Where it All Started

This month marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Palmer Course at Chung Shan Hot Spring, the first club in post-Revolutionary China. HK Golfer pays a visit to what is still one of the most enjoyable layouts around

Another Gem: The Nicklaus Course

Cheung Shan Nicklaus Course 18thThe Nicklaus Course at Chung Shan, which opened in 1993, nine years after the Palmer, ranks among the finest that the Golden Bear has put his name to in Asia and is almost the complete antithesis of its older brother. More mountainous and water-strewn that the Palmer, the Nicklaus favours the longer hitter, but with expansive bunkering and large, strongly contoured greens, a deft touch on and around the putting surfaces is also required. Although a private club, visitors are permitted to book tee times on both courses during the week. Weekends and public holidays are reserved for members and their guests. Together these two courses cement Chung Shan’s status as one of the premier clubs in the mainland.




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