The BMW Asian Open Course

Course Design

The 72-par 18-hole championship golf course at Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club, designed by Shunsuke Kato, chairman of the Japan Golf Association, has served as the BMW Asian Open course since 2004. Developed by the Tomson Group at a cost of US$100 million, it is regarded by many as one of the most modern and beautiful golf clubs in the world.

The golf course is part of a push to present a metropolitan Shanghai to the world, and Kato says that in his design he combined the ancient, traditional and modern characteristics of a golf club from Britain, the United States and Japan. As a result, golfers play surrounded by a wonderful mix of traditional British charm, Asian exoticism and American high-tech.

The BWM Asian Open course at Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club is 7 337 yards long, covering 1.4-million m², including 7 200 yards of fairway. The whole golf course is characterised by small streams – which can make life on the course rather tricky even for the professionals!

A total of 30,000 imported camphor trees, maples and various seasonal trees blanket the course. A staggering 30,000 m³ of landscaped stone and rock form an exquisite and unique backdrop, while 2.5-million m³ of earth and 800 000 m³ of imported frigid zone meadows form a chain of undulating hills covered by evergreen and orderly veined grass with beautiful flowers.

The Tomson Shanghai Pudong Golf Club, which has hosted several China Professional Golf Association and Asian Tour golf tournaments, has been highly praised by golfers of all calibres from around the world. It has been toted as the “must-play golf course for national and international VIPs visiting Shanghai”.

Don’t miss the action on the BMW Asian Open course for 2008.