Located next to Incheon International airport and with its own separate clubhouse, the Hanul course opened for play in 2005 and is one of four 18-hole layouts at the SKY72 Golf & Resort.
The Mountain and Hill nines at Ildong Lakes Golf Club hosted six editions of the SK Telecom Open on the Korean Tour between 1997 and 2005 so this tree-lined track is more than capable of testing the top professionals in Asia.
Set out on hilly terrain around an hour’s drive northeast of the capital, the layout at Sono Felice Country Club consists of the Healing and Eco nines which measure 6,616 metres from the back markers.
Set in the hills to the east of Seoul, the 18-hole layout at Cheongpyeong Midas Golf Club comprises the Valley and Midas nines. Opened in 2013, it’s operated by the Daekyo Group, South Korea’s biggest educational and cultural service enterprise.
Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr, the Ocean and Sky nines at Sky Hill Jeju Country Club form the best 18-hole layout on the property but the Hill and Forest nines are not short of admirers at a wonderful 36-hole facility.
Situated close to the Welli Hilli Park ski resort in Gangwon province, the South course at Welli Hill Country Club is the premier layout at a wonderful 36-hole facility designed by Robert Trent Jones Junior which debuted in 2008.
The 27-hole course at Bear’s Best CheongNa is – as you might expect from the name – a Jack Nicklaus design that was unveiled early in the new millennium with each loop named Australasia, Europe and USA.
The Birch Hill Golf Club layout at the YongPyong resort comprises two nines, the Birch and the Hill, and this 18-hole set-up is regarded as the premier course at a marvellous 45-hole facility which also features ski slopes and a water park.
Designed in 2015 by Ahn Moon Hwan Maestro Country Club's nod to classical music is perhaps taking things a step too far, but the architect certainly made good use of the valley contours and installed clever runoff areas around a number of the greensites.
Described as “an old-school Asian Tour course,” with greens sloping almost exclusively from back-to-front, the 18-hole layout at NamSeoul Country Club has hosted nearly every edition of the Maekyung Open since the first edition of this event in 1982.