Next Stop on Tour: Foshan, China

The historical South China city of Foshan is known as China’s capital of kung fu, lion dance, and opera. The area has a thriving arts scene and there are many things to do if you find yourself with time to spare off of the golf course.

Foshan Zumiao Museum
Address: No. 21 Zumiao Lu (Rd.), Chancheng District, Foshan City

The Foshan Zumiao Museum welcomes over a million visitors every year. The museum is comprised of the Foshan Ancestral Temple – a Daoist temple that dates to the Song dynasty, a Huang Fei-hong Memorial Hall, and more. Spend a couple of hours here to learn about Daoism and folk art local to Foshan and be sure to stick around for the lion dance – it’s a hit.

Foshan Lingnan Tiandi
Address: Donghua Vil. Central Area, Zumiao, Chancheng Dist, Foshan, China

Foshan Lingnan Tiandi is filled with shops, restaurants, art exhibitions and more. Similar to Shanghai’s XinTiandi, Foshan Lingan Tiandi has a little bit for everyone.

Bruce Lee Ancestral House
Address: Jun’an Town, Shunde District, Huanshan East Rd, Foshan 528329, China

It’s no doubt that Bruce Lee is one of the first people you think of when it comes to Chinese Kong Fu, and his ancestors resided right here in Foshan. While he did visit and spend some time here, the majority of his childhood was spent in Hong Kong. The home has been converted into a museum dedicated to his and his ancestors lives. 

Xiqiao Mountain National Forest Park
Address: Southwest of Nanhai District, Foshan 528211, China

While Xiqiao is a 1-hour drive from downtown Foshan, the sightseeing will be well worth it. Mount Xiqiao is an extinct volcano that dates back to 50 million years ago. The park has many sights to see, including caves, waterfalls, cliffs, and an impressive statue of Kuan-Yin – the goddess of compassion and mercy.

Nanfeng Ancient Kiln
Address: Gaomiao Road, Shiwan Town, Chancheng DistrictFoshan 528000, China

The Nanfeng Ancient Kiln was built in the Ming dynasty and today the facilities serve as a ceramics and pottery museum. The kiln has been on fire since the 1500s and is the oldest in China.

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About The Southern Junior presented by Tradewinds Furnishing
Set to take place April 1 – 4, The Southern Junior presented by Tradewinds Furnishing will be JGTA’s first in mainland China and the next stop on the Tour’s annual schedule of events. The host venue of the event is Foshan Golf Club, located in the city of Foshan, just outside Guangzhou, China.

About Tradewinds Furnishing
Tradewinds Furnishing was founded in 1993 and is a global leader in furniture design, manufacturing, and distribution. Tradewinds Furnishing has worked with brands such as Disney Group and Calvin Klein and has outfitted facilities in the U.S., Egypt, China, Australia, and more. This is the second event on the JGTA’s annual schedule that they have sponsored, the first being the JGTA Bintan Lagoon Junior Championship presented by Tradewinds Furnishing Singapore.

About Foshan Golf Club
Foshan Golf Club has been well known as one of the best 18-hole world championship golf venues in China. The club has been awarded “Golfers Choice Awards” “Top Ten Extraordinary Golf Courses in 2018” award and “Golf Digest” “2016-2017 China Top 100 Golf Courses” award, among a laundry list of others. Additionally, Foshan Golf Club hosts the European Challenge Tour’s Foshan Open yearly. Accompanying the club is Canton First Estate, a superb international ecological community of residential property.

About the Junior Golf Tour of Asia
The Junior Golf Tour of Asia (JGTA) is the governing body for competitive junior golf tournaments in the Asia-Pacific for young golfers to hone their skills at the highest level, developing into successful Collegiate athletes and future champions of the game. Members of the JGTA compete alongside other top-ranked players from across the region, who share similar competitive standings and aspirations for greatness.

JGTA tournaments are ranked on the JGTA Junior Order of Merit, the Tour’s official ranking system, and the source for AJGA PBE Status in the Asia-Pacific. Players earn Merit Points from their performance in JGTA events to improve their standing on the Junior Order of Merit. Following the end of each JGTA season (approx. June 1st), the top-performers (60 players total) are awarded AJGA PBE Status according to their final standing on the Junior Order Of Merit.

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