Korea play up, construction keeping pace

Sometime this year, South Korea’s golf industry is expected to reach a milestone: the opening of its 500th golf course, Korea Times reported. 

At the end of last year, according to the Korea Leisure Industry Institute, the nation had 468 courses, up from 440 in 2011 and 369 in 2009.

What’s more, the amount of play at South Korea’s courses is increasing. The Korea Times reports that 27.6 million people “visited” public and membership courses in 2012, up from 26.5 million in 2011 and 25.5 million in 2009. Presumably, they played at least one round during their visits.

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