The return of the Hong Kong Open to the city’s events and entertainment calendar heralds more than just a welcome resumption of the world’s premier golfers flocking to Fanling, it also marks the return of one of Hong Kong’s endearing outdoor entertainment traditions, the Hong Kong Open Spectator Village.
From 9-12 November, the Village is the place to be when not following Hong Kong golden boy Taichi Kho or international stars like 2022 The Open Championship winner Cameron Smith, Patrick Reed, Talor Gooch and Graeme McDowell on the course.
From 7.30am to 5.30pm daily, Village patrons can enjoy open-air dining and a variety of entertainment acts and family friendly activities in one of Hong Kong’s most idyllic settings throughout tournament week.
Cultivate balance, flexibility, mental and physical energy under Nikki’s guidance in our rejuvenating yoga sessions. Bring along your friends for a joyful experience! Yoga mats will be provided.
Unleash your creativity as you explore five unique canvas designs by our local Hong Kong artist, Bo Law. Immerse yourself in a world of vibrant colours and express your artistic flair.
A Century of Heritage and Ecology at Asia’s Oldest Championship Golf Course. Explore the Club’s 100+ year effort to advance golf development & the ecological significance of its Fanling site. Visitors will receive a souvenir after visiting the booth, while stock lasts.
Best of all, entry to the Village is free with admission to the 2023 Hong Kong Open. In keeping with the event’s vision to share the excitement of world-class golf and entertainment with the community, admission to the Hong Kong Open is free on Thursday and Friday. Season passes, including all of the excitement of the final two days of tournament play on Saturday and Sunday is $300 for a weekend pass or $200 per day.
Fans under the age of 18 can enjoy free entry to the Hong Kong Open across all four days of the tournament accompanied with a ticketed adult or with a photo ID containing date of birth.
The kids are sure to enjoy a spell-binding week in Fanling with roving magicians, free face painting, bouncy castles and arts workshops daily.
And alongside all of the tap-in putts on course, there will be plenty of toe-tapping in the village with music throughout the week, while daily free yoga classes (11.00 – 11.30) on the Village lawn offer a different way to get the body moving.
The excitement on the golf course always has hearts skipping a beat, and the action in the village will be on par as the Hong Kong Open 2023 welcomes the world champion team from the Hong Kong Rope Skipping Association, China for performances (noon and 2.00pm on Saturday, 11 Nov.) that offer a magnificent exhibition of dynamic and imaginative rope skipping, which combines elements of speed, flips, gymnastics, dance, and captivating rope skipping techniques.
Fans itching to show off their own athletic skill, in golf and other sports – can try a variety of free games like golf simulators, miniature golf and rugby skill games on-site.
In a first of its kind engagement at the Village, Hong Kong illustrator and mural artist Bo Law and his team arefacilitating a mural painting workshop. From November 10-12, visitors can make their artistic mark on five outsized mural canvases featuring Law’s designs.
Law draws his influences from the environment surrounding him and his works often focus on the ever-changing Hong Kong cityscape. With the Hong Kong Golf Club nestled in one of the city’s most bucolic areas, visitors are in for a different view of the “greens” at the Hong Kong Open 2023.
To learn more on everything green in Fanling, spectators should visit the Hong Kong Golf Club booth. A special exhibition promises to share more on ‘A Century of Heritage and Ecology at Asia’s Oldest Championship Golf Course’ and introduces the Club’s 100-year plus effort to advance golf development and preserve and protect the important ecological and heritage significance of its Fanling site. Exhibition visitors will receive a free souvenir after their visit and while supplies last; 20-minute sessions are available hourly from 10.00 to 4.00pm daily.
Best of all, the entertainment is in aid of a good cause as the Hong Kong Open 2023 is proud to partner with Operation Santa Claus to raise funds for 17 different charities in the community. Since its inception in 1988, OSC has raised over HK$369 million to support 338 charity projects.
The Hong Kong Golf Club started its fund-raising earlier this month with the long-running Cup of Kindness charity golf day on 22 October, while visitors to the Hong Kong Open can ‘chip in’ with on-spot donations or by participating in the Operation Santa Claus games zone with special golf-themed games and chances to win great prizes.
In addition to providing complimentary parking, the Hong Kong Open 2023 will run complimentary shuttle bus services throughout the tournament from Sheung Shui MTR, Central IFC Mall and Kowloon Tong MTR to the Hong Kong Golf Club. Please refer to the tournament website for details and schedules.
With world-class golf and entertainment on offer from 9-12 November, the Hong Kong Open 2023 once again promises to be a great day out for sports fans, nature lovers and entertainment seekers. Don’t miss it!
The Hong Kong Open 2023 is proud of being an “M” Mark event that helps enhance the image of Hong Kong as Asia’s sports event capital. The “M” Mark awarded by the Major Sports Events Committee, symbolising intense, spectacular and signature event in the territory sports calendar.
Tickets for the Hong Kong Open 2023 are now available via Ticketflap at ticketflap.com/hongkongopen2023.
Admission on Thursday and Friday, 9-10 November is free while daily prices for Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November are $200 per day or $300 for a weekend pass.