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Published on : Saturday, September 2, 2017
Le Golf National near Paris, has signed an agreement with Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen that will see the two world-famous clubs working together to promote friendship and business between China and France through golf.
“Mission Hills has partnerships with more than 900 golf clubs in more than 50 different countries across five continents, so we are delighted to welcome Le Golf National to the world’s largest golf club network,” said Tenniel Chu, Vice-Chairman of Mission Hills Group. “Our members are excited to play the 2018 Ryder Cup course but more importantly, they are looking forward to fostering relations between our two countries through a common love for the game of golf.”
“Mission Hills and Le Golf National share a track record of hosting world class tournaments, in our case the HNA Open de France, the Paris Legends Championship and the Ryder Cup and for Mission Hills the World Cup of Golf, the WGC-HSBC Champions, the World Celebrity Pro-Am and the World Ladies Championship,” added Paul Armitage, General Manager of Le Golf National. “On my visit to Mission Hills I was blown away by the scale of a resort that features not only golf but tennis, football, wellness, shopping, entertainment and education.”
Already the well-established home to the European Tour’s HNA Open de France which is now part of the Rolex Series, Le Golf National will host The Ryder Cup, the biennial matches between Team Europe and Team USA, from September 28th to 30th 2018. Owned by the French Golf Federation, the venue is consistently ranked in the World’s Top 100 Courses and Continental Europe’s Top 20 by the UK’s Golf World magazine. Le Golf National boasts three golf courses, including the Albatros – the world-renowned championship course.
Mission Hills Golf Club in Shenzhen is part of the Mission Hills Group, owner and operator of two properties spanning 40 km² and 22 golf courses, one in the heart of the Pearl River Delta in southern China and the other on the tropical island of Hainan. The 12 championship courses at Mission Hills Shenzhen, each designed by a famous name in golf, make it the “World’s Largest Golf Club” as accredited by the Guinness World Records.