Beijing Adventures: On the Green
Golf has taken off in Beijing in a big way and more and more clubs are popping up around the city. However, golf in China is certainly an elite sport and, if you're not a member, you'll have to pay hefty green fees.
Chaoyang Kosaido Golf Club, Nongzhan Nanlu, Chaoyang (+010-6501-8584). The virtue in this tidy little par-30 nine-holer lies in its proximity to the city and the comparatively low green fees. (¥180 weekdays and ¥240 on weekends).
Beijing International Golf Club, Changping (+010-6076-2288). This is one of the finest golf courses around Beijing, with a stunningly located course and first-class facilities. The 18-hole course is tucked on a hillside overlooking the Ming Tombs and incorporates a river and reservoir. As a non-member, you'll have to pay ¥800 (men) or ¥450 (women) for weekdays or ¥1,400 (men and women) on weekends. Caddy fees are a compulsory ¥200.
Beijing Golf Club, Shunyi (+010-8947-0245). This golf club hosts the annual Helong Cup, the premier amateur golf invitational tournament in China. It was opened in 1987 and includes a driving range, four practice courses and even a Japanese-style bathhouse. Non-members can play for ¥800 on weekdays and ¥1,200 over the weekends.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication