Tee Off At Asian Games Golf Venue
5-Star Golf Destination Ready, Set, Go For 2010 Games
GUANGZHOU, China - August 5, 2009 - The 16th Asian Games (http://www.gz2010.cn/en) part of the worldwide Olympic movement and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia is ready for Golf competition of the Games with the five-star Dragon Lake Golf Club (http://www.dragonlake.com.cn) ready to serve as host for the 2010 competition.
The Asian Games is the second largest sporting event in the world after the Olympic Games, comprising half the world’s population.
Golf is one of seven sports currently under consideration by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the 121st IOC Session and Xiii Olympic Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark slated for October 1 - 9 - along with Baseball, Karate, Roller Sports, Rugby, Softball and Squash - for two program slots at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. All seven, including Golf, will be part of the competition schedule at The 16th Asian Games.
“We are truly honored to be the host venue for our sport next year,” said Mr. Victor Fong, Executive Director of the Dragon Lake Golf Club. Opened in 2004, Dragon Lake is located 40 kilometers northeast of downtown Guangzhou and is fully assessable by dual motorways. The Dragon Lake Golf Club is part of a massive development which includes a fully re-created European town, hotel and villas in a unique mix of business, sport and leisure.
The course at Dragon Lake is nestled within the valley of a lush mountain range that stretches tens of kilometers and folded on two sides by the picturesque Dragon Lake. Twenty seven holes are available for players with nine holes illuminated.
During the Asian Games, the 18-hole international championship standard course will be utilized and according to Mr. Fong, is “TV ready for the world media that will be covering the Golf competition of the Asian Games”.
At Dragon Lake, the 18-hole championship course features landscape that is made up of the lake half with the remaining as hills and the course preserves the original typography and lush litchi forest with the natural lake as its companion.
Every hole at Dragon Lake feature not only features different scenery but also connects each other in one continuous line. The masterpiece of the course, the 16th hole - will challenge even the most skilled players when a shot drops 20 meters from the tee ground to the green - “the island green” embraced by water on three sides.
“The 16th hole is terribly challenging to a player’s skills, courage and wisdom of decision,” added Mr. Fong.
Awaiting golfers high on a hilltop is the 4,000 sq m, two-story Scottish-style clubhouse with arched sightseeing balconies and oversized floor to ceiling glass for unobstructed views of the course. Available within is a golf franchised store, restaurant, lobby bar and luxury changing room. The clubhouse is a lifelike expression of the classic style of Scotland - the ancestral home of Golf. Canvases, murals, illuminations and tapestries used in the clubhouse have been carefully chosen and designed to echo with Golf’s profound history and culture.
About The 16th Asian Games
The 16th Asian Games (http://www.gz2010.cn/en) is approved and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia and will be held in “Flower City” of Guangzhou from November 12 - 27, 2010. More than 14,000 athletes, trainers and coaches from 45 countries and regions will compete in 42 sports. More than 10,000 accredited and non-accredited worldwide media are anticipated to cover the Games with more than three million spectators expected to attend.
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