13 Jan '18, 3pm

The Forecaddie: Hong Kong Golf Club in jeopardy of being wiped out for apartments - Golfweek

The Forecaddie: Hong Kong Golf Club in jeopardy of being wiped out for apartments - Golfweek

One of the world’s most exclusive golf clubs – where some of the game’s biggest stars have been crowned champions – is in danger of being plowed under to make way for apartment towers. The Forecaddie learned that Hong Kong Golf Club finds itself under threat while perusing the South China Morning Post (The Man Out Front is widely read, you know!). The club has played host to the Hong Kong Open since 1959, whose winners have included Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Tom Watson and Greg Norman. Nick Faldo also won the Johnnie Walker Classic there in 1990. It seems a government-appointed task force formed to address the Hong Kong housing crisis is eyeing the club’s famous fairways in Fanling. Hong Kong G.C. moved to what was then a remote location in 1911, but rapid development has since surrounded its three courses. A recently built development – constructed on the club’s former t...

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