Yunling Mountain Resort Golf Clubhouse - Kunming, Yunnan, China
Yunling Mountain Golf Resort’s signature Rees-Jones designed golf course is anchored by a courtyard style golf clubhouse designed by Mason Architecture and Design. This arrangement is inspired by local vernacular courtyard buildings and the materials from which they are constructed. The design of the clubhouse courtyards and its site express the local agricultural terracing systems and the organically arranged walls that support the fields. A challenge of the design included accommodating movements of carts from the 18th hole uphill to the cart storage area in the basement and from there much further uphill to the 19th hole over a bridge crossing an adjacent road. An entry court was designed to accept tour buses and yet still permit car parking, bag drop, and an intimate pedestrian character.