Best golf courses: China

China: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key for the rating definitions.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Tianjin
Welling & Broom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Tianjin

Designer

Original 36-hole layout dates from 2007, and was later remodelled by Schmidt-Curley Design. Completely revised 27-layout designed in 2015 by Beau Welling of South Carolina and Thomas "Tom" McBroom of Canada.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Zhongshan
Hollinger & Schmidt

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Zhongshan

Designer

Mark Hollinger of JMP Design Group (A course); Lee Schmidt of Schmidt-Curley Design (B course).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Shanghai
Thomson, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Shanghai

Designer

Peter Thomson
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Lijiang
Obringer, Joe F.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Lijiang

Designer

Joe F. Obringer
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Beijing
Stenson, Brit

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Beijing

Designer

Brit Stenson
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Beijing
Bo, Cheng Chun

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Beijing

Designer

Cheng Chun Bo
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Beijing
Benz & Poellet

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Beijing

Designer

Bradford Benz & Michael Poellet.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Beijing
Thomson & Deng

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Beijing

Designer

Peter Thomson & Peter Deng
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Beijing
Faldo, Nick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Beijing

Designer

Nick Faldo
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Beijing
Hao, Jian Biao

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Beijing

Designer

Jian Biao Hao
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Beijing
Sasaki Assoc

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Beijing

Designer

Sasaki Associates
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Beijing
Shearer & Thomson

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Beijing

Designer

Bob Shearer & Peter Thomson (Jinmen course, 2004). TWP Design (Yongding course).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Haikou
Marsh, Graham

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Haikou

Designer

Graham Marsh
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Tianjin
Dye & Schmidt-Curley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tianjin

Designer

Pete Dye in collaboration with Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley designed the North course. South course designed by Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Xiamen
Knott, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Xiamen

Designer

Donald Knott (of Knott & Linn Golf Design Group). Don Knott and Gary Linn were formerly lead design consultants with Robert Trent Jones Jr, working on projects such as CordeValle, Poppy Hills and the Links at Spanish Bay.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Haikou
Ji, Bill Yo

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Haikou

Designer

Bill Yo Ji
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Macau
Weed, Bobby

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Macau

Designer

Original design by T.K. Pen; recent improvements designed by Bobby Weed.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Shenzhen
Nelson & Haworth

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Chongqing
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chongqing

Designer

Brian Curley: North course (2006); South course (2008).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Zhongshan
Palmer & Nicklaus

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Zhongshan

Designer

Palmer course designed by Arnold Palmer with Ed Seay (1984). Nicklaus course designed by Jack Nicklaus in collaboration with Lee Schmidt of Schmidt-Curley Design (1993).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Dongguan
Thomson, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dongguan

Designer

Peter Thomson
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Chongqing
Nelson & Haworth

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chongqing

Designer

Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Sanya
Schmidt-Curley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sanya

Designer

Schmidt-Curley Design laid out both the North and South courses.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Weekday a.m.
Hong Kong
Thomson & Perrett

Visitors?

Weekday a.m.

Nearest city

Hong Kong

Designer

T. Sawai & A. Furukawa (1982); Peter Thomson & Ross Perrett (2006).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Dalian
Thompson & Zongying

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dalian

Designer

Peter L.H. Thompson (the American designer, versus Peter Thomson the Australian) & Zhu Zongying - Divine Tortoise course (1996); Jinying course (2002).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Dali
Faldo, Nick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dali

Designer

Nick Faldo
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Mon & Tues
Hong Kong
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Mon & Tues

Nearest city

Hong Kong

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Dongguan
Engh, Jim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dongguan

Designer

Jim Engh designed both the Masters and Open courses.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Shanghai
Hollinger, Mark

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Shanghai

Designer

Mark Hollinger of JMP Golf Design: Parkland course (2010); Linksland course (2012).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Guangzhou
Davidson, Dick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Guangzhou

Designer

Dick Davidson of Davidson Golf Design.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Sanya
Schmidt-Curley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sanya

Designer

Schmidt-Curley Design
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Sanya
Weiskopf, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sanya

Designer

Tom Weiskopf
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Sanya
Weiskopf, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sanya

Designer

Tom Weiskopf
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Beijing
Lim, Sang Ha

