“Some of the top golfers in the world come from Korea,” said my dongsaeng (little Korean brother). He told me 10 of the top 25 female golfers come from South Korea. I wondered to myself, “How could this be? Korea doesn’t even have a lot of golf courses!” There are golf courses, but the majority of them are an hour or two drive out of Seoul (Korean real estate prices are ridiculously high, so it makes sense that it is not in the city.) If you can’t get away, here are some ways to get your golfing fix:
Teachers Share their Experiences While Living Abroad!
Before arriving to teach English in Korea, I have to admit I did not know much about the country. I knew a few Korean words, some food dishes, and a little about Seoul. When it came to Korean sports, I did not know what were the most popular sports in the country. It wasn't until I started watching more and more of the PGA tour during college that I began to notice several Korean players on both the women's and men's tour. Seeing this, I took note that golf must be a fairly big sport in Korea. But I really didn't know how big until I landed in Korea.