It takes 20 minutes by a club ferry from Sai Kung, famous for seafood.
It takes a little less than one hour from Central Hong Kong to Sai Kung
by car. Kau Sai Chau is Kai Sai Island.
Advance booking of 2 or 3 days is needed to get caddies. There are 36
holes. You need to register the golf club before you play. The North Course,
suitable for advanced players, requires all players’ handicap certificates
while at the South Course, suitable
for beginners, on weekdays one player who has handicap certificate per
flight can bring along players who have no handicap index.
The course has been opened 8 years and I have lived in Hong Kong 10 years
in 2003. It was my first time to play here. I had heard that it was really
wonderful. After I played, I was deeply impressed by the caliber of the
course, both its scenic views and the excellent layout. On the course,
you never have any man-made structures in your sights at all except for
the clubhouse. The Hong Kong Jockey Club, famous for horse racing, has
sponsored the club and makes it as a public course as one way of returning
the profits it makes for public benefit. The course doesn’t have the bad
qualities that typical public courses tend to have. Hong Kong can be proud
because it is one of best courses in Asia.
This course has lots of ups & downs but you can not use a golf cart
at the North Course, which is only a disadvantage. The summer in Hong Kong
is always hot and you had better book a caddie on advance.
Gary Player has designed 200 courses around the world, about 30 of them
in Asia. There are Ria
Bintan Resort in Indonesia, Manna CC in Japan, Sand
River (深圳砂河) GC, Zhaoqing (肇慶)
R&GC in China, Puerto Azul B&CC, Orchard G&CC - Player
Course in the Philippines and Sriracha
GC in Thailand