Designed by the Nelson & Haworth partnership, the course at Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club was voted the 9th most spectacular course in the world by one golf magazine. It's an early new millennium layout situated at 3,100 metres above sea level, making it the highest course in all of Asia, and measuring 8,548 yards it's said to be the longest par 72 layout in the world.
The course appeared in The Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses with the following edited narrative extract:
“At this altitude, distances can be reduced by 20% due to the thinness of the air so eight and a half thousand yards translates into 6,400 yards or thereabouts, making length less of a factor than you might think. That said, high handicappers are well advised to play from the more forward tees, especially at the signature 5th, which at 711 yards is thought to be the longest hole in the game!
The course really comes to life on the back nine with a series of demanding doglegs flanked on all sides by mountain pines. As a totally innovative piece of golf, Jade Dragon ranks up there with the very best.”