Talking GolfGetaways, Ep. 16: South Korea and remote-controlled carts with Jason Deegan, Golf Advisor
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Talking GolfGetaways, Ep. 16: South Korea and remote-controlled carts with Jason Deegan, Golf Advisor

The 18th green at South Korea’s Whistling Rock, framed by a clubhouse that has received many well-deserved architecture accolades (Photo by Joann Dost)

If you want to really pick someone’s brain about golf travel, few brains have more to pick than that of Jason Deegan, senior staff writer for With reviews of more than 800 courses in almost 20 countries under his golf belt, Deegan joins hosts Mitch Laurance and Darin Bunch for a special “South Korea” episode of “Talking GolfGetaways.”

Having just returned from the golf-crazy Asian destination, “Deegs” (as we like to call him) fills listeners in on what he felt was most surprising about visiting South Korea for the first time and the two clubs he played. He talks about the stunning private track, Whistling Rock Country Club near Seoul, and the experience of using driver-less golf carts for the first time. In addition, he describes the unusual themes for each nine holes of Whistling Rock’s 27-hole layout, plus the cool vibe of playing night golf and the best way to get to reach what seems to be a far-off destination for most of us (but isn’t as difficult as you might expect).

If you’ve ever thought about adding South Korea to your bucket list, this episode is the perfect starter — and a fun conversation full of tips and observations from one of our favorite golf-travel gurus. And for more details about Deegan’s South Korea adventure, check out his story “Playing Golf, Gangam-Style” at

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Darin Bunch can be found @GetawaysGolf on Twitter and @GolfGetaways on Instagram.

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The GolfGetaways crew of Darin Bunch and Mitch Lauarance have decades of golf travels and adventures to share, which they do here at GNN, on their "Talking GolfGetaways" podcast and on their social media channels. You can find them usually playing hickories and having a great time taking in amazing architecture, scenery and company.