Chinas Mission Hills recognized by Guinness World Records

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SHENZHEN, China ' Mission Hills Golf Club has announced its recent recognition as the 'World's Largest Golf Club' by the Guinness World Records for the fifth straight year.
 
In May 2004 it officially surpassed eight-course Pinehurst for title of 'World's Largest' when its 10th layout opened. In Summer 2007, an additional two courses ' the Pete Dye and Zhang Lian Wei ' were completed to bring the club's grand total to 12. Located 30 minutes from Hong Kong, Mission Hills also features courses designed by golf luminaries like Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman and Nick Faldo, among others.
 
'It took Pinehurst nearly 100 years to construct eight courses,' says Tenniel Chu, Executive Director, Mission Hills Golf Club. 'Our ability to build 12 in less than 15 years is a stunning achievement and indicative of our sincere belief in China as the breeding ground for golf's next generation of champions.'
 
Mission Hills is not only about golf, however, as it's rapidly developed into Asia's premier sports and lifestyle destination resort. The club's other outstanding amenities include three world-class spas featuring an array of treatment options; a 317-room, five-star hotel; a wide variety of restaurants offering succulent cuisine from around the globe; golf academies from renowned instructors David Leadbetter and Cindy Reid; 51 tennis courts and a professional tennis academy at Asia's largest tennis center, pro shops with a comprehensive selection of golf gear and apparel at the world's largest clubhouse, and more.
 
'We invite you to visit Mission Hills in 2009 to indulge in the unmatched experience and service we offer,' says Chu. 'There isn't a club in the world that combines our exotic locale, variety of golf, luxurious accommodations, rejuvenating spas and delectable menu options.'
 
About Mission Hills Golf Club
 
Stretching across the lush, rolling hills of Shenzhen and Dongguan in southern China, Mission Hills is China's highest rated golf club, and the largest golf club in the world according to the Guinness World Records. The property is home to 12 resort and championship courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, Annika Sorenstam, Ernie Els, Jose Maria Olazabal, Vijay Singh, David Leadbetter, David Duval, Jumbo Ozaki and Zhang Lian Wei.
 
Mission Hills is a full-service, luxury resort, featuring four clubhouses, three spas, a five-star hotel, three golf academies (including schools from world renowned instructors David Leadbetter and Cindy Reid), 51 tennis courts with a professional tennis academy, and numerous fine dining establishments serving cuisine from around the world. It has hosted more than 50 international tournaments, including the 1995 World Cup of Golf and the Tiger Woods China Challenge in 2001. In 2007, Mission Hills began its role as host of 12 editions of the Omega Mission Hills World Cup.
 
Getting There: Mission Hills Golf Club is a short drive north of Hong Kong International Airport, www.hongkongairport.com. Flights on most major airlines from most major cities are available into Hong Kong. From the airport, Mission Hills transports golfers in luxury shuttles across the border to the resort hotel.
 
For more information about Mission Hills Golf Club, visit www.missionhillsgroup.com, email info@missionhillsgroup.com, or call (852) 2122 1616 (Hong Kong) ' (86 755) 2802 0888 (Shenzhen) ' (86 769) 8728 8888 (Dongguan).