Tim Liddy, ASGCA recently commented on the potential China has to shape the future of its golf, in part by deciding what type of facilities it builds. In a recent article in Asian Golf Magazine, Liddy and James Duncan discuss some points to be considered in light of this potential.

Liddy wrote that understanding the roots of the game, making the game affordable, and recognizing the importance of site selection will continue to be three keys to the success of golf in China. Investing time and effort in finding the best site available for a given development can result in many benefits down the road.

The article also stated that good golf is crafted, using a combination of plans for guidance and abundant field adjustments. By using Chinese landscapes and a Chinese design aesthetic as the basis for Chinese golf architecture, the resulting courses will be most likely to be of lasting interest and be appropriate for the area.

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