Located a short 30 minutes’ drive from central Beijing, Bayhood No9 is an exclusive premier golf club and resort which covers 133 hectares (329 acres) of rolling hills, pine forests and lakes. Beihu, which is the area surrounding the club, has a rich history dating back more than 600 years.
During the Ming Dynasty, it was used as the imperial hunting grounds and was also the site of one of the four imperial gardens situated outside the capital.
Designed by award-winning Canadian firm Nelson and Haworth Golf Course Architects, Bayhood No.9 offers a beautiful 18-hole course covering 80 hectares (198 acres), two practice greens, a 9-hole night-time course, a driving range and a state-of-the-art Clubhouse.
Not for the faint-hearted, Bayhood No.9’s signature hole comes after 17 challenging holes in a tranquil setting. The 18th hole is set in an amphitheatre of mounds and trees as well as a lake which is strategically guarded by a bunker. The water lies at the edge of the small undulating green of the finishing hole, near the world-class Clubhouse and spa. Bent grass which is known for its lush green colour, is used for putting the greens while Kentucky grass is used for the fairways.
The driving range which covers 10 hectares (25 acres) has fully equipped short game facilities which adhere to United States Golf Association (USGA) standards. The 40 driving stations and 22 private rooms with double-bay driving are also available for rental. Travellers can also enjoy amenities such as high-definition television screens, high-speed internet connection, shower rooms and dining areas.
In March 2007, Bayhood No9. opened the first and only British Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA)-branded golf academy in Asia. which offers the latest technology in golf analysis covering all major aspects of the golf swing and game. This means a team of certified golf instructors from the PGA-managed St Andrews Links Golf Academy is at hand to provide coaching programmes customised according to the members’ skills.
The Clubhouse at Bayhood No.9 offers a beautiful setting to enjoy a deserved drink at the 18th hole. At the Dining Room, some 18 private dining rooms serve delicious traditional Cantonese cuisine to members and non-members alike, Plans are also underway to open a boutique hotel with private villas, conference facilities, a luxurious spa and fitness centre.