Designed by Jack Nicklaus in 1994, the 36-hole golf facility at Miramar comprises four 9-hole loops – unimaginatively named North, South, East and West. Championships are contested over the North and West nines, also known as the A course, although the South and East nines (the B course) are hardly inferior to the championship layout.
Standout holes on the South loop include the par three 7th where a pond and bunkers guard the green to the left, and the short par five 8th where out of bounds on the right focuses the mind on this gentle dogleg right.
The tough par four 13th on the East circuit features a trademark Nicklaus double fairway where the short route to the right fairway requires a 220-yard carry from the tee. The 15th is a lovely downhill short par four with a pond fronting the greensite.
Undoubtedly Miramar Golf & Country Club is the premier 36-hole facility in Taiwan, so a full day’s golf comes highly recommended when visiting Taipei, the nation’s capital.