Golfers in the UK may remember Reignwood as the Chinese investment group which purchased Surrey’s famous Wentworth Club in September of 2014. Founded thirty years earlier in Thailand, Reignwood opened its first offices in China in 1990 and within a decade it had established the exclusive Reignwood Pine Valley Golf Club.
Located close to the Yan Mountains, not far from the Great Wall at Badaling, this private club boasts 54 golf holes from Nicklaus Design. The oldest layout, the Golden Bear, is an 18-hole Signature design which debuted in 1998. Eight years later, Jack and Jack Jnr fashioned the 27-hole Nicklaus course and an executive 9-holer completes the golfing line up.
Set within an expansive 1,100-acre property, the fairways of the Golden Bear course came under the international spotlight in 2005 when it played host to the 14th edition of the now defunct Johnnie Walker Classic, an event won by Australian Adam Scott with an 18 under par aggregate score of 280.