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Beijing

Designer

Sang Ha Lim
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Beijing
Parnevik & Stenson

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Beijing

Designer

Jesper Parnevik (A course); Brit Stenson (B course)
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
On application
Shanghai
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Shanghai

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Shenzhen
Various

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Various
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Shenzhen
Watts, Les

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Les Watts
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Fuzhou
Parlow, Ted

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Fuzhou

Designer

Ted Parslow
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Fuzhou
Kato, Kaichi

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Fuzhou

Designer

Kaichi Kato
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Guangzhou
Local designer

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Guangzhou

Designer

Local Chinese designer
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Shenzhen
Haworth, Neil

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Originally opened as the 18-hole CITIC Green GC (1995); major renovation and extension to 36-holes by Neil Haworth (2008).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Haiyang
Schmidt-Curley

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Haiyang

Designer

Schmidt-Curley Design (Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley)
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Beijing
Wilchire, Jim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Beijing

Designer

Jim Wilchire
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Guangzhou
Nelson & Haworth

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Guangzhou

Designer

Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Guangzhou
Thomas, Dave

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Guangzhou

Designer

Dave Thomas
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Guilin
Golden Louise

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Guilin

Designer

Golden Louise
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Haikou
Montgomerie, Colin

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Haikou

Designer

Colin Montgomerie
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Private club
Dongguan
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Dongguan

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II Design
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Guangzhou
Guo-kun, Liang

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Guangzhou

Designer

Liang Guo-kun
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Weekdays only
Hong Kong
Unknown

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Hong Kong

Designer

Unknown
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Hong Kong
Thomson & Wolveridge

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Hong Kong

Designer

Designed by Peter Thomson and Michael Wolveridge (1970), with input from Commander John Harris.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Weekdays only
Hong Kong
Greenhill, L.S.

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Hong Kong

Designer

Original design by L.S. Greenhill (1931).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Weekdays only
Hong Kong
Greenhill, L.S.

Visitors?

Weekdays only

Nearest city

Hong Kong

Designer

Original course probably created by Edwin R. Hallifax (1911); substantially modified by L.S. Greenhill (late-1910s).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Hangzhou
Fream, Ron

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hangzhou

Designer

Ron Fream
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Beijing
Marsh, Graham

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Beijing

Designer

Graham Marsh
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Huizhou
Kazuo, Okade

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Huizhou

Designer

Okade Kazuo of Taisen Corp.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Huizhou
Chuan-yuan, Chen

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Huizhou

Designer

Chen Chuan-yuan (of Malaysia).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Huizhou
Nelson & Haworth

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Huizhou

Designer

Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Guangzhou
Montgomerie, Colin

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Guangzhou

Designer

Colin Montgomerie
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Huizhou
Guo-kun, Liang

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Huizhou

Designer

Liang Guo-kun
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Lijiang
Nelson & Haworth

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Lijiang

Designer

Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth, with input from Zhang Lian-wei.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Sanya
Hollinger, Mark

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sanya

Designer

Mark Hollinger of JMP Golf Design Group.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hangzhou
Hollinger, Mark

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hangzhou

Designer

Mark Hollinger
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Beijing
Song, Tiger

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Beijing

Designer

Tiger Song
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Shanghai
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Shanghai

Designer

Gary Player
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Hong Kong
Nelson & Haworth

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hong Kong

Designer

Gary Player designed the North and South courses (1995). Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth designed the East course (2009).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hong Kong
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hong Kong

Designer

Gary Player designed the North and South courses (1995). Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth designed the East course (2009).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Hong Kong
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hong Kong

Designer

Gary Player designed the North and South courses (1995). Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth designed the East course (2009).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Zhongshan
Guo-kun, Liang

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Zhongshan

Designer

Liang Guo-kun
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Xiamen
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Xiamen

Designer

Greg Norman
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Sanya
McFarland & Tan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sanya

Designer

Robert (Bob) McFarland designed Kangle's Hot Spring and Sun River courses (1999) / C.J. Tan (from Malaysia) designed Kangle's Oak Forest course.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Kunming
Watts, Les

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kunming

Designer

Les Watts
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hangzhou
Nelson & Haworth

