golf elite living africaSouth Korea's Whistling Rock has three nine-hole loops. (Photo: Whistling Rock golf and country club)South Korea may be one of the buzzing tech centres of the world, but step onto the glorious fairways and greens of the Whistling Rock Country Club and you’re a world away from all the big city’s hustle and bustle

One of the region’s premier golf resorts, this is a destination where guests come to unplug and unwind, as well as to enjoy some of the best golf that South Korea has to offer. Located in Churcheon, about one hour northeast of Seoul in the foothills of the Gangwon provincial mountains, it is a world-class private golfing facility that celebrates the character of the surrounding landscape.

Whistling Rock’s astounding look is the vision of renowned international golf architect Ted Robinson Jr. who sought to create a venue that would inspire awe in all those who visit. Robinson’s 27-hole routing is defined by pristine lakes, roaring streams, deep forests and bold rock formations native to the property.

It’s pretty to look at, fun to play on, and leaves a lasting impact on guests.

An upscale, private country club, Whistling Rock has three nine-hole loops, each possessing its own distinctive traits. Each nine is named after the signature tea houses that grace each course, the Cocoon, Temple and Cloud.

The rest of the article can be read on page 65 in the latest issue of Elite Living Africa.