can play on weekdays but not on weekends. There are 5 private golf clubs in Hong
Kong and Macau and this club is the most prestigious with the longest history
Some famous professional golfers are invited to attend the “Hong
Kong Open” held here every year. There are three 18-hole courses in the club.
For the Open, the club chooses the best 18-hole combination, which is not open
to the public, from this Eden Course and The New
Course. If I were able to play this type of quality 18-hole composite course,
the course layout rating on this course in my opinion would become a number close
to 5 that is the highest.
There are three levels of caddies, A, B & C, and the fees vary according
to the level. For C, they just carry bags, level bunkers and clean balls.
For B, in addition to the above they watch carefully where balls land
and sometimes read greens. For A, they are interns or have intern-level
skills and are familiar with advising on every hole and reading the greens.
Each player has his own caddie, costing about US 21 dollars for C and
US 35 dollars for A.
Jose Maria Olazabal won the “2001 Hong Kong Open” by only one shot with
a birdie on the last hole. The hole that gave him the win was the Eden’s
18th hole. He sliced into the rough close to the right edge of the fairway.
Then, hitting from a downhill lie in the rough, he had 140 yards to the
pin, making it hard to stop the ball on the green. He needed to calculate
the distance of flying and rolling. Moreover, there were big trees in
front of him and even professional golfers might have found it difficult
to fly over the trees. When he hit the iron shot, the ball not only went
over the trees but landed just 2 feet away from the pin, bit and stopped.
The kind of great shot showed top-class professional techniques and showed,
also, his toughness of mind and concentration. He did it in a very important
situation that would never come again.
The works of Peter Thomson (Peter, Wolveridge & Perret) in Asia include
the following: Clearwater Bay G&CC (remodelled) in Hong Kong, Beijing
Links GC, Beijing Yaoshang GC, Shanghai Golfking GC, Shanghai Binhai
GC, Changsha Quingzhuhu GC in China, Tanah Merah CC - Garden Course in
Singapore, Jagorawi G&CC, Bali
Handara Kosaido CC, Lombok
Golf Kosaido CC in Indonesia, Kelab
Golf Sultan Abdual Aziz Shah (KGSAAS) in Malaysia, Noble
Place GR&CC, Rayong
Green Valley CC, Royal
Chiang Mai GC in Thailand, and Kosaido Thomson, Nanbufuji CC, Zen
CC, Thomson National CC, Three Lakes CC in Japan.