One of the most pleasing aspects of Lava Fields is the attention to detail, the course is in spectacular condition with well-maintained fairways, super-smooth greens and bunkers that are a pleasure to play from, if you can say that about bunkers!
The most delightful hole on the course, possible even the most delightful at Mission Hills Hainan, is the par 4 6th hole. Downhill, the hole tempts you into going for the green, but anything even slightly right will end up in the lap of the gods as you will find lava rock and a random bounce. Taking on the hole is not for the faint hearted.
Lava Fields is world class, and has a number of holes that excite, intrigue and delight.
The par 3 10th and 15th are delightful, yet offer much danger for anything but the cleanest of strikes.
The double dogleg par 5 12th is another hole that will remain long in the memory. A three-shot par five you are required to keep on the fairway and strategically plot your way down this hole, avoiding the trouble that lurks.
The 13th is the quirkiest hole on the course with a heavy, almost wild contouring to the fairway leaving a tricky approach to the green.
But it is the finishing holes on both 9s that really bring home the quality of the design. The 9th is a 513-yard par four, testing every single fibre of your golfing ability, with the 18th offering the chance to finish in style and claim the bragging rights. A downhill par five that requires some careful thought on how to approach the hole.
Lava Fields is an enchanting golf course that will keep you immersed from start to finish. The wider fairways and slightly shorter length makes it more playable for all level of golfer.