Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, the course at Enhance Anting Golf Club is situated to the north of Shanghai in the centre of the country’s automotive industry. The architect masked the surrounding industrial landscape by constructing mounds round the periphery of the site.
The course appeared in The Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses with the following edited narrative extract:
“Situated only twelve miles from the city’s historic Bund district, the club has transformed the area into a true oasis, one well equipped to handle visiting golfers with its plush amenity-packed clubhouse and adjoining Crowne Plaza hotel. Characterized by extensive use of water, the course also boasts attractive bunkering, the two combining to create an enjoyable yet testing layout, one known for its risk-reward elements.
The eighteen holes make their way through lovegrass and fescues, native grasses which help define the line of each hole, which in autumn turn a golden hue, contrasting beautifully with emerald-green playing surfaces. The planting of cedar and magnolia trees adds a feeling of environmental harmony, remarkable given that the site was once a barren wasteland.”