Camp Humphreys, Korea (South) 
Beacon Hill DGC Share
Uploaded By: Mr. Butlertron Hole #8 (Taken 5/2013)
4 / 331ft. Par / Distance:
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 Decent course for Korea

5+    8/27/2016   8/26/2016
Review By: Slimdunham
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 13.6 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Well thought layout
Phenomenal use of limited land space
Varied terrain/ elevation
Many holes have multiple "lanes" available
Common sense mandos and OBs
Course encourages the use of various shot types, but beginners can easily enjoy it as well.
Decent scenery
Cons: Grass gets very tall between mowings
Some tree maintenance would be nice
Not maintained by actual players
Location by an open airfield encourages some crazy winds
Other Thoughts: Very impressed with the caliber of this course, given it's location. Great course to play several days per week, and several times per day. Challenging enough that you can have a great round or a pitiful one, just depending on how much the trees loved you.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Heavily Wooded Course

5+    2/11/2016   2/10/2016
Review By: brwniguy2007
Played: 1  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 2.1 Years
2 Helpful / 2 Not
Pros: Tee Pads are now packed gravel.
Cons: Most Holes are so Wooded that you just Throw and hope you dont hit a Tree.
Other Thoughts: Others have covered this course very well so i will not repeat what has already been said. Some of the tee pads have been moved to make a few holes a little longer. This is also one of the very few courses in Korea.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

 Decent course

1    7/5/2015   7/6/2015
Review By: bhove_af
Played: 21  Reviewed: 3  Exp: 2.5 Years
2 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Not a whole lot of courses in south Korea so playing here is almost amazing. That said the challenge of this course is pretty decent. Also it's a full 18 holes that I don't have to set up myself with a travel basket.
Cons: First 2 holes were way short, like 150 feet or less. Also, leave your drivers at home because the holes are either short or tight and technical through the trees.
Other Thoughts: If you are in country and can get to this course, play it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

 Something is better than nothing!

2-4    6/14/2013   6/15/2013
Review By: AndyJB
Played: 52  Reviewed: 42  Exp: 26.5 Years
3 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: -Easy access from any military base in Korea; fairly centrally located on the Korean peninsula itself

-many interesting shots...a great variety of left and right finishes as well as some serious shot-shaping required

-Ample, sensible OB adds to the challenge

-A few juicy ace runs...I aced playing here for tags on one of the holes that not too many people ace, but I was close on several others as well

-Easy-to-find once you get to Camp Humphreys...they are also very willing willing to sign on those without DOD access as long as you have a sponsor
Cons: -A few holes (8 in particular) there are just no lines. You basically have to throw and hope you miss everything. There was limited space to build this course, so that's why the hole had to go there, but even expert players will hate that hole

-While most of the mandos (and there are a lot of mandos) make sense, there's a couple that seem to be put in place just to have them. I'm not a fan of mandos just for mandos sake.

-Super short course (longest hole is 331 feet) but beginners will get very frustrated. I brought a beginner and he was like 17 over. Just too many obstacles for beginner players.

-Lots of criss-crossing holes (hence the plethora of mando holes) which, again, is due to the limited space available. but would make it very hard to any sort of large event here.
Other Thoughts: I liked this course, but I certainly didn't love it. I did well my first round, but imploded the second, somehow hitting every tree on the Hill. it's a very "feast or famine" type course. When things go wrong, they go very wrong. It's certainly more challenging then it appears at first blush. They also have a few par 4s, but most people play them as 3's.

it's a good course, and any course in Korea is more than welcome for sure. It's one of the better courses in Korea, as I understand it. I had a good time. The biggest concern is maintenence. Understandably, it is hard to maintain this's expensive and Beacon Hill is out-of-the-way on the base. Hopefully next fiscal year will give them more budget to keep things fit and trim. It's a 3 and a half hour train ride for me to get to the course, so I won't be playing here often, but it is certainly a "must-play" if you're in the country.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

 Great for beginners

5+    4/14/2013   4/24/2013
Review By: Mr. Butlertron
Played: 145  Reviewed: 109  Exp: 14.7 Years
This review was updated on 12/19/2013
4 Helpful / 0 Not
Pros: Numerous base to base shuttles for military members. Easy access from the city bus and train station. From the gate it's easy to spot the course, it's on the only hill on base. The course is well landscaped and clean, but as the season progresses the course becomes choked with vegetation. Beacon Hill is a perfect fit for new players that lack distance and control in their throws.
Cons: Access is limited, due to the course being located on a military base. The course has signs for the layout of each hole, which is great, but there are not numbers on the baskets. This is confusing. Many holes overlap making it unclear which one is which. The tee pads are not all marked either, which only further adds to the confusion. The holes are short. I brought an arsenal of discs, but I only needed 2 or 3
Other Thoughts: It's a small 18 hole course that you can use to fine tune mid range game. There is a map online and even a monthly meet up of sorts.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

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