There are 27 holes in total, three 9-hole,
A, B, and C Courses. The A&B Course is the best combination. The layout is
very demanding and ponds and bunkers are strategically placed. Unless you target
landing areas and hit precise shots, you can’t have a good score. Greens are fast
and roll smoothly, and they are excellent, probably one of the best in Shenzhen
and Hong Kong. This is the course that will be appreciated very much by the low
handicap golfer because it demands excellent shots and deft touches on and around
the green. Although the course is located in a city, it has a tropical atmosphere
blended in with the beauty of the Gary Player’s unique design.
When I played the BC course in 2003, the overall rating was 4.20, compared
to this 5.15 of the AB course, because the A course is the longest and the most
challenging out of three 9-hole layouts and the C Course is the shortest and has
not as great layout as A or B.
However, you have a lot of views of modern
buildings behind the greens and fairways as seen in the picture on the right when
you play the C Course. This is unique because the natural golf course is such
a contrast to the man-made buildings. It is very fun to play in the C course 4th
hole, a par 4 where you hit the second shot hit toward modern-looking buildings
standing behind the green and 5th hole, a par 5, where all of the left side of
the fairway faces the pond.