2025 Mission Hills Masters

SGA, in partnership with AYM Golf Tours presents:

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The 2025 Mission Hills Masters

Mission Hills Resort - Hainan Island

March 9-15, 2025

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Tee it up in a tropical island paradise, featuring a five-star resort and world-class golf.

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  • 4+ rounds of world-class golf
  • 6 Nights' Accomm.
  • Cart and Caddy daily
  • Daily Breakfasts
  • Souvenir Event Apparel
  • Hosted Welcome Dinner
  • Hosted Presentation Dinner
  • Trophies and Prizes
  • Airport and Course Transfers
  • Open to ALL Golfers

The Original and the BEST: Beware of cheap imitations

Note that, following the massive success our 2024 event, a competitor has decided to launch a cheap copy of our premier event (even copying our event name!). Don't be fooled by a cheap imitation. The OFFICIAL Mission Hills Masters offers MORE Golf, MORE Accommodation, MORE Value and MORE Fun. 

The 2025 Mission Hills Masters Tees off in:

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YOUR ITINERARY: 2025 Mission Hills Masters

Like all SGA Trips and Tours, this fully-hosted golf week will feature our unique brand of high-quality golf and "a really good vibe".

In essence, we've done the hard yards for you. All you need to do is have fun!

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DAY 1 - Sunday, March 9, 2025

Arrival + Welcome Dinner

Arrive at Hainan Island via Melbourne/Sydney.

You will be picked-up at the airport and transfer to the Mission Hills Resort - Haikou.

That night, enjoy a Welcome Dinner, where you will meet your fellow travelers, and get prepared for a week of fun.

(Note: Depending on your flight arrangements/city, you can arrange for an earlier arrival date.)

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Vintage
Monday, March 10, 2025

The Vintage

The Vintage is patterned after the classic courses built at the turn of the century. On one hand, there is a distinct natural feel to the layout with holes carefully routed on existing terrain leaving the heavily wooded site as undisturbed as possible. At the same time, much of the feature work utilizes odd, sometimes geometric shapes and quirky features that are distinctively old. The natural terrain is frequently contrasted by striking, abrupt mounds, deep pots, square edges, ridges, blind shots, long and thin bunkers near both small and huge greens.

Inclusions: Breakfast.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2025

Meadow Links

Based upon the traditional US Open courses of the eastern United States, this layout features lay-of-the land sensibilities and somewhat geometric shapes in both bunkering and fairway lines. Distinctive features such as the fabled "Church Pew" bunkers make for a unique look where grass-faced bunkers and native grasses give the course an open meadow feel with occasional clusters of trees. Large greens create difficult putting opportunities.

Inclusions: Breakfast

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"It was the greatest golfing experience I have ever had.

This was my first experience with SGA. In 1 word: Fantastic!
The whole trip was first class...so well organised, you just went with the flow. The golf courses were excellent, the itinerary was great; communication was exceptional, plenty of time to yourself to look around and do the tourist side of things.
I will be booking another trip with SGA 100%. Thank you!"

Chris Hallam - 2024 Guest

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Wednesday, March 12, 2025

REST DAY - Optional Golf

Today, you can take this Rest Day to explore the resort, or the city of Haikou, and/or Hainan Island.

Or, if you want even more golf, you can play your choice of Lava Fields, or one of Mission-Hills' challenging 18-hole Par-3 courses like Double Pin or Stepping Stone.

Inclusions: Breakfast.

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"Very enjoyable 10 days. Great golf courses, better company and very professionally run! Would absolutely recommend!!"

Ian Steer - 2024 Guest

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Thursday, March 13, 2025

Stone Quarry

As a tribute to the many fine courses of Pete Dye, mentor to the Schmidt-Curley team, this course showcases all the wild-ride features associated with his designs. Railroad tie sleepers, abrupt mounds, and moguls, long sandy waste bunkers, devilish sometimes small greens and rail-road car bridges all create a distinct look. These features are proven all the more dramatic as the course snakes through ancient volcanic quarry's supported by steep rock walls and timbers. The dramatic landscape features remnants of days past including coal cars, railroad tracks, and abandoned mining equipment. The course is rather "sporty" in nature, demanding shot making over brute strength and provides a welcoming option to many of today's long courses.

