27 hole course approximately 45 minutes from Taipeion the coast road. One of the more affordable courses closer to Taipei.
East Course North Course West Course* Total Par
Red 2,959 2,658 2,877 5,535 to 5,835 72/73
White 3,377 3,094 3,366 6,460 to 6,743 72/73
Blue 3,569 3,293 3,515 6,808 to 7,084 72/73
* The West course is a Par 37 with three Par 5 holes
The 27-hole Hsing Fu Golf Club is popular with long hitters, especially the West Course, which boasts three par fives, two of them back to back on the 8th and 9th. Of these, the 501-yard 9th is the most challenging of the course. If your drive is long enough and you’re brave or optimistic enough, you might want to try to reach the green in two. However, there is deep ravine with a water hazard in front of the green and if you land 15 yards or more short, you could find yourself watching helplessly as your ball rolls backwards down the steep slope to a watery grave. Even if you avoid the ravine, you’ve got bunkers on both sides of the green to contend with; all in all, a great challenge for long hitters.
If you’re not a long hitter, there is some relief in the par threes, which calls for brains rather than brawn or strategy over muscle power if you prefer. Only one of the 12 par threes on the course is longer than 160 yards from the club tees. One of these, the 2nd on the East Course is only 110 yards long although the target is an island green surrounded on all sides by a man-made moat. All in all, while those not able to drive over 250 yards may complain about too many long holes, besides the occasional water hazard, the course can be surprisingly forgiving. Many of the fairways have wide, steep slopes (sometimes on both sides), sending many a wayward drive onto the short grass, resulting in more than one instance of guilty pleasure from this hacker on his last round.