Hainan Island is situated in the south China sea, just off China's southern coast.
This tropical island is blessed with balmy weather, palm trees and golden sand beaches, annd is known as 'the Hawaii of the East'.
Haikou is the capital and most populous city of the Hainan province and is located on the northern coast, by the mouth of the Nandu River.
Mission Hills Haikou is a golf complex which currently has ten courses designed by Schmidt Curley Design who were responsible for most of the courses at Mission Hills Shenzhen.
Mission Hills Haikou is the second significant golf business offering from the Chu family who came to fame with Mission Hills Shenzhen and it's world renowned twelve course resort.
The new Mission Hills Haikou is a project of such enormity that it is hard to get one's head around the size and cost and vision involved.
Already ten courses are in play, with a plan for twelve more. But wait, there's more..
The entertainment precinct ( Lan Kwai Fong Haikou ) will be complete by christmas 2014, and will include brand and luxury shopping, all sorts of entertainment, a plethora of dining options and some name hotels.
All up MIssion Hills Haikou will be the 1 1/2 times the size of Manhattan, and all built in the time you and I might renovate the back garden. This is a most daring vision...and it is growing by the day
But wait, that's not all!
There is also a vast Movie Theme town nearing completion which will both attract throngs of visitors and be used as a site for new movies to be made....
It does look really cool with a entire replica of Old Shanghai town- but I would hate to think how much just this project alone would have cost...
So Mission Hills is much more than a golf project!
Blackstone is the main championshiop course at the Resort and has already hosted a number of events
The Shenzhou Peninsula is located on the south eastern coast of Hainan Island, 169km from Mission Hills Haikou.
It was once watermelon fields but now boasts two world class courses and a 5 star Sheraton Hotel with the South China Sea a feature on both sides of this tiny peninsula.
The courses are:
The East Course at Shenzhou Peninsula.
Both courses are designed by Tom Weiskopf, and both are spectacular!
The Travelling Golfer believes any trip to MIssion Hills Haikou will be enhanced by adding a few days at Shenzhou Peninsula.
We can tailor a trip for you combining the two locations.
And if you seek further adventure we can recommend Sanya as a golf and holiday destination as well.
Located 119kms south of Shenzhou Peninsula on the southern coast of Hainan Island, Sanya has developed into a major tourism destination with the tropical climate and beaches a major drawcard.
And there is plenty of good golf at Sanya.
The Travelling Golfer can tailor to suit you!