North Korea

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North Korea is relatively untouched in terms of tourism, which is unusual for a country that has so much to offer. With a troubled past and an uncertain future, North Korea is not likely to become a tourist hot-spot in the near future. The North Korean authoritarian government in the 1950s prohibited religion but if you do manage to obtain a visitor’s permit, Paekdu is a sight that is hard to miss. It’s the North Korea’s highest mountain, it is in fact an extinct volcano with a vast central crater and it’s of deep mythical importance.

Naturally golf is not the most popular sport in North Korea, but the country does have one notable course. Pyongyang Golf Course is where the first North Korean Open was held a few years ago and it was a decade or so ago that the nation's reclusive leader Kim Jong II is said to have shot a 38-under-par round of 34 in his one and only round of golf which included five holes-in-one. Step aside please Mr Bubba Watson!

Top 100 Golf Courses - North Korea


1st North Korea Ranking

Constructed to a Japanese design in 1987 to celebrate the 75th birthday of former North Korean leader Kim Il Sung, the Pyongyang golf course is cut into the wooded hills at the foot of Mount Sokchon...


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1 Beau Watts Courses Played 1