The course is set in a beautiful rolling landscape which is dotted with hollows that have invariably been created into ponds to further test and challenge the golfer.
If you are an avid fan of bunkers then this is most definitely the course for you. Bunkers are scattered about the entire layout of the course and some are more terrifying than others.
A huge plus for the Dongguan Hillview Master Course are the greens which are unusually fast for courses in China so well worth a visit if you like slick greens.
One of the design aspects of the course is the various ways of playing it. You can be aggressive seeking the tight lines and dangerous carries, selecting which side of the split fairways you would prefer, or you can play a more controlled and delicate approach to the course.
It is a difficult decision as the way the course is setup creates doubt as to how to approach the round.
The second hole is a beautifully crafted par 3. At 177 yards is not the longest but the visual aspect of the rocks between the pond and the green draw the eye to water hazard that shouldn´t really come into play but can all too easily play on the mind of the golfer.
The third is the first example of the split fairways and presents the golfer with the first decision as to whether they should play aggressively or be a little more cautious in their approach.
The par 5 fifth is a great example of hole that can be attacked, if you go for the green in two the hole plays almost straight. Play to get there in three and you will play a hole that almost becomes an “S” shape. Get the play wrong and you could end up in some of the deepest bunkers you may have ever seen. With some of the bunkers reaching 3 meters in depth so you could be faced with the face of the bunker and no view of where you are trying to get.
It is a great experience to play here and for that reason alone you should put on your list of courses when you are in the area.
Located in the Guangdong province of China the Dongguan Hillview golf clubs boasts 36 holes of championship golf. Designed by Jim Engh an architect with a dare to be different attitude The Masters Course at Hillview is a creation of epic proportions.
The two clubhouses are enormous totalling some 19000 square meters. The facilities within the buildings are first class and filled with natural light. Restaurants serve international cuisine and a quaint English themed bar is also available for those wishing to grab a drink. A well-stocked pro shop is just one of the many services the clubhouses have to offer. The service and welcome is second to none and the caddy service is well worth taking advantage of. The view from the clubhouse is spectacular and should you have time take advantage of it you will not be disappointed.