Inclusions: Breakfast

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Friday, March 14, 2025

Blackstone + Presentation Dinner

Voted best championship course in Asia, this spectacular golf course hosted The Match at Mission Hills in 2013 with Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods. The course weaves through a striking landscape of mature trees, thick jungle vegetation, and expansive lakes and wetlands. The dominating site characteristic is the bed of lava rock throughout, as well as the wild, irregular bunker edges and transitional sand edges. In addition, there is only a fairway cut (no rough, not even at bunker faces).

That night, enjoy a Closing Presentation Dinner, where you can share your week's golfing highlights with your new-found friends and travellers.

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Saturday

TRAVEL DAY

Check-out and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Inclusions: Breakfast.

(Note, later departures can be arranged to accommodate your flights)

"All you needed to do is turn up and let the SGA and AYM team provide you with awesome experience without the need to organise your own itinerary and worry about anything. You just needed to turn up and have a great time and meet other golfers and partners!"

Bill Anastasopoulos - 2024 Guest

Optional Tour Extension

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DAY 8-10

The Dunes at Shenzhou Peninsula

There is also an optional 3-day Tour Extension, following the main event, for those who want EVEN MORE great golf.

The extension includes The Dunes at Shenzhou Peninsula, home of the Top Course in China, and Top-3 in China.

Day 1     Transfer from Mission Hills to Sheraton (2.5 hours)
Day 2     Peninsula Dunes – West Course (Inc Breakfast)
Day 3     Peninsula Dunes – East Course (Inc Breakfast)
              Depart for the Airport (evening - late checkout)

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Accommodation

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Mission Hills Resort Haikou

The World’s Largest Spa Spring Resort, Mission Hills Hotel Haikou is an 18-floor 5-star luxury resort hotel that features clubhouses, shopping malls, a well-equipped sports & recreation center, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, water park, artificial beach and 168 hot and cool natural mineral pools. It also commands a panoramic view of world-class volcanic golf courses, and is well positioned near plenty of amenities.

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Bring your partner (or the family!)

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Mission Hills Resort Haikou

The World’s Largest Spa Spring Resort, Mission Hills Haikou is a 5-star luxury resort hotel that features:

  • Wellness Spa
  • Shopping malls
  • Over 200 volcanic mineral springs
  • Sports & recreation center
  • Indoor & outdoor swimming pools
  • A water park
  • An artificial beach

It's fun for EVERYONE. So your non-golfing partners will have plenty to keep them entertained. Plus, there's even more shopping, sightseeing and attractions within close proximity to the Resort. Win-win!

 

Did You know?

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"Quick-9" facts about Mission Hills - Haikou and Hainan Island

  1. It's Big: Mission Hills Haikou is the world's 2nd-largest golf complex (behind Mission Hills Shenzhen).
  2. VERY Big. Mission Hills Resort is MASSIVE; it sits on 80 square km of land with 539 suites and guest rooms.
  3. Did we mention that it's big? Hainan's capital city, Haikou, is home to nearly 3 million people, with a massive international airport.
  4. It's Safe: Hainan Island is an international tourist destination, and is safe, clean and welcoming to all.
  5. No Visa Required: If you only travel between Australia to Hainan Island return, you do not need a visa.
  6. It's Relaxing: The resort features the Largest Mineral Spring Spa Complex in the world.
  7. It's a golfing mecca: There are over 60 golf courses on the island (and 10 at Mission Hills China).
  8. It's Tropical: Hainan Island has been known as the Hawaii of China with amazing beaches and holiday resorts, and it features beautiful, warm weather.
  9. It's World-Class. The premier course at Mission Hills, Blackstone, hosted The Match at Mission Hills in 2013 with Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods.

 

Your SGA Hosts for this trip

This trip/event is set to be one of SGA's Major Events, and will be hosted by members of the SGA team, ensuring your trip is set to be fun, memorable and hassle-free.

