Sanya, a rising golf destination for major golf events
With seemingly endless sunshine and warm weather for almost the entire year, Sanya is emerging as a favorite destination for golf players and enthusiasts.
In recent years, the golfing industry has grown rapidly. Sanya has more golf courses than any other Hainan Island’s cities. Many of courses are complete high end resorts in themselves, with hotels, restaurants and conference facilities in the same complex.
With a large number of courses and excellent facilitates, the city is seeing an increasing number of major international and domestic golf tournaments, making it as one of prime destinations on the world golf map.
Sanya Ladies Open
The Sanya Ladies Open is one of the top professional golf tournaments in Sanya. The tournament started its journey in 2010 and has been played at Yalong Bay Golf Club for the past 4 consecutive years. South African golfer Lee-Anne Pace became the winner of the tournament for twice in the years of 2010 and 2013 and also one of regular participants.
Apart from her, some of other top class players like Minea Blomqvist of Finland, Stacey Keating of Australia, China’s Lin Xiyu and Thailand’s Konkrapan Patcharachuta also participated in the event, in various occasions.
Volvo China Open qualifying
The annual tournament Volvo China Open qualifying has been held at Luhuitou Golf Club in 2012 and 2013.
The Volvo China Open is a men’s golf tournament that has been held annually in China since 1995. The event is organized by the China Golf Association and has been co-hosted by the European Tour since 2003.
Apart from the above mentioned tournaments, there were also other golf tournaments that had played for the past years. Some of the major golf tournament included the Sanya Open (2003, 2004), TCL Classic (2005, 2006, 2007) and Volkswagen China Masters 2006.
SOURCE: WOS Team