Card Wreckers

For a place that isn’t exactly overrun with courses, Hong Kong doesn’t lack when it comes to intimidating tee shots and dangerous approaches. Alex Jenkins selects the scariest holes in the city

14th Hole, East Course, The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau

366 yards, Par-4

Six years on since the Nelson & Haworth-designed East Course opened and the signature 14th still strikes fear into all that play it. But it shouldn’t be that way. The cliff-top fairway certainly should be wide enough to accommodate a less-than-perfect drive but as is so often the case, it’s the effect on the mind that makes this short but stunning par-4 so intimidating. Miss left and you have no chance; spray it right and you may as well delve into your bag for another ball. Caramba.

Fear Factor: 7


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