Tiger Beach Golf Links
海阳旭宝高尔夫球场

Course Data
Location Qingdao, Shandong Province, China
Yardage 6633 yards Par 72
Course Rating  
Playing Date 4 Jun. 2008
Designer Song Kuang Mang
Opened 2000
Caddie Yes
Golf Cart Yes (Can be driven on the fairways and need advance booking)
Rating
Overall Rating
4.85
Course Layout
5
Difficulty Level
4
Greens Condition
4
Fairways Condition
5
Landscaping & Views
6
クラブハウス

* The course is in fact 7222 yards long but the longest tees are only open to pros.

 

Tiger Beach GL is a pure links course laid out on flat, coastal terrain. It features picturesque views overlooking the Yellow Sea, rough sand dunes covered in wild fescue, rolling fairways punctured by pot bunkers and undulating greens. The thick fescues flank the relatively tight fairways, which require accurate shots. It is 6600 yards long which isn’t long but the strong winds, if any, will add greatly to the degree of difficulty.



A pond and the ocean

Shoreline seen from the 2nd green

Goats roaming around the course

 
2nd Par 4 385 yards
A dogleg to the right par 4. The green slopes from back to front with bunkers on both sides.
 

2nd Par 4 385 yards (3)

2nd Par 4 385 yards (2)

2nd Par 4 385 yards (1)
 
5th Par 5 555 yards
A straight par 5. The green slopes from back to front. 2 bunkers protecting the front side of the green are in play. The ocean extends beyond the green.
 

5th Par 5 555 yards (3)

5th Par 5 555 yards (2)

5th Par 5 555 yards (1)
 
6th Par 3 170 yards

6th Par 3 170 yards
A unique par 3 where the green looks like it's floating in the rough. The green is slightly elevated and surrounded by bunkers, so the right club selection is important.

7th Par 4 374 yards

A slight dogleg to the right par 4. You can see the ocean ahead off the tee. 2 pot bunkers are placed on the right side of the green that is steeply undulating and double-tiered. This hole will become a really tough par 4 if you play from the pro tee which is 460 yards long, 90 yards longer than the second longest tee.

 

7th Par 4 374 yards (3)

7th Par 4 374 yards (2)

7th Par 4 374 yards (1)
 
10th Par 4 440 yards

A straight & long par 4. The second shot is over a pond. The green is wide, elevated and slopes from back to front. Two pot bunkers in front of the green are in play. Left to right players need to be careful of water on the right of the green.


10th Par 4 440 yards (3)

10th Par 4 440 yards (2)

10th Par 4 440 yards (1)
 
12th Par 3 191 yards

12th Par 3 191 yards

A relatively long par 3. The green is elevated with 2 pot bunkers protecting the front, so you need a full carry to the green.

14th Par 5 508 yards
A straight par 5. A pond on the right, extending from 200 yards to the green up to its front, squeezes the landing area on the second shot. There is a ridge on the center of the green and thus slopes from the center to left & right.
 

14th Par 5 508 yards (3)

14th Par 5 508 yards (2)

14th Par 5 508 yards (1)
 
16th Par 3 196 yards

16th Par 3 196 yards

A par 3 with a demanding green. The green is narrow and triple-tiered, so you like to hit onto the same tier. A bunker on the front left of the green is in play. It usually plays against the wind, which makes the hole really longer.

 
17th Par 4 429 yards

17th Par 4 429 yards (2)

17th Par 4 429 yards (1)
A dogleg to the right par 4.An accurate tee shot is needed as the fairway is narrow. The green is elevated with a pot bunker on the front right of the green.
 
19th hole

Lodge

It is a 1 hour & 45 minute drive from Qingdao and a 1 hour & 15 minute drive from the airport. Visitors can play here. A lodge is available. Over 20 goats were allowed to roam around the course in late afternoons.

The designer, Song Kuang Mang, is Taiwanese and an owner of this club and Silport GC (上海旭宝高) in Shanghai. In preparing to design he visited, played and photographed a great many of the classic Scottish and Irish links courses and the results are really quite spectacular.