Volvo China Open: European Tour Makes 2nd China Stop

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Volvo China Open
Aug 11, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Haotong Li (CHN) tees off on the fourth hole during round 1 of the men’s golf in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Olympic Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports /

Topwin Golf & CC offers views of the Great Wall of China

One of the first things that comes to mind for those familiar with Topwin Golf and Country Club is its spectacular views of The Great Wall of China offered at most holes on the course.

Topwin is a parkland style course designed by Ian Woosnam playing to a par-72 at 7,261 yards. It opened in 2009 and is situated in the countryside hills of Huairou near the base of The Great Wall.

Every hole but 13, 14 and 15 brings water into play. Undulating greens put ball placement on approach shots at a premium. Scoring was healthy in 2016 with a 22-under-par tally good for a three-stroke win.

None in the top 13 posted a round of par or higher and 38 finished at double digits under par for the tournament. The 36-hole cut was one of the European Tour’s lowest at three-under.

Barring a playoff, the tournament will come to a close at the par-5 583-yard 18th.

Topwin’s greens are Creeping Bentgrass expected to role at a 10 on the stimpmeter. The rest of the course predominantly features Kentucky Bluegrass.

Weather forecasts projects highs in the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit and sunshine throughout the tournament.