Spring City - The Mountain Course

Jack Nicklaus designed the  Mountain course which was completed in 1998 . Sited further from the main Lake ,  the Mountain course is routed through valleys and around small mountain top lakes , in somewhat gentler terrain than that of the Lake course . The course has consistently been rated 2nd best in China behind it's sister course - The Lake Course.

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You know what to expect with a Nicklaus course , and the Mountain course is no exception . Nicklaus courses are always high level - beautifully maintained , well routed and strategically strong . 

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Although there were no spectacular skyline greens , this is just a gorgeous golfing site , with a plethora of colourful native vegetation framing the holes , plenty of elevation change to maintain interest , some eye candy with the mountain lakes , and some lovely strategic bunkering . If one was to be critical of Jack one might say that his course has a certain sameness with the linear nature of his green and bunker designs , and perhaps that lack of innovation that the elite architects display from time to time.

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Still I would play this course anytime , and prefer it to the Lake Course

A must play

 

Peter Wood

The Travelling Golfer

March 2012

 

Tours

The Mountain Course at Spring City is played as part of The Travelling golfer " Spring City & Stoneforest" tours.

Other course included in the itinerary are:

The Lake Course at Spring City

Courses A & B at Stoneforest International CC

Yunling GC

Sunshine GC

 

Accommodation

Five star accommodation is available at Spring City Resort and at Sloane pLace near Stoneforest.

 

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