Aerial view of the Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling. The government has accepted the recommendation of the Task Force on Land Supply to develop about a fifth of the 172-hectare course to tackle the city’s housing crisis. Photo: Winson Wong

Why Fanling golf course is an easy target for Hong Kong planners

  • Tackling brownfield sites, random village expansion, squatters and the like is more difficult, because nobody is prepared to take on the Heung Yee Kuk.
Topic |   Hong Kong housing

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Aerial view of the Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling. The government has accepted the recommendation of the Task Force on Land Supply to develop about a fifth of the 172-hectare course to tackle the city’s housing crisis. Photo: Winson Wong
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The Hong Kong Golf Club, once an oasis, is being swamped by housing developments. Photo: SCMP

‘Shame on you – Hong Kong is not a world city’: golfers furious over course being lost to housing

  • Legendary Gary Player shocked by government’s decision to take back century-old course
  • Golf club non-members react with sadness, anger and resignation as course condemned to build flats
Topic |   Hong Kong Golf Association (HKGA)

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The Hong Kong Golf Club, once an oasis, is being swamped by housing developments. Photo: SCMP
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