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VENUE INFO

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

Height of cut

Speed/stimpmeter reading

Any specific comments

 

Tif Eagle Bermuda

2.80 mm

10’8’’ (Monday). Aim for the tournament is 11’6.

Generally undulating but very true and firm

FAIRWAYS

Type of grass

Height of cut

General width and contouring

 

Any specific comments

 

Tif Sport Bermuda

13mm

Around 25 – 30m wide with sweeping contours and slight doglegs on most holes.

Undulating fairways. 18th hole has been widened slightly to encourage more players to hit the green in two strokes.

TEES / COLLARS

Type of grass

Height of cut

 

Tif Sport Bermuda

12mm

ROUGH

Type of grass

Height of cut - semi

                     - Intermediate

                      - rough

 

Tif Sport Bermuda

28mm

60mm

Last cut Friday 12th October

WEATHER

Weather in advance

Forecast for tournament

 

Very wet and fairways are very damp.

Temperature should vary between highs of 23C to 30C. Dry forecast for Wednesday to Sunday but the start of the week is expected to be very wet.

COURSE

Opened

Course designer

Special features

 

General playability

Undulating / flat

Tree lined / exposed

Many / few water hazards

Changes to the course

 

2013

Tony Cashmore

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.

Excellent

Very undulating

Tree lined

Many water hazards

OTHER FEATURES

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
55552505 144416380
64443405 154390357
73190174 163164150
85588538 174471431
94420384 185545498
Out3636023294 In3635153214
7271176508


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Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1PEREZ, VictorFRA18-19
2MACINTYRE, RobertSCO18-19
T3CROCKER, SeanUSA18-18
T3ORRIN, MaxENG18-18
T5VAN DRIEL, DariusNED18-17
T5SINGH BRAR, JackENG18-17

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