Golfsavers https://www.golfsavers.com/assets/image/gs-logo-large.png Play golf and book golf course tee times and golf holiday packages with Golfsavers at golf clubs in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Cambodia. +66 (0) 88 867 2867 support@golfsavers.com Golfsavers - Company Logo
Course Detail
Book a tee time

Shadow Dunes Golf Course Mission Hills

Holes 18 | Par 70 | Length 5878 m / 6428 y | Type Links-style | Architect Schmidt-Curley Design

Mission Hills, Hainan was an ambitious project in the first place, but the course that stands out as perhaps the most difficult and ambitious design of all is the Shadow Dunes Course.

Not the longest course at the resort, Shadow Dunes comes in at 6428-yards and has a par of 70.

Shadow Dunes, arguably has the most character, in terms of design and is the one course that seems to sit apart from the rest.

So what makes this course so different?

Well, to begin it required an immense amount of earth moving, placed on top of the volcanic lava formations, to create what seemingly is a natural beachside golf course.

13th hole Shadow Dunes Golf Course Mission Hills Waste bunkers Shadow Dunes Golf Course Mission Hills 15th hole Shadow Dunes Golf Course Mission Hills 4th hole Shadow Dunes Golf Course Mission Hills

Like many of the links courses found on the east coast of Scotland, Shadow Dunes, unsurprisingly considering its name, is a unique environment of massive sand dunes and native coastal vegetation.

It has created a natural habitat for many native species and virtually no lava rock can be seen.

With all of the effort required to create the form that this course has, credit has to be giving to Curley and his team for such a well moulded creation, and that is exactly what it is, a creation.

The fairways are “rippled” much like those of traditional coastal links, and the greens are simply massive, averaging over 11,500 square feet in size.

Get your clubbing wrong to some of these greens and you will be faced with possibly the longest putt you will ever experience.

But it is this variation, diversity and individuality that gives this course its charm.

The only negative would have to be the way the course blends from fairway to green structures, it makes for playing a links-style game almost impossible as the ball needs to be flown onto the greens rather than bumped into them, but this would be a purist’s vision of the design.

The 2nd is a strong hole, a dogleg par four which leads into a monstrously large and undulating towards its centre can create some interesting putts and chips.

A 40000-square foot, triple tiered green awaits on the 5th, with some saying that the green would be better suited to either the 7th or 13th hole.

I disagree and believe that the 13th hole, as is, is one of the best and unsurprisingly it is a par 3, heavily contoured which fits perfectly into the design and position on the golf course.

Some may say that the course has a couple of “mickey mouse” holes on, but it is hard to criticise the design or the construction of the course, considering it took just 3 months to build and complete.

Given time to settle and mature, The Shadow Dunes course, with a few minor adjustments to the contouring will become a firm favourite amongst visitors to Mission Hills, Hainan. 

Read More

Shadow Dunes Golf Course Mission Hills - 0

Mission Hills, Hainan was an ambitious project in the first place, but the course that stands out as perhaps the most difficult and ambitious design of all is the Shadow Dunes Course.

Not the longest course at the resort, Shadow Dunes comes in at 6428-yards and has a par of 70.

Shadow Dunes, arguably has the most character, in terms of design and is the one course that seems to sit apart from the rest.

So what makes this course so different?

Well, to begin it required an immense amount of earth moving, placed on top of the volcanic lava formations, to create what seemingly is a natural beachside golf course.

https://www.golfsavers.com/assets/image/shadow_dunes_golf_course_mission_hills_thumb.jpg

Course rating

Course facilities

  • Caddies
  • Golf carts
  • Practice facilities
  • Golf lessons
  • Club & shoe rental
  • Night golf
  • Golf shop
  • On-site accommodation
  • Spa & massage

 

