This weeks event is played on the Jack Nicklaus designed Gapyeong Benest course. I think it’s now called Samsung Benest because Samsung own it. How they carve courses out of the mountain side like this baffles me. Though the membership fee justifies it – about US1.7 Million! The most expensive membership for a Korean Country Club. You can also tell when two waters and a Gatorade cost $16…… always come prepared for the practice rounds.


Some of the waterfalls are beautiful, unique additional features are cute and some of the mountain views are breathtaking……. 😉

The Samsung is one of the biggest events on the Korean Tour calendar. Prize money is 600,000,000 Won (about AU$760,000). There are some great additions as well. The winner will receive a brand new BMW worth about AU$100,000 along with the 120,000,000 Won (AU$150,000) first place check. That’s pretty sweet.

The players and fans should be well looked after here at the Samsung Benest:


Here’s a pic of the SBS camera crews setting up.