Aspiring pro or Sunday leisure golfer? There’s a green to suit your style among Hong Kong’s islands and highlands, with more than a century of history making the sport a serious fixture here. Throw in stellar views and tee off at this trio…
HK’s only public course The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau boasts pretty, eco-friendly panoramas, bestriding rugged Kau Sai Chau island in the Sai Kung peninsula. Its three 18-hole courses – North, South and East – offer stagger coastline and South China Sea views. Catering, classes, a golf shop, short-game practice area, floodlit 60-bay driving range, and Friday twilight session deals add to the fun. Just don’t whack a deer, egret or pond heron!
Fancy a round at Clearwater Bay? Local and overseas visitors can pay to play at this Sai Kung peninsula beauty from 9.30am to 11.30am weekday mornings only (except Wednesdays and holidays), with dreamy views of islands, a country club, marina and waves. Fees include driving range and golf carts. You must meet handicap and dress code requirements to enjoy this 18-hole affair, with two contrasting ocean/highland sets of nine holes.
At coastal Shek O on Hong Kong Island’s south-east side, the swanky Shek O Country Club has a sea and be scene vibe, open to members and their guests only. Score an invite with contacts to enjoy a compact course, overlooking the ocean and wending through a valley. Dating back to 1919, it’s one of Asia’s oldest, with an intimate clubhouse, caddies but no carts. Fore!
The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau / Kau Sai Chau / Sai Kung / +852 2791 3388 / 7am-8pm daily / kscgolf.org.hk
Clearwater Bay / 139 Tai Au Mun Rd / Sai Kung / +852 2335 3700 / 9.30am-11.30am Mon-Thu & Fri for non-members / cwbgolf.org
Shek O Country Club / 5 Shek O Rd / Shek O / +852 2809 4458 / from 6am / open to members (and their guests) only