West Coast Golf Club

Course Data
LocationHainan Province, China
Yardage7267 yards Par 72
Course Rating 
Playing Date28 Dec. 2004
DesingnerDye Design Inc.
Golf CartYes
Overall Rating
Course Layout
Difficulty Level
Greens Conditions
Fairways Conditions
Landscaping & Views

The course is built on a flat terrain near the seashore. It becomes more difficult when the north wind is blowing. Palm trees have just been planted and are very young, and you see a lot of wastelands because the development around the course is not yet completed. However, the view will improve a lot after several more years.

A view from the clubhouse

A coastline seen from the course

9th Par 4 471 yards

9th Par 4 471 yards (2)

9th Par 4 471 yards (1)
A long par 4 with a lake on the left of the fairway. The green is swung to the left.
16th Par 3 194 yards

16th green

16th Par 3 194 yards
A par 3 over a lake. Water in front and on the right of the green as well as bunkers around the green come into play. The houses behind the green make this beautiful hole more charming.

17th Par 5 536 yards

17th Par 5 536 yards (2)

17th Par 5 536 yards (1)
A creek crosses the fairway 200 yards in front of the green. Palm trees lined up along the seashore that sweeps away on the left of the hole are impressive.
18 Par 4 482 yards

18 Par 4 482 yards (2)

18 Par 4 482 yards (1)
A very long par 4. The view around the green seen from the second shot is excellent. The second shot is slightly uphill and it is very difficult to hit the green in regulation unless you are a very long hitter. The green is deep and double tiered. This is a hole that you are very happy with par.
19th hole

Houses in the course

It takes 30 minutes from Haikou Airport and 15 minutes from Haikou city by car. Inside the clubhouse is superb. A big hot spring bath is available.

Some 500 hundred houses built in the course and the design is novel and charming, which is very different from those often seen in China.

I could choose the tees to play freely on that day, so I played from the longest tees.

There is Meishi Mayflower International (美視五月花國際) GC next to the club, sharing the same scenic coastline.

The other Pete Dye or Dye Design Inc. designed courses in Asia are as follows:Mission Hills GC - Pete Dye Course, Laguna National G&CC in Singapore, Khao Kheow CC, Subhapruek CC, Thai Muang Beach R&M in Thailand; Castlex GC, Woo Jeong Hills CC in Korea; Orna G&CC, Poresia CC in Malaysia; Eagle Ridge G&CC - Andy Dye Course in the Philippines and St. Lakes GC, Maple Point GC, Kaminami Springs CC, Golden Lakes CC, Kimisarazu GR, The CC Glenmore, Mission Hills CC, Sapporo Bay GC and Iwase Royal GC in Japan.