Pinx Golf Club & Podo Hotel
South Korea, jeju Island, Cheju Island, Jungmun
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Pinx Golf Resort is located on Jeju island, a popular destination with Korean and Japanese visitors, lured by its mild subtropical climate and beautiful scenery dominated by the impressive Mt. Hallasan, a dormant volcano soaring at 6000. The whole island is a UNESCO MAB Biosphere Reserve for its unique lava tube system, bio-diversity and landscape, but it is also a prime golf destination with over 40 courses, several of them amongst the top in the country.
The resort is formed by the award winning Podo Hotel and Pinx Golf Club. The design Podo Hotel is formed by buildings developed in harmony with nature and rooms are linked to each other in the form of grapes - "Podo" in Korean. Its artistic nature is such that Podo Hotel is exhibited at the National Museum of Asian Art Guimet in Paris. At the restaurant, mother nature sets the menu as well, with fresh market produce and daily sea catch, complemented by the best wines from around the world. There is also an indoor pool with glass walls opening up onto the landscape.
Pinx Golf Club boasts a World Top 100 course laid out in 1999 by Theodore G. Robinson, a stunning Scottish moorland-style layout set amongst spectacular lava outcrops, with views over Mt. Hallasan and the China Sea, and looking as if it were made by mother nature herself. This philosophy is echoed by the striking clubhouse, harmoniously combining art with nature to become a graceful landmark in the landscape. Oval in form to reflect the shape of the island, the building features large glass surfaces to take in the views.
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The resort is formed by the award winning Podo Hotel and Pinx Golf Club. Podo Hotel was designed by famed Japanese-Korean architect Itami Jun, holder of the prestigious French medal of "Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres". The buildings were developed in harmony with nature and rooms are linked to each other in the form of grapes - "Podo" in Korean. Its artistic nature is such that Podo Hotel is exhibited at the National Museum of Asian Art Guimet in Paris.
The en-suite accommodation is comprised of one and two bedroom units done in Korean or Western style. All feature large bay windows opening up onto private terraces, interiors done in raw materials and bathrooms with hot springs water. At the restaurant, mother nature sets the menu with fresh market produce and daily sea catch, complemented by the best wines from around the world. There is also an indoor pool with glass walls opening up onto the landscape.
Award winning Resort & Nature Retreat by architect Itami Jun
Two styles of accommodation
• The Hansil Korean style room
• The Yansil Western style room
Three types of rooms
• Deluxe Room (51 m2): One bedroom suite (2 pax)
• Royal Room (120 m2): Two bedroom suite with two bathrooms and living room (4 pax)
• Suite Room (180 m2): Large living room with fireplace, bedroom, powder room and bathroom with jacuzzi (2 pax)
Each type of room is available in both styles.
All guestrooms with high speed internet (notebook on request) • Satellite TV • Minibar • Chest • En suite bathroom with hot thermal water
Room service • Laundry/Valet service • Concierge • Airport transfers
The Restaurant (Creative Jeju market cuisine and Sushi) • Vincave (Wine cellar with a selection from 50 countries around the world) • Library • The Cascade & The Patio (open air gardens) • The Swimming pool (25 m. glassed-in pool and solarium)
Ecological park and community (5 km. from Pink/Podo) • Real estate, Community Centre and Art Museum
Pinx Golf Club
• Member Course
Theodore G. Robinson (1999) 18 holes - 7,361 yds - par 72
Pinx Golf Club boasts a World Top 100 course, a stunning Scottish moorland-style layout set amongst spectacular lava outcrops with views over Mt. Hallasan and the China Sea. Built in 1999, this course would be the last work of late Theodore G. Robinson, the famous designer and past President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. Stroke by the natural beauty of the site, Robinson's goal was that none of the links would ever give an artificial feeling, as if they were made by mother nature herself.
Ballantine's Championship 2008, 2009 & 2010 (European PGA Tour)
Caddies and Golf carts available
• Public Course
Theodore G. Robinson (1999) 9 holes - 3,197 yds - par 36
This philosophy is echoed by the striking clubhouse, also designed by Itami Jun and harmoniously combining art with nature to become a graceful landmark in the landscape. Oval in form to reflect the shape of the island, the building features large glass surfaces that catch the sky and passing clouds. The building accommodates a fine restaurant with panoramic view, proshop, sauna and lockers.
Award-winning design clubhouse
Restaurant (Gourmet), Snack Bar, Tea House (Light meals), Proshop, Sauna & Locker rooms
Golf on Jeju Island
About the size of Maui, Jeju shares with the latter a similar volcanic origin, subtropical climate and exceptional golf offer, with about 40 courses, several of them by world leading designers. The most famous ones are Pinx Golf Club, Skyhill CC, The Club at Nine Bridge and Blackstone Golf Resort, all ranked as Korea's Top Clubs.
• Blackstone Golf Resort
Brian E. Costello (2005)
The 27 hole Blacckstone Resort enjoys a beautiful location on high slopes with breathtaking views of both the Yellow Sea and Mt. Hallasan, Korea's highest peak. Course architect Brian Costello, of JMP Golf Design, has preserved and made good used of most of the original natural features of the site, integrating trees, lava mounds and meandering streams into the layout. The North and South nines from the 18-hole championship venue and private course at the resort - an invitation or staying at the resort to play is necessary. But it is well worth the effort as in is an extremely fun course to play and one of the country's top 10. Sharing the same setting as its more exclusive neighbours, the East nine is public and opened to all.
Ballantine's Championship 2011 & 2012 (European PGA Tour)
• Nine Bridges Golf Club
Ronald Fream & Advid M. Dale (2001)
Designed by Golfpan's Ronald Fream and David Dale, this world class course is what made this architect firm famous. They mad full use of the rolling terrain to create a course, which is regularly ranked as number one in the country, to recreate the feel of a Scottish Highland course. The two were laid out with plenty of space on this generous piece of land in the lee of Mt. Hallasan, towering at 6,000 feet over the golf course. This stunning setting has been enhanced by the visual presentation, manicuring and finishing of the layout which includes eight bridges, not being true to its name Nine Bridges ! A great championship course always in pristine conditions.
• Skyhilll Country Club
Robert Trent Jones II (2005)
Compared to the majority of courses on this volcanic island, the 27-hole parkland layout at Skyhill is relatively flat, unlike its name might suggest ! Yet Robert Trent Jones II has succeeded in creating a challenging layout with wonderful views over the scenic surroundings. Bunkers and water hazards are waiting for stray shots here, punishing audacious strategies if not in full control of your game, but it remains a fun challenge if played on the safe side.
Jeju Island Some sixty miles off Korea's south coast in the Koera Strait separating the later from Japan, Jeju (Cheju) island is a popular destination with Korean and Japanese visitors alike, lured by its mild subtropical climate and beautiful scenery. Also known as the "island of the Gods", Jeju is dominated by the impressive silhouette of Mt. Hallasan, a dormant volcano soaring at 6,000 feet above sea level, Korea highest mountain, a National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. In fact, the whole island is a UNESCO MAB Biosphere Reserve for its unique lava tube system, bio-diversity and landscape.
Address & Contact
Pinx Golf Club & Podo Hotel
San 62-3, Sangcheon-ri
Tel: +82 (64) 792 8000
Fax: +82 (64) 792 8001
Jeju Island, off the South coast of Korea
Cheju/Jeju International Airport (CJU), 30 km.
One hour flight from Seoul + Daily flights to Tokyo & Osaka (Japan)
All year (Hotel & Golf)
Subtropical & Temperate Climate, with four seasons: Hot summer, amazing spring and autumn and cool winter