Chicago golf course architect Rick Jacobson continues to break new ground with remarkable golf course designs around the world. The most recent addition to his international portfolio is the Mogan Mountain Golf Club located in one of China’s premier resort areas about 160 kilometers (100 miles) inland from Shanghai.
Jacobson recently broke ground on the 18-hole environmentally sustainable course, which is the focal point of a mixed-use development that includes hotel, residential, and retail elements.
“The international market – particularly China – continues to be a strong area of growth for new course development,” said Jacobson, who has designed many courses in Asia over the last 24 years.
“For decades, the Mogan Mountain region has been a premier resort and vacation area. The Mogan Mountain Golf Club will be a perfect new amenity to serve the area’s growing clientele.”
The golf course winds its way through mountains and valleys, boasting water features on13 of its 18 holes, Jacobson said. The par 72 course measures approximately 7,100 yards from the championship tees and 5,100 yards from the forward tees with three sets of tees in between. Strategic bunkering throughout the course provides risk-reward options off the tee. In addition, every green features “tight” areas where pins may be tucked for championship competition.
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