Two new venues will play host to the prestigious Volvo China Open Qualifying tournaments in Fujian and Yunnan provinces.

Guangzhou Nansha Golf Club will also create a “first” by hosting two events in one season - International Qualifying from the 5th to the 7th of February and Domestic Qualifying from the 8th to the 10th of February.

Fujian Ocean West International Golf Club will host the third of the four 2018 qualifiers from the 15th to the 17th of March, and built to a design by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, this event is expected to be highly popular with the players. 

Kunming Jialize Sport Club will conclude this year’s qualifiers from the 26th to the 28th of March. The undulating course was designed by five-time major champion Phil Mickelson and is expected to offer a scenically beautiful yet stern test of golf for the visiting competitors.

Nansha Golf Club has had a long and rewarding association with Volvo China Open qualifying having first staged an event in October 2005. The Guangdong club has hosted the qualifiers twice more since then.

Adding new and interesting destinations to the qualifying venues follows one of the original intentions of spreading the Volvo brand as far and as wide as possible.

Known and respected throughout the world for its high quality products featuring the ultimate in safety systems, Volvo was the first international brand to sponsor golf in mainland China. No other company - local or international, has supported golf in China for the 23 years that the brand has sponsored the Volvo China Open.

Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Hebei, Zhejiang, Hainan, Guangdong, Sichuan, and Hong Kong have all hosted Volvo China Open qualifying events over the past 13 years, and between them a total of 50 qualifying events have been played – another “first” for Volvo.

No less than 156 players have won a coveted place in the Volvo China Open via the challenging qualifying process, and history has been made several times during the past 13 years with players such as Guan Tian-lang and Ye Wo-cheng both becoming the youngest player to compete in a European Tour event by virtue of qualifying for their national Open.

Guan later went on to compete in the US Masters at Augusta National Golf Club where he played all four rounds.

Wu A-shun competed in the qualifiers in 2008, and in 2015 he claimed victory in the Volvo China Open at Tomson Golf Club in Shanghai, becoming the third homegrown player to lift the coveted trophy.

Li Hao-tong has also been a familiar face in the qualifiers and first appeared as a 14-year-old in 2010. Last year Li complimented Wu’s impressive feat in Shanghai by winning the Volvo China Open at Topwin Golf & Country Club in Beijing.

Both Wu and Li now compete on the European Tour, and last year the talented pair made a formidable team in the Olympics Games in Rio. They also challenged strongly in the World Cup of Golf in Australia, where they finished tied for second place.

Zhang Xin-jun and Dou Ze-cheng both earned a place in the Volvo China Open via the qualifying system and both now play on the lucrative US PGA Tour, alongside former world number one amateur Pan Cheung-tsung from Chinese Taipei, who qualified as a 15-year-old at Discovery Bay Golf Club in Hong Kong in 2007.

The leading three players from each 2018 venue will earn their place in the 24th Volvo China Open, which will be staged at the end of April.

Entries for the 2018 qualifying is now starting and so players are advised to visit the official website and also to social media platforms such as WeChat and Weibo.


2018 Qualifying Venue & Schedule

Condition of Play & Entry



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