Golf is considered one of the oldest sports in the world. Golf is a sport in which the player has to hit the ball using various clubs into a series of holes. The four different types of clubs used are woods, irons, putters, and wedges. The ancient origin of golf is still unclear but the modern game of golf originated in Scotland. One of the most common misconceptions is that the word ‘golf’ stands for Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden but is golf is actually derived from a word meaning ‘club’. The four biggest championships in men’s golf called “majors” are
1) The open championship
2) The masters
1. Who Is the Founder of Mission Hills, Shenzhen?
- A. David Chu
- B. Ken Chu
- C. Tenniel Chu
- D. Jack Nicklaus
3) U.S open
4) PGA championship
The game is usually played on a course that is arranged with a total of 18 holes but a course with 9 holes is also common and played twice to complete a full round. A golf course is a ground where golf is played. Each hole present in the course typically consists of teeing ground, rough, fairway, and hazards.
But have you ever wondered about the biggest golf course in the world and where is the world’s largest golf resort located? The world’s largest golf course in Mission Hills Golf Club and is located in the town of Guanlan, Shenzhen.
Mission Hills Golf Club:
With a total of 12 courses and 180 holes, Mission Hills Golf Club holds the Guinness World Record for the largest golf course in the world, beating the most famous Pinehurst golf course. It has up to 3000 golfers playing per day. And there are another totally 10 courses at Mission Hills Haikou. Mission Hills Golf Club was founded by Dr. David Chu, a Hong Kong native in 1992. After visiting a famous golf course in Toronto in the late 1980s, Dr. David chu inspired to buy land in Shenzhen for a golf course. Mission Hills Shenzhen has totally hosted around 100 international tournaments. Later, Mission Island extended its business across cities like Haikou, Dongguan. Mission Hills, Haikou was established in 2011. In 2008, Chu secured a position in the top 10 list of ‘most powerful people in golf’. He then passed away in 2011 at the age of 61. Mission Hills has its 12 signature courses that feature designers from five different continents including Jack Nicklaus who designed the world cup Course, Theodore Ernest Els who designed the Els Course, Annika Sorenstam who designed the Annika Course, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, etc.