FLIGHT-PATH TO FAIRWAY
disused Kai Tak airport runway has been selected as the dramatic
location for a golf driving range.
The old runway
– once one of the world’s busiest – juts out into Hong Kong’s busy
harbour, and is now home to Oriental Golf City.
At 1.6 million
square foot, with 500 bays, it is thought to be the world’s largest
regular and grass bays, the range is surrounded by water on three
sides. With the futuristic cityscape of Hong Kong as a backdrop,
a visit to Oriental Golf City is worth it for the views alone.
Fees start from
HK$70 (about £6.30) an hour during midweek, non-peak times. The
range is open seven days a week until midnight and clubs are available
information about Hong Kong, call the Hong Kong Tourist Association
on 0207 533 7100, or visit the website at www.DiscoverHongKong.com
City, Kai Tak Runway, Kai Fuk Road, Kowloon Bay,
tel: 00 852