Hong Kong Golf Club, Fanling (Old course)

4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Hong Kong Golf Club, Fanling (Old course) Est. 1899

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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).

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Making Contact

Hong Kong Golf Club
Lot 1, Fan Kam Rd,
Sheung Shui, New Territories, Hong Kong 
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Office   +852 2670 1211
Pro Shop   +852 2670 0647

  +852 2679 5183

Email   enquiry@hkgolfclub.org
Website   www.hkgolfclub.org
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Golf Pro
Daniel O'Neill (Head Professional; PGA Australia).
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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).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
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).
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How2Get There?

37 km N of Hong Kong Central District.

Essential information

Green Fees:
Visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays HK$1,900. Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
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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.
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Other Information
Trained caddies always available.

Practice facilities
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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).

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Latitude: (22.494473)
Longitude: (114.122350)
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Hong Kong Golf Club - Fanling Clubhouse 
Lot 1, Fan Kam Rd, Sheung Shui, New Territories, Hong Kong.
+852 2670 1211

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).
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Golf within 30 km Shenzhen GC; Sand River (private).
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