Kai Sai Chau Public Golf Course - East Course
賽馬會滘西洲公眾高爾夫球場、東場
Course Data
Location Hong Kong, China
Yardage 6640 yards Par 72
Course Rating 71.7
Playing Date 22 Jul. 2011
Designer Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth
Opened 2008
Caddie Yes (Advance booking needed)
Golf Cart yes
Rating
Overall Rating
4.35
Course Layout
4
Difficulty Level
3
Greens Condition
4
Fairways Condition
5
Landscaping & Views
6
 

A view from clubhouse
The East Course at Kai Sai Chau Public Course is a mountainous course surrounded by the beautiful ocean. This public course has a total of three 18-hole courses. These include the North, South and East courses. The North & South courses were designed by Gary Player and the East course was designed by Nelson & Haworth. In addition, the distances between the holes can be quite far, which is quite annoying as it can disrupt the continuity of the 18 holes. However the mandatory golf carts will help solve this problem by helping you travel quickly throughout the course. While the North is known to be the most challenging, and a true championship course, the real prize has to be given to the East course, too, as majority of the holes in the East comes with a beautiful and dynamic view of the South China Sea. The landing areas are relatively small on many of holes, and the entire course is affected by sea winds, so the East course is quite challenging especially for those high handicap golfers. Nevertheless, I can guarantee that, despite your end score, the spectacular and memorable views will surely take your breath away and make you enjoy playing at this course.



9th green from the side

A view from 13th hole

A view from 14th hole (1)


A view from 14th hole (2)

A view from 16th tee

A view seen from 18th tee

Scorecard
 
1st Par 5 528 yards
The first hole of is a relatively straight par 5 that is reachable in two shots as it is set on a downhill slope. However, the green is elevated and protected by bunkers on both sides making the hole quite challenging.
 

1st Par 5 528 yards (3)

1st Par 5 528 yards (2)

1st Par 5 528 yards (1)
 
3rd Par 3 174 yards

3rd Par 3 174 yards (2)

3rd Par 3 174 yards (1)
The third hole is a beautiful par 3 course that overlooks the ocean on the right. The green itself is relatively long and is surrounded by a cliff on the entire right side.
 
4th Par 4 366 yards
This short par 4, a slight dogleg to the right, has its fairway and green protruding into the ocean. You hit onto the extreme downhill slopes on the tee and second shots and require high accuracy as the fairway is only 50 yards wide. Furthermore the hazards and the ocean on both the left and right side are things to look out for.
 

4th green seen from 3rd hole

4th Par 4 366 yards (2)

4th Par 4 366 yards (1)
 
5th Par 3 211 yards

5th Par 3 211 yards (2)

5th Par 3 211 yards (1)
A relatively long par 3 that hovers over the ocean. You must choose the right club to hit onto the green. If your ball is short of the front green edge, it will disappear over the cliff guarding the front of the wide green.
 
9th Par 4 425 yards

9th Par 4 425 yards (2)

9th Par 4 425 yards (1)
The ninth hole is a relatively straight par 4. The tee shot is downhill and there is a cliff on the left hand side. The second shot will be over a ravine and therefore a precise shot is needed. In addition the green borders the cliff on its front, left and right sides, so make sure you approach with caution.
 
11th Par 4 416 yards

11th Par 4 416 yards (2)

11th Par 4 416 yards (1)
A par 4 with a dogleg to the left with a downhill slope. Both the tee and second shots need to be accurate since there are cliffs on both the left and right side. In addition, a bunker is strategically placed in front of the long green which makes the hole quite a challenge.
 
13th Par 3 209 yards

13th Par 3 209 yards (2)

13th Par 3 209 yards (1)
This par 3 is relatively downhill hole, which hovers over a ravine that overlooks the ocean at the end.。
 
14th Par 4 366 yards
The fourteenth hole is considered as a signature hole. The hole is a short par 4 that consists of a dogleg to the left. The peninsula shaped fairway is protruding into the ocean like the 4th hole. Make sure you pay attention to the cliff that is placed close to the left side of the green.
 

14th Par 4 366 yards (3)

14th Par 4 366 yards (2)

14th Par 4 366 yards (1)
 
16th Par 5 522 yards
A par 5 with a dogleg to the left. The second & third shots are uphill. Be careful of the deep bunker guarding the front of the green. The green itself has a center that is quite is high and slopes to left & right.
 

16th Par 5 522 yards (3)

16th Par 5 522 yards (2)

16th Par 5 522 yards (1)
 
19th hole

It takes 20 minutes by club ferry to get from the Sai Kung ferry pier. It is a little less than an hour drive from Central Hong Kong. It is a public course but players must register his or her handicap beforehand. You can’t use golf carts at the North Course but can at the East Course, which surely helps you a lot when you play in the hot summer.



A ferry to go to the club

Restaurant

A sunset view from the restaurant

The other courses Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth designed in China are Sheshan International (佘山国际) GC, Century Seaview (世紀海景) CC, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (玉龍雪山) GC , Xili (西麗) G&CC, Sun Island International (上海太陽島國際) GC, Kunshan Sunisland (昆山太陽島國際) GC, Qingdao Huashan International (青島華山國際) CC, Lake Hill (海寧尖山) GC (Dragon Course), Guangzhou International (広州仙村國際) GC, Shenzen (深圳)GC, Huizhou Tangquan (恵州溫泉) GC, Palm Beach (粽櫚海景) GC, etc.