At least according to this Bloomberg story: Mission Hills Group, owner of the world’s largest golf club, will boost investment sixfold in a golfing complex on China’s Hainan island as the nation’s economic rebound spurs a tourism and property boom. Mission Hills, based in Shenzhen, the southern city adjacent to Hong Kong, is to spend […]

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What do you do after coaching Tiger? Head to China.

While Tiger Woods’ career appears to be headed south, Hank Haney — Tiger’s now former swing coach — looks to be headed east: Having the world’s No. 1 as a client magnified his profile dramatically. He has added the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy. The program prepares junior players for college scholarships with golf […]

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Time to come up with a euphemism for “villa”

Earlier this week, Bloomberg ran a story entitled “China Tightens Land Purchase Rules, Bans Villas.” Here’s a snippet: China is requiring a down payment for land purchases equal to 50 percent of a plot’s price and prohibited the supply of land for villas as the government sought to increase affordable housing. … The Land Ministry […]

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Same as it ever was

From the New York Times: Pressing ahead with its clampdown on runaway economic growth, the Chinese Government has banned new golf courses and announced that work on some luxury hotels and villas will be halted even though they are already partly built. … The document said the Government would impose strict limits on the amount […]

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Photos: China’s ‘golf police’ destroy tournament course

Less than one week after Chinese Ministry of Land and Resources officials announced a crackdown on illegal land use, including golf courses, government inspectors arrived at King Valley Country Club in Zhejiang province’s Anji county. Less than one week after that, bulldozers showed up and started tearing up fairways on King Valley’s tournament golf course. […]

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