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Mick David

General Manager
Richard Fellner

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Media Manager
Matthew Pitt

Matthew Pitt

SGA Founder
Paul White

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Handicap Manager
Sheri Yu

Sheri Yu

Travel Manager
Dean Miller

Dean Miller

Major Events Manager

"When you think of a world class golf experience, your mind may not immediately think of China, but a managed event by SGA and AYM at Mission Hills Hainan is absolutely just that. Thanks guys for an unforgettable experience."

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Your Hainan Island Golf Courses + Accommodation

The 2025 Mission Hills Masters - Golf Week Package

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Your Golf Week Package Includes:

  • 6 nights Accommodation at Mission Hills Resort Haikou, Deluxe room (5 star)
  • 4 rounds of golf at 4 different golf courses with cart and caddy at each golf course
  • Tournament management and Prizes/Trophies
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Closing Farewell Dinner
  • Free Entry to Volcanic mineral springs at Mission Hills Haikou
  • Tour personally hosted and professionally managed by SGA and AYM Golf Tours staff
  • Arrival & Departure transfers via coach from Airport to hotel

Package pricing (Land only)

Twin-Share Room

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  • Early Bird Rate
  • Extra Nights: $TBC
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Single Room

TBC pp

  • Early Bird Rate
  • Extra Nights: $TBC
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Pkg: Golfer + Non-Golfing Partner

TBC Total

  • Early Bird Rate
  • Extra Nights: $TBC
  • Price listed is TOTAL for both people for the week
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(All prices in Australian dollars and are per person, unless noted. Prices based on 24 players - if numbers changes, prices may be adjusted)

Optional Extras

Optional Bonus Round
$TBC

Bonus round of golf at either Lava Fields, Stepping Stone or Double Pin

$TBC
Tour Extension
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Tour Extension - Play The Dunes at Shenzhou Peninsula

Price TBC

  • 3 Nights Accommodation – Sheraton
  • 2 Rounds Golf – Peninsula Dunes
  • Golf Carts Twin Share and Caddies
  • Transfers from MH to Sheraton
  • All Golf Course transfers.
  • Transfers from Sheraton to Haikou Airport
  • Tour personally hosted and professionally managed by SGA and AYM Golf Tours staff
  • Arrival & Departure transfers via coach from Airport to hotel

Exclusions

PACKAGES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport Taxes and Visa charges (if applicable - If you only travel between Australia to Hainan Island return, you do not need a visa)
  • Lunches & dinners (apart from those noted above)
  • Alcohol/drinks
  • Caddy Tips (Suggest AUD$15-20 per person per round, pay directly to caddie)
  • Other personal expenses

BOOK-IN TODAY

This trip is limited to the first 60 golfers to book, so reserve your place ASAP.

Online Bookings, Prices & Payments

Entry in the tour is subject to accepting the SGA Terms & Conditions of entry. To secure your place, a $1000 deposit is required to book. Bookings and payments are made directly to SGA.  Once you have completed the online booking, we will contact you with booking confirmation and payment information. Payment can be made by direct deposit or by credit card over the phone. Note that payments for the land package are made to Social Golf Australia and payments for airfares are made privately.

To register and make payment Click the link above or EFT (with YOUR name in the payment reference) to:

Social Golf Australia
Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633000
Account Number: 130203821

For credit card payments (add 2%), call Mick David on 0402 488 253

Travel and Tour Partner - AYM Golf Tours

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AYM Golf Tours Pty Ltd specialise in providing exclusive 5-star fully escorted golf tours and tournaments, with optional sightseeing opportunities spanning Australia, Asia, and other countries. With meticulous attention to detail, AYM Golf Tours is a highly-respected and esteemed tour operator in the golf travel industry. Their commitment to delivering exceptional service and unforgettable experiences has earned them a reputable standing among golf enthusiasts worldwide. Managing Director, Ms. Sheri Yu, is an Australian citizen of Chinese descent, with over 20 years of expertise in hospitality and tourism, including Australian qualifications in Advanced Travel & Tourism Management, Hospitality, and Business Management.  Sheri also has extensive experience in hospitality management in Shenzhen and Hainan Island, China.   With her profound knowledge, experience, and language skills, Sheri excels in organizing professional and high-value golf trips to the most stunning destinations around the world.

