Two new facilities from ASCGA Vice President Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley, ASGCA, are near completion and scheduled to open in China in spring 2014.

The two courses are Silk Road and a second, 27-hole project in Chengdu.

As Schmidt-Curley reports:

* The first layout at Silk Road is links-inspired and located in the remote region of Xinjinag Province in Nothwest China. Outside the capital city of Urumqi, the course boasts wicked links-like contouring throughout the fairways and cavernous, natural “blow-out” style bunkering carved out of fescue-laden dunes. The course is expected to open in spring 2014.

* Located in the foothills just south of Chendu, the second site is a 27-hole facility featuring three unique styles. The Highlands Course sits atop the ridges of the property boasting expansive views of the surrounding area. The Woodlands Course features steep, grass-faced bunkers. The course is ccarved through pristine forested valleys. The Valley Course features a more natural style of bunkering and holes that fit the lay of the land.

Construction is scheduled to finish by the end of 2013 with an anticipated Grand Opening in late Spring 2014.

For more information, visit the Schmidt-Curley website here.