Hong Kong Golf Club Old Course
Today we’ll walk you through the Hong Kong Golf Club Old Course and also provide some photos for you. Note if you’re another golf website thinking about stealing these photos, think again, they’re copyrighted with meta data embedded in the images so we can track usage.
The first hole of the Hong Kong Golf Club Old Course is a nice little Par 4, it’s a really good start and typifies the Hong Kong Golf Club Old Course because it’s shirt, birdieable, but a big number can be had just as easily if you hit an errant shot. Longer hitters won’t want to hit driver here and a long iron or 3 wood off the tee is the right play. The green is fronted by a creek and if the pin is cut at the front, don’t be fooled into trying to get it too close. Hole 2 on the Hong Kong Golf Club Old Course is another excellent short, driveable Par 4. Hitting the green is more luck than anything and the smart play is to take enough club to get you up the hill and have sight of the green. It’s here the challenge begins as this green is a little b#sta^d to get on! This is probably one of the most annoying Short holes on the Hong Kong Golf Club Old Course, if not anywhere in Hong Kong.
The 3rd hole is a good Par 3, don’t miss it left, don’t miss it right! The 4th hole at Hong Kong Golf Club Old Course is a straight away Par 4, generous driving hole and back to front sloping green that is fronted by a pond left and bunker left. You can just easily make a double as a birdie on this hole. The 5th hole at Hong Kong Golf Club Old Course is probably our favourite Par 3, up the hill and usually playing at 180-200+ yards. Hitting the green here is some feat and par is a good score. The 6th hole at Hong Kong Golf Club Old Course is the first Par 5, the fairway is wide but with trouble left and right, it’s amazing how many balls miss this generous driving hole. If you hit a good one you can reach this in two.
The 7th hole is another good Par 4, playing around 150-170 yards. Miss the green and you’ll be doing well to make Par. The 8th at Hong Kong Golf Club Old Course is another one of our favourite Par 4’s in Hong Kong, driveable for only the longest hitters, it’s a difficult driving hole. Get it on the fairway though and Par becomes much easier with a relatively tame green. The 9th is another reachable 5, for longer hitters, they could go 3 wood-3 wood. But the drive is probably the toughest on the course, road and OB left, trees and trouble left, you must hit the fairway to give any chance of reaching but it’s an intimidating fairway.
The Hong Kong Golf Club Old Course 10th hole beings with a blind tee shot over a big hill, doglegs around the corner and up the hill a fraction. A good hole but nothing to write home about. The 11th is the toughest hole at the Hong Kong Golf Club Old Course. It’s a dogleg left Par 4 that is really a 3 shot for most hackers and even some mid handicap amateurs. The green is one of the most difficult to get on and stay on, and a Par here feels like birdie. The 12th is a nice little par 3 that is suprisingly difficult despite it’s short length. The 13th is a stronger Par 4, slight dogleg left. The green slopes front to back so hit one less club and let the slope roll the ball out. The 14th at Hong Kong Golf Club Old Course is another reachable Par 5, split the big trees on each side of the fairway and you could be left with a mid iron into a slightly elevated green. Despite the approach being uphill, going into this green with a long or middle iron, for some reason can play less.
The Hong Kong Golf Club Old Course 15th is a dogleg right up the hill. The approach is often into the wind so hit plently of club for your second. The 16th is a downhill Par 3 that can play up to 3 clubs less, it’s a small green and hitting it is near impossible unless you hit a perfect shot. Even going in with a mid iron it’s difficult to stop the ball on this green. The 17th is a bastardly Par 5, the fairway tempts you to hit a big one, but there’s trouble left, and OB right, and you must hit the fairway to go at this green, tucked over a big hill. The green also slopes front to back, and if you’re left with a 30-70 yard shot, it can be difficult to get it close if the pin is at the front. I think this is the one hole at Hong Kong Golf Club Old Course that has caused us the most headaches.
The 18th at Hong Kong Golf Club Old Course is a straightaway Par 4. Tee off from an elevated tee, OB left and right, again you must hit the fairway. Driver is not really the play unless you’re striping it, and the approach is a simple one from the middle of the fairway. The Hong Kong Golf Club Old Course is one of our favourite golf courses in Hong Kong and its definitely worth playing if you get the chance.
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