With bright sunshine and spring-like weather all year round, Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, is a good place to enjoy your golf. There are some famous golf clubs in Kunming, such as the Spring City Golf & Lake Resort, the Sunshine Golf Club, the Dianchi Lakeview Golf Club and the Country Golf Club, etc.
Kunming Spring City Golf & Lake Resort
The Spring City Golf & Lake Resort (Spring City), 48 kilometers from Kunming city proper, is built by Yangzong Lake surrounded by mountains and clear water. The Spring City is one of the most beautiful golf holiday resorts of the world with a pleasant weather and a sunny and pretty spring scene all year round. It is praised as “the paradise for golfers in Asia”.
The Spring City has two championship golf courses including the Mountain Course designed by Jack Nicklaus and the Lake Course by Robert Trent Jones Jr., as well as luxury resorts set amidst lush landscapes against the backdrop of Yangzong Lake. The 18-hole Mountain Course is set on high grounds overlooking the Yangzong Lake, offering you spectacular views of the picturesque lake and the verdant hills. The spectacular 18-hole Lake Course is set on the banks of the Yangzong Lake and is world-renowned for its narrow fairways, crisscrossing trenches, green terraces and breathtaking lake views. Both courses have gained over 100 international awards since 1998.
Kunming Sunshine Golf Club
The Sunshine Golf Club, about 8 kilometers from Kunming city proper and 6 kilometers from Kunming-Qujing Expressway, is adjacent to World Horticulture Expo Garden, Golden Temple Forest Park and Kunming Wild Animal Zoo to its south, and abuts on Kunming Botanical Garden and Black Dragon Pool Park to its northwest.
The course, reclining upon the mountain and situated beside the lake, is designed and supervised by Robert Trent Jones Jr., the famous American golf course design company. With an area of about 160 hectares, it is an 18-hole and 72-par urban mountain golf course, with a total length of 7,217 yards. High-quality bent grass is chosen for the course. Furthermore, the Duval-messien “Previstorm” Thunder and lightning pre-warning system is introduced into the club. It is also one of the rare courses in China with floodlit driving ranges.
Kunming Dianchi Lakeview Golf Club
The Dianchi Lakeview Golf Club, located at the Dianchi National Tourism & Holiday Resort of Kunming, is tucked away amidst the Dianchi Lake and West Hills (Xishan). It is just 15 minutes’ drive from downtown Kunming and 20 minutes from Kunming Changshui International Airport.
Lakeview is a 72-par with a total length of 7,222 yards, and boasts four sets of tees. With strategically placed bunkers, rolling fairways, and contoured greens, it is designed and built by Nick Faldo, one of the greatest golfers in the world, in line with standard of championship course specified by American Golf Association. The course is made of rare Agrostis stolonifiera L. imported from abroad and the other necessary facilities are also the top products of the world. The Lakeview is also one of the floodlit golf courses in Kunming.
Kunming Country Golf Club
Covering an area of about 87 hectares, the Country Golf Club is located at Chenggong County, by the expressway from Kunming to Stone Forest and 14 kilometers to Kunming city proper. It is an 18-hole and 72-par course with a total length of 7,109 yards, built with international standard. The course is designed by Les Watts, a famous Australian golf course designer, by taking advantage of the geographical feature and natural scenery. International quality grass is used in the course.