Taekwang C.C. - South golf course - hole 6
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Taekwang C.C. - South golf course - hole 6
The 36-hole Taekwang Country Club is so busy that every hole has two greens to save on wear and tear. Pictured is the sixth hole on the South course under the lights. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
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Taekwang C.C. - South golf course - hole 5
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Taekwang C.C. - South golf course - hole 5
The sun sets above the Seoul skyline on the fifth hole of the South golf course at Taekwang Country Club in South Korea. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Taekwang Country Club - female caddies
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Taekwang Country Club - female caddies
Female caddies control four-person carts with a remote control while golfers walk Taekwang Country Club in South Korea. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Taekwang Country Club - driving range
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Taekwang Country Club - driving range
Taekwang Country Club has a four-tiered driving range. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Taekwang C.C. - North golf course - hole 1
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Taekwang C.C. - North golf course - hole 1
The first hole on the North golf course at Taekwang Country Club looks good in daylight and maybe even better after dark. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Taekwang C.C. - South golf course - hole 2
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Taekwang C.C. - South golf course - hole 2
There's a beautiful view from the second tee on the South golf course at Taekwang Country Club in South Korea. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Taekwang C.C. - South golf course - hole 8
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Taekwang C.C. - South golf course - hole 8
Players hit over water to reach the par-3 eighth green on the South golf course at Taekwang Country Club in South Korea. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Taekwang C.C. - South golf course - hole 9
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Taekwang C.C. - South golf course - hole 9
The ninth hole on the South golf course at Taekwang Country Club is a medium par 4. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Taekwang C.C. - North golf course - hole 6
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Taekwang C.C. - North golf course - hole 6
Even in the dark, the sixth hole of the North golf course at Taekwang Country Club is well lit. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Taekwang C.C. - North golf course - hole 7
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Taekwang C.C. - North golf course - hole 7
A pond runs along the seventh fairway of the North golf course at Taekwang Country Club in South Korea. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor
Taekwang Country Club - golfers on the driving range
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Taekwang Country Club - golfers on the driving range
The four-tiered driving range at Taekwang Country Club is busy day and night. Jason Scott Deegan/Golf Advisor

Night golf in South Korea: Play under the lights at Taekwang Country Club near Seoul

SOUTH KOREA -- Taekwang Country Club outside of Seoul is such a favorite among local golfers that it stays busy day and night, both at its amazing four-tiered driving range and its 36 holes.

It's so busy that most of the 36 holes have double greens sitting side by side to handle the wear and tear of all the traffic.

A great location, convenient to get to in a city choked with traffic troubles, is a big draw, along with its gently rolling fairways.

Taekwang, which is mostly a private member's club, opened in 1984, and added nine holes in 1991 and 1997. Every hole is walkable, enjoyable and playable, but only 18 of them are open to the public. Female caddies who control four-person carts by remote control - a staple at high-end clubs - are available, even though it has a sort of muni feel in terms of conditioning and elementary architecture.

Taekwang Country Club's North and South nines are lighted for play at night, which is a fantastic experience. The lights of the nearby city shimmer in the distance, while the bright lights lining the fairways keep the ball easily visible.

The driving range might be the best in the nation, home to 108 driving bays that automatically tee up balls after every swing. Jang Ha-na, a three-time winner on the LPGA Tour in 2016, has been practicing here for years.

Jason Scott Deegan has reviewed more than 1,000 courses and golf destinations for some of the industry's biggest publications. His work has been honored by the Golf Writer's Association of America and the Michigan Press Association. Follow him on Instagram at @jasondeegangolfadvisor and Twitter at @WorldGolfer.
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