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HKG 9-hole Golf Course Is Opening Soon

Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:05 am

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.

AA'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....
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RE: HKG 9-hole Golf Course Is Opening Soon

Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:17 pm

I will play if it is cheap enough!!
 
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RE: HKG 9-hole Golf Course Is Opening Soon

Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:07 pm

That, the 4D cinema and all the new shops and resturants will make a nice day out.... not that we dont spends days at the airport already  Smile
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RE: HKG 9-hole Golf Course Is Opening Soon

Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:12 am

The military placed a golf course infront of Runway 36 here in Winnipeg.... I see alot of people playing when i pass by.
 
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RE: HKG 9-hole Golf Course Is Opening Soon

Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:51 am

Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 1):
I will play if it is cheap enough!!

What is cheap enough? I doubt that it would be cheaper than a course in the PRC.
 
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RE: HKG 9-hole Golf Course Is Opening Soon

Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:54 am

Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 1):
I will play if it is cheap enough!!



Quoting YLWbased (Thread starter):
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.

$100 mil? I don't think you're gonna get cheap enough at that price tag. Just to give you a frame of reference, most courses in the United States are built for less than $10 million with some of the more upscale resorts built for between $35 - $50 million - those places charge $300 - $400 a round. Good luck getting a cheap green fee on this new HKG course.
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RE: HKG 9-hole Golf Course Is Opening Soon

Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:58 am

How noisy this golf course be? I thought if you played golf, you'd want to have some peace & quiet and enjoying nature, or is that not the point? Apart from us aviation tragics, who would want to play under 110dB of thundering 747s on take-off?
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HPLASOps
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RE: HKG 9-hole Golf Course Is Opening Soon

Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:04 pm

Quoting HKGKaiTak (Reply 6):
Apart from us aviation tragics, who would want to play under 110dB of thundering 747s on take-off?

Actually, there's a course near Nellis Air Force base which features a features a few holes only a stone's throw away from the runways. Military aircraft are by far noisier than civilian aircraft, and you know what? I love playing tournaments at that course - I always thought it gave me an advantage by bothering others.
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RE: HKG 9-hole Golf Course Is Opening Soon

Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:31 pm

HPLASOps:

$100 mil? I don't think you're gonna get cheap enough at that price tag. Just to give you a frame of reference, most courses in the United States are built for less than $10 million with some of the more upscale resorts built for between $35 - $50 million - those places charge $300 - $400 a round. Good luck getting a cheap green fee on this new HKG course.

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Well... I speculate that it's valued in HK Dollars, which is only around $12.5million US Dollars (Divide HKD by 7.8 and you will get the USD dollars). But the land price in Hong Kong is one of the steepest in the world (behind Tokyo and Osaka). So I don't know if my speculation is right or not
 
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RE: HKG 9-hole Golf Course Is Opening Soon

Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:44 pm

Quoting SONICDANCE (Reply 8):
Well... I speculate that it's valued in HK Dollars, which is only around $12.5million US Dollars (Divide HKD by 7.8 and you will get the USD dollars). But the land price in Hong Kong is one of the steepest in the world (behind Tokyo and Osaka). So I don't know if my speculation is right or not

You may be correct that $100 mil figure is in local money, but I do know that green fees in Japan and Hong Kong and other Asian island nations are unbelievably high. I've heard estimates of up to $800 - $1000 (American) per round at many courses. That is part of the reason many Las Vegas resorts can charge $300 for a slightly above average quality course - because to the Asian folk who frequently vacation here - they think it's a deal.
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RE: HKG 9-hole Golf Course Is Opening Soon

Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:33 pm

Quoting AADC10 (Reply 4):
What is cheap enough? I doubt that it would be cheaper than a course in the PRC.

Well, I can be at the airport in 10 minutes in my car, whereas going up to China involves getting a visa ($$$), going all the way up the the border on train, bus then train again, queing at the border for ages, lugging my clubs around, then a taxi ($$$) all the way up to the course. Then, I've got to do the entire thing all over again to get home. More trouble than it is worth in my opinion. I'll pay more to use the airport one, as long as it is not too pricey, and the course isn't that bad. (Not expecting anything too fantastic.)
 
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RE: HKG 9-hole Golf Course Is Opening Soon

Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:02 pm

Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 10):
You may be correct that $100 mil figure is in local money,

Well, considering the original stated quite clearly that...

Quoting YLWbased (Thread starter):
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.

...CX flyboy clearly was correct!

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 9):
but I do know that green fees in Japan and Hong Kong and other Asian island nations are unbelievably high. I've heard estimates of up to $800 - $1000 (American) per round at many courses. That is part of the reason many Las Vegas resorts can charge $300 for a slightly above average quality course - because to the Asian folk who frequently vacation here - they think it's a deal.

Green fees in HK go up to around HK$1400 (US$180) during the week. At the weekend, expect to pay up to $250. Never heard of $1,000 green fees around here. I'm a member 40 miles from HK in Macau - visitors there pay between $70 (Mondays) and $180 (on weekends). In Indonesia and the PI the most I've paid is about $200 and for that I'll be playing on a course that'll be used on the Asian PGA tour. Whilst not an island nation, in Thailand I usually pay $50 at weekends for a good private course.

There were stories about ridiculous green fees in Japan a while back, but the reality is that you can pretty much pay what you want; $50-80 for a normal club but if you want to play an exclusive club you pay up. That's no different from the US.

I for one wouldn't find paying $300 a round a "deal" for playing a "slightly above average quality" course in the States.
 
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RE: HKG 9-hole Golf Course Is Opening Soon

Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:34 am

Quoting HKGKaiTak (Reply 6):
Apart from us aviation tragics, who would want to play under 110dB of thundering 747s on take-off?

Don't forget the course between the runways in BKK. But I believe it's a military course.
 
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RE: HKG 9-hole Golf Course Is Opening Soon

Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:13 am

Yeah - Cschleic is correct.

This course is insane... our BA 747 always taxi's past with the wing actually over some of the fairway edge - it would be soooo noisey to be playing that course with the 747s and A340s rattling past!!