Going for Gold: Troon International and Gold Hill Country Club poised for success in South Korea

21 June 2024

Troon®, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, has announced that it has been selected to manage Gold Hill Country Club, an all-new golf club situated just one hour from Seoul, South Korea’s capital.

The long-term agreement will see the brand-new golf club become an official Troon Golf Facility, with Troon International providing market leading support in a range of areas, including, Development and Pre-Opening Services, Post-Opening Agronomy, Marketing and Operations Services.

Set to commence with a soft opening in the coming months, followed by a grand opening by the end of 2024, Gold Hill Country Club promises to deliver an exceptional new experience to a domestic market that celebrates golf like almost no other.

The 2023 R&A Global Golf Participation Report highlighted South Korea's significant presence in the global golf community. Ranked third in the world for the total number of golfers, with a substantial 5.35 million enthusiasts, South Korea also boasts the highest proportion of female golfers globally, topping the chart at an impressive 45%.

A fully floodlit course at Gold Hill Country Club will offer even further opportunities for South Korean golfers to engage with the sport, allowing for participation far beyond sunset, and attracting a broader range of visitors to the course as a result.

Under the esteemed ownership of The Ramid Group, Gold Hill Country Club has ambitious plans to establish itself amongst an already vibrant South Korean golf landscape, and with the trusted expertise of Troon International on board, they are primed to do just that.

Mr. Moon Byeong Wook, CEO of The Ramid Group, said: "Embarking on an exhilarating journey at Gold Hill Country Club, we're thrilled to announce Troon International's exceptional leadership guiding our path forward. With their unmatched expertise, we're poised to achieve success.

South Korea's fervent passion for golf fuels our determination. We're committed to channeling this energy into crafting an 18-hole course that not only delights our members and guests but also leaves a lasting, enchanting impression with every visit."

DJ Flanders, Executive Vice President of Troon International, said: “It’s an immensely exciting opportunity for Troon International to return to South Korea, and in the Gold Hill Country Club, we are working with an organization who are driven to deliver the best possible experience to its guests when it opens its doors this year.

The continued growth of Troon International around the world is testament to our outstanding track record, customer service and the value we provide to golf clubs. We approach each golf course with the unique touch that it requires, but through leveraging our global resources, we can help push them to that next level, achieving results that they desire.”

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 875-plus locations in 45-plus states and 35-plus countries, including operational responsibility for 575-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf, ICON Management and Eventive Sports. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, TroonMagazine.com or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, and via The Turn Podcast.

About Gold Hill Country Club
Goldhill is located in the former gold mine area of Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea. The name "Goldhill" symbolizes bringing good fortune to our guests, retaining the history of the gold mine while offering a blend of natural beauty and sophisticated luxury.

Situated at an altitude of 350 meters on a basin covering approximately 1,716,000 square meters, Goldhill is set to introduce a comprehensive medical resort including a general hospital, accommodation facilities for relaxation, a public 18-hole golf course, and tourist/living accommodation facilities. This project harmoniously integrates golf and resort amenities with residential and medical centers.

Conveniently located at the triangular junction of Gyeonggi-do, Chungcheongbuk-do, and Chungcheongnam-do, Goldhill offers easy access from the Seoul metropolitan area. It is reachable within 10 minutes from both Nam Anseong IC and Buk Cheonan IC.

In May 2024, we finalized a management contract with Troon, the world's largest golf service management company. The golf course and clubhouse are scheduled to open in end of this year.


Clinton Norris
Troon International
Tel: +971 56 687 6116
Email: cnorris@troon.com