Looking to play the best golf courses in South Korea? GolfReviewsGuide.com picks out the top courses to play in South Korea.
South Korea is among the top countries for golf when comes to interest in the game and playing the sport too thanks to a huge boom created by tour stars.
The likes of Jin Young-Ko, Hyo-joo Kim and In-Gee Chun in the women’s game, and KJ Choi, Sungjae Im, Si-Woo Kim and Tom Kim on the men’s tours have created a buzz in South Korea.
Have a look at all five of our recommendations for the best golf courses in South Korea or get the complete list of golf courses in Korea Republic.
Nine Bridges Golf Club
The course was designed by Ronald Fream and David Dale and is known for its challenging layout.
The 7,309 yard par-72 features narrow fairways, strategically placed bunkers and undulating greens. The front nine plays in the trees before the back nine meanders close to the lake.
Nine Bridges is located on Jeju Island, which is known for its stunning natural beauty. The course itself is situated in a valley surrounded by mountains and features views of the ocean.
Sky72 Golf Club
The club features four 18-hole courses, each with its own unique design and challenges. The courses are named Ocean Course, Lake Course, Hill Course, and Sky Course.
Each of the courses offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape, including the ocean, mountains and Incheon city skyline.
It is the only venue in Korea where night floodlit golf is available.
The club has hosted several international tournaments, including the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship and the Korea Open and rates highly on the must play list.
Blackstone Golf Club
Designed by Phil Mickelson, Blackstone Golf Club and resort is another located in Incheon and is known for its challenging layout and scenic views.
One of Mickelson’s first foray’s into golf course design, the major winner used his experience as one of the world’s best golfer to create a challenging and enjoyable course.
Blackstone is known for its challenging layout across three separate nine hole loops that can be combined, with narrow fairways, large bunkers, and fast greens.
Icheon is a city known for its natural beauty and the course is surrounded by mountains and features stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
Blackstone Golf Club has hosted several international tournaments, including the CJ Cup, which is part of the PGA Tour.
Whistling Rock Country Club
The course was designed by Ted Robinson Jr. and and has an extremely challenging layout that combines the rock formations and water features for stunning test.
Whistling Rock is surrounded by mountains and forests and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape while navigating the 27-hole golf course available.
Whistling Rock Country Club has hosted several international tournaments, including the KLPGA Championship and the Whistling Rock Invitational.
Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea
The Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea is located in Incheon and was designed, as you might expect from the name, by golf legend Jack Nicklaus.
The world-class golf course, which is a par-72 measuring 7,400 yards off the back tees, opened for play in 2010 and is known for its challenging layout, beautiful scenery, and top-notch facilities.
Golfers who have played at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea praise the course for its immaculate conditions, stunning views and strategic design with water hazards in play on a number of holes.
Considered one of the premier golf courses in Asia, this is a must-play for golfers in or visiting Korea.
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