The Jockey Club’s Kau Sai Chau Public Course – North Course

Hong Kong

The North Course at the Jockey Club, situated on Kau Sai Chau Island and accessible via ferry from a village near Hong Kong, was designed by Gary Player and is renowned as the most challenging golf course in the region.

While golfing in China is often associated with the affluent, the Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf, established in 1995, is open to the public, as the name suggests, allowing average Chinese golf enthusiasts to experience its exceptional holes. While there are two other courses available, the North Course steals the spotlight. Gary Player ingeniously incorporated these holes amidst mountainous terrain, creating a links-like ambiance due to the close proximity to the South China Sea.

One of the highlights is the par-3 14th hole, where players navigate through beaches and mangrove trees to reach the green situated on a picturesque hillside. Notably, this course presents an additional challenge as it can only be traversed by walking through mangrove trees and beaches.

Course Details

  • Year built: 1995
  • Architect(s): Gary Player
  • Greens:
  • Fairways:
  • Season: Year round


  • Metal spikes allowed: Yes
  • Dress Code: Collared shirts required, no cutoffs, tailored pants only


  • Carts: Yes
  • Pull-carts: Yes
  • Clubs: Yes
  • Caddies available: Yes


  • Driving range: Yes
  • Pitching/chipping area: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes
  • Teaching pro: Yes

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