A club that's the envy of the world

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 November, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 20 November, 2007, 12:00am

First 18 holes opened: 1994

Number of courses (2007): 12

Number of holes (2007): 216

Staff: Over 7,000

Total area covered: over 15 square kilometres

Honours: Named world's largest golf facility, Guinness Book of Records (above); named Golf Resort of the Year (Rest of the World category) by International Association of Golf Tour Operators (2005); named Best Golf Resort in Asia by readers of Asian Golf Monthly (2006)

Past highlights as host: 41st World Cup of Golf (1995), Volvo China Tour/Coca-Cola Open (1996), Johnnie Walker Super Tour (1998), Volvo Asian Matchplay/Hugo Boss foursomes (1998), 5th Omega Asian PGA Championship (1999), Tiger Woods China Challenge (2001), Dynasty Cup (2003, 2005), Goodwill Trophy (2006), Asia Pacific Open Amateur Championship (2006), Faldo Series Asia (2006)

Future highlights as host: World Cup (2007-2018), Asia Pacific Open Amateur Championship (until 2016), Faldo Series Asia (annual)

The number of floodlit holes that can be played at night: 36

The number of years that Mission Hills will be hosting the World Cup: 12