DEBUG

{  Title:  {  title:  'Shadow  Dunes  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills'  },
    GolfCourse:  
      {  partName:  'GolfCourse',
          name:  'GolfCourse',
          label:  'Type  &  Location',
          isContainer:  false,
          containerId:  null,
          containedById:  null,
          uiGroup:  '',
          holes:  18,
          areaId:  '3d2cde57-63cb-48d1-b45b-df4596b6a0b0',
          maleHandicap:  0,
          femaleHandicap:  0,
          longitude:  '110.307927',
          latitude:  '19.906569',
          bookingRestriction:  0,
          isData:  true,
          publishedPrice:  0,
          get_content_item:  
            {  [Function]
                [length]:  0,
                [name]:  '',
                [arguments]:  null,
                [caller]:  null,
                [prototype]:  [Object]  }  },
    Breadcrumb:  undefined,
    CurrencyDropdown:  undefined,
    TitleSection:  undefined,
    GolfCourseInfo:  
      {  partName:  'DataCollection',
          name:  'GolfCourseInfo',
          label:  'Course  Information',
          isContainer:  false,
          containerId:  null,
          containedById:  null,
          uiGroup:  'Info',
          Par:  70,
          LengthInMetres:  5878,
          LengthInYards:  6428,
          Architect:  'Schmidt-Curley  Design',
          Caddies:  true,
          GolfCarts:  true,
          PracticeFacilities:  true,
          GolfLessons:  true,
          ClubAndShoeRental:  true,
          NightGolf:  false,
          GolfShop:  true,
          OnsiteAccommodation:  true,
          SpaAndMassage:  false,
          VideoURL:  '',
          CourseType:  'Links-style',
          Recommended:  false,
          isData:  null,
          get_content_item:  
            {  [Function]
                [length]:  0,
                [name]:  '',
                [arguments]:  null,
                [caller]:  null,
                [prototype]:  [Object]  }  },
    Share:  undefined,
    Thumbnail:  
      {  url:  '/assets/image/shadow_dunes_golf_course_mission_hills_thumb.jpg',
          width:  '',
          height:  '',
          alt:  'Shadow  Dunes  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills'  },
    Images:  
      [  {  index:  1,
              title:  '13th  hole  Shadow  Dunes  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills',
              caption:  '',
              image:  '/assets/image/shadow_dunes_mission_hills_13th_hole.jpg',
              link:  ''  },
          {  index:  2,
              title:  'Waste  bunkers  Shadow  Dunes  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills',
              caption:  '',
              image:  '/assets/image/shadow_dunes_mission_hills.jpg',
              link:  ''  },
          {  index:  3,
              title:  '15th  hole  Shadow  Dunes  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills',
              caption:  '',
              image:  '/assets/image/shadow_dunes_mission_hills_15th_hole.jpg',
              link:  ''  },
          {  index:  4,
              title:  '4th  hole  Shadow  Dunes  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills',
              caption:  '',
              image:  '/assets/image/shadow_dunes_mission_hills_4th_hole.jpg',
              link:  ''  },
          [length]:  4  ],
    Description:  undefined,
    AdditionalDescription:  
      {  html:  'Like  many  of  the  links  courses  found  on  the  east  coast  of  Scotland,  Shadow  Dunes,  unsurprisingly  considering  its  name,  is  a  unique  environment  of  massive  sand  dunes  and  native  coastal  vegetation.

\nIt  has  created  a  natural  habitat  for  many  native  species  and  virtually  no  lava  rock  can  be  seen.

\nWith  all  of  the  effort  required  to  create  the  form  that  this  course  has,  credit  has  to  be  giving  to  Curley  and  his  team  for  such  a  well  moulded  creation,  and  that  is  exactly  what  it  is,  a  creation.

\nThe  fairways  are  “rippled”  much  like  those  of  traditional  coastal  links,  and  the  greens  are  simply  massive,  averaging  over  11,500  square  feet  in  size.

\nGet  your  clubbing  wrong  to  some  of  these  greens  and  you  will  be  faced  with  possibly  the  longest  putt  you  will  ever  experience.

\nBut  it  is  this  variation,  diversity  and  individuality  that  gives  this  course  its  charm.

\nThe  only  negative  would  have  to  be  the  way  the  course  blends  from  fairway  to  green  structures,  it  makes  for  playing  a  links-style  game  almost  impossible  as  the  ball  needs  to  be  flown  onto  the  greens  rather  than  bumped  into  them,  but  this  would  be  a  purist’s  vision  of  the  design.

\nThe  2nd  is  a  strong  hole,  a  dogleg  par  four  which  leads  into  a  monstrously  large  and  undulating  towards  its  centre  can  create  some  interesting  putts  and  chips.

\nA  40000-square  foot,  triple  tiered  green  awaits  on  the  5th,  with  some  saying  that  the  green  would  be  better  suited  to  either  the  7th  or  13th  hole.

\nI  disagree  and  believe  that  the  13th  hole,  as  is,  is  one  of  the  best  and  unsurprisingly  it  is  a  par  3,  heavily  contoured  which  fits  perfectly  into  the  design  and  position  on  the  golf  course.

\nSome  may  say  that  the  course  has  a  couple  of  “mickey  mouse”  holes  on,  but  it  is  hard  to  criticise  the  design  or  the  construction  of  the  course,  considering  it  took  just  3  months  to  build  and  complete.

