Stone Forest International Country Club

by Stone Forest National Park,

Shilin, Yunnan

  • Office

    +86 871 771 6888
  • Fax

    +86 871 771 2222

About the course

  • The Course:

    54 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.

  • Surroundings:

    Forested hills, of wood and stone!

  • Designer:

    Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design.
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7528
Par
72
SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Leaders Peak ("C") course. Also at Stone Forest Intl are the 18-hole par-72 Masters Resort ("B") course (7203 yds from back tees) and Yufeng Ridge ("A") course (7241 yds).

Location

Latitude:

24.841049

Longitude:

103.350567

How to get there:

82 km SE of Kunming.

Stone Forest International Country Club

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.

Est. 2010

Stone Forest International Country Club: ALL THREE STONE FOREST COURSES CLOSED IN 2017 ... and are unlikely to reopen.

[Original Where2Golf description]: Stone Forest Intl CC is home to 54 holes of golf laid out in three championship golf courses. These tree-lined and open parkland layouts - Yufeng Ridge ("A" course), Masters Resort ("B") and Leaders Peak ("C"; members-only) - weave their way through breathtaking 270 million year old karst peaks. Many holes nestle down in rugged outcroppings and rock formations, with several dramatic elevation changes to enjoy along the way.

All three courses fit the impressive terrain, with subtle differences between them, but nothing that jumps out. Leaders Peak (the private member's only layout) occupies the most heavily "stone forested" part of the property and plays up to 7,565 yards ... a necessity for a championship course at this mile-high location.

Yufeng Ridge starts high above the property with views of all three golf courses and the Yunnan countryside. One of its most scenic holes is the jaw-dropping par-4 8th, played towards a huge wall of stone and vegetation. To slightly differentiate it from its sister courses, Masters Resort has grass-faced bunkers, more colourful landscaping, and greens with greater undulation. It is earmarked as the club’s “tournament course.”

All three layouts provide a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy. Spectacular vistas, rock-strewn fields and dense pine forests abound, punctuated by lakes and open streams that reflect the stony peaks. A must play venue if you are in the area.
List of courses: Yunnan, China

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Courses closed in 2017. Before closure, visitors were welcome on the "A" and "B" courses. Uncertain if and when any of these courses will reopen.

Green fees

Contact club, if courses reopen for play ... which seems unlikely.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Yunnan Province's Stone Forest or Shílín is an impressive area of basalt rock formations, where the rocks rise up from the ground in a stalagmite manner. Considered by many a “wonder of the world,” its towering 270-million-year-old karst peaks erupted from the earth over a 135 square-mile area. Many of the formations resemble petrified trees, creating the appearance of a forest made of stone. The golf courses of Stone Forest International are played against this impressive natural backdrop.

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