The Dragon course at Lake Hill Golf Club is located at Jianshan in eastern China and it was the first course to open at the club in 2007. Robin Nelson designed the layout which measures a whopping 7,600 yards from the tips.
The course appeared in The Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses with the following edited narrative extract:
“The Dragon course at Lake Hill, a 70-minute drive from Shanghai, is among the longest courses in eastern China. But while this alone is enough to strike fear into the hearts of most amateurs, anyone considering a visit should not be put off. his might be a full-bore championship course, but with five sets of tees for each hole there is something for all levels of golfer.
Lake Hill is to be found close to the Qiantang River, famous for having the world’s largest tidal bore, and everything here is on a grand scale. Landing areas are wide, raised greens highly contoured, but it’s the enormity of the bunkering that catches the eye. Huge swathes of brilliantly white sand are everywhere, presenting visually striking hazards, obviously best avoided, but never spoiling the fun of a round at the Dragon.”