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China began the process of making Hainan an international tourism island at the turn of the 21st century which made way for development of golf courses on the island including Shanqin Bay.

This is the story about the birth and development of one of the worlds great clubs.  " It all began when I was asked for building a world class golf course on the island by leaders of Hainan." Recalled  Chairman Wang. "I said I will agree only in the condition of no limits on place selection, because the place for a world class golf course can't be created as you will , it’s given by God "."I came to Boao with my team in 2004,and the road system around Shanqin Bay at that time was very inconvenient, and as a result, we chose to take a helicopter to begin our search. When we came to the area between Wanning and Qionghai, about 10 kilometers south of Boao, we found a spectacular site with a beach of 50 meters wide and 1 kilometer long on one side while highland beside the cliffs on the other. This was Shanqin Bay, lying on this virgin land, like an uncut jade, waiting to be discovered. I had my eyes on this place at first sight and I told leaders of CITIC Hainan that accompanied me that this place must be left to me. "

After finding the land Chairman Wang was very involved in the selection of the golf course architect as he knew it would be the key to creating a masterpiece. Bill Coore came to his mind because of his great track record with developing World Top 100 golf courses. Bill is one of America’s famous golf course designers who sticks to the classic design concept. True to form Bill would eventually only move several hundred thousand cubic meters of soil to build the course, this not only showed that Chairman Wang had a great eye for talent, but also proved to the world that Shanqin Bay was born to be a golf course.

Bill sticks to his principles and his sincere love for this land and Shanqin Bay had not been extensively modified, you couldn’t even see the design traces, instead, great care had been taken in preserving the original lay of the land in the design and routing of this unique masterpiece. It’ not so much that Bill Coore created Shanqin Bay than the natural beauty of Shanqin Bay made Bill’s style and talents successful.

In additional to his deep love for this land, Bill also showed great respect the history during his design.  A perfect example is the old walls that guarded the fort were kept as he had found them.  The wall separates the fairway naturally and shows that the golf course is made by not only nature but history as well. Even the tunnel the former frontier defense station has been preserved creating an interesting golf cart driveway which goes inside the clubhouse when the member finishes the 18th hole.

To experience Shanqin Bay will truly be an honor for any golfer.  The course is a rare blend of great vision from Chairman Wang Jun working in conjunction with one of the world top designers.  No wonder it has already been recognized as the top course in all of China.
 

Modern Chapter

China began the process of making Hainan an international tourism island at the turn of the 21st century which made way for development of golf courses on the island including Shanqin Bay.

This is the story about the birth and development of one of the worlds great clubs.  " It all began when I was asked for building a world class golf course on the island by leaders of Hainan." Recalled  Chairman Wang. "I said I will agree only in the condition of no limits on place selection, because the place for a world class golf course can't be created as you will , it’s given by God "."I came to Boao with my team in 2004,and the road system around Shanqin Bay at that time was very inconvenient, and as a result, we chose to take a helicopter to begin our search. When we came to the area between Wanning and Qionghai, about 10 kilometers south of Boao, we found a spectacular site with a beach of 50 meters wide and 1 kilometer long on one side while highland beside the cliffs on the other. This was Shanqin Bay, lying on this virgin land, like an uncut jade, waiting to be discovered. I had my eyes on this place at first sight and I told leaders of CITIC Hainan that accompanied me that this place must be left to me. "

After finding the land Chairman Wang was very involved in the selection of the golf course architect as he knew it would be the key to creating a masterpiece. Bill Coore came to his mind because of his great track record with developing World Top 100 golf courses. Bill is one of America’s famous golf course designers who sticks to the classic design concept. True to form Bill would eventually only move several hundred thousand cubic meters of soil to build the course, this not only showed that Chairman Wang had a great eye for talent, but also proved to the world that Shanqin Bay was born to be a golf course.

Bill sticks to his principles and his sincere love for this land and Shanqin Bay had not been extensively modified, you couldn’t even see the design traces, instead, great care had been taken in preserving the original lay of the land in the design and routing of this unique masterpiece. It’ not so much that Bill Coore created Shanqin Bay than the natural beauty of Shanqin Bay made Bill’s style and talents successful.

In additional to his deep love for this land, Bill also showed great respect the history during his design.  A perfect example is the old walls that guarded the fort were kept as he had found them.  The wall separates the fairway naturally and shows that the golf course is made by not only nature but history as well. Even the tunnel the former frontier defense station has been preserved creating an interesting golf cart driveway which goes inside the clubhouse when the member finishes the 18th hole.

To experience Shanqin Bay will truly be an honor for any golfer.  The course is a rare blend of great vision from Chairman Wang Jun working in conjunction with one of the world top designers.  No wonder it has already been recognized as the top course in all of China.