Apart from sight-seeing and shopping, golfing is a great after-business activity in Hong Kong. The former British colony boasts of several golf courses including the Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling which was established in 1889 and is one of the oldest clubs in the region and the world.
Designed by masters and offering either breathtaking ocean views or Hong Kong's iconic skyline, these courses are a must visit for avid golfers. Here, we list down some of Hong Kong' most popular golf courses.
Jockey Club Kau Sai Chu
The only public golf course in Hong Kong situated along the rugged coastline of the uninhabited island of Kau Sai Chau in the New territories. It is comprised of three 18-hole golf courses, namely the North and South Courses designed by the legendary Gary Player, and East Course designed by Nelson and Haworth. All courses offer challenging golf in a spectacular setting with sweeping views of Sai Kung and the South China Sea. Apart from the three golf courses, Kau Sai Chau also offers a 60-bay floodlit driving range and shortgame practice area, a golf shop, and picturesque catering facilities making it an ideal place for organizing corporate or society events.
Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club
A premier, privately-owned and run country club, located on the Clear Water Bay Peninsula in Sai Kung Hong Kong. Situated atop a cliff on a craggly peninsula jutting out to the South China Sea, this challenging course offers magnificent ocean views. Access is restricted for members only.
Discovery Bay Golf Club
A well-rated and popular golf course on the mountainous region of Discovery Bay in Lantau Island. This challenging 18-hole course offers spectacular views of Big Mist Mountain, Silvermine Bay, Discovery Bay, Kowloon and Hong Kong. Other facilities include swimming pools, tennis courts, and clubhouse. Visitors are welcome.
Hong Kong Golf Club
Formerly calle the Royal Hong Kong Golf Club, this private club was established in 1889 and was originally located in Happy Valley before moving to Deep Water Bay and eventually in its current location in Fanling. It is home to the Hong Kong Open, a tournament co-sanctioned by the European and Asian Tours. The Hong Kong Golf Club is comprised of four courses, namely, the Old Course, Eden COurse, New Course and Deep Water Bay.
For beginners and golfers on a budget, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department manages four golf facilities available to the public for minimal charges.
Tuen Mun Golf Centre
Opened to the public in 1995, Tuen Mun Golf Centre is the first public golf driving range in Hong Kong. It features a 2-storey driving range with 91 bays, practice greens and bunker facilities. The Centre also offers golf training courses at different levels and related programmes. It is located at 54 Lung Mun Road, Tuen Mun, New Territories.
Wo Yi Hop Road Golf Driving Range
Located at 298 Wo Yi Hop Road, Kwai Chung, New Territories, the Wo Yi Hop Road Golf Driving Range was commissioned in 1995. Facilities include 15 driving bays, practice mirrors and changing rooms with lockers.
Shun Lee Tsuen Sports Centre
Located at Shun Lee Tsuen Road and opposite to Shun Lee Estate and Shun On Estate, Kwun Tong, Shun Lee Tsuen Sports Centre and Park is one of the popular and ideal recreation and sports venues. Covering a total area of 33 000 square metres, it offers a wide range of leisure and recreational facilities to the local residents. There are 3 indoor golf driving bays on the Ground Floor.
Island East Sports Centre
An indoor golf facility located at 52 Lei King Road, Sai Wan Ho. It is the first clubhouse type recreation centre managed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It provides various recreational facilities for public use in a relaxing atmosphere. There are 3 indoor golf driving bays on the 4th floor.