Kau Sai Chau,
Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong
18 holes. Open parkland. Significantly undulating terrain - golf cart compulsory.
Coastal bushland and seaside (Port Shelter).
Gary Player designed the North and South courses (1995). Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth designed the East course (2009).
Above distances are for the East course. Also at The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau is the North course (par-72, 6796 yds from back tees) and South course (par-69, 5906 yds).
On Kau Sai Chau Island. The HK Jockey Club Golf Course Pier at Sai Kung ferry terminal is 30 km NE of downtown Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui, aka TST).
Public passenger ferries and golf shuttle ferries connect from Sai Kung Town on the mainland to the Jockey Club on Kau Sai Chau Island.
The Jockey Club - Kau Sai Chau (East course): The Hong Kong Jockey Club operates the only three public golf courses (North, South and East) in Hong Kong. Located on spectacular Kau Sai Chau island, the Club funded this development to meet the growing demand for golf in the region in the mid-1990s. Each of the three courses radiates out from the same clubhouse. Each meanders onto undulating terrain, giving wonderful ocean vistas with soul-stirring mountain backdrops.
Generally regarded as the most scenic layout in Hong Kong, the East course also steals top honours at Kau Sai Chau. It is the Jockey Club's dramatic wow-factor layout! But scoring well around this course ... now that's a different matter! No surprise that this is a golf cart only course; some of the green-to-tee distances are substantial, with prodigious elevation changes to match.
The out-and-back Nelson-Haworth layout hugs the hilly eastern side of Kau Sai Chau, offering many stunning views onto neighbouring islands. The views become simply sublime as the course stretches down onto a fabulous headland at the par-3 15th. From here it takes two par-5s and a long par-4, and plenty of cart driving, to get you all the way back to the clubhouse.
Also in the Jockey Club's Kau Sai Chau stable is the also highly regarded North course, a walking-only course, designed by Gary Player for top competitions and championships. Player also designed the shorter South course, regarded as the easiest going of the three layouts, on which you can walk or drive.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2021].
East course - golf cart compulsory; North course - walking only; South course - walk or ride. Caddies available.
Excellent (incl a two-tier driving range).
The three Jockey Club golf courses occupy the northern half of Hong Kong's sixth largest island, Kau Sai Chau. The rest of the island is largely uninhabited, except for Kau Sai Village, a small fishing hamlet of about ten houses located at the island's southern most tip. Beyond the island's north shore lies the spectacular bay of Port Shelter.
Hong Kong's best courses (Golf Digest, 2022):
Kau Sai Chau's North course ranked 2nd best; East course ranked 3rd best.
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