The pin flag at the 18th hole of the new River Bend Golf Course waves at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, March 27, 2019. MATT KEELER/STARS AND STRIPES
The pin flag at the 18th hole of the new River Bend Golf Course waves at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, March 27, 2019. MATT KEELER/STARS AND STRIPES

$47 million River Bend Golf Club opens on Camp Humphreys after several delays

by Matt Keeler
Stars and Stripes

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — A vast 18-hole golf course has opened on Camp Humphreys, a milestone in the much-delayed expansion of the Army garrison that houses the U.S. military’s new headquarters in South Korea.

The 225-acre course, which began operations on Monday, is the long-awaited replacement for the 29-year-old Sung Nam Golf Course and the driving range on Seoul’s Yongsan Garrison, which discontinued operations in November.

“This project is a long time coming to fruition,” said Col. Scott Mueller, Humphreys’ commander. “It took the efforts of a number of people and organizations to bring this level of golf to Camp Humphreys.”

“Since I took command in June of 2017, I have gotten more questions from the community about when this project was going to open than anything else, to include the hospital,” he told Stars and Stripes.

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