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Mission Hills

High stakes for corporate game

Playing golf in Hong Kong requires deep pockets and the patience of an ascetic monk. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong might be the third most expensive city in the world for luxury apartments - behind Monaco and London - but that is nothing compared with the price of a golf debenture in this town, with prices soaring despite the poor global economic outlook.

Saturday, 1 December, 2012, 4:56am

'Killer instinct' fuels Poulter power

Ian Poulter celebrates with the trophy after winning the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament at Mission Hills in Dongguan. Photo: AFP

Ian Poulter summoned his Ryder Cup "killer instinct" yesterday to see off Phil Mickelson and win the WGC-HSBC Champions by two shots at Mission Hills.

Poulter drove Europe to victory over Mickelson's Americans at Medinah, but was winless in individual events this season with critics questioning why he couldn't emulate his match-play form in strokeplay.

5 Nov 2012 - 4:33am

Ian Poulter wins WGC-HSBC Champions in style

Ian Poulter of England tees off at the sixth hole at the WGC-HSBC Champions at Mission Hills. Photo: AFP

Ian Poulter said at the start of last week that despite his Ryder Cup heroics, he felt his season would not be complete without a tournament victory. He duly delivered in style at the WGC-HSBC Champions on Sunday, shooting a 65 for a two-shot win at Mission Hills.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

HSBC Champions back to Shanghai, US$8.5m purse

Lee Westwood of England walks towards the green after teeing off. Photo: AFP

The WGC-HSBC Champions will return to make its “permanent home” in Shanghai next year with an increased, Major-size purse of US$8.5 million, officials announced on Sunday.

Title sponsor HSBC is extending its current contract for another three years, they said on the last day of this year’s edition at Mission Hills in Dongguan.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Planning beyond the last resort

Ken Chu, chairman and chief executive of Mission Hills, is optimistic about three new projects in the mainland. Photo: SCMP

Mission Hills, which has three projects under construction on the mainland, expects to recoup its total investment of 11 billion yuan (HK$13.46 billion) within seven to eight years of opening, said Ken Chu, the resort operator's chairman and chief executive.

11 Sep 2012 - 2:20am

Enjoying the magic of the Mission

Sport and business go hand in hand at the Chu family's extraordinary creation

'It's like falling into a magic potion of golf,' says Andre Dupont, the Mission Hills tournament project manager, as he surveys the 369 yards to the green located way down a canyon flanked by virgin forest and split by a fairway peppered with white, cardinal bunkers.

25 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Army of caddies at your service

It took a televised game of golf for Amanda Liu Min's father to understand his eldest daughter's profession.

To golfers, Liu's job as a caddie is straightforward and easy to visualise. But for someone who has no concept of golf - including Liu herself when she first started her job in 2004 - the notion is slightly more complicated.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Swede overcomes horrors with a sweet 64

Hong Kong is one of the most popular stops on the European and Asian tours and not many players want to miss the party - unless you are Robert Karlsson.

16 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Shenzhen play time

Since Mission Hills opened in Shenzhen, it has offered a convenient and highly enjoyable option for family holidays.

The resort, which holds the Guinness Record for the world's largest golf course (it has 180 holes) is so child-friendly, it even offers a babysitting service to shadow your children throughout their stay.

24 Oct 2004 - 12:00am