CLUB AT NINE BRIDGES. Designer: Ronald Fream, David Dale
Course Opened: 2001
Founded by the grandson of the Samsung visionary, NIne Bridges takes its name from the eight stone bridges that span the site’s lakes and wandering creeks, the ninth bridge being a metaphoric link between the club, its members and the game of golf.
Nine Bridges is located 600 yards up Mt. Halla and surrounded by National Park. A pure golf experience without any outside distraction or residential component, the club cost close to US $100 million to build and is best remembered for what are superbly maintained bentgrass playing surfaces. Beyond great grass, the fairway shaping is also at a higher level than most courses in Korea.
Set out in two distinct nines, the course begins with the heavily treed and rolling outward nine and closes with the lake infested back nine. The front nine is very good and actually has a distinct British feel with some nice plateau greens, a Redan-shaped par three and even a Principal’s Nose bunker complex. The more open back nine is less impressive and a much more modern, Americanized form of golf design, complete with a cliché par five finisher that bends almost 90 degrees toward an island green.#discovergolfcourses#korea
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The Links at Fancourt,
7,578 yards, par 73. Situated within the greater precinct of the Fancourt Estate, The Links is a private Club for the exclusive use of its Members and accompanied guests, with limited tee times being made available to Fancourt Hotel guests. Sculpted into what Gary Player has described as his greatest feat as a course designer, The Links features an undulating, windswept terrain and dune-style landscape, and is the collaborative handiwork of golfing icon, Gary Player, course designer, Phil Jacobs and its owner, Dr Hasso Plattner.
The Links is currently ranked as the number one golf course in South Africa by Golf Digest, and 38th in Golf Digest list of the world’s 100 greatest golf courses. Transformed from an airfield into an amazing piece of environmental and golfing heritage, The Links has hosted some of the most prestigious tournaments in the world, and plays host to a range of global golfing legends such as #justinrose