All 27 holes at Whistling Rock Country Club in South Korea, designed by Ted Robinson, Jr., ASGCA are now in play. The club has recently opened its final nine holes, named ‘Cloud’.
Whistling Rock is located in the mountainous resort area of Chuncheon.
A highlight of the new 3,646-yard loop is the third hole, a 409-yard par four that climbs through forest to a wooded hillside green. A greenside waterfall flows into a stream that creates a strategic hazard for the approach shot.
Robinson’s favorite par three is the 248-yard eighth, which is tucked into a hillside. The long par three’s green is guarded by a trio of bunkers.
The Cloud joins the Cocoon and Temple loops, each incorporating a small tea house that carries the theme of the nine.
Whistling Rock is an upscale private club that has been developed by Donglim Leisure Development, part of a leading South Korean conglomerate with holdings in textiles, chemical, industry, cable television, and insurance.
The clubhouse was designed by Francine Houben of Macanoo Architects in Delft, The Netherlands.