Guided Tour: Heritage Sites on the Old Course, Hong Kong Golf Club

Date :
Saturday, 10 December 2022
Time :
15:00 - 17:30 (14:15 Coach pick-up in Central)
Venue :
Hong Kong Golf Club, No. 1 Fan Kam Road, Sheung Shui, New Territories
Cost :
$450 Member, $550 Non-member
Limit :
Enquiries :
Fifi Tsai at [email protected] / 9266-1268 or Patricia Lee / 2241-5507
Note :
Private coach pick-up and drop-off in Central. No denim/jeans/high heels.  Please wear comfortable cloths & shoes. The tour will be postponed if the Yellow Rainstorm Signal and/or Typhoon Signal No. 3 or above is effective 3 hours prior the tour begins. Attendees are required by the venue, except those exempted, to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code and comply with the requirement of the Vaccine Pass (BLUE Code). 

The HKU Museum Society is pleased to organize a heritage tour to the Old Course of the Hong Kong Golf Club.  Built in 1911, the Old Course is the oldest 18-hole course in Greater China. The Fanling property, with 44.3% of the site covered by trees, is estimated to have a minimum of 409 potential Old and Valuable Trees (OVTs). It is a habitat for a huge variety of birds, insects, reptiles, and other wildlife including a resident colony of Common birdwing butterflies – Hong Kong’s only protected insect species – and the globally endangered Reeve’s terrapin.  It is also home to many ancestral graves that dates back several hundred years to the Qing and Ming dynasties.

To explore the indigenous flora and fauna of Hong Kong, our tour will be guided by personnel from both the HKGC and Timothy J. Peirson-Smith, the Managing Director at Executive Council Limited (advisor to HKGC).  The route includes viewings of ecological habitat, heritage landscape, butterfly garden, conservation sites, etc, all of which are on this 111-year-old course.



Timothy J. Peirson-Smith (Tim), the Managing Director at Executive Counsel Limited, has over 30 years of professional PR experience and is a stakeholder engagement and public relations specialist,. Tim has been developing major stakeholder engagement strategies and implementing them for over 30 years on large planning, development and infrastructure mega projects, such as Channel Tunnel Rail Link (UK), London Underground extensions, and some of the largest Hong Kong transport and development infrastructure projects such as HK International Airport, CLP’s LNG Terminal and Offshore Wind Farm. Tim is also working on the stakeholder engagement support for Hong Kong Golf Club (HKGC) since 2018. His role is to devise stakeholder engagement strategy focusing on technical audiences, such as eNGOs and various professional institutes etc.