The Hong Kong Golf Club - New Course

Course Data
LocationHong Kong, China
Yardage6531 yards Par 70
Course Rating70.5
Playing Date 12 Jul. 2005 & 4 Apr. 2010
DesignerVarious designers over 70 years
Caddie Yes
Golf CartNo
Overall Rating
Course Layout
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Landscaping & Views
The Hong Kong Golf Club クラブハウス


A view from the clubhouse
  This club has 3 18-hole courses, Old, New & Eden. This New Course is flatter than the Eden, the longest among the three cousese, and the most pleasant course to play. The trees on the course are fully mature and give the course a great feeling of its tradition.

A parkland flavor

Beautifully contoured 5th green


3rd  Par 5 530 yards
A challenging dogleg to the left par 5 with great views. If you hook the ball to the left from the tee, it goes onto an adjoining fairway and high trees between the two holes make the second shot extremely hard. If you hit too much to the right side, it is not good either, because it is further to the green and it might even go into a hazard. So, an accurate tee shot is a must for this hole. Three bunkers each on the right and the left, around 100 yards from the green, are tactically placed and the closer to the green, the narrower the landing area of the fairway becomes, so your second shot needs to be accurate, too.

3rd Par 5 530 yards (3)

3rd Par 5 530 yards (2)

3rd Par 5 530 yards (1)
7th Par 4 396 yards

7th Par 4 396 yards (2)

7th Par 4 396 yards (1)
One drawback is that this is a blind hole from the tee. Because the hole drops down 15 yards from fairway to green on the second shot, you can’t see the flag. However, you will be impressed with views of the green, the splendid trees surrounding it and the grand mountain behind he trees which you suddenly see as you walk along the fairway.
8th Par 3 197 yards

8th Par 3 197 yards (2)

8th Par 3 197 yards (1)

A charming par 3and a prcise shot is required as the left side of the green has a sharp slope and a bunker, and another bunker on the right is in play, too. Moreover, the green isn't wide but deep, severly sloping from back to front.

9th  Par 4 449 yards
A long par 4 dogleg to the left. In order to reach the green in two, you need to hit a long drive. A long iron is used for the second shot and if you hit it poorly, you may find your ball in a pond guarding the left side of the fairway or in right–and–left bunkers in front of the green, which makes saving par difficult.

9th Par 4 449 yards (3)

9th Par 4 449 yards (2)

9th Par 4 449 yards (1)
12th  Par 4 466 yards

12th Par 4 466 yards (2)

12th Par 4 466 yards (1)

A long and difficult par 4. A tight fairway is lined with matured trees and OB on both sides.

15th Par 4 395 yards.

15th Par 4 395 yards (2)

15th Par 4 395 yards (1)
My favorite hole, A slight dogleg to the left, and you tend to choose the most direct route off the tee to the green. But if youflight the ball a little bit to the left, it will land in a deep bunker or in trees on the left side of the fairway, both of which are no-go zones. Then, if your tee shot is too far right, the distance to the green becomes much longer and sometimes trees lie in the way to the green. The green is highly elevated, 10 yards in height, and a bunker in the front of the green is in play. Furthermore, the green isn’t big, so the second shot becomes very nerve-wracking.
16th  Par 4 426 yards
Your tee shot must be skillfully placed not only because of the narrow fairway but also as there are trees near the fairway on both the left and the right. Long hitters need to be careful of the creek crossing the fairway. The green is very deep and elevated with right and left bunkers in play, which make the second shot challenging, too. But because this is very beautiful hole, you can feel fantastic hitting every shot.

16th Par 4 426 yards (3)

16th Par 4 426 yards (2)

16th Par 4 426 yards (1)
19th hole

Visitors 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 among them.

Menbers' lounge


Swimming pool

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 New Course and The Eden 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.