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Golf in Taiwan

"Most avid golfers believe that there is a profound connection between the joys and challenges of golf and the joys and challenges of living—that the more devoted we are to the game, the more we learn about ourselves." Passion for Golf, Roland Merull

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!

Northern of Taiwan

Listed among Taiwan’s best -known golf courses, Ta Shee Golf & Country Club has hosted many top golf tournaments, including the Johnnie Walker Classic and the BMW Asian Open. The golf course, which was designed by Robert T Jones Jr., has 27 holes with various features and challenges.
The course is considered to be the benchmark golf course in Taiwan.
TaShee Golf & Country Club
TaShee Golf & Country Club
TaShee Golf & Country Club
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Yung-Han Golf Club was founded by the Japan-based Taiwanese entrepreneur Chu Yung-han who, during his travels had visited most of the famous courses in the world. Attracted by the pristine style of St. Andrews, Scotland, he had the idea of re-creating the same course design concept in Taiwan.
Chu invited Shunsuke Kato, founder of the Japan Golf Association, to turn the terrain in Luzhu into an authentic links-style 18-hole layout.
The clubhouse, designed by Akira Nishioka from Japan, is decorated with a touch of European elegance.
When the weather is stable, players may have an easy game here. However, when the wind starts blowing, the course becomes very challenging.
Yung-Han Golf Club
 The Sunrise Golf & Country Club is a resort covering over 180 hectares and owns a world-class standard 18-hole championship golf course with a fairway at 7200 yards; equipped with sand bunker, green and water hazard designed by the world-famous golf course designer, Mr. Robert Trent Jones Jr.. With lope and fairway changing along the way accompanied by the Bermudagrass 328-Tifgreen while Champion Dwarf Bermudagrass is planted on the green. It provides players with the best golfing delight.
Hundreds of various flowers and trees are planted, form the magnificent landscape of each hole. Enchanting, comforting and cheerful scenery are here for you at all seasons. Members and guests may register the game at the Start, professionally trained caddy are at your service. At hole No. 6 and 14, players may rest and drink at the halfway shop. Aside from it, driving range is the best place of warming up before the game.
Locker room, sauna and related facilities are provided at the Start as well.
North Bay Golf & Country Club is located on the North coast and boasts gorgeous views. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery while playing golf. The golf course is situated on the cliff facing the ocean. The fairways are built along the natural terrain, which presents many challenges for the player. In addition, the wind from the sea enhances the challenge. The North Bay Golf Club is a private club owned by shareholders and governed by an elected Board of Directors. In 1921, a group of golf enthusiasts formed the NGC&CC and engaged the renowned Canadian designer Stanley Thompson to layout the new course on what was once farm land originally owned by the Macintosh family. 
Stanley Thompson had a flair for features on a massive scale. He was not averse to sculpting the earth along vast dimensions in search of generous playing areas and diverse angles of approach. Consistent with his designs of boldly-shaped layouts and breathtaking courses, the North Bay Golf and Country Club was designed using many of the land’s natural terrain.
Gold Coast Golf
Gold Coast Golf
Gold Coast Golf
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Linkou International Golf & Country Club, situated in suburban Taipei, has a history of over 50 years since its opening in 1965. Playing golf here is a pleasurable experience. The Linkou International Golf & Country Club has become a popular place for golfing in northern Taiwan. The fairways are not too challenging and are well maintained.
It also features a full-service clubhouse and a restaurant.
Linkou International currently has 27 holes and the course is moderately challenging. The course is sourrounded by nature and Guanyin Mountain. Tamsui River mouth and Taipei Port are just part of the spectacular view from this course. The good conditions of the course , great clubhouse facilities and the convenient location make Linkou International Golf & Country Club a real gem for golf passionates.
 ⇒ Miramar Golf Country Club
Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Miramar Golf Country Club – completed in June 1995 – is a 36-hole luxury golf resort and it is one of the most prestigious golf resorts in Taiwan. There are 12 pools and 110 American-style bunkers, which bring lots of fun and challenges to the players.
This world-class course boasts 12 water hazards and 111 bunkers, offering golfers of all levels a different experience when they play on this course.
The Miramar Golf Club ranked as the No. 1 course in Taiwan by American golf magazine, “Golf Digest” in June 1999.
The golf club features a V-I-P room with a great view of the golf course, restaurants, a member’s club and facilities like, a sauna, a karaoke, billiards and a reading room. In addition to their facilities, they offer professional coaching for playing golf. The course is used for both recreational play and competitions. It is approximately 45 minutes drive from Taipei and is widely regarded among the top 5 courses in Taipei
Miramar Golf Club

