Dear Golf  members

Gentle reminder…

Singapore Press Club has put together our first overseas golf trip for members in 2019.

This golf trip is to Kunming, China, at the request of various golfing members.  It will be a 6-day/5-night trip from Tues, 23 April to Sunday,28 April 2019 [April is the best season in China, cool with lots of springtime flowers blooming, and we also avoid the crowded April 5th week – Qing Ming Jie (Tomb Sweeping Day)].

The cost (not including air tickets) are:
Twin-sharing: $1,200 per person
Single room: $1,700 per person
The additional air-fare is either $429 (Thai Air via Bangkok, 6-7 hours) or $925 (SilkAir direct to Kunming, 4 hours). We will poll those who sign up before deciding which airline to take.

We need a minimum 12 players to proceed with the trip.  Max number is 28 pax (7 golf flights).

Details of the trip are given below.  Please RSVP your interest to go by 20 February 2019 to janetwee@sph.com.sg and copy our secretariat Sri at sripc1010@gmail.com

Here’s the trip cost and itinerary for your reference.

6D/5N Kunming, China Golf Trip
23 to 28 April 2019, Tuesday to Sunday

Itinerary
Day 1 SINGAPORE – KUNMING (-/-/D) 
Upon arrival at Kunming Changshui International Airport, welcome by local representative from Spring City Golf Resort. Proceed directly to Spring City. Journey time: 1 hr 30 mins. Room check-in. Leisure time before Welcome dinner @ Spring City

Day 2 KUNMING (B/-/-) 
After breakfast at resort, the group tee-off for 1st round of golf game at Spring City Mountain Course.  Lunch at clubhouse.  After lunch, continue with 2nd round of golf game at Spring City Golf Lake Course.  Dinner at resort.

Day 3 KUNMING (B/-/-) 
After breakfast at resort, the group tee-off for 3rd round of golf game at either Spring City Mountain Course or Lake Course.  Lunch at clubhouse. After lunch, check-out from resort and proceed to Grand Park Kunming Hotel for check-in.  At own leisure.  Dinner at own expense.

Day 4 KUNMING (B/-/-) 
After breakfast at hotel, the group set off for 4th round of golf game at Sunshine Golf Club Journey time: 1 hr Local guide will assist on golf game registration. Lunch at clubhouse.  After lunch back to Hotel.  Leisure time before Dinner at Park Palace restaurant at Hotel (Yunnan cuisine).

Day 5 KUNMING (B/L /-)
After breakfast at hotel, proceed to Local City tour and to Stone Forest Tour and Western Hill Tour with local English-speaking guide.  Lunch at own expense.  After tour, back to hotel. Dinner at own arrangement and expense.

Day 6 KUNMING – SINGAPORE 
After breakfast at hotel, at own leisure /check-out for trip home to Singapore.

Price:
Twin-sharing: $1,200 per person
Single room: $1,700 per person

Price is inclusive of

  • 5 Nights stay (2 nights in SpringCity resort and 3 nights stay in Grand Park Kunming Hotel Deluxe room)
  • Airport transfers (unless your arrival timings are not same as the group)
  • Transportation for sight-seeing tour
  • 4 (or 5) games (one day in Spring City is 36 holes) : 3 games in Spring City, 1 (or 2) game in Sunshine Golf Club (covers twin sharing buggies, caddy and golf fees). Final game at own expense.
  • English speaking guide for one full day City-tour and sightseeing entry tickets to Stone forest and Western Hills.
  • 3 Lunches & 3 Dinners
  • One box of Singapore Press Club golf balls (worth $21.50).
  • Prizes for top 3 players during the trip league game.

The Price stated above excludes air-ticket, tips for caddy, driver and guide.

We suggest all fly by Thai Airways or SilkAir (flight cost estimates below)

Thai Airways: about $429 return
Tues, 23 April 2019 – TG402 0740 Singapore(SIN) 0900 BKK; TG612: 1045 (BKK)14:00 Kunming(KMG). Total duration: 06h20m, 1 stop in BKK
Sun, 28 Apr 2019 – TG613 1520 Kunming(KMG) 1630 BKK; TG401 1940 (BKK) 22:55 Singapore(SIN).  Total duration 07h35m,1 stop in BKK

SilkAir (only 4 hrs direct to Kunming): about $925 per pax return
Tues 23 Apr 2019 – SQ5116 1415hrs (leave Changi Airport Terminal 2) and arrive Kunming (KMG) 1815hrs
Sun 28 Apr 2019 – SQ5113 1310hrs Kunming (KMG) 1715 SIN

Spring City Golf And Lake Resort Situated in Yiliang, Spring City Golf And Lake Resort is the perfect place to experience Kunming and its surroundings. The excitement of the city center is only 55 km away. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations. 400 rooms spread over 4 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, wake-up service, desk can be found in selected rooms. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including fitness center, golf course (on site), outdoor pool, massage, karaoke. Spring City Golf And Lake Resort is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Kunming.

Grand Park Kunming Hotel : Located at Wuhua, Kunming, China, 650221 8-minutes walk from the landmark, 17th-century Cui Hu Park, this upscale hotel, in a modern building with an undulating facade, is 2 km from the Buddhist Yuantong Temple.

Kunming Sunshine Golf Club : Designer: Robert Trent Jones Jr Holes / Par / Yardage: 36 holes / Par 72 / 7217 yards The diversity of the site terrain creates a truly unique and traditional golf course, which meanders through two separate and distinctly different valleys that possess a variety of native vegetation .The golf course will provide a test of golf that is challenging and enjoyable for all the different golfer`s abilities.

Stone Forest Tour: Must-visit site in Kunming. Stone Forest is a well-known World Heritage site. The climate created this natural magnificent landscape. Greater Stone Forest, Minor Stone Forest and Naigu Stone Forest, all of which feature stones in various formations.

Western Hills Tour: Western Hills has always been reputed as the “top scenery in central Yunnan”. Western Hills is a forest park, a beautiful place with fabulous views. You can overlook the Dian Lake on the Western Hill, and there are also wonderful temples. The best attraction is the Dragon Gate on the top of Western Hill.

I hope you will join us in this interesting trip and a challenging golf league competition with prizes for daily winners and overall winner for all 4 golf games.  Please RSVP by 20 Feb 2019. See you soon.

Best Regards

Janet Wee-Ng  
Golf Convenor
Singapore Press Club