Golfing in Shanghai
Some 20 golf clubs dot the countryside within two hours of downtown Shanghai. Some run buses, so call to inquire; some are on metro lines, and others suggest that you take a taxi. All run on a membership basis, but most allow nonmembers to play when accompanied by a member.
Grand Shanghai International Golf and Country Club. This club has a Ronald Fream–designed 18-hole championship course and driving range. 18 Yangcheng Zhonglu, Yangcheng Lake Holiday Zone, Kunshan City, 215347. 0512/5789–1999. www.grandshanghaigolf.com.cn.
Shanghai Binhai Golf Club. Peter Thomson designed the Scottish links–style, 54-hole course at this club far out in Pudong. Binhai Resort, Baiyulan Dadao, Nanhui County, 528234. 021/3800–1888 reservation hotline. www.binhaigolf.com.
Shanghai International Golf and Country Club. This 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. is Shanghai's most difficult. There are water hazards at almost every hole. 961 Yinzhu Lu, Zhujiajiao, Qingpu District, Shanghai, 201713. 021/5972–8111.
Shanghai Links Golf and Country Club. This Jack Nicklaus–designed 18-hole course is about a 45-minute drive east of downtown. 1600 Lingbai Lu, Tianxu Township, Pudong, 201201. 021/5897–3068. www.shanghailinks.com.cn.
Shanghai Riviera Golf Resort. The late Bobby J. Martin designed this 18-hole course and driving range. 277 Yangtze Lu, Nanxiang Town, Jiading District, Shanghai, 201802. 021/5912–6888. www.srgr.cn.
Shanghai Silport Golf Club. This 27-hole course on Dianshan Lake was designed by Bobby J. Martin. 1 Xubao Lu, Dianshan Lake Town, Kunshan City, 215345. 0512/5748–1111. www.silport.com.cn.
Shanghai Sun Island International Club. You'll find a 27-hole course designed by Nelson & Haworth at the Shanghai Sun Island International Club, as well as an excellent driving range. 2588 Shantai Lu, Zhu Jia Jiao, Qingpu District, Shanghai, 201714. 021/6983–3001. www.sunislandclub.com.
Tianma Country Club. Tianma is the most accessible course to the public. Its 18 holes have views of Sheshan, a 328-foot-tall hill atop which sits an observatory and a basilica. 3958 Zhaokun Lu, Songjiang District, Shanghai, 201603. 021/5766–1666. www.tianmacc.com.
Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club. The closest course to the city center, Tomson has 18 holes and a driving range designed by Shunsuke Kato. 1 Longdong Da Dao, Pudong, 201203. 021/5833–8888. www.tomson-golf.com.
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