2019 DPRK Amateur Golf Open: 4th-7th September 2019


The tour is priced from £999 and includes train travel from Dandong, hotels, meals, guides, tournament entry and (optional) golf club hire. The tour is from Dandong by train. There is also the option to add return trains from Beijing, or return flights with our partner company in China.

 

Check out reports from previous tournaments at Golf.com, Playboy, Time Magazine, Daily Mail, Japan Times and CNN.

 

We offer the option of travelling to North Korea for just 3 nights to take part in only the golf tournament or extending your stay and take a tour of the country, including Day of the Foundation of the Republic celebrations on the 9th September.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DPRK Amateur Golf Open 2019

September 4th:

You will have the option of starting the tour in Beijing or Dandong. For those in Dandong, we will meet outside the train station at 9am ready to head to the North Korean border. We cross the Yalu river on the Sino-Korea Friendship bridge over to Sinuiju and take the train directly to Pyongyang. View the Korean countryside through the train windows throughout your journey to Pyongyang. A great chance to interact with locals on the train and in the restaurant car. We reach Pyongyang in time for dinner at the Yanggakdo hotel.

For those in Beijing, we will depart on the afternoon of the 3rd at 17:30 on the sleeper train. Or you can take a flight on the 4th through our partners. Contact for details.

September 5th:

Today we head out of Pyongyang to North Korea's only golf course. It is located on the banks of Taicheng Lake, 27km from Pyongyang City. The 18 hole par 72 course covers 120 hectares with 45 hectares of green and is 7km long. Today is a day of practice to get used to the course.

A break will be taken after the front 9 with lunch provided in the clubhouse. After the back nine we will return to Pyongyang for sightseeing of the Pyongyang metro, Juche tower and Mansudae monument. We will go for dinner in a Pyongyang restaurant before stopping off at a bar before returning to the hotel.

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September 6th:

Today we return to the golf course for a full day tournament. At the end of the day, presentations will be made and trophies awarded to the winners and chance to celebrate in the clubhouse bar.

We later return to Pyongyang to have dinner at one of the city's finest restaurants. We will then have the option of visiting the Rungna People's Pleasureground; a new Pyongyang amusement park, or spending the night at a Pyongyang bar.

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September 7th:

Today there will be the option of departing Pyongyang or staying on to join one of our group tours attending Founding of the DPRK day. For those departing by train, you will leave Pyongyang at 10.00 and arrive back in Dandong around 17.00. For those flying, departure is at 9.00, arriving back in Beijing at around 10:00.

If you wish to combine the tournament with one of our tours, just contact us for details and prices.


Tour Prices

4-7 September tour price: £999 (by train from Dandong) / £1079 (by train from Beijing)

Rooms are on a twin basis. If you are travelling alone, we can allocate someone else for you to share with or you can have your own single room for an additional £40 per night.

 

If you prefer to take the train both ways from Beijing instead of Dandong, the total extra cost is £80 (17:30 departure on 3rd)

The Price Includes:

Return train travel from Dandong to Pyongyang.
English speaking tour guides.
All transport within North Korea.
4 star twin hotel in Pyongyang.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.
Golf club hire.
Tournament entry.
North Korean caddy.

The Price Excludes:

NK visa, 50 Euros.


Optional extras:

Alcoholic drinks (around €1 per bottle).
Tips for guides and caddies.
You can upgrade to return flights Beijing-Pyongyang through our partner agency in China for a £295 Hotel services (laundry, bowling, pool, swimming).
Single room.
Entry to Amusement park.


Golfing information:

The 2019 DPRK Open is hosted at the Pyongyang Golf Complex, 27km from Pyongyang city. The event is sponsored by the Korean Travel Service (KIYCTC). Bookings are taken exclusively through British tour operator Lupine Travel. There will be one day of practice and 1 days tournament strokeplay. The event is open to all amateur golfers (except those with South Korean and US passports).

You are welcome to bring your own clubs but if you prefer not to then golf club hire at the course is free. The clubs are Lancefield, a South Korean brand.

Numbