About The Course

Thu 16 Oct 2014

About The Course

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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.
Scorecard:
Hole    1         2       3       4        5       6        7        8       9       Out
Par      4         3       5       4        3        4        4       3       4       34
Yds   468    149   551   288   192   436   380   188   493   3145
Hole    10     11       12     13      14      15      16     17     18        In        Total
Par       4       4         3       5       4        4       4       4       4         36        70
Yds    367    466   144   529   395   426   411   406   410      3251    6699
Past Winners:
2013: Miguel Angel Jimenez (Esp)
2012: Miguel Angel Jimenez (Esp)
2011: Rory McIlroy (Nir)
2010: Ian Poulter (Eng)
2009: Gregory Bourdy (Fra)
2008: Lin Wen-tang (TPE)
2007: Miguel Angel Jimenez (ESP)
2006: Jose Manuel Lara (ESP)
2005: Colin Montgomerie (SCO)
2004: Miguel Angel Jimenez (ESP)
2003: Padraig Harrington (Ire)
2002: Fredrik Jacobson (Swe)
2001: Jose Maria Olazabal(ESP)
2000: Simon Dyson (Eng)
1999: Patrik Sjoland (Swe)
1998: Kang Wook-soon (Kor)
1997: Frank Nobilo (Nzl)
1996: Rodrigo Cuello (Phi)
1995: Gary Webb (USA)
1994: David Frost (Rsa)
1993: Brian Watts (USA)
1992: Tom Watson (USA)
1991: Bernhard Langer (Ger)
1990: Ken Green (USA)
1989: Brian Claar (USA)
1988: Hsieh Chin-sheng (Tpe)
1987: Ian Woosnam (Wal)
1986: Seichi Kanai (Jpn)
1985: Mark Aebli (USA)
1984: Bill Brask (USA)
1983: Greg Norman (Aus)
1982: Kurt Cox (Aus)
1981: Chen Tse-ming (Tpe)
1980: Kuo Chie-hsiung (Tpe)
1979: Greg Norman (Aus)
1978: Hsieh Yung-yo (Tpe)
1977: Hsieh Min-nan (Tpe)
1976: Ho Ming-chung (Tpe)
1975: Hsieh Yung-yo (Tpe)
1974: Lu Liang-huan (Tpe)
1973: Frank Phillips (Aus)
1972: Walter Godfrey (Nzl)
1971: Orville Moody (USA)
1970: Isao Katsumata (Jpn)
1969: Teruo Sugihara (Jpn)
1968: Randall Vines (Aus)
1967: Peter Thomson (Aus)
1966: Frank Phillips (Aus)
1965: Peter Thomson (Aus)
1964: Hsieh Yung-yo (Tpe)
1963: Hsieh Yung-yo (Tpe)
1962: Len Woodward (Aus)
1961: Kel Nagle (Aus)
1960: Peter Thomson (Aus)
1959: Lu Liang Huan (Tpe)