Ningbo Golf Club

Location: Sunny Bay Coast Resort; Ningbo, China
Client: Sunbay Development Holdings

Sunny Bay Coast Resort is part of a 2000 ha master planned new town located on the East China Sea. The site is one of wonder, with magical hills seeming to grow straight up from the ocean marshes. DTJ established the overall site landscape vision, followed by full service landscape architecture and architecture for phase one for the hotels and villas, golf course clubhouse and a golf training academy.


The landscape vision was gardens of discovery incorporating the traditional aspect of the elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth achieved through formal and informal planting zones with integrated sculptural water features.


The architectural challenge was to create a landmark building situated on the seaward crest of a prominent hill while hiding all services. Architectural cues were abstracted from local traditions of fishnet weaving and forms of ship sails combined with stepping the building into the hillside topography.


Building Size: 11,000 sm
Presidential Villa: 870m2, Villas: ±450m2
Design Services: Site Planning, Architecture and Landscape Architecture