Best golf courses: Around Shanghai

Around Shanghai: 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.
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
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).
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
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hangzhou
Hollinger, Mark

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hangzhou

Designer

Mark Hollinger
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-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.
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
Hangzhou
Golfplan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hangzhou

Designer

Golfplan (Ron Fream, David Dale & Kevin Ramsey)
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).
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
Shanghai
Nelson & Haworth

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Shanghai

Designer

Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth

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
Shanghai
Rogers, Peter

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Shanghai

Designer

Peter Rogers of Pacific Coast Design
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Private club
Shanghai
Kato, Shunsuke

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Shanghai

Designer

Shunsuke Kato
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

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