Nov. 22, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- A select few from
's A-List added their names to the roll of distinguished actors to have played in the Mission Hills World Celebrity Pro-Am, one of
's top lifestyle and entertainment events.
saw their hand-prints added to the Avenue of Stars at
which also played host to Catherine Zeta Jones,
, for the first edition of this biennial tournament which is held at the Mission Hills Resort on
Exchanging red-carpet for green fairway, Oscar-winning actor
said, "I'm here to grow and this is a kind of baptism by fire for me. Here we are on one of the most beautiful golf courses with some of the best golfers in the world and this is my second time on a golf course. But it's exciting and I'm very grateful to be involved in this charitable event."
added, "I've never played so much golf in my life but it was a lot of fun out there today. I've played a couple of times before but never a full eighteen holes and I think I need to work on my stamina!"
Canadian actor and
said: "This place is an incredible feat of engineering and imagination. I've never been to any kind of mega resort like this before. I've been to
but this is a far more elegant version of that. It's one of those places where anything you could wish for is right there.
"The golfing experience has been incredible, to be out there with these professionals who are so talented and to learn from them and seeing the landscape architecture which is as impressive as the interior architecture of
– it's been a real pleasure," he added.
The stars were joined by a host of sporting and acting talent that included action heroine
, former NBA star
, 22-time Olympic medalist
, footballing great Ronaldo, Wimbledon Champion
as well as a pro golfers
The event lived up to its billing as
's top entertainment event of the year as the sports stars and celebrities descended on
' vacation destination in Sothern China which boasts no less than ten signature golf courses and was recently accredited "World's Largest Spa Resort" by Guinness World Records.
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SOURCE Mission Hills China