(SHENZHEN, China) - The Mission Hills Group - one of the world's leading golf brands and the driving force behind the sport's rapid growth in China - announces it has teamed with ClubCorp on a reciprocal membership program.
Mission Hills members will enjoy preferred access, rates and benefits at ClubCorp's network of more than 300 participating clubs. Primarily located in the U.S., the facilities include acclaimed venues such as Firestone Country Club in Akron, OH (site of the World Golf Championships - Bridgestone Invitational), Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, CA (site of the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship), Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, TX (site of America's only British Open qualifier from 2009-2012); the Metropolitan Club in Chicago, IL; and the University Club Atop Symphony Towers in San Diego, CA.
"ClubCorp, like Mission Hills, represents the best in private club experiences," says Tenniel Chu, Vice Chairman of Mission Hills China. "This formidable partnership will be greatly appreciated by our many globe-trotting members, who are always seeking out new clubs to explore and expect only the best when traveling for business or pleasure."
"Mission Hills China, one of the most sought-after leisure destinations in the world, is an exceptional addition to our network of clubs," said Eric Affeldt, ClubCorp president and CEO. "Access to the many Mission Hills amenities - and the benefits that go along with that access - will no doubt provide extraordinary experiences to the many members of clubs in the ClubCorp family who travel internationally, while the reciprocal privileges allow ClubCorp to showcase its own network of clubs to Mission Hills' members."
Located less than one hour north of Hong Kong, Mission Hills Shenzhen and Dongguan is the country's premier golf club, and also the "World's Largest Golf Club" as accredited by the Guinness World Records. It is home to 12 signature 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.
It also features four clubhouses, three award-winning spas, a five-star hotel, three golf academies, Asia's largest tennis facility with 51 tennis courts and professional tennis academy, and numerous fine dining establishments serving cuisine from around the world.
Mission Hills Hainan lies in the volcanic region of exotic Hainan Island, China. The resort sets a new standard in leisure, recreation and wellness experiences. Nestled amid lush, green gardens, it caters to golf enthusiasts and comprises 10 specially-designed golf courses, each incorporating native lava rock formations. The Blackstone Course hosted the inaugural Mission Hills Star Trophy in October 2010, a ground-breaking celebrity pro-am golf tournament for Asia. It was also venue for the World Cup of Golf in November 2011.
Other state-of-the-art features include 518 elegantly designed guest rooms and suites, 29 elegant Spa villas, a three-story clubhouse, China's first Hank Haney Golf Academy, meeting facilities, 12 world-class restaurants, a fully-equipped sports and recreation center, Hainan's only aquatic theme park, therapeutic volcanic mineral springs, a spa oasis, and shopping arcade.
For more information: www.missionhillschina.com
, (86 755) 2801 6036 (Shenzhen / Dongguan), (86 898) 6863 3388 (Hainan).
About Mission Hills Group
Mission Hills Group, owner and operator of Mission Hills in the heart of the Pearl River Delta and the tropical island of Hainan, is the pioneer in China's fledgling hospitality, sports and leisure industry.
Founded in 1992, Mission Hills is recognized as the leading golf brand in the world and synonymous with high-end, luxurious and exquisitely-designed residences. Mission Hills has been the major driving force behind the sports and leisure industry in China. Its three world-class integrated leisure and wellness resort destinations have hosted more than 100 international tournaments. Mission Hills has also been accredited the "World's Largest Golf Club" by the Guinness World Records. With the number of both domestic and international visitors surpasses three million each year, Mission Hills was named the 5A Level Tourist Attraction by National Tourism Administration in 2011.
Mission Hills' properties sprawl over 40 sq.km. They include 22 championship courses designed by renowned players and architects from five continents, five-star resorts, award-winning spas and volcanic mineral springs, an international convention center, golf academies and Asia's largest tennis facility. Mission Hills is also the official training headquarters of China's Tennis and Golf Associations.
The Group's "golf and more" leisure philosophy has catalyzed its tourism-related business expansion. Mission Hills Centreville and Mission Hills Lan Kwai Fong Haikou are family-friendly metropolitan leisure complexes and low-carbon town centers. Hubs for business, leisure, wellness and entertainment, their highlights include 1,000-plus international anchor brands featuring the latest fashion labels, finest jewelry and watches; trendiest restaurants, cafes and bars; state-of-the-art multiplex cinemas; ice skating rinks; bowling alleys; world-renowned auto showrooms; and many other exciting offerings. A total of six hotels are showcased in these developments, among them Marriott International's Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance hotel brands, and Hilton International.
Today, Mission Hills Group has achieved many milestones and become the preeminent conglomerate in the sports, tourism, leisure and entertainment industry. The next breakthrough in the Group's evolution will occur as it brings its tried and true branding and golf management services to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Yunnan, Chongqing and other destinations.
Dallas-based ClubCorp is The World Leader in Private Clubs®. Since its founding in 1957, ClubCorp has operated with the central purpose of Building Relationships and Enriching the Lives® of its members. ClubCorp owns or operates a network of more than 150 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs, and alumni clubs in 24 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries that serve over 350,000 members, with approximately 14,000 peak-season employees. ClubCorp properties include: Firestone Country Club (Akron, Ohio); Mission Hills Country Club (Rancho Mirage, California); Capital Club Beijing; and Metropolitan Club Chicago. You can find ClubCorp on Facebook at facebook.com/clubcorp
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