The girls who golf have spent the last week in China, about 1 1/2 hours drive from Hong Kong, in the most amazing golf resort. Mission Hills is more than a golf resort, it is a huge development that includes shopping malls, cinemas, state of the art gym, arts and crafts centre, international school and much much more. For starters, the actual resort has 12, 18 hole golf courses in this area alone and then another resort on Haikou Isalnd with another 10 courses.
We stayed in the newer part of Mission Hills ( it is in two parts with a shuttle bus between the two). The courses here have all been designed and named by famous golfers, so there is Rose-Poulter, Norman, Annika, Olazabal, Leadbetter, Workd Cup ( Nicklaus) Faldo, Dye, Vijay, Els, Ozaki and Zahng Liau Wei. All are intertwined within the Chinese Hills and are challenging, for me at least. And they are all in an amazing condition, even though it rained hard one day, the course stayed firm and no Mud!An amazing fact is that here there are about 1,200 female caddies, who are very pretty and very professional. They know the layout and yardages of all the 12 courses. And they were great fun, my Chinese is minimal and they all have golfing English but we all communicated with them well! Lots of laughs on the course ! My caddie Zheng taught me “Hä qiú” Nice shot! But I had to teach her “Too Nice” when my ball went rolling off the green into a bunker! Just one of the holes, on the Olazabal course had 24bunkers and 151 in total!
So apart from us playing golf many have been having massages, facials, pedicures and manicures, as there are excellent spas also in both facilities. And on top of that we have been eating. The resort offers a myriad of restaurants and we have tried many of them and we also tried our hand at cooking Chinese food in the World Kitchen with one of the chefs!
I have taken many, many photos of the wonderful food we have eaten and will load as many as I can with only the briefest explanation
So for me a week in the resort was too short, the food was wonderful, the staff could not have been more helpful. If you ever get the chance to come here then grab it! A truly wonderful experience.
But now onto Hong Kong for more wonderful food ( and shopping !)