The Hong Kong Golf Club is rich in history. It was formed on May 10, 1889 and reached over 100 members by 1891. The Club was used for various other sports but in 1911, the Old Course was created and the New Course was soon ready to play in November 1931. Through the support of members, a third course, the Eden, was built in 1970.
The Hong Kong Golf Club has been the home of the Hong Kong Open since its inception in 1959 and many golfing icons had enjoyed victory such as Peter Thomson, “Mr” Lu Liang-huan, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo and Jose-Maria Olazabal.
For the Hong Kong Open, a selection of the best holes from the New and Eden courses are used for the Championship. Essentially, accuracy and course management are a premium due to the tree-lined fairways.
The par four 18th hole, with water hazard fronting the green, requires nerve and skill in equal measures and is widely regarded as one of Asia’s finest finishing holes. Many Hong Kong Opens have been won and lost on this daunting 18th.