It isn’t hard to find golf courses in Hong Kong, it is however tough to find public golf courses in Hong Kong that will let you in. While the city has an absolute glut of golf courses, they’re almost all private member clubs.
Luckily, many of the private clubs do open their doors at certain times, although green fees can be exorbitant. Below are listings of private clubs that allow the public through their doors and Hong Kong’s only public course.
You’ll need your handicap card and passport for all of the below. You can get more information on courses and golfing in the city via the Hong Kong Golf Association.
The only true public golf course in Hong Kong, the Jockey Club’s Kau Sai Chau Golf Course is one of the best in the region. Set on an island just off the coast from Sai Kung, these stunning 36-hole links designed by Gary Player are reached by dedicated ferry. The course is only open to non Hong Kong residents during the week, with fees starting at around HK$700 for a trip around eighteen holes. The South China sea that frames the course makes for plenty of Kodak moments.
Steeped in tradition, Hong Kong’s first golf club was set up in 1889 with the original Deepwater Bay course built just ten years later. This 9-holer is still one of the most exlcusive clubs in town. Visitors need to ring in advance to play the links which are open to non members weekdays from 9am-2pm at a cost of HK$500 for a round. They also have a full 18-hole course at Fanling which is host to the yearly Hong Kong open.
A stunning setting on the tip of the Clearwater Bay Peninsula in the New Territories, the clubs 18 holes are open at all times to non members, although at HK$2000 a round, it doesn’t come cheap. There is a marina and helicopter pad on site for those who want to make a dramatic entry. www.cwbgolf.org