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Tour Overview

If you’re a fan of golf and looking for an excellent golfing experience in Kunming, this tour is the perfect choice for you. Over the course of three days, you’ll get to play golf at three distinct golf clubs, each offering its own unique features and challenges. Beyond the greens, there’s a chance to delve into the natural and cultural marvels of Kunming, including the renowned Stone Forest, the picturesque Western Hills, the awe-inspiring Dragon Gate, and the enlightening Yunnan Nationalities Museum. Immerse yourself in Kunming’s delightful climate, stunning landscapes, and the cultural richness that earned it the title of the “Spring City” of China. This tour seamlessly blends golf, nature, and culture, promising you an array of unforgettable memories.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Premier Golfing Diversity: Tee off at three premier Kunming courses, each with unique challenges, from Jack Nicklaus’ Mountain Course to Robert Trent Jones Jr.’s Lake Course.
2. Nature’s Marvels Unveiled: Explore Kunming’s natural wonders, including the UNESCO Stone Forest’s karst formations and the Western Hills’ Dragon Gate with its breathtaking cliffside views.
3. Cultural Fusion Beyond Greens: Immerse yourself in Kunming’s cultural tapestry, from the Yunnan Nationalities Museum’s ethnic diversity to the oldest Buddhist temple, Yuantong Temple.
4. Scenic Bliss in the “Spring City”: Experience Kunming’s pleasant climate and picturesque landscapes, from the vibrant Kunming Flowers & Birds Market to the serene beauty of Green Lake Park.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Arrive in Kunming, the vibrant capital of Yunnan Province, known as the "Spring City" of China. Your local guide and driver will meet you at the airport, ensuring a smooth transfer to your hotel. After checking in, take the rest of the day to relax and explore at your own pace. Overnight at Kunming Spring City Golf & Lake Resort, a lavish retreat boasting two award-winning golf courses and captivating views of Yangzong Lake and the surrounding mountains.

  2. After breakfast, seize the opportunity to tee off at the challenging Mountain Course of Kunming Spring City Golf & Lake Resort, crafted by golf legend Jack Nicklaus. This course offers undulating fairways, well-placed bunkers, and breathtaking lake and hill panoramas.

    Kunming Spring City Golf & Lake Resort
    Kunming Spring City Golf & Lake Resort

    In the afternoon, venture to the Stone Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its mesmerizing karst formations. Marvel at the various shapes of limestone pillars, peaks, caves, and lakes. Stroll along the paths and bridges, immersing yourself in the legends and folklore of the local Sani people.

    Return to Kunming Spring City Golf & Lake Resort for a comfortable overnight stay.

    Yunnan Stone Forest Kunming
    Stone Forest

  3. Morning brings another round of golf, this time at the forgiving Lake Course of Kunming Spring City Golf & Lake Resort, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Enjoy wide fairways, gentle slopes, and splendid views of the lake and mountains.

    In the afternoon, explore downtown Kunming highlights. Begin at the lively Kunming Flowers & Birds Market, bursting with colorful flowers, plants, birds, fish, and handicrafts. Continue to Yuantong Temple, Kunming's oldest and largest Buddhist temple, featuring captivating architecture, statues, paintings, and serene gardens. Conclude your downtown tour at Kunming Green Lake, a picturesque park where locals engage in various activities.

    Kunming Green Lake Park
    Lotus Flowers in Green Lake Park

  4. Start your day with golf at Kunming Lakeview Golf Club, a modern 18-hole course designed by Nick Faldo, offering panoramic views of Dianchi Lake and the Western Hills.

    Kunming Lakeview Golf Club
    Kunming Lakeview Golf Club

    In the afternoon, explore the forested Western Hills, a range of forested mountains that overlook Dianchi Lake. Reach the top of the Western Hills via a cable car to visit the Dragon Gate, a spectacular Taoist complex carved into the cliffs. The Dragon Gate is a masterpiece of Taoist art and engineering and offers a spectacular view of the lake and the city.

    Continue to the Yunnan Nationalities Museum, a comprehensive showcase of the diverse cultures, history, and traditions of Yunnan's 26 ethnic groups. You can see the exhibits of costumes, jewelry, instruments, weapons, and daily items, as well as the replicas of the traditional houses and villages of each group.

    Kunming Western Hills Dragon Gate
    Dragon Gate on the West Hill

  5. Savor your free time until your departure to the airport or train station. Optionally, indulge in some last-minute shopping or sightseeing in Kunming. We wish you a safe and pleasant journey home.

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

Price Includes

  • Private land transportation in air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver;
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide service as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Main entrance tickets as listed in the itinerary;Accommodation and activities as listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodation and activities as listed in the itinerary;
  • One bottle of water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance;
  • Government taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Any optional battery car/shuttle bus/horse ride/boat cruise etc. inside the attractions;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • China visa;
  • Any meal (the tour guide will help you to order and purchase at local restaurants for you to pay in cash);
  • Gratuities are highly appreciated if you think we did a great job;
  • Flights or Trains to/off Kunming.
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