Sun Valley Golf Club
Situated somewhere mid-way between the East Expressway to Haikou and the coast of Yalong Bay in Sanya, the Sun Valley Golf Club is accessible via the Yalong Bay Road. Hardly half an hour from Sanya's Fenghuang International Airport and even less from downtown, this Par-73 7,875-yard JMP-designed championship course opened in 2004 along with a few other clubs when Sanya was unleashed to become the 'Hawaii of the East' and the home of the Miss Universe Pageant.
Built on high ground and rolling hills, the main feature of the course is the distance and the generous green, typical of a JMP touch. An average green is close to 1,000 square meters, and that's a lot of room to play with, or get lost in. Add-ons have been included to the existing vegetations and terrain, creating a front-9 Lake and a back-9 Desert course environment. Hole 4, Hotel 5 and Hotel 6 surround a large wide lake in the valley. At least 7 holes are high up, enough for a commanding view of Yalong Bay, while 5 others face huge desert bunkers. The largest green in China is also here at over 1,100 square meters while Hole 18, the only Par-6 in China, certainly nails the course like no others.
The most memorable hole has to be the Par-3 224-yard Lake Course Hole 4, which won accolades for being one of the '18 Most Famous Signature Holes in China' some years back. To counter the daunting distance, a full set of tees running alongside the man-made lake caters to all levels. The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club in Lijiang, Yunnan Province, near Kunming, is one of the longest courses in the world. The distance is balanced by the thin air resistance. If all else fails, superb views of Sanya City and Yalong Bay from some of the tee-boxes on vantage points will make up for everything else that wasn't for the day.
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