Event Sponsors

Srixon Cleveland Golf
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Garmin Australia
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Contact us about the 2025 Mission Hills Masters

Call or e-mail one of our team members or fill out the form below.

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Mick David

General Manager
0402 488 253
mick@sgatour.com.au
Sheri Yu

Sheri Yu

Travel Manager
0438 866 850
sheri@sgatour.com.au

Hainan Island a tropical treat for 2024 Mission Hills Masters

Hainan Island a tropical treat for 2024 Mission Hills Masters

The 2024 Mission Hills Masters - Hainan Island, the inaugural China event co-hosted by SGA and AYM Golf Tours, proved to be (in the words of a few guests) one of our "best-ever events". Featuring a week of island fun (followed by an optional 3-day extension for even MORE golf), the event had it all: World-class golf, 5-star service, a lush & tropical setting and stunning scenery.

Sunday - 2024 Mission Hills Masters Welcome Dinner

A total of 57 players and their guests & partners were welcomed to the Mission Hills Masters at a sumptuous Welcome Dinner Buffet. They met their fellow players, enjoyed a few beverages and received their souvenir Tournament Polos, caps, bag tags and more.

Monday - R1 - Sandbelt Trails

Day 1 of the Mission Hills Masters proved to be a cracker! Playing the Sandbelt Trails course (modeled after Melbourne's famed golf region), our golfers were treated to an impeccably-presented golf course, knowledgeable (and friendly) caddies, and 5-star treatment all around. Despite some high temps and humidity, our players had an absolute blast.

Tuesday - R2 - Lava Fields

Another stellar day, hosted at the gorgeous Lava Fields course. What a course! The lava rocks (everywhere) provided not only a great setting, but also some unexpected bounces. And the immaculate greens and fairways were a joy! In the event, a few players began jockeying for position, with Drew Hallam leaping to the top of A Grade (38-38), Ian Jolliffe leading B Grade (37-37), and Carl Rutledge atop C Grade (24-34).

Wednesday - Rest Day

Wednesday was a well-earned rest day. While some golfers chose to play another round of optional golf on one of the many stunning par-3 courses at Mission Hills, many other golfers took the day to explore the Mission Hills Resort's shops, indulge in the free Spa (including 68 Volcanic Pools) or just chill by the sparkling pool.  Still others took the free shuttle to the city of Haikou (to explore shopping, the Zoo, and authentic Hainan Cuisine) or a quick trip to the shops and attractions at Mission Hills Centerville.

Thursday - R3 - The Vintage + The China & Australia Friendship Cup

Round 3 marked the inaugural China & Australia Friendship Cup. Held at the The Vintage Course, over 100 Australian and Chinese Golfers enjoyed a day of fun, friendship and camaraderie. This was a landmark occasion for all involved, with the language of golf transcending all barriers. Many long-lasting friendships were made.

Following the round, the golfers from both countries enjoyed a lunch together, and an awards ceremony, while they discussed their great (and not-so-great) shots on the course.

Friday - R4 - Blackstone & Farewell Dinner

The Blackstone Course provided a magnificent finale for our event, with lovely views and a stunning course & layout.  The previous host of many top-end Asian events (including The Match at Mission Hills, featuring Tiger Woods v Rory McIlroy), the Blackstone course was
In the week-long Aggregate Stableford event, there were some solid performances throughout. Congratulations to Drew Hallam, who led from wire to wire, blitzing the field to take A Grade honours with 146 points. Next best were Shane Hazell on 132, and Geoff Steer on 131.
In B Grade, it was Ian Jolliffe taking the bikkies with 143, over Arvin Kumar on 128 and Mark Stephenson on 124.
In C Grade, it was Mark Rice on top with 122, followed by Ian Steer and Carl Rutledge, both on 113.
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Extension - The Dunes at Shenzhou Peninsula

On Saturday, a large group of our players hopped on a luxury coach for a 2.5 hour transfer to The Sheraton Hotel, and The Dunes at Shenzhou Peninsula. Over the following three days, the players played the #1-rated club in China (Composite Course), and the #3 in Asia. The two 18-hole seaside courses (East & West) proved to be a bucket list treat for all, and were a highlight of the trip for all who played.

