It is a little inconvenient to spend extra 15-20 minutes from the clubhouse
by a golf club bus. So, there are fewer players compared to the other 4 first-built
courses, which helps to maintain the good condition of the fairways. One drawback
is the current slow condition of the greens but otherwise it is almost a perfect
quality golf course.
I could play from the black tees, the longest tees by showing the starter
a single-handicap certificate.
Mission Hills GC is the world’s biggest golf complex with 10 courses
or 180 holes as of 2004, overtaking the huge Pinehurst resort in North
Carolina, which has eight 18-hole courses. The picture shows the 10 designers
who are all world-famous players or a teaching pro. The 10 courses are
designed by Jack
Singh, Nick Faldo, Jumbo
& Poulter, Jose
Maria Olazabal, David
Leadbetter and Greg
Norman. The two couses were added in 2007, Pete Dye Course and Zhang
Lian Wei Couse (Par 3s course), so the club currently holds 12 curses
or 216 holes.
Co-designers, Lee Schmidt & Brian Curley are the principal architects
behind the 8 of the 10 courses. They designed the other courses in Asia,
Muang Kaew GC (remodeled),
Chiang Mai Highlands G＆SR, Amata Spring CC in Thailand, Grande Hamanako
GC in Japan and Agile
(雅居楽長江) G&CC - B Course in China.
Their joint designs with Jack Nicklaus in Asia are Spring
City (春城) G&LR - Mountain Course, Chung
Shan Hot Spring (中山温泉) GC - Jack Nicklaus Course
in China, Ishioka GC, Rokkou Kokusai GC (remodeled), The Tradition GC,
President GC, Sanyo GC (remodeled), New Capital GG, Sun Belgravia GC,
Bear Paws Japan GC in Japan, Sungai Long CC in Malaysia, and Springfield
Royal CC in Thailand.