Today, Mr. Stewart Newport, the Guinness World Records ‘ Keeper of the Record‘, has accredited Mission Hills Golf Club as the ‘World’s Largest Golf Club‘, witnessed by VIPs including the Minister of Tourism and the Minister of Sports, heads of other ministries, the vice-governor of Guangdong province, the mayors of Shenzhen and Dongguan and Mr. HU Jianguo, president, China Golf Association
Mission Hills Golf Club has ten 18-hole ‘championship courses‘. The first Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole World Cup course was completed in 1994. In the decade that followed, Mission Hills commissioned nine other top international golfers, from five continents to create the ten-course legend, intending to pave the way forward for China’s sports-related tourism, as well as to attract foreign direct investment into the Pearl River Delta region. Earlier this month Greg Norman hosted the inauguration of the 10th course, which was named after him.
Today, Mission Hills provides employment for over 5,000 people and represents an investment of over US$400 million (HK$3 billion). It has played host to over thirty international tournaments.
“Golf has a profound history of 549 years in the world but with only 20 years development in China, leveraging on the rising economy in the country,” said Dr. David Chu, chairman of Mission Hills Group, “I dedicated myself to bring golf in China to the world’s No. 1 position and let people across the globe to connect with us. In fact, golf itself is not only a recreational sport but also the best networking platform for business and social elites. Having a world No. 1 golf club now located in China, I am sure the world will be amazed by our country’s economic power and cultural advancement, which certainly provide impetus for the enhancement of China’s status in the sports tourism industry.”
Located just 30 minutes from Hong Kong, Mission Hills is the only club in Asia with an ISO 14001 environmental award. It is an exclusive gated residential community housing a five-star hotel, resort and country club with the largest tennis facility in Asia. Mission Hills is also home to China’s David Leadbetter Golf Academy.
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