Center of Taiwan

The National Golf Country Club (NGCC) is more than just a golf course. Home to one of the top-five golf courses in Taiwan, NGCC offers not only a professional championship 18-hole golf course but is also a luxurious family holiday resort which also appeals to non-golfers.
Located on the Huoyan Mountain in Yuanli, Miaoli, NGCC provides golfers with breathtaking views of the Taiwan Strait. NGCC’s multi-dimensional leisure and recreational services are specially tailored for families.They can enjoy fine dining at our restaurants as well as exquisite wines from our wine cellar. NGCC has expanded its operation from being a golf-only property to a top holiday destination for golfers and non-golfers. Outdoor BBQ patio and outdoor swimming pool are available.
Perfectly suitable for families and long week-ends.
National Golf Country Club (NGCC)
National Golf Country Club (NGCC)
National Golf Country Club (NGCC)
National Golf Country Club (NGCC)
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National Golf Country Club (NGCC)
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The fairways of Taifong Golf Course were designed by Japanese designer Watanabe Hiroyuki in 1977. The land consists of 70 hectares of rolling hills, the 18 holes extending to 7,552 yards, and a par 72 course. It sits at an altitude of 150m in a hilly part of central Taiwan, and enjoys a warm, dry, and favorable climate throughout the year. Since 2005, Taifong Golf Course has been devoted to promoting Taiwan’s professional golf, and once even held three international professional tournaments within a year. Among these games, Taifong Open stands firm to provide an excellent stage for Asian golfers participating in international competitions to build their skills. Taifong Ladies Open has become one of the three major tournaments in Taiwan at the beginning of the year, and leads as one of the most important events in the WWGR’s (Women’s World Golf Rankings) line up. Before the golf queen Ya-ni Tseng started her career, she debuted at Taifong’s championships.
At Taichung Golf & Country Club, located on the green hillside of the Dadu Mountain in suburban Taichung, it is spring all year round. It is operated with western and Japanese golf course management mindsets and was designed by Mr. Watanabe Hiroshi, an internationally renowned golf course designer and also the master architect for the Japan Kyoto Golf Course.
The course covers an area of 90 hectares, includes 27 holes and 107 strokes. The fairway has a total length of 9,580 yards and the course layout incorporates western and Japanese designs that feature rolling terrain, over 10,000 trees, undulating fairways, curvaceous greens, an effective drainage system and well-placed hills and sand bunkers.
Taifong Golf Course
Taifong Golf Course
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Located in Nantou City, this course offers great views of the surrounding countryside and its forests. The fairways were designed by Lee Trevino, the legendary Mexican golf star. With a gorgeous club house and well-maintained fairways, this is one of the best golf courses in Central Taiwan.
The golf course has 18-hole standard rods seventy-two rods, a total length of 7,065 yards. The fairway goes up and down the mountainside and down along the hills.
Included in the Rolex World’s Top 1,000 Golf Courses and honored as one of Taiwan’s top three courses in a vote held by Asian Golf magazine.
The clubhouse of Nan Fong Golf Club features a Spanish-style leisure manor design, which is an extension of Mediterranean-style architecture. The 1,900-ping (6,281 m2) clubhouse offers various amenities, including Chinese and western restaurants, two different-sized banquet halls, male/female lockers, spa (including a steam sauna), a pro shop and six highly-private VIP rooms, etc. The female-exclusive box-style lockers (for 2-4 ladies) and spa area is a lofty, elegant private space which shows sufficient respect to female golfers and brings on a feeling of being spoiled.

South of Taiwan

Located at the foot of famous Alishan, the Palm Lakes Resort combines golf, food, accommodation and spa. It features a South Seas-style club house and resort, built with timber transported from Bali.
The Southern Asian style clubhouse is nestled among palm trees, tropical flowers and plants, creating an authentic tropical island ambience.
The course is designed by the great contemporary course designer Shunsuke Kato and features 18 holes.
To make Palm Lakes Resort a relaxing getaway destination, the resort provides luxury facilities, bringing people a wonderful experience similar to being at a five-star hotel. The view cabins show an exquisite luxury similar to that of the Four Seasons, with great views and scenery accessible from every guestroom.
Palm Lakes Resort
Palm Lakes Golf Resort
Palm Lakes Golf Resort
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Opened on March 5, 1995, Chia Nan Golf Country Club has a beautiful layout covering a hilly area of 75 hectares and 18-holes court. The exquisite design makes Chia Nan a highly challenging and exciting course.
Chia Nan Golf Country Club – in Guantian District, Tainan City – was designed by the renowned American design company Willard C. Byrd & Associates, The distinctive features and intriguing views are indeed a treat to the eyes and the mind. The exquisite design makes Chia Nan a highly challenging and exciting course. The course ingeniously combines natural features and landscaping design.
The Hsin Yi Golf Club was established in 1987. After entering via the entrance adjacent to Tai-22 Route, visitors are greeted with a wide and flat 4-lane driveway that leads directly to the club. The spacious parking lot accommodates at least 320 sedans and 10 busses. From the moment they enter the club, our members are pampered with a vast and comfortable golf invironment.
The 18+ hole, 106-hectare international standard gold course has been open since 1989. Each hole adopts a double-green design to keep the green in its best condition.
Nan Yi Golf Country Club started business in 1991 and was taken over by Tong Yang Group and Ta Yih Group in 1998. The new management has made lots of enhancements on both software and hardware facilities, and the service quality of the course is highly applauded. The restaurant of the course is beautiful and is famous for the unique creative cuisines using local specialty ingredients. The Half-way houses are also special featured; they aim to provide an excellent cup of coffee and a casual European style afternoon tea break. The art of coffee will let you not only forget the bogie but also lead you away from the work pressures. Nan Yi Golf Country Club is a rare flat course among other hilly courses in Taiwan, designed by famous Japanese designer Watanabe Hiro. The course is a standard golf course of par 72 with 58 bunkers and 11 lakes, total length of 7256 yards. The unique dual greens increase the varieties of the course. Several holes were designed as dog-leg right with green surrounded by deep grass to prevent from bouncing onto greens. Nan-Yi has attracted many international visitors especially from Japan and Korea. The perfect location which is only 5KM to High Speed Rail station has set Nan-Yi a “must play” course for foreign tourists.
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