Mission Hills Golf Club
Mission Hills Shenzhen is a twelve course 18-hole course golf resort, located in the town of Guanlan (觀瀾) in Shenzhen, between the cities of Shenzhen and Dongguan. It is accredited as the world's largest golf facility by the Guinness World Records in 2004, surpassing the Pinehurst Resort in the United States. It currently has 11 championship courses and an 18-hole par three course, each designed by a different golf personality. Dr. Ken Chu, also known as “Mr. Golf" in China holds the position of Chairman and CEO for Mission Hills Group.
From 2007 through 2009, Mission Hills hosted the Omega Mission Hills World Cup. Scotland (Colin Montgomerie-Marc Warren) won the 2007 event, followed by Sweden (Robert Karlsson-Henrik Stenson) in 2008 and Italy (Francesco Molinari-Edoardo Molinari) in 2009. The contract runs for 12 years; however, Mission Hills' Shenzhen resort will no longer host the event. The event's organizer, the International Federation of PGA Tours, announced in 2010 that the World Cup would become a biennial event held in odd-numbered years. When the World Cup resumed in 2011, the tournament moved to another property owned by the Mission Hills company, Mission Hills Haikou, located on Hainan Island, a tournament won by the United States' team of Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland.