Taiwan is a mountainous island and most of its golf courses are built on mountain slopes or hills. Diverse landscape to enhance the pleasure of golfing and variety of skills needed. Golf in Taiwan began during Japanese occupation. Taiwan’s first golf course, the Taiwan Golf & Country Club, was built during the Japanese occupation and it was located in Tamsui, on the estuary of the Tamsui River. Taiwan Golf & Country Club has been operating for over 90 years. It is indeed the oldest golf course in Taiwan!
♦ Northern Taiwan Northern Taiwan includes Taipei, Taoyuan and Hsinchu. There are lots of golf courses in this area. With varied landscapes and beautiful scenery, most golf courses are built on gentle slopes. Most well-known international golf tournaments hosted in Taiwan are held in the area of Taoyuan. However, if you prefer more mountainous courses, Hsinchu would be the best choice. Golfing in Hsinchu, you can enjoy driving the ball across spectacular mountain valleys. Weather is different from season to season.
Rain also has to be taken in consideration when choosing where to play.
♦ Central Taiwan Central Taiwan includes Miaoli, Taichung, Changhua and Nantou counties. It is a paradise for golfers both for the diversity of the landscape and the mild weather with very few raining days. The area also offer famous touristic spots, such as Sun Moon lake, Alishan, Lukang, therefore is strongly suggested for those players who are also looking for exploring the territory.
♦ Southern Taiwan Southern Taiwan’s climate is tropical it might be very hot during the Summer but perfect in the Winter time. There are several interesting golf courses, such as the tropical golf resort and the top clubhouse, with challenging water hazards and bunkers. In the area, Kaohsiung offers a good selection of hotels and restaurant as well as very nice place to visit.
Taiwan nowadays is recognized as a world-class golf destination. Last but not least, no matter what season it is, in Taiwan, golfers can enjoy golfing all year round!
Come play golf in Taiwan and you will experience something you won’t forget!