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Foshan Golf Club

Canton First Estate

333 Golf Road

Nanhai Hi-Tech Industry Development Zone

China

 

+(86)757- 81182222 -208

www.foshangolfclub.com

 

Location: Southern China

 

Nearest Airport: Guangzhou International Airport – approximately 45 minutes

 

Internationally acclaimed for its natural beauty, character and stern test of golf, Foshan’s flagship championship course has become a welcome modern new attribute to the city’s far-reaching fame as the cradle of Cantonese culture which spawned its own distinctive traditions such as opera, kung fu, lion dancing and dragon boat racing. Now one of China’s thriving, modern cities, Foshan is poised to become a key part of the ambitious Greater Bay Area initiative which will integrate the 11 cities of the Pearl River Delta into one mega economic cluster of 60 million people. Foshan GC is in the enviable position of being extremely well located to benefit from this massive and exciting initiative.

 

Tony Cashmore, the highly experienced Australian course designer, had the vision to preserve and, where possible, enhance the outstanding natural beauty and wildlife of the land for the golf course. So he put a strong focus on planting native grasses and shrubs, thereby creating a course that blends perfectly with its surroundings and flows naturally through the wooded hills and valleys dotted with ponds and streams.  The result is a natural series of highly testing golfing challenges that demand both good shot making and course management to navigate the 18 holes.

 

The course is also one of the few in China that has won awards for its work on environmental sustainability, recycling water and encouraging native pond life being two examples from a range of initiatives in operation.

 

As with the great courses of the world, Foshan has its memorable groups of holes each with their own special character. The corner featuring the 4th to 7th holes is quite different from the rising and plunging slopes of the 10th and 11th holes. The long loop of 12th to 15th holes is different again.

 

Perhaps, fittingly, it is the final hole that has seen most drama and swings of fortune.  Guarded by a large lake and with a putting surface sloping ominously toward the lake, many have ruined their chances by gambling on hitting a perfect shot or putt only to come up short. Adding to the drama are the natural slopes behind the hole that can accommodate several thousand spectators and have become a favourite viewing spot during the Foshan Open.

COURSE INFO

GREENS
Type of grass - Tif Eagle Bermuda
Height of cut - 2.90 mm
Speed/stimpmeter reading - 10’8’’ (Monday). Aim for the tournament is 11’0.
Any specific comments - Generally undulating but very true and firm
FAIRWAYS
Type of grass - Tif Sport Bermuda
Height of cut - 13mm
General width and contouring - Around 25 – 30m wide with sweeping contours and slight doglegs on most holes.
Any specific comments - Undulating fairways. 18th hole has been widened slightly to encourage more players to hit the green in two strokes.
TEES / COLLARS
Type of grass - Tif Sport Bermuda
Height of cut - 12mm
Any specific comments -
ROUGH
Type of grass - Tif Sport Bermuda
Height of cut - semi - 28mm
- Intermediate - 60mm
- rough - Last cut Wednesday 11th October
Any specific comments -
WEATHER
Weather in advance - Very dry and windy which has burnt the fairways a little. Very little dew at night and in the morning so the plant is dry.
Forecast for tournament - Temperature should vary between highs of 238C to 30C.
- Rain forecast Sunday and Monday prior to the tournament days which is very good news for the fairways and greens.
COURSE
Opened - 2013
Course designer - Tony Cashmore
Special features - Holes 9 and 18 are very similar to the Emirates GC in Dubai. Very large bunkers on holes 4 and 11 that stretch the length of the hole.
General playability - Excellent
Undulating / flat - Very undulating
Tree lined / exposed - Tree lined
Many / few water hazards - Many water hazards
Changes to the course
OTHER FEATURES
Any other features of the course or the event that may be of interest to web readers The course is tree lined with lots of water and very large bunkers.

Card Of Course

Foshan Golf Club


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14419383 104360329
23179164 113177162
34463423 124440402
44348318 135552505
55529484 144416380
64443405 154390357
73190174 163164150
85588538 174471431
94420384 185545498
Out3635793273 In3635153214
7270946487


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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1FARR, OliverWAL18-18
2HEISELE, SebastianGER18-13
T3HUIZING, DaanNED18-12
T3EVANS, RyanENG18-12
5TARREN, CallumENG18-10
T6CHO, Rak hyunKOR18-9

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