Scene on the green
The latest addition to the members’ club landscape, UPP Golf, offers a new type of private urban retreat UPP is not all golf and greens
PP, which stands for unique, prestigious and playful, brings a new genre of urban clubhouse to Hong Kong. Its founder, Stanley Chu, has created a private getaway in Sheung Wan that specifically caters to the needs of golf enthusiasts. Members can take a break during lunch, play golf any time during the day, organise a unique golfing holiday or simply relax with friends and enjoy a glass of wine after work.
The venue features high-tech GDR golf simulators whose programmes range from driving ranges to full 18-hole courses from around the world, enabling enthusiasts to work on their game while experiencing championship courses, from the Hong Kong Golf Club to St Andrew’s, Mission Hills and Pebble Beach. For those looking to improve their game, Pgacertified coaches are on hand to provide members with one-on-one lessons and tailored programmes. They can also accompany members to regional golf courses for on-site coaching.
There’s complimentary club storage for all UPP Golf members and, with an on-site club-fitting service, there’s no excuse not to be playing like a pro. The club is also part of a private network of golf courses, which means UPP staff can help members book sought-after courses all over the world. The club also organises regular group outings to exotic loations, where the focus is on golf alongside optional activities such as safaris or wine tasting.
If you like golf, would like to get into golf, or simply like the idea of watching friends and family practise their swings while you sink a beer on the sidelines, UPP Golf might just be worth a try.
Shop 402C-E, 4/F, Shun Tak Centre, 200 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, uppgolf.com
muscle driver Alongside the golfing facilities there’s also a fully equipped gym with changing rooms open from 10am to 2am every day. Personal trainers are on hand to help members reach their fitness goals. tee off The trendy restaurant and bar provides food in the main restaurant or in one of the private rooms from noon to 10pm every day, while the bar serves drinks and light snacks until 2am.