Probably the most unique aspect of the culture surrounding Hong Kong Golf Club and the neighboring villages is the fact there are dozens of village elders who have been buried on the HKGC property. And these are not simple, small plots that fade into the past. These are serious monuments, some up to 30 feet wide and very beautifully designed. When an elder dies, the village sends the person in charge of such things wandering around the area in search of the proper place to inter the deceased elder. When he or she feels the proper Feng shui exists, that's the place. And there are more than four dozed of these sites scattered across Hong Kong Golf Club's property. Some are on forested hillsides. Some are next to greens. Some are along the fairways. Some are hundreds of years old and some less than two years old. And everybody's fine with it.
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