Nanjing Zhongshan International Golf Club
Zhongshan International Golf Club, with an area of 244 hectares, is located on the eastern foot of Purple Mountain. Its predecessor was “Suburb Golf Course”, constructed by the government of the Republic of China in 1934 for the purpose of entertaining domestic officials and foreign ambassadors.
The club now has a 27-hole golf course (including an 18-hole floodlit golf course), designed by Gary Player in accordance with international tournament standards. Gary Player, known as the “Black Knight” in its industry, blends the wonderful terrain and scenery of Purple Mountain into the golf course design, bringing fun and challenge to every player. EDSA, Belt Collins and WATG, the top international design groups, work respectively on the general planning, landscape design and clubhouse construction.
The Gary Player-designed course at Nanjing Zhongshan International Golf Club is laid out in three returning nines (named “Mountain,” “Lake” and “Valley”) with undulating fairways occupying a property that lies immediately next to Purple Mountain.
In its first year of operation, the club hosted the 2005 National China Games and several China Tour events have since been held here, including the Sofitel Golf Championship in 2007 and IGC Open in 2009.
More recently, 64 top junior golfers from 32 countries around the world teed it up at at this venue during the second edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014, when Renato Paratore from Italy and Lee Soyoung from Korea won respective gold medals.
The club is also well-equipped with driving range, five-star hotel, clubhouse, and high-end villas.
Address: No. 9 Huanling Road, Nanjing.
Travel tips: The club enjoys excellent geographic position, as it takes only 20 minutes by car to the downtown.
Chinese Name:南京钟山国际高尔夫俱乐部 (27洞)