There are many cities in China offering good golf courses. You may wonder why so many travelers head to Kunming to play golf? Kunming, known as "the City of Eternal Spring", lies at an almost-tropical latitude but its 2000 meters altitude gives it a very temperate climate with an average temperature of 15℃ and summer average temperature around 19℃ and winter average temperature around 8℃. For the unique natural advantages and comfortable weather, Kunming is called the paradise for golfing!
Among all the top 10 golf courses in China, Kunming Spring City Golf & Lake Resort is ranked as the No.1 Golf Course, offering a golfing experience that capitalizes on the existing features of the property while taking advantage of the dramatic view changes in elevation and expansive nature of the site. Every golf course in Kunming has been designed based on the topography, providing travelers both excitement and challenge. Unlike golf courses in other cities, Kunming golf courses give you more than enjoyable golf experience, but sunshine, blue sky, white clouds, lake view, wildness, fun, imagination, quality...Check the 4 best golf courses in Kunming as well as other top recommended golf courses in Yunnan Province and start planning your golf trip!
Kunming Spring City Golf & Lake Resort
Chinese Name: 昆明春城湖畔高尔夫度假村
Location: Tangchi Town, Yiliang County, Kunming City; about 56 Kilometers from Kunming Downtown (昆明市宜良县汤池镇昆石高速阳宗海湖畔)
Reputed as “the Golf Paradise in Asia”, Spring City Golf & Lake Resort Kunming is the most recommended golf course in Kunming. This golf club is well blended with the natural environment, fully making use of the attractive mountain and lake scenery, well designed based on dramatic view changing in elevation and expansive nature of the site, creating comfortable golf experience that no other golf courses in China can be compared. In 2003 and 2005, The US Golf Digest ranked it “the No.1 Golf Course in China” while Golf Digest Hong Kong listed it among the “Top 10 Golf Courses in China and Hong Kong”.
Spring City Golf & Lake Resort Kunming is composed of Mountain Course (designed by Jack Nicklaus) and Lake Courses (designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr). The 18-hole Mountain Course is set on high grounds overlooking the Yang Zonghai Lake, providing spectacular views of the emerald lake and verdant hills. The 18-hole Lake Course is set on the banks of the Yang Zonghai Lake and is wold renowned for its narrow fairways, crisscrossing trenches, green terraces and breathtaking lake views. Golfers can spend about 2 days here enjoying the golf time with your partners or friends. You can accommodate in this lake resort for it provides comfortable rooms including Standard Queen Room, Standard Queen Lodge Room, King Suite and Queen Suite, all offering lake view.
Spring City Golf & Lake Resort Kunming is well located between Kunming downtown area and the famous site Stone Forest. Golfers can take some leisure time to visit Stone Forest to marvel at the incredible limestone formations as well as walk around the Spring City to catch more.
Recommended Golf Trip in Kunming:
Kunming Lakeview Golf Club
Chinese Name: 昆明滇池湖畔高尔夫球会
Location: 1505, Dianchi Road, National Tourist Zone, Xishan District, Kunming City; about 12 Kilometers from Kunming Downtown (昆明市西山区滇池国家旅游度假区滇池路1505号)
Lakeview Golf Club Kunming is located at the northeast side of Dianchi Lake, very close to Haigeng Park, Yunnan Ethnic Village and Yunnan Nationality Museum. It is the closest golf course in Kunming City. In 2003, the world famous golfers Nick Faldo incorporated rolling hills, numerous lakes and the finest turf grasses to the golf course, which makes golfers enjoy the fun of playing golf and the beauty of lake view. Nick Faldo said “This is course that rewards the “thinking golfer” and I’m sure that players of all abilities will find it both challenging and interesting. More than anything, I hope that it will prove to be fair and extremely playable golfing experience.”
The total length of the fairway is 7260 yards with a par of 72. Lakeview Golf Club Kunming also includes a top-notch driving range and short game practice area, not to mention a great clubhouse that surveys the final hole. It is recommended to spend one day playing golf and accommodating at Lakeview Golf Club. It has business suite and business room, deluxe room, family suite and standard suite.
Since Lakeview Golf Club Kunming is well located at the banks of the beautiful Dianchi Lake, you can pay a visit to its nearby attractions such as Western Hills and Dragon Gate, Yunnan Ethnic Village or Yunnan Nationality Museum after playing 18 holes.
