Golf in China 2019

European Tour Properties has entered new territory by welcoming its first Chinese venue, Genzon Golf Club, to its portfolio of Destinations.

Located in the Longgang district of China, near Hong Kong, Genzon Golf Club is the first Chinese venue to join European Tour Properties’ world class network of Destinations.

The state-of-the-art golf club features a 36-hole Championship course, split into two and classified as A and B, and is designed by renowned designer Neil Haworth, following ecological principles and preserving the original mountain vegetation and topography.

Course A is sculpted around the 700-acre Dragon Lake, while Course B is set against a mountainous backdrop and incorporates deep undulating fairways.

A vast practice area accompanies the outstanding courses, with 33 grass bays and an indoor smart driving range. In addition, two putting greens with top quality surfaces give players the chance to hone their short game.

Although new to European Tour Properties’ portfolio, Genzon Golf Club is no stranger to European Tour events. The Shenzhen venue played host to the 2014 Volvo China Open, won by Alexander Levy, as the event celebrated its 20th anniversary. The Shenzhen International also took place at Genzon between 2015-2017, making it the first Chinese venue to host two different European Tour events.

Iain McInally, Head of European Tour Properties, said: “Genzon Golf Club is a stunning venue and we are delighted to welcome them into our family.

“It is truly a world class venue, having previously hosted the Volvo China Open, and we are excited to work with them to maintain and enhance those incredibly high standards.

“Golf is a growing sport in China, and with our knowledge and expertise we believe we can help Genzon to increase participation in the area.”

Mr Ali Kong, Deputy General Manager of Genzon Golf Club, said: “Genzon Golf Club is extremely honoured to join European Tour Properties as the first Destination in China.

“Through European Tour Properties, which is a high-quality platform, we hope to gather more like-minded people with shared mindsets to bring greater value to our members.

“Golf, a unique sport with a profound sporting spirit, is an international business language. In China, as a members-only golf club, we feel proud of where we are today.

“Through unremitting efforts, we hope we can create a comfortable golf social space with proactive, sincere, professional and exquisite services, so that our members can build a healthy body and pleasant mind to live life to its maximum.”