A proposal to build the China Fleet Country Club in Saltash, Cornwall was put to the Hong Kong sailor's committee and Trustees. The feasibility study was approved by the Hong Kong sailor's committee, the land was purchased and the design of the complex began. Building work started on the 180-acre Saltash site. The new China Fleet Country Club was officially opened on June 1st 1991 and was formally opened by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales on 5th December 1991, along with a prestigious golf course, designed by Dr. Martin Grant Hawtree. On 30th November 1992, the Hong Kong China Fleet Club closed its doors for the last time ready for the Chinese to take over Hong Kong.