 0647
  • Fax

    +852 2679 5183
  • Golf pro

    Daniel O'Neill (Head Professional; PGA Australia).
  • Academy

    Hong Kong GC Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Designed by Peter Thomson and Michael Wolveridge (1970), with input from Commander John Harris.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6106
5688
5373
Par
70
70
71
SSS or slope
70.5
68.4
71.2

At the same location:

The three 18-hole championship courses at Hong Kong GC, Fanling are: NEW course (par-70; 6520 yds from back tees; rating 70.2); OLD course (par-71; 6246 yds; rating 69.3); EDEN course (par-71; 6106 yds; rating 70.5).

Location

Latitude:

22.495542

Longitude:

114.119304

How to get there:

34 km N of downtown Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui, aka TST).

Hong Kong Golf Club, Fanling (Eden course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1889

The renowned Hong Kong Golf Club at Fanling offers three well-regarded and attractive 18-hole layouts, namely the Old, New and Eden courses. These mainly tree-lined parkland layouts each deliver plenty of golfing challenge, combined with many attractive features and excellent upkeep.



Laid out as a seven-hole loop from the clubhouse, followed by a 11-hole loop, the Eden course is the shortest and many would say the tightest of the Club's offerings. Along the way you'll encounter some testing water hazards, as well as the need for accuracy over length most of the time.

There's trouble aplenty if you stray too far offline from the par-3 3rd thru' to the short par-5 6th. These four testing holes are laid out on the side of a steep hill. From the par-3 5th there's a good view into China and the sprawling metropolis of Shenzhen.

Ten holes of the Eden course join forces with eight from the New course to create a "Composite layout" for the Hong Kong Open championship. Plenty of drama has been seen over the years at the Eden's par-4 18th ("The Ultimate"), the tournament's closing hole, with water to cross directly in front of the green.

Stay & Play at Hong Kong GC, Fanling: onsite accommodation is available for international visitors, subject to approval from the General Manager (see Where2Stay section below).
List of courses: Hong Kong & Shenzhen

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome Mon-Fri (not public holidays) and are advised to call the Club after 3pm the day before play to pre-book a starting time. The "outside visitor" course for any given day is based on a course rotation system.

Must book in advance and guarantee booking with a credit card. Maximum handicap permitted: men 24; women 36.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays HK$1,900.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].

Other information

Trained caddies always available.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Queen Victoria conferred the Royal prefix on the Hong Kong Golf Club in its founding year (1889). At its 1996 Annual General Meeting, the club resolved to drop the Royal title, ahead of the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to the People's Republic of China in 1997.

The club originally played in Happy Valley, a location shared with many other activities. As the club expanded, the need for a more permanent home was addressed with the building of a small nine hole course at Deep Water Bay, before the club eventually moved to its current location in Fanling. It has been the home of the Hong Kong Open since the event's inauguration in 1959 (see our Tournaments section >by Venue >Hong Kong GC).

Where2Stay

  • Hong Kong Golf Club - Fanling Clubhouse

    Lot 1, Fan Kam Rd, Sheung Shui, New Territories, Hong Kong.

    +852 2670 1211

    Visit website
    Comfortable onsite accommodation in the clubhouse of Hong Kong GC, Fanling is available to overseas visitors, provided it is booked well in advance, and subject to the General Manager's approval.
    • Golf at this hotel:

      Honk Kong GC - Fanling (Old, New & Eden courses).

    • Golf within 10 km:

      No

    • Golf within 30 km:

      Shenzhen GC; Sand River (private).

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