THE WAY THE GAME WAS MEANT TO BE PLAYED

HK Golfer - - Advertorial -

When golf is played at May­a­cama, the game re­turns to its time-hon­ored ori­gins as a walk­ing course fol­low­ing Scot­tish tra­di­tion. Wo­ven into the hill­sides and val­leys, the Jack Nick­laus Sig­na­ture course is un­equiv­o­cally one of his finest. Guided by cad­dies, golfers take to the metic­u­lously groomed, 6,761-yard lay­out. Con­sis­tently ranked among Golf Di­gest’s “Top 100 Cour­ses in Amer­ica”, the soul of the club is the ca­ma­raderie – from the an­nual Mem­berGuest tour­na­ments to the “Sip ’n Swings” to the in­ter­club chal­lenges against the lead­ing clubs in the US and around the world.

Of the 200 cour­ses that carry his name, this is among Jack’s very best, where deep green fair­ways snake though golden val­leys and oak­stud­ded hills. Tees or greens, and some­times both, are el­e­vated. May­a­cama is not a course where power pre­vails, but one where a deft touch and pa­tience pay off. It is that truly re­ward­ing Mem­bers’ course — one where ev­ery round is an­tic­i­pated, where each is an in­vig­o­rat­ing chal­lenge, and per­haps best of all, where the stakes are not dol­lars but wine, and win­nings are hap­pily shared.

EX­CLU­SIVE WINE EX­PE­RI­ENCE

The wine pro­gram at May­a­cama is ex­tra­or­di­nary and im­mer­sive, as one might hope in a place where coun­try roads in ev­ery di­rec­tion are lined with vine­yards. It is a lo­ca­tion that gives May­a­cama ac­cess to the very best Caber­net, Chardon­nay, Pinot Noir and Zin­fan­del vine­yards on the con­ti­nent.

In­deed, wine cul­ture is so wo­ven into the life­style at May­a­cama that wine lock­ers for Mem­bers out­num­ber golf lock­ers – a revealing fact. Bets on the course and courts are hap­pily set­tled with a fa­vorite vin­tage. Sig­nif­i­cant tast­ing events through­out the year are an im­por­tant part of the culi­nary and so­cial cal­en­dars. Most top Cal­i­for­nian wines are sold through their pri­vate client list, some of the world’s finest wines never make it to the store shelf; but mem­bers of May­a­cama get ready ac­cess to these im­pos­si­ble to find wines. This is be­cause top wine mak­ers, in their bid to be­come mem­bers at May­a­cama, have com­mit­ted a size­able al­lo­ca­tion of wine for mem­bers to pur­chase. We’re talk­ing the likes of Fisher Vine­yards, Har­lan Es­tate, DuMOL, Wren Hop, Boich Fam­ily Cel­lar, and Tor Wines – just to name a few of the 36 vint­ner mem­bers.

The club has sev­eral classes of mem­ber­ships each be­stow­ing var­ied lev­els of ac­cess. For those of us with­out the deep pock­ets, and with no ac­cess to the club, these pic­tures are as far as our eyes can pry. A glimpse into the world of ex­clu­siv­ity and taste. Please write to may­a­cama@hk­golfer.com or call us on +852 3590 4153.

Play­ground of­fered by mother na­ture, the un­spoiled land­scape takes you in

Golf holes 4 and 5; along ter­raced hill­sides and sprawl­ing fair­way

The Club Cel­lar is worth

a for­tune in it­self

Wine locker room for the mem­bers to store their stash

A com­mon scene at the club, where mem­bers sip and con­verse in pri­vate

cor­ners of their choice

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