Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea
Course Data
Location Incheon, Korea
Yardage 7470 yards Par 72
Course Rating 76.5
Playing Date 15 Sep 2017 & 6 Oct 2019
Designer Jack Nicklaus
Opened 2010
Caddie Yes
Golf Cart Yes
Rating
Overall Rating
4.90
Course Layout
5
Difficulty Level
6
Greens Condition
5
Fairways Condition
5
Landscaping & Views
4
Level of Satisfaction
5
 

A relatively flat course that is located near the sea. While the ocean is only partially visible from the second hole and new buildings surround the course, the scenery of these building blends quite well with the modern look of the course. The biggest feature of the course is the multiple water hazards that come into play throughout. The course makes good use of the hazards as they balance out the eight large and small ponds. Of the four par 3s, three of them are over a lake. The club uses the bent grasses from the tees all the way to the greens, and the maintenance of the grasses is quite spectacular. While there are no week holes, it is also balanced out with short and long par 3s and par 4s. All par 5s are risk/reward holes.



view from clubhouse

beautiful buildings seen from 3rd tee

view from 18th tee

At the time of the course’s opening in 2010, the greens had more severe undulations. However, just before the hosting of the first Presidential Cup in Asia in 2015, the slopes of each green were revised to become more gradual, allowing more pinnable areas. All green complex is quite nice. Holes 13, 14, 15 combines for an excellent stretch. In 2018, The UL International Crown (Women's team pro tournament) was held for the first time outside the United States at this course.

Scorecard

 
Hole 2 Par 4 426 yards

Hole 2 Par 4 426 yards (2)

Hole 2 Par 4 426 yards (1)
A par four with a slight dogleg to the right with the ocean on the right. Players should be careful of two bunkers to the right off the tee. The undulating green is wide, elevated, and protected by bunkers to the left and the front.
 
Hole 4 Par 4 386 yards
A short par four with a dogleg to the left with a lake facing the left sides of the fairway and the green. The green is also guarded by a bunker to the front left and a waterfall to the rear left.
 

4th green across lake

Hole 4 Par 4 386 yards (2)

Hole 4 Par 4 386 yards (1)
 
Hole 6 Par 4 487 yards
A straight and long par four. On the tee shot, trees and bushes flank the undulating fairway. The green is elevated and guarded by deep bunkers on both sides.
 

Hole 6 Par 4 487 yards (3)

Hole 6 Par 4 487 yards (2)

Hole 6 Par 4 487 yards (1)
 
Hole 7 Par 5 559 yards
A par five with a dogleg to the left. There are two bunkers that come into play off the tee. Starting from the second point, the hole becomes relatively straight. On the second, a lake approaches from the left and two bunkers appear on the right side of the tight fairway. The left side of the green faces a pond and the front of the green is guarded by a bunker, not to mention the rear side borders a rough mound.
 

7番 パー5 559ヤード(3)

7番 パー5 559ヤード(2)

7番 パー5 559ヤード(1)
 
Hole 8 Par 3 235 yards

Hole 8 Par 3 235 yards (2)

Hole 8 Par 3 235 yards (1)
An uphill and long par three. The green is diagonal with a large bunker on the right and a small bunker at the back. Players should avoid the bunker on the right by aiming directly at the left side of the green.
 
Hole 9 Par 4 451 yards
A difficult par four with a dogleg to the left. There is a cross bunker in the middle of the fairway sloping from right to left. The green is elevated, and a lake faces the front and left sides. A beautiful stone wall sits on the edge of the green.
 

Hole 9 Par 4 451 yards (3)

Hole 9 Par 4 451 yards (2)

Hole 9 Par 4 451 yards (1)
 
Hole 10 Par 4 447 yards

Hole 10 Par 4 447 yards (2)

Hole 10 Par 4 447 yards (1)
A par four with a dogleg to the left. The tee shot is semi-blind and 3 fairway bunkers and a lake on the right come into play. With the slightly downhill approach shot, players will encounter a strongly elevated and two-tiered green.
 
Hole 11 Par 4 435 yards

Hole 11 Par 4 435 yards (2)

Hole 11 Par 4 435 yards (1)
A right dogleg to the right. The tee shot is over a lake that borders the left side of the narrow fairway. When players hit to right side to avoid the water, 2 bunkers await. The undulation green is guarded by a bunker to the left and the right sides, as well as a deep rough to the right side.
 
Hole 13 Par 3 208 yards

Hole 13 Par 3 208 yards (2)

Hole 13 Par 3 208 yards (1)
A dogleg to the right. The fairway is narrow with a lake facing on the left and two bunkers on the left, so the accurate tee shot is required. The green has complicated undulations, and is protected by bunkers on both sides, as well as a deep rough to its right and front right.
 
Hole 14 Par 4 372 yards

Hole 14 Par 4 372 yards (2)

Hole 14 Par 4 372 yards (1)
A signature hole and relatively short par four with a dogleg to the left. The fairway is divided into two by a creek. The fairway on the left side is much narrower and requires a carry of 240 yards in order to cross over a lake. If successful, the rest of the hole becomes a straight and easy up & down for a birdie. White the tee shot is demanding; the second becomes quite easy. Hitting towards the fairway on the right side is a safer route as the fairway is wider. However, the pin is placed in the front, this route becomes much tougher, since the front of the green faces a creek. it is safer to aim towards the back left of the green, but there will few birdies from there, which means that while the tee shot is easy, but the second will become very difficult depending on the pin position. An excellent “risk and reward” hole.
 
Hole 15 Par 5 577 yards
An almost straight, difficult, and beautiful par five. On the tee shot, players can encounter a lake on the left side and a bunker on the right. The second shot needs to be accurate asn the landing area is tight with the lake on the left. The green is swung to the left and the approach shot is over the lake and two greenside bunkers. The green is elevated with the additional bunker to its front right. There is a mound in the middle on the green which will make putting quite difficult.
 

Hole 15 Par 5 577 yards (3)

Hole 15 Par 5 577 yards (2)

Hole 15 Par 5 577 yards (1)
 
Hole 17 Par 3 203 yards

Hole 17 Par 3 203 yards (2)

Hole 17 Par 3 203 yards (1)
A par three over a lake. The elevated green is guarded by bunkers on both sides and a deep rough and a lake to the right. The green slops from back to front.
 
Hole 18 Par 5 545 yards
A great par five with a dogleg to the right. The tee shot is over a lake that also comes into play to the right. The fairway is tight on both the tee and second shots. There are well placed bunkers on both sides of, and the water hazard to the to the right side of the undulating green that is strongly elevated.
 

Hole 18 Par 5 545 yards (3)

Hole 18 Par 5 545 yards (2)

Hole 18 Par 5 545 yards (1)
 
Hole 19
The course is an hour drive southwest of downtown Seoul and a 30-minute drive southeast of Incheon Airport. Visitors must be accompanied by a member as this private club.

caddie 

big bath

Top 100 Golf Courses ranked Anyang CC (top100golfcourses.com) as No.4 in its category of 2020 top 50 courses in Korea that has 450 courses.

restaurant

lunch

Jack Nicklaus and Nicklaus Design designed nine courses in Korea. The five courses, Jack Nicklaus Korea, Bear's Best CheongNa GC, Gapyeong Benest GC, Phoenix PR, and Sky 72 GC (Ocean), are ranked in the Top 50 Courses of Korea by the 2000 edition of the Top 100 Golf Courses.