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Why North Korea Destroyed A Stunning $41 Million Golf Resort Will Leave You With Amazement

Golf is one of the most popular sports around the world. And apart from the professionals, there are plenty of golfers who play this sport for fun. Hence, there is a plethora of golf courses in the world. However, one such exotic course is being demolished in North Korea.

Additionally, a South Korean company owns this incredible $41 million golf resort which has provided a rare point of interaction between the two countries. North Korea is dismantling the Kumgang Ananti Golf and Spa Resort near Mount Kumgang. This complex was the only place South Koreans could go. However, the demolition of this course will shut down all trading between the two countries.

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Meanwhile, it was a dream project of Ananti, the South Korean operator from the golf resort. He even had the help of the Korea Golf Association as they had developed this project in 2004. They even wanted to organize international golf events on this course, which unfortunately never happened.

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Moreover, it was a pure 18-hole course with around 96 rooms. They had opened the resort in May 2008 after all the renovations. However, North Korea has decided to remove all southern facilities from the Mount Kumgang area. So this is one of the main reasons for the demolition of the exotic course.

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How big is golf in South Korea?

Golf in South Korea is one of the most popular sports. There are a lot of professional golfers, especially in women’s golf. In addition, the current world No. 1 in women’s golf Jin Yong Ko comes from South Korea. Moreover, it is surprising to note that there are about ten South Korean golfers on the LPGA Tour in the top 50 of the world ranking.

WOBURN, ENGLAND – AUGUST 04: Jin Young Ko of the Republic of Korea waves to the crowd after a birdie on the 12th green during day four of the AIG Women’s British Open at Woburn Golf Club on August 04, 2019 in Woburn, England . (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

However, when it comes to the PGA Tour men’s team, there are some good golfers like Sung-Jae IM and Si-woo Kim. Hence, it shows the popularity of the game in this country. And hopefully we will see more golfers coming from this area in the future as well.

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