\n

Given  time  to  settle  and  mature,  The  Shadow  Dunes  course,  with  a  few  minor  adjustments  to  the  contouring  will  become  a  firm  favourite  amongst  visitors  to  Mission  Hills,  Hainan. 

'  },
    ShortDescription:  
      {  html:  'Mission  Hills,  Hainan  was  an  ambitious  project  in  the  first  place,  but  the  course  that  stands  out  as  perhaps  the  most  difficult  and  ambitious  design  of  all  is  the  Shadow  Dunes  Course.

\nNot  the  longest  course  at  the  resort,  Shadow  Dunes  comes  in  at  6428-yards  and  has  a  par  of  70.

\nShadow  Dunes,  arguably  has  the  most  character,  in  terms  of  design  and  is  the  one  course  that  seems  to  sit  apart  from  the  rest.

\nSo  what  makes  this  course  so  different?

\n

Well,  to  begin  it  required  an  immense  amount  of  earth  moving,  placed  on  top  of  the  volcanic  lava  formations,  to  create  what  seemingly  is  a  natural  beachside  golf  course.

'  },
    RatingAndFacilities:  undefined,
    Map:  undefined,
    GeographicTree:  
      {  countries:  
            [  [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [length]:  14  ]  },
    RecommendedCourses:  
      [  {  content:  [Object],  bestPrice:  null  },
          {  content:  [Object],  bestPrice:  null  },
          {  content:  [Object],  bestPrice:  null  },
          {  content:  [Object],  bestPrice:  null  },
          {  content:  [Object],  bestPrice:  null  },
          {  content:  [Object],  bestPrice:  null  },
          {  content:  [Object],  bestPrice:  null  },
          [length]:  7  ],
    BreadcrumbHelper:  
      {  country:  
            {  _id:  'd9d7c395-bdb3-46c3-9130-f8712becfbef',
                host:  '',
                url:  '/china',
                contentTypeId:  'ecc016df-8af7-4022-a74a-07248d37930c',
                parts:  [Array],
                languageCode:  '',
                group:  '',
                title:  'China',
                generateUrl:  false,
                urlPattern:  '/{Area.country}/{Area.region}/{Item.title}',
                uiGroupOrder:  'Search  Header,  Descriptions',
                contentTypeName:  'Country',
                translations:  [Array],
                custom:  true  },
          region:  
            {  _id:  '806867a6-be66-4867-8013-b5311ebe479c',
                host:  '',
                url:  '/china/hainan-golf-courses',
                contentTypeId:  '5de67a7e-df33-480a-b0e5-9beb659ffbef',
                parts:  [Array],
                languageCode:  '',
                group:  '',
                title:  'Hainan',
                generateUrl:  false,
                urlPattern:  '/{Region.country}/{Item.title}-golf-courses',
                uiGroupOrder:  'Search  Header,  Descriptions',
                contentTypeName:  'Region',
                translations:  [Array],
                custom:  true  },
          area:  
            {  _id:  '3d2cde57-63cb-48d1-b45b-df4596b6a0b0',
                host:  '',
                url:  '/hainan/china/haikou',
                contentTypeId:  'da0e0e32-024d-4863-9076-593125a7f3f1',
                parts:  [Array],
                languageCode:  '',
                group:  '',
                title:  'Haikou',
                generateUrl:  true,
                urlPattern:  '/{Area.country}/{Area.region}/{Item.title}',
                uiGroupOrder:  '',
                contentTypeName:  'Area',
                translations:  [Array],
                custom:  true  }  },
    SEO:  undefined,
    SearchBox:  undefined,
    DestinationsPanel:  undefined,
    SearchBoxMobile:  undefined,
    HideBookingPanel:  false,
    ExchangeRateExposer:  
      {  rates:  
            [  [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                ...  62  more  items,
                [length]:  162  ],
          current:  {  code:  'THB',  name:  'Thai  Baht',  symbol:  'THB'  }  },
    ClubHire:  
      {  partName:  'DataCollection',
          name:  'ClubHire',
          label:  'Club  Hire',
          isContainer:  false,
          containerId:  null,
          containedById:  null,
          uiGroup:  '',
          available:  false,
          cost:  0,
          isData:  true,
          get_content_item:  
            {  [Function]
                [length]:  0,
                [name]:  '',
                [arguments]:  null,
                [caller]:  null,
                [prototype]:  [Object]  }  },
    ScorecardImage:  {  url:  '',  width:  '',  height:  '',  alt:  ''  },
    CourseLayoutImage:  {  url:  '',  width:  '',  height:  '',  alt:  ''  },
    GolfCourseReviews:  
      {  data:  [  [length]:  0  ],
          pager:  '',
          pageNo:  1,
          pageSize:  10,
          count:  0,
          showingFrom:  1,
