The Shanghai Tianma Golf and Country Club is a sweeping vision built by Universal Group's Founder/Chairman Gilbert Mar in partnership with the Shanghai Jinjiang International Group, one of the leading tourism and Hotel Groups in the world, Tianma is located in the SheShan region of Shanghai, which is one of the few areas with quasi-mountainous elevation. Its an easy 35-45 minutes drive from the Hongqiao District.
Tianma, established in 1999 is technically the first private golf country club in Shanghai. It occupies nearly 200 hectares of land with its own inland lake, farm, water production, and a beautiful view of the hills that outlay the superb golf course, There are several hundred luxurious Costa Mesa style mansion villas that boundary the course and the landscaping is usually impeccable, depending on the season. More than just a residential golf course, Tianma has an Indoor Olympic Size Swimming Pool, 2 outdoor horizon pools, A main Golf Club, Recreation Club, golf academy, driving range, athletic gym, rock climbing wall, spa and massage, and 2 restaurants; a western style facility with excellent steak and lobster, as well as a true world class Chinese Restaurant operated by Michelin Stars awarded restaurateur. There is even a Wedding and Special Portraits establishment run in partnership with the internationally acclaimed Paris Wedding Photographers.
The well-kept 27 hole course has up to 300 caddies available with electric carts and nicely paved walkways. The course was designed by Pacific Coast Designs of Australia and is built to be a moderately challenging course. All in all the Tianma Country Club is a club with vast and amazing potential, and while the feel of the clubs is family styled luxury more modernization of some basic hardware would really bring the club up to the high standards that it's owner envisioned.