Located near the Sheshan National Forest Park and only 20 minutes from downtown Shanghai, this 18- hole private golf course has quickly established itself as the premier golf club in Shanghai. In designing the course, over 1.5 million cubic meters of earth was moved to create individual valleys and dramatic settings for each hole. The golf course features over 10,000 trees with two of the signature holes, the short Par 4 16th and Par 3 17th playing around a 50-meter deep rock quarry. Fairways, tees and roughs have been planted with seashore paspalum and the greens with Penn A1 bent grass.
Spyglass Hill Golf Course features two distinctly different kinds of terrain that influence the way the holes look and play. The first five holes roll through sandy seaside dunes challenging you to carefully pick the safest path. The following 13 holes are cut through majestic pines with elevated greens and strategically placed bunkers and lakes to grab the errant shot. Hole names such as "Black Dog" and "Billy Bones" are hints for the unwary.
Old Course: Looking down the 18th fairway from the famous Swilcan Bridge remains golf’s most memorable and unique image and one guaranteed to set the pulse of any golfer racing. Standing there, you are part of the history of the oldest golf course in the world, where the game was first played as long ago as 1400. The Old Course was named the best course in the world outside the USA in the most recent poll by respected golf magazine Golf Digest (2005). Par 72-6,721 yards.