Best of Show/1st Place
Wuhan Changjiang International
Hongsham, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Owner: Wuhan Changjiang
International Golf Club Co. Ltd.
Clubhouse Architect: Dahlin
Group Architecture - Planning
Interior Design: Wuhan
Changjiang International Golf
Contractor: Wuhan Changjiang
International Golf Club Co., Ltd.
BY THE NUMBERS
Size: 88,780 sq. ft.
Dining: Main, 75; Private Dining,
80; Banquet Capacity, 300
Want to see this clubhouse? Get ready for
a bit of a trip. It’s a 20-hour flight from
New York. It’s worth it, though.
Not every clubhouse, for instance,
boasts a waterfall among its design features. And it’s not an itty-bitty waterfall.
Water gushes over it. The course is located in Wuhan, which is in the center of
China and near the Yangtze River.
The winning designer, San Francisco-based Dahlin Group Architecture-Plan-ning, won a third place award for new
construction in last year’s contest for its
work at Lingshui Blue Bay Golf Course,
also in China.
Working in China is not a challenge
but an opportunity, said Doug Dahlin, the
founder and chairman of the board of the
architectural firm. He’s been involved in 40
golf club communities in China over the
years. His firm has four offices in China.
“This clubhouse, obviously, is very con-
temporary, with clean lines and a really
strong entry,” he said. “When you’re play-
ing 18, it’s pretty spectacular to see.”
As mentioned earlier, U.S. courses ap-
pear to be still strugging with financial
constraints. In China, there’s sigificant
emphasis placed on creating striking
clubhouses, Dahlin said.
“They want the clubhouse to be the
gemstone for the whole community.”
“Impressive design with a dramatic scale
and use of stone and glass. The entry
porte cochere is grand and the added
feature of waterfalls and terraces provide
a dramatic design.” — Kenneth Hart