Sanya is a golfing vacation destination all year round with its excellent geographical location and ideal climate. Different style golf courses in tiptop maintained condition along with its picturesque coastal views are sure to spoil any golfers. Today, our Sanya Golf Tour will start from the Sun Valley Sanya Golf Resort, a famous golf club in Sanya.
The Sun Valley Sanya Golf Resort is located beside the Hongxia Mountain in the Yalong Bay National Resort District, Sanya. Designed by the world famous golf design company JMP, the golf club features a 27-hole, 109-par course, with a total length of 11,474 yards of fairway. Covering an area of around 2,000 hectares, the golf course is divided into 3 areas: Course A with Lake View, Course B with Desert View and Course C with Mountain View. Course A, covering an area of 836 hectares, is a 36-par course, with a length of 3,904 yards of fairway; Course B, covering an area of 635 hectares, is a 37-par course, with a length of 3,971 yards; Course C, covering an area of 500 hectares, is a 36-par course, with a length of 3,599 yards. With the unique design, it is no wonder that the China Golf Magazine awarded top honors to Sun Valley as “The Best Course Landscape” right after the soft opening in 2004.
The course is generally nestled into the mountain ridges creating very natural surroundings, and equally enthralled with plenty of water hazards to provide a challenging environment for different level of golfers. The dramatic changes in elevation and undulating fairways provide the interesting contrasts. Lake Course features abundant palm trees, lush vegetations with large body of water to create visual and playing interests. While the large sandy waste bunkers and different species of cacti offer a strong flavor of the rustic desert-style layout at the Desert Course.
In particular, one of its signature holes is the 9th hole at the Desert Course, which is the only 6-par hole in China, with a total length of 828 yards from golden tee box. It is probably the longest hole in China that all golfers want to experience. Another signature hole is the par-3, the 4th hole at the Lake Course, which is awarded by Golf Digest in 2005 as “The Best Golf Awards – China’s 18 Most Famous Signature Holes”. It features the longest continual tee zone of 150 meters and in addition, it boasts the biggest green with an area of 1,100 square meters.
With its ideal location, natural setting and modern conveniences, the Sun Valley Sanya Golf Resort is destined to be a world-class golf and holiday retreat for you. After enjoying your golf, you can have a leisure time in the clubhouse. Designed by KTGY of Thailand, the tropical garden style clubhouse is located at the top site of the golf resort, with full view of Yalong Bay Area, Course A and Course B.
Address: Bohou Village, Yalong Bay National Resort District, Jiyang Town, Sanya, Hainan.
Traffic: 25 minutes’ drive to Sanya Phoenix International Airport, 15 minutes’ drive to the downtown, 5 minutes’ drive to the Yalong Bay beach and the world famous 5-star hotels: Ritz-Carlton, MGM, Marriott, Hilton, St. Regis, Sheraton and Pullman etc.