Jinji Lake Golf Club received one of the highest accolades in golf, being voted as China’s Best Golf Course 2019 at the World Golf Awards held this year in Abu Dhabi.
Located in the Suzhou Industrial Park, between Jinji Lake and Dushu Lake, the Jinji Lake Golf Club is a 27-hole championship course, and was designed by the Gary Player Design company.
The course opened for play in 2006 and hosted the Volvo China Open in 2010 – an event co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Asian Tour. And this past June, Jinji Lake Golf Club hosted its first event on the PGA TOUR Series-China – the Suzhou Open.
The course has three distinct 9-hole layouts – Links, Wetlands and the night lit Forest course, with each posing its own unique test. The Links Course provides stern challenges with its pot bunkers and fairways lined by tall fescue grasses reminiscent of Scotland. The Wetlands Course pleasantly meanders around lakes, rivers and ponds. The Forest Course is set amidst tall and elegant trees, and its high-tech floodlights allow players to enjoy the course day and night.
Gary Player Design’s commitment to environmentally sustainable courses is unmatched in the golf course design industry, and this sensitivity is incorporated into eco-friendly practices in our portfolio of more than 400 courses around the world.
Jinji Lake Golf Club maintains more than 100 hectares of green space and wildlife habitat in the urbanized center of Suzhou, a historic industrial city in the Yangtze River Delta. As the first club in mainland China to secure the GEO Certified™ ecolabel, Jinji Lake continues to build on its reputation as one of the best maintained courses in the region, now becoming recognized as a sustainability leader in the rapidly emerging Asian golf industry.
Adding to its list of accolades, the Gary Player-designed Jinji Lake Golf Club also has been named a winner by the Global Golf Advisors Institute for Best Practice Excellence Awards.