Uniquely Designed Nine-Hole Golf Course Offers
Unrivalled Airport Experience at HKIA
(HONG KONG, 28 March 2006) - Golfers and passengers alike will find the soon-to-be-opened golf course at the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) - the SKYCITY NINE EAGLES GOLF COURSE - a perfect place offering them unrivalled golfing experience, making their stay at HKIA even more dynamic, pleasant and memorable.
Scheduled for opening towards the end of this year, the HK
$100 million development project will inaugurate with a large-scale charity golf tournament in which celebrities and VIPs will pit their skills at the nine-hole golf course.
Conveniently located to the east of the existing passenger terminal, the SKYCITY NINE EAGLES GOLF COURSE is set within an aesthetically attractive environment with a landscape of undulating greens, artificial lake and extensive sand bunkers. It is also Hong Kong's first nine-hole golf course featuring an "Island Green".
Airport Management Services (AMS
), a wholly owned subsidiary of the King Power Group (Hong Kong), is responsible for the investment and operation of the SKYCITY NINE EAGLES GOLF COURSE.
Dr David J Pang, Chief Executive Officer of the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA), said," Upon completion of the golf course, HKIA will add another piece of magnificent amenity to serve the enlarging population of passengers, visitors and the airport community. This is a further illustration that HKIA is more than an infrastructure. Indeed, it is a place where people encounter with the unique and memorable total airport experience."
Specially created by a professional golf course architect, SKYCITY NINE EAGLES GOLF COURSE strictly conforms to the highest standards of the United States Golf Association. Apart from Hong Kong's only "Island Green", distinctive challenges offered by the golf course also include an "Extensive Bunker" feature. Both attractions are specifically designed to present golfers with increased obstacles and difficulties to help them perfect their game -- and allow players to enjoy soaring thrills and pleasure in the process.
The all-new golf course also incorporates superb coaching services and teaching resources for the benefit and enjoyment of golf lovers at all levels of skill. In addition, the golf course provides a comprehensive range of facilities including equipment rental, luggage storage, restaurant, a club house, and pro-shop as well as lighting for night-time golfing.
's Commercial Director Mr Hans Bakker said, "As part of our ongoing commitment to maintain service excellence, we continue to introduce new innovation and elements in airport services so as to amuse visitors all within the airport island. The new golf course is destined to be another signature facility which will further enhance HKIA's positioning as a destination in its own right."
The King Power Group's Director Mr Ayub M Khan said, "Leveraging from our operating experience in both the international and local environment, together with the synergistic effect from our experience in retailing, catering and leisure businesses, we can offer good value and facilities to our customers and make it a successful business component in our Group starting with the SKYCITY NINE EAGLES GOLF COURSE."
As an integral part of the of HKIA's SkyCity development, the SKYCITY NINE EAGLES GOLF COURSE will tie in well with other parts of the development which includes the SkyPlaza, AsiaWorld-Expo, the SkyPier, a second hotel and two office towers. It also synergizes with other tourist attractions on the Lantau Island such as the Hong Kong Disneyland, the Big Buddha and the Cable Car to provide a variety of exciting experience to visitors and the community.
btw... who will ever golf at the airport....
Hong Kong is not China. Not better or worse, just different.