Schmidt-Curley Hainan course open

Schmidt-Curley Hainan course open
Sean Dudley

The new White Stone Hot Spring Golf Club on the east coast of China's Hainan Island has opened for play.

The fourteenth course on the island to be designed by Schmidt-Curley, the White Stone Hot Spring project was led by partner Brian Curley and is located near the Baishi Ridge Scenic Area, a popular tourist destination outside the city of Qionghai.

Eight of the course's hole flank the shoreline of the Changling Reservoir, which, according to Curley, provides visually striking striking risk-reward opportunities throughout the round. The par 72 course measures 7,011 yards from the back tees.

“Hallmarks of our firm, like wide playing corridors, strong angles of approach, strategic bunkering and maintenance-friendly design are on full display at White Stone Hot Spring,” said Curley. “The layout is very user-friendly and its setting among lush, tropical vegetation creates a botanical oasis for island golfers.”