Nan Yi Golf & Country Club

Course Data
LocationKaohsiung, Taiwan
Yardage7271 yards, Par 72
Course Rating 
Playing Date17 Dec. 2005
DesingnerHiroshi Watanabe
Golf CartYes
Overall Rating
Course Layout
Difficulty Level
Greens Conditions
Fairways Conditions
Landscaping & Views

A view

It is an almost flat course and adopts 2-greens-per-hole system, left and the right greens. The left greens I played this time are longer. You can get good a good score for the front 9 as it is 3400 yards long per 36 but the back 9 is tough as it is a par 36 over 3700 yards long. Especially, you might have trouble on 3 very long par 4s over 470 yards on the back 9. You need to play well on those 3 holes in order to have a good score. Most greens slope from the back to the front. With respect to the long 7271 yardage, the course is not that difficult because the fairways are generous except for the tight 4th hole and hazards around the greens doesn’t come into play so much.


3rd  Par 3 177 yards

3rd Par 3 177 yards
A slightly downhill par 3 over a lake. Water comes into play in front of the green as well as on the left of it. The right club selection is important taking into consideration the prevailing wind.
4th Par 4 438 yards
A dogleg to the left, a demanding hole. The tee shot should be accurate as the fairway is tight with a river on the right and trees on the left. The second shot is over the river to a highly sloped wide green.

4th Par 4 438 yards (3)

4th Par 4 438 yards (2)

4th Par 4 438 yards (1)
5th  Par 4 426 yards

5th Par 4 426 yards (2)

5th Par 4 426 yards (1)
A dogleg to the right. The right edge of the fairway is also an OB line and the fairway is narrow, so left to right players should be careful. The second shot is gently uphill to the green that slants a lot from the back to the front.
13th  Par 3 209 yards

13th Par 3 209 yards (2)

13th Par 3 209 yards (1)
A par 3 over a lake. To play from the back tee, you need not only to clear the water but also a few tall palm trees. A precise shot is required as water is everywhere around the green.

14th  Par 4 486 yards

14th Par 4 486 yards (2)

14th Par 4 486 yards (1)
A very long, “S” shaped par 4. It is a dogleg to the left first followed by a dogleg to the left around a lake. Considering the uphill second shot, it is worth a par 5, so a par is a great score on this hole.
19th hole

It takes 45 minutes from Kaohsiung by car. You can book a tee time through an Internet golf agency. I asked a caddie master but he refused because the course was too crowded thanks to many customers from South Korea. Golf players in South Korea can’t play in their own country during the winter because it is too cold, so they go to warmer countries to play. The caddie who served me was smart enough to call a caddie master using her mobile phone, so I could successfully play from the longest tees after the second hole.

The other Hiroshi Watanabe designed courses are Meishin Ryuou CC in Japan, Hsin Yi (信誼) GC, Chung Gung (長庚) GC in Taiwan.