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 - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Original course probably created by Edwin R. Hallifax (1911); substantially modified by L.S. Greenhill (late-1910s).
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6246
5946
5577
Par
71
71
72
SSS or slope
69.3
68.3
71.1

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:

22.494473

Longitude:

114.122350

How to get there:

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

Hong Kong Golf Club, Fanling (Old 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.

The venerable Old course, in existence since 1919, is relatively short at just under 6,250 yards from the tips. The front-nine weaves its way through tree-lined fairways to the turn, saving some of its best holes for the inward nine. A seriously bunker-defended final green awaits at the par-4 18th ("Home"). This classic out-and-back layout features tree-lined fairways and small greens, placing a premium on accuracy rather than length.

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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