A worker carries baskets at Dragon Valley Golf Club. Dragon Valley, a picturesque par-72, 7,173-yard course nestled in a lush green valley, was designed by Schmidt-Curley Design, one of the many American golf architecture firms active in China. Schmidt-Curley, also responsible for all of the golf courses at Mission Hills, recently opened a Hainan office due to the demand. Hainan, and China in general, is increasingly a priority for nearly everyone working in global golf course design or construction. "This is the only place in the world building right now," said one industry professional.