Mis­sion Hills China Cel­e­brates Golf’s Tough­est Test

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Mis­sion Hills Group in China is cel­e­brat­ing 15 years of its highly-pop­u­lar Gol­fathon, a unique test of golf that has at­tracted more than 100,000 golfers from around the world since its launch in 2004.

The 2018 Gol­fathon has of­fi­cially teed off at the lux­ury Mis­sion Hills Dong­guan re­sort in south­ern China, pre­sent­ing a chal­lenge to golfers to play ten cour­ses at the world’s largest golf fa­cil­ity over the next few months. En­thu­si­asts who com­plete the Gol­fathon within six days re­ceive a spe­cial Iron Man award. There is also a prize for the top junior to com­plete the chal­lenge.

“Over the past 15 years, the Gol­fathon has at­tracted more than 100,000 golfers from 30 dif­fer­ent coun­tries to take on this tough­est of tests at Mis­sion Hills,” said Ten­niel Chu, Group Vice-Chair­man of Mis­sion Hills. “The Gol­fathon has be­come a truly in­ter­na­tional celebration of golf and a sym­bol of the growth of the game in China over the past two decades. It is cen­tral to the Mis­sion Hills vi­sion to bring China to the world and the world to China.”

Cre­ated in 2004 to cel­e­brate Mis­sion Hills’ recog­ni­tion by the Guin­ness World Records as the world’s largest golf club, the 15th Gol­fathon will run un­til 15 Septem­ber 2018. It of­fers golfers the op­por­tu­nity to play 10 of the award-winning cour­ses at Mis­sion Hills in Shen­zhen and Dong­guan, de­signed by golf leg­ends in­clud­ing Jack Nick­laus, Sir Nick Faldo, Greg Nor­man, Ernie Els, Justin Rose, Ian Poul­ter and An­nika Soren­stam.

The open­ing cer­e­mony for the 15th Gol­fathon at Mis­sion Hills Re­sort in Dong­guan, south­ern China

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