The golfing in China is very similar to the West. It doesn't seem as popular but it is gaining popularity. There are a few, maybe up to 10 golf courses around Shanghai. The one that I 've now been to twice this summer is Benhai. It is about a 1 hour drive from the city in the middle of nowhere.
The course is nicely maintained and the club house is in good condition. This all results in a day that sets you back about $200 when you consider the cart and mandatory caddie.
|Panoramic shot from the club house on a nice, blue-sky day. It was hot|
both days, probably around 100 F (40C).
|Check-in where they give you a passport|
to charge whatever you want. I needed
plenty of balls...
|This is a view of the putting green.|
|This was our 4-some. One guy I know from the neighborhood|
and the other two guys were his friends.
|Day 2 with 25 knot winds.|
|A baby praying mantis decided to join me.|
|Tee 1. This was the only time we waiting |
for the group ahead of us. We received a
couple warnings for 'slow play'.
|Lots of sand and water.|
|The Chinese caddies, they rode on the back of carts.|