          showingTo:  0  },
    GolfCourseReviewsSummary:  {  count:  0  },
    HoleLayouts:  [  [length]:  0  ],
    AuraDebugRenderer:  {  depth:  2,  showRequest:  false  },
    contentItem:  
      {  _id:  '49e055e6-4b9f-4e97-b355-93a8bf73eccd',
          host:  '',
          url:  '/china/hainan-golf-courses/shadow-dunes-golf-course-mission-hills',
          contentTypeId:  'b838d0fb-3b50-47f4-94fd-e0eae3b3c14e',
          parts:  
            [  [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [Object],
                [length]:  30  ],
          languageCode:  '',
          group:  '',
          title:  'Shadow  Dunes  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills',
          generateUrl:  false,
          urlPattern:  '/{GolfCourse.country}/{GolfCourse.region}-golf-courses/{Item.title}',
          uiGroupOrder:  'Recommended  Courses',
          contentTypeName:  'GolfCourse',
          translations:  [  [length]:  0  ],
          custom:  true  },
    golfCourseMarker:  'Shadow  Dunes  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills,19.906569,110.307927,/china/hainan-golf-courses/shadow-dunes-golf-course-mission-hills',
    mapData:  '[["Blackstone  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills","110.308850","19.910776","/china/hainan-golf-courses/blackstone-golf-course-mission-hills","",""],["Lava  Fields  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills","110.307927","19.906569","/china/hainan-golf-courses/lava-fields-golf-course-mission-hills","",""],["Meadow  Links  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills","110.307927","19.906569","/china/hainan-golf-courses/meadow-links-golf-course-mission-hills","",""],["Sandbelt  Trails  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills","110.307927","19.906569","/china/hainan-golf-courses/sandbelt-trails-golf-course-mission-hills","",""],["Shadow  Dunes  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills","110.307927","19.906569","/china/hainan-golf-courses/shadow-dunes-golf-course-mission-hills","",""],["Stone  Quarry  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills","110.307927","19.906569","/china/hainan-golf-courses/stone-quarry-golf-course-mission-hills","",""],["The  Vintage  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills","110.307927","19.906569","/china/hainan-golf-courses/the-vintage-golf-course-mission-hills","",""]]',
    sortedAndRecommenedCourses:  
      [  {  title:  'Blackstone  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills',
              url:  '/china/hainan-golf-courses/blackstone-golf-course-mission-hills',
              thumbnail:  '/assets/image/blackstone_golf_course_mission_hills_thumb.jpg'  },
          {  title:  'Lava  Fields  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills',
              url:  '/china/hainan-golf-courses/lava-fields-golf-course-mission-hills',
              thumbnail:  '/assets/image/lava_fields_golf_mission_hills_thumb.jpg'  },
          {  title:  'Meadow  Links  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills',
              url:  '/china/hainan-golf-courses/meadow-links-golf-course-mission-hills',
              thumbnail:  '/assets/image/meadow_links_golf_mission_hills_thumb.jpg'  },
          {  title:  'Sandbelt  Trails  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills',
              url:  '/china/hainan-golf-courses/sandbelt-trails-golf-course-mission-hills',
              thumbnail:  '/assets/image/sandbelt_trails_golf_mission_hills_thumb.jpg'  },
          {  title:  'Shadow  Dunes  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills',
              url:  '/china/hainan-golf-courses/shadow-dunes-golf-course-mission-hills',
              thumbnail:  '/assets/image/shadow_dunes_golf_course_mission_hills_thumb.jpg'  },
          {  title:  'Stone  Quarry  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills',
              url:  '/china/hainan-golf-courses/stone-quarry-golf-course-mission-hills',
              thumbnail:  '/assets/image/stone_quarry_golf_course_mission_hills_thumb.jpg'  },
          {  title:  'The  Vintage  Golf  Course  Mission  Hills',
              url:  '/china/hainan-golf-courses/the-vintage-golf-course-mission-hills',
              thumbnail:  '/assets/image/the_vintage_golf_course_mission_hills_thumb.jpg'  },
          [length]:  7  ],
    countryName:  'China',
    countryUrl:  '/china',
    regionName:  'Hainan',
    regionUrl:  '/china/hainan-golf-courses',
    courseHoles:  18,
    styles:  [  'jquery-ui',  'owl-carousel',  'global',  [length]:  3  ],
    scripts:  
      [  'golf-pricing',
          'golfCoursePage',
          'global-search',
          'owl-carousel',
          'global-search',
          'golfCourseBookingPanel',
          [length]:  6  ]  }