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hangzhou

Designer

Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth (Dragon course); Phil Ryan of Pacific Coast Design (Phoenix course).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Shanghai
Nicklaus & Thompson

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Shanghai

Designer

The new Masters course (a Nicklaus Legacy course) comes from a 2010 redesign by Jack Nicklaus II of the former Lake (South) course. The Forest (North) course was originally designed by Peter Thomson.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kunming
Faldo, Nick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kunming

Designer

Nick Faldo
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Macau
Poellot, J. Michael

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Macau

Designer

J. Michael Poellot
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Shanghai
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Shanghai

Designer

Designed by father/son team of Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus Jr (2011); reworked by Michael Clayton and Ashley Mead (2018).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Dalian
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dalian

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Guangzhou
Jacobson, Rick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Guangzhou

Designer

Rick Jacobson designed the Moon and Moonlight courses, replacing the original 18-hole layout designed by Larry Nelson & Lin Zhenrong.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Shenzhen
Poellot, J. Michael

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

J. Michael Poellot
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Guangzhou
Langer, Bernhard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Guangzhou

Designer

Bernhard Langer
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Chengdu
Costello, Hollinger & Moore

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chengdu

Designer

Brian Costello, Mark Hollinger & Robert Moore.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Rsrt guests only
Macau
Ikeda, Hiroshi

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Macau

Designer

Hiroshi Ikeda & Aoki Corporation.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Haikou
Marsh, Graham

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Haikou

Designer

Graham Marsh
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Shenzhen
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design, with input from Annika Sorenstam.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Shenzhen
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design, with input from David Leadbetter.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Shenzhen
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Greg Norman
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Shenzhen
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design, with input from José María Olazábal.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Shenzhen
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Original design by Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design, with input from David Duval (2003). Redesigned by Brian Curley, with input from Justin Rose & Ian Poulter (2012).
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Haikou
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Haikou

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design.

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Haikou
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Haikou

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Haikou
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Haikou

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Haikou
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Haikou

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Haikou
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Haikou

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Haikou
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Haikou

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Haikou
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Haikou

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design.

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Haikou
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Haikou

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Haikou
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Haikou

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Haikou
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Haikou

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Shenzhen
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design, with input from Ernie Els.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Shenzhen
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design, with input from Nick Faldo.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Shenzhen
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design, with input from Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki.
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Private course
Shenzhen
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Private course

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Pete Dye in collaboration with Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Shenzhen
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design, with input from Vijay Singh.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Shenzhen
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Jack Nicklaus, with some later remodelling by Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design,.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Shenzhen
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design, with input from Zhang Lian Wei.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Dongguan
Jacobs, John

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Dongguan

Designer

John Jacobs
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Longkou
Hemstock, David

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Longkou

Designer

David Hemstock

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Longkou
Montgomerie, Colin

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Longkou

Designer

Colin Montgomerie designed the Montgomerie course in association with IMG Design.

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Longkou
Zhenrong, Lin

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Longkou

Designer

Lin Zhenrong (of Taiwan)
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Longkou
Shepherdson, Steve

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Longkou

Designer

Steve Shepherdson of IMG (Cuiyuan course); Pan-China Construction (Cuigu course).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Yantai
Woosnam, Ian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Yantai

Designer

Ian Woosnam

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Sanya
Miller, Scott

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sanya

Designer

Scott Miller
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Beijing
Pen & Young

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Beijing

Designer

T.K. Pen & Bill Young
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Xiamen
Fream, Ron

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Xiamen

Designer

Ron Fream
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Macau
Pen, T.K.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Macau

Designer

T.K. Pen
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Huizhou
Nicklaus Jr, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Huizhou

Designer

Jack Nicklaus Jr.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Guangzhou
Hollinger, Mark

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Guangzhou

Designer

Mark Hollinger of JMP Design Group.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Beijing
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Beijing

Designer

Jack Nicklaus designed the Golden Bear course (1998) and Nicklaus course (2006, with Jack Nicklaus II).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Macau
Pen, T.K.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Macau

Designer

T.K. Pen
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Hangzhou
Golfplan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hangzhou

Designer

Golfplan (Ron Fream, David Dale & Kevin Ramsey)
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Sanya
Miller, Mark

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sanya

Designer

Mark Miller
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Shanghai
Fry, Dana

