No rest for the wicked as they say and no sooner has the 2017 Race To Dubai comes to a close the new 2018 wraparound season begins as the European Tour moves to Asia. This week we are at the Royal Hong Kong Golf Club, which was renamed the Hong Kong Golf Club after dropping the Royal back in 1997.
The club was founded in May 1889. Permission was obtained to play at Happy Valley, an area that was also used for football, polo, hockey and military parades, so the golfers had to take their turn. By 1891 membership had boomed so a small shed was built where refreshments were served. Due to the “crowded conditions” it meant that from 1896 ladies were only permitted to play golf on a restricted basis.