Update on the Thomson Perrett designed Xian International Golf Club
“Courses abound in many forms, but the very best are set in beautiful natural settings of tranquillity and beauty. Such is what we at Thomson Perrett are planning for at XIAN INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLUB. Golf has a virtue of creation not destruction. Our aim and hope is to enhance the nature of the land, as befits this site of great beauty so that golf can be played with an uplifted spirit”. With these words Peter Thomson opened the ground breaking ceremony at Xian International Golf Club.
The existing golf course will be completely rebuilt, only the mature Cedars and other trees species, currently being transplanted will be retained. Set in a stunning landscape at the foot of Mount Zhongnan in historic Xian, home of the famous ‘Terracotta Warriors’, the new complex will feature a 5 star hotel and conference facility, a new clubhouse and residential development.�
Given the Chinese government restrictions on developing new golf courses on viable agricultural land, the total rebuild at Xian may indicate a future trend of renovating existing courses on currently approved golf sites.