Recommended Golf Trip in Kunming:
Kunming Sunshine Golf Club
Chinese Name: 昆明阳光高尔夫俱乐部
Location: Qukun Highway, Panlong District, Kunming City; about 16 Kilometers from Kunming Downtown (昆明市盘龙区昆曲高速公路6公里处)
Sunshine Golf Club Kunming is located at the northeast side of Kunming City, surrounded by mountains and verdant plants. Sunshine Golf Club is another Robert Trent Jones Jr. (the famous American Golf Course Design Company) golf course design in China and is one of the top 5 golf courses in Kunming. In 2007, Sunshine Golf Club won “best golf award” if Golf Digest. And in 2009, it won “the Sixth Best Course in China” by Golf Master.
The total length of the course is 7217 yards and the pars amount to 72. It has four man-made lakes, 59 bunkers, 40 lighting driving range. The course preserves the natural topography of landscape, making full use of the rocks, jungles, pinewood and lakes, forming the natural barrier for more challenge and fun. The first 9 holes are easy and the subsequent 9 holes are challenging. Among all the holes, the fourteenth hole will give you very unforgettable experience with full excitements.
Sunshine Golf Club Kunming is usually the second choice for most golfers and if your time allows, you can play 18 holes here and then get to Kunming downtown area for more exploration.
Kunming Country Golf Club
Chinese Name: 昆明乡村高尔夫俱乐部
Location: Anshi Highway, Chenggong District, Kunming City; about 20 Kilometers from Kunming Downtown (昆明市呈贡区安石公路)
Kunming Country Golf Club is the first golf course in Kunming, opened to public in 1997. Kunming Country Golf Club was designed by the Australian famous golf course designer Les Watts. The total length of the course is 7109 yards and the pars amount to 71. Used to be par 72, it was reconstructed by International Management Group and changed to 71 in 2011. Kunming Country Golf Club also takes advantage of the natural landform and fits perfectly into its surroundings. It has many sharp dogleg right holes. Playing this course could be challenging with no many chances to hit a birdie.
The turf putte on the green and turf bermrda 419 on the fairway make the course evergreen and achieve the international standard. It is a second best choice for golfers to enjoy 18 holes here.
Kunming Wanda Golf Club
|12, Hongta East Road, National Tourist Zone, Xishan District, Kunming
Kunming OCT Wind Valley Golf Club
|North Side of Yang Zonghai Lake, Yiliang County, Kunming
Kunming Yulong Bay Golf Club
|Nanbu Puhe Village, Lianran Town, Anning District, Kunming
Kunming Meadow Lake Golf Course
|Duandu District, Kunming |
Kunming Hot Spring Golf Club
|No. 688, Wenquan Town, Anning City, Kunming |
(Note: If you want to get more detailed information about the above golf courses, you can contact our professional travel consultants to know more and they are also glad to help you design a golf tour.)
To extend your golf experience in the diverse Yunnan, you are highly recommended to reach Lijiang, Dali, or Xishuangbanna for a long leisure vacation! Have a look at the following top recommended golf courses in each destination and if you want to add some into your Yunnan golf trip, feel free to tell us your ideas.
Lijiang Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Course
|Ganhaizi, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang City
Lijiang Ancient Town Lakefront Golf Club
|Wenbihai Scenic Area, Lijiang City
Dali Stone Mountain Golf Club
|Santa North Road, Dali Ancient Town, Dali City
Xishuangbanna Monbala International Golf Club
|Menghai Town, Menghai County, Xishuangbanna |
Xishuangbanna Wild Elephant Golf Club
|Dadugang Township, Jinghong City
Most travelers would like to spend about 3 to 5 days in and around Kunming. For travelers who want to combine golf experience with Kunming highlighting attractions exploration, it is a good idea to put two or three top best golf courses (Spring City Golf & Lake Resort Kunming, Lakeview Golf Club Kunming, or Sunshine Golf Club Kunming) into the trip that you can enjoy 18 holes in every morning and also have some time to visit the recommended attractions such as Stone Forest (half day), Western Hill and Dragon Gate and Yunnan Ethnic Village (half day), Green Lake Park, Birds & Flower Market and Yuantong Temple (half day). It will be so enjoyable and comfortable for both fun of golf and sightseeing in Kunming.
For travelers or golfers who want to extend your golf trip longer in the whole Yunnan Province, China Discovery recommends you to head to Dali and Lijiang where offers great golf courses surrounded by mountains and lakes. If you have your ideas about your golf tour, please feel free to let us know and we can customize your golf trip based on your interests and requirements.
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