Mission Hills China Celebrates Golf’s Toughest Test
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