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April 21, 2017 Golf Tourism No Comments Email Email

Another spectacular week of world-class golfing action is set to unfold at the historic Hong Kong Golf Club (HKGC) in late 2017.

For the 59th year in succession, the Hong Kong Open will be contested over the venerable fairways of the Fanling club, a Golf Course Facility Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

The 18th hole of the Composite Course at the Hong Kong Golf Club.

To be held from November 23-26, the event will mark the beginning of the 2018 European Tour season as well as acting as one of the last events on the 2017 Asian Tour schedule.

Tri-sanctioned by the European Tour, the Asian Tour and the Hong Kong Golf Association (HKGA), the tournament is being sponsored by UBS.

Kenneth Lam, Captain of the Hong Kong Golf Club, said: “As host venue since its inauguration in 1959, the championship holds a very special place in the heart of our club.

“We have been delighted by the growth of the Hong Kong Open in recent times – we saw a record gallery of nearly 47,000 local and overseas fans over the four days last year – which has helped underline Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s World City.”

Harald Van Heel, President of the HKGA, said: “The Hong Kong Golf Association is proud to witness the Hong Kong Open evolve from a local tournament to become the marquee golfing event set firmly in the Hong Kong sporting calendar.

“With the funding support from sponsors and the Hong Kong Government, the UBS Hong Kong Open is now one of the major attractions for tourists.

“In 2017, we would like to bring the UBS Hong Kong Open closer to the Hong Kong people by bringing the community to the Open, showing that this is our tournament. A golf tournament that belongs to Hong Kong people.”

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