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PostSubject: Anyone played in Seoul, KR?   Fri May 03, 2013 12:27 pm

Hi All

anyone have experience arrange a game in Seoul? or Incheon?
Nice courses to recommend?
a game is likley to be expensive, so would like to see if there are any golf agents/companies who can arrange game + transportation etc

any advice much appreciated?
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone played in Seoul, KR?   Fri May 03, 2013 12:51 pm

Played few times in S Korea for business, but much choice in Seoul as most course are private.. Most time I played, member booked tee time.. and least hour to hour half away



Sky72 is one public cousre in Incheon.. but need least 3 ball if i remember correctly

http://www.sky72.com/en/book/gbook01.jsp

Have fun in Seoul
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone played in Seoul, KR?   Fri May 03, 2013 12:52 pm

Played few times in S Korea for business, but NOT much choice in Seoul as most course are private.. Most time I played, member booked tee time.. and least hour to hour half away



Sky72 is one public cousre in Incheon.. but need least 3 ball if i remember correctly

http://www.sky72.com/en/book/gbook01.jsp

Have fun in Seoul
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone played in Seoul, KR?   Fri May 03, 2013 2:09 pm

Thanks man
sadly if i do bring my clubs, it will just be 1 pax
was looking to join flight
will reach out to Sky72 n ask
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone played in Seoul, KR?   Fri May 03, 2013 9:38 pm

HI Ralph

Played @ SKY 72 a year ago..



It's one of the most expensive golfing experience I've ever had..

Weather was beautiful, but, me being the lazy one, didn't really take into account how the weather varies there..

I couldn't get through to SKY 72 while in Singapore because the phone was either engaged, no answer or .....

I even called the Korean Business Association here, but they couldn't help either.. I found out however, that in Korea, you MUST have at least 3 persons to book or a member bring you in to play...

So, extremely determined, I just brought along my golf set and left..

I found out the journey from Lotte Hotel in Seoul city to SKY72 at Incheon is at least 1 hour by car in the early morning. i set off from the hotel at 5.30am, and true enough it took me 1 hour to reach there in a speeding taxi. Fares was S$100 One-Way.

Upon reaching there, I found out all flights were taken up and they did not have any free slots.

Not to mention, I was willing to pay to play at any of the courses there...

After much begging, literally, a very nice (and cute!) golf executive helped to slot me in to a 3 balls flight.

Off I went, and I regretted being so casual.. At 7.30am, the temperature was about 10degree and I was in Berms and polo tees...



It was freezing.. But I must say the other 3 Korean gentlemen was very welcoming and fast players... Thus, I was jogging and not trying to look stupid...

But alas, the best half way house in Asia...



We had Free hot soup and freshly made Korean cake...

I forgot to mention the games fees added up was close to S$250..

Bought some souvenirs after the game at the Pro shop, I took a 1 hour taxi journey back to the hotel for another S$100...

Well worth the experience, S$500 golf game..

If you can, please spend at least 2 days in Jeju Island.. I heard it has beautiful courses there and it's cheaper too...

Anyway, bon voyage !

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone played in Seoul, KR?   Fri May 03, 2013 9:49 pm

Chien, love the halfway house.
Brings back memory of my recent korea trip, though I did not get to play golf there.
Colleague recommend jeju island for golfing, and golfers in seoul do take golf vacations to jeju. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone played in Seoul, KR?   Fri May 03, 2013 10:07 pm

Chien
Many thanks n great pics man
I played in many countries but nvr in KR
It's cherry blossoms now so weather shd be good
But for 500 a bit steep man
I went to Sky72 website, yes green fees are 300 bucks!!
I am still thinking hard
No 3 ball n unless I get lucky with a SYT at the club
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone played in Seoul, KR?   Fri May 03, 2013 10:18 pm

ralphlim wrote:
Chien
Many thanks n great pics man
I played in many countries but nvr in KR
It's cherry blossoms now so weather shd be good
But for 500 a bit steep man
I went to Sky72 website, yes green fees are 300 bucks!!
I am still thinking hard
No 3 ball n unless I get lucky with a SYT at the club

Precisely man ! Land of champion golfers... How not to play...

Thanks Andy.. Yes, try to stay at Jeju. It's a beautiful island.

With your look, you shouldn't have problem charming a SYT..

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone played in Seoul, KR?   Fri May 03, 2013 10:23 pm

Lol!! But i must say u quite daring, no booking n just show to club n hope for the best
Taxi r ex in KR this is my 3rd trip there, want to play jus for experience
Sadly no time to go jeju, no biz meetings there!!
Lets see!!
Koreans r friendly, ESP the fairer halves!!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone played in Seoul, KR?   Tue May 07, 2013 7:21 am

Great update Chien

Transportation wise you could save some money via taking Limo bus to Inchon then cab it from there, it should save some money ( best to ask from your hotel)


Also I def agree with bro Chien, if you have time best golf experience would be Jaju island, as green fee cheaper and better courses and booking should not be too difficult

gd luck
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