Final Scores - 2024 Mission Hills Masters

A Grade Flight

Pos. Player Total
Points
R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Drew Hallam 146 38 38 35 35
2 Matthew Pitt 134 31 29 40 34
3 Paul White 134 30 31 42 31
4 Shane Hazell 132 30 31 37 34
5 Geoffrey Steer 131 34 33 37 27
6 David Warwick 126 32 32 33 29
7 Nick Sutherland 125 33 29 35 28
8 Elliot Cayton 124 30 36 26 32
9 Andrew Grant 124 32 32 37 23
10 Matty Thomas 122 32 25 30 35
11 Dennis Williams 121 28 35 30 28
12 Stephen Te Whare 113 26 35 29 23
13 Robert Garioch 110 33 24 28 25
14 Ryan Hassan 109 25 32 30 22
15 Richard Fellner 107 26 25 29 27
16 Tom Tomlin 104 28 26 25 25
17 Lisa Garioch 104 28 22 30 24
18 David Morriss 97 27 23 27 20
19 Jerry Florindo 93 21 22 29 21

B Grade Flight

Pos. Player Total
Points
R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Ian Jolliffe 143 37 37 33 36
2 Arvin Kumar 128 31 30 39 28
3 Mark Stephenson 124 28 28 34 34
4 Greg Dalton 120 32 23 36 29
5 Tim Hibbard 117 33 27 31 26
6 Joel Matthews 115 27 29 34 25
7 Mick David 113 27 22 35 29
8 Rod Tozer 112 31 23 26 32
9 Lee Daly 109 22 25 35 27
10 Neville Hughes 107 28 27 32 20
11 Dennis Lanigan 103 27 25 28 23
12 Cameron Thompson 102 23 31 24 24
13 Chris Hallam 100 22 28 22 28
14 Gary Moller 98 16 22 31 29
15 Peter Calverley 97 29 25 25 18
16 Olga Tozer 83 26 19 17 21
17 Pete Jensen 83 25 18 22 18
18 Jodene Tuau 77 19 17 24 17

C Grade Flight

Pos. Player Total
Points
R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Mark Rice 122 28 27 38 29
2 Ian Steer 113 30 26 29 28
3 Carl Rutledge 113 24 34 32 23
4 Jade Lowe 111 25 25 29 32
5 Patrick Bond 110 30 25 28 27
6 Ivan Jones 106 29 27 25 25
7 Kathy Ridley 100 29 20 29 22
8 Frank Elisaia 100 23 29 29 19
9 Andrew Sharp 95 23 27 26 19
10 Bill Anastasopoulos 92 20 20 29 23
11 John Waltis 88 31 17 19 21
12 David Loveridge 85 24 17 24 20
13 Kina Hazell 84 23 10 25 26
14 Travis Hicks 84 23 20 22 19
15 Rita Petrovs 76 26 9 25 16
16 Sue Hughes 72 25 16 10 21
17 Marcella Broz 67 22 15 14 16
18 Sheri Yu 47 24 0 23 0
19 Yvonne Grant 45 22 10 6 7

Thanks

Thanks to all of our "Foundation Players" for making this event a huge success! If you had a blast, tell your friends! (And get them on board for March next year!)
Thanks to May and the entire team at Mission Hills for hosting us. Thanks to Sheri at AYM Golf Tours for making it all possible. Thanks to Hainan Airlines Global for their partnership. And thanks to our sponsors Srixon Australia & New Zealand, Garmin Australia, Drummond Golf, MGI Golf, Heathcote Winery, and Card.Gift.