PGA to create academies in South Korea

The PGA of America announced a strategic alliance with Lake Hills Resorts Group, a multi-course owner and operator in South Korea, to create PGA of America Academies in the country. It is the first international facility licensing partnership for the PGA. 

The PGA of America Korea–Lake Hills Academies and their associated golf clubs will be operated and overseen by PGA of America Professionals. The first two locations will be at Lake Hills Anseong Golf Club, which is 90 minutes from Seoul, and a new indoor golf center in the center of Seoul. 

The Academies will feature junior and adult development programs, as well as custom education programs to help train local professionals on the teaching and business of the game. 

“PGA of America Professionals are known globally as the gold standard, and we’re excited that through this partnership with Lake Hills Resorts, we will now be able to proactively place PGA of America Members in a position to help drive long-term growth of the game in South Korea," said PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua. 

Lake Hills Resorts President Sukhan Yoon said the partnership will help establish Lake Hills Resorts as the preeminent golf development destination in South Korea. Lake Hills operates six courses. 

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