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Shanghai

Designer

Original designer unknown; significantly reworked by Dana Fry in collaboration with Chinese designer Jun Lu (2012).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Guangzhou
Faldo, Nick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Guangzhou

Designer

Nick Faldo

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Shenzhen
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Gary Player
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Guangzhou
Cheng, Lee

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Guangzhou

Designer

Lee Cheng
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Sanya
Nelson & Haworth

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sanya

Designer

Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Beijing
Nicklaus, Steve

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Beijing

Designer

Steve Nicklaus of Nicklaus Design
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Shanghai
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Shanghai

Designer

Jack Nicklaus
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
On application
Shanghai
Martin, Bob

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Shanghai

Designer

Bob J. Martin
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Haikou
Coore & Crenshaw

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Haikou

Designer

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Hong Kong
Ryan, Phil

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Hong Kong

Designer

Renovated by Phil Ryan of Pacific Golf Design.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Shenzhen
Woosnam, Ian

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Ian Woosnam
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
On application
Shenzhen
Aoki; Nelson & Haworth

Visitors?

On application

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Original design by Isao Aoki (1985), with improvements and an additional nine designed by Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth (2000).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Shenzhen
Watts, Les

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Les Watts
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Shenzhen
Wang Guang-lin

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Wang Guang-lin
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
(Closed in 2015)
Shenzhen
Hurdzan-Fry; Dye Designs

Visitors?

(Closed in 2015)

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

UEHARA of Japan designed the original two nines (the "A" course) in 1999; later reworked by Hurdzan-Fry in 2010 and named the H & F nines. // Three more nines (the "B" course or Tycoon Dye course) were added in 2010 by uncle/niece team of Pete Dye & Cynthia Dye McGarey, and comprised the D, Y & E nines.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Shanghai
Nelson & Haworth

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Shanghai

Designer

Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kunming
Parslow, Ted

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kunming

Designer

Ted & Geoff Parslow (brothers).
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Kunming
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kunming

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr (1998)
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Kunming
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kunming

Designer

Jack Nicklaus in collaboration with Schmidt-Curley Design (1998)
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
(Closed in 2017)
Kunming
Curley, Brian

Visitors?

(Closed in 2017)

Nearest city

Kunming

Designer

Brian Curley of Schmidt-Curley Design.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Chongqing
Scott, Peter Dalkeith

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chongqing

Designer

Peter Dalkeith Scott
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Kunming
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kunming

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Sanya
JMP Design

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sanya

Designer

JMP Design (Brian Costello, Mark Hollinger & Bob Moore).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Shanghai
Marsh, Graham

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Shanghai

Designer

Graham Marsh
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Tianjin
Thomson, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tianjin

Designer

Peter Thomson
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Tianjin
Fream, Ron

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tianjin

Designer

Ron Fream of Golfplan USA.

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Shanghai
Rogers, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Shanghai

Designer

Peter Rogers of Pacific Coast Design
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
(Closed in 2019)
Haiyang
Soong, Beta

Visitors?

(Closed in 2019)

Nearest city

Haiyang

Designer

Beta Soong

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Private club
Shanghai
Kato, Shunsuke

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Shanghai

Designer

Shunsuke Kato
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Fuzhou
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Fuzhou

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Yantai
Golfplan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Yantai

Designer

Original design by Lu Jun; significantly revamped by David Dale of Golfplan (Ron Fream, David Dale & Kevin Ramsey) in 2007.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Haikou
Dye Designs

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Haikou

Designer

Perry Dye & cousin Cynthia Dye McGarey.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Shenzhen
Nelson & Haworth

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Private club
Zhongshan
Nicklaus Jr, Jack

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Zhongshan

Designer

Jack Nicklaus Jr.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Shenzhen
Nelson, Wright & Haworth

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

Robin Nelson, Rodney Wright & Neil Haworth
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Sanya
Jones II, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Sanya

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Shenzhen
JMP Design

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Shenzhen

Designer

JMP Design
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Guangzhou
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Guangzhou

Designer

Gary Player (his first design in China).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Nanjing
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Nanjing

Designer

Gary Player
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Macau
Montgomerie, Colin

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Macau

Designer

Colin Montgomerie

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