The former British colony of Hong Kong is still near the top of many people’s “must-visit world city” lists. With a population of nearly 7 million people, Hong Kong is an energetic, noisy and vibrant urban space with a plethora of tastes and smells. The view of towering buildings against the backdrop of deeply forested mountains is one of many unforgettable images conjured up by Hong Kong. Factor in some serious shopping followed by a bowl of noodles and you could be in your perfect heaven. But should you pack your golf clubs?
The short answer is a resounding yes! Golf in Hong Kong dates back more than 100 years and the Royal Hong Kong Golf Club at Fanling can trace its roots way back to 1889, which places the club amongst an elite group of the 100 oldest clubs in the world. Royal Hong Kong Golf Club is where golf in Asia began and no trip for any golf aficionado would be complete without securing a tee time at the club, which is now more simply known as The Hong Kong Golf Club. Oh yes, we’d almost forgotten to mention that there are ten other courses in Hong Kong, so there’s no shortage of golf in the vicinity.