The Yulin Desert Golf Course (YDGC), located in the Yulin Sand Park of Shaanxi Province, the southern edge of the Maowusu desert, managed by Yulin Desert Links Sports Co. Ltd, the course was designed by famous golf course architect, Mr. Lu Jun. The par 73 championship 18-hole golf course, 7,346 yards and the design uses the local topography of the surrounding landscape to create a truly natural golf experience. The total grass coverage for the entire golf course is 206,400 square meters accounting for 27.6% of the entire property.
For irrigation water, the Yulin Desert Golf Course mainly uses local coal mine drainage water (wastewater generated during the coal mining process). Waste is put to use through a treatment and purification process both inside and outside the golf course boundaries. As the drainage water is absorbed into the ground, it is filtered by the turf (rhizome/stem leaf/soil/etc.) along with other vegetation and plant material. This improves the quality of the water and preserves the source of groundwater while also reducing pollution. The solution also helps improving the forest coverage for the surrounding desert area.
The golf course strives to decent quality with the concept of sustainable development for green initiatives and protecting the nature, which was presented as a true masterpiece after continuous investment and construction over 10 years. The Yulin Desert Golf Course has gained awards from the golf industry such as raking 37th on the 2020 Golf Travel Magazine List of Asia’s Top 100 Golf Courses, top 10 on Golf Course in China, ranking 31st on the 2021 Golf Travel Magazine Llist of Asia’s Top 100 Golf Courses, and one of a few golf courses in China recognized by GEO. Moreover, YDGC has become the one and only golf course partner with the China Golf Association. Crowned with so many honors as jewel, YDGC is hailed as the Shining Pearl of the Northwest Desert.