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Sights visited on the Old Course include very rare and ancient trees such as the critically endangered Chinese Swamp Cypress, the Club’s Butterfly Garden and a grade III historic building – the Old Course Halfway House.
Address: Lot No. 1 Fan Kam Road, Sheung Shui, New Territories, Hong Kong.
Fee: Free (HK$50 tour fee waived during promotion period)
Duration: 2 hours
Conditions for participation
- Participants must hold a Hong Kong Identity Card.
- The applicant must be aged 18 or above and may register up to three companions, who must be aged 5 or above.
- Each Hong Kong resident can participate once within 3 months. After participating in an event, participant can participate again after 3 months, based on the date of the event.
- Because the tour requires some walking across uneven terrain and a busy public road, it is generally unsuitable for unaccompanied persons with reduced mobility. Persons with reduced mobility who wish to join the tour must be accompanied by a chaperone who is able to assist the participant at all times.
Points of InterestButterfly Garden
Larval and nectar plants have been specially planted to encourage butterfly species to thrive. Nearly half of the 240 butterfly species found in Hong Kong have been recorded at the Club, including the rare and protected Golden and Common Birdwing butterflies.
Fanling is home to a great many trees that date back well over a century, including particularly fine examples of Banyan and Camphor species.
African Sulcata Tortoise Area
The Club looks after three adopted African Sulcata Tortoises, providing them with a specially designed home for them to prosper.
Wild Chinese Swamp Cypress Grove
According to the IUCN, there are fewer than 250 of these trees remaining in the world, 38 of which can be found on the Old Course. These critically-endangered species pre-date the golf course and are up to 220 years of age.
A grade III historic building constructed in 1916, it adopts a roof design often found in ancient Chinese royal buildings. The porcelain decoration on the roof ridge is extremely rare.
Of the many graves found on the Old Course, the tour visits a Ming dynasty-era tomb belonging to the Tang clan, which dates back more than 460 years.
How To Get There
At Sheung Shui station, take bus no 77K to golf club;
Or by taxi about 7 minutes away;
Or walk about 20 minutes away;
*Participants who want to drive to the golf club must provide their license plate number when registering online to enjoy free parking. Each group of participant can only register one license plate number.
*Unregistered vehicles are not allowed to park.
Date and time of the tours from July to August 20233pm to 5pm on
Thursday 6 July
Monday 10 July
Tuesday 25 July
Monday 31 July
Tuesday 15 August
Sunday 20 August
Tuesday 22 August
Tuesday 29 August
The above tours will be opened for registration on Monday 19 June at 12:00pm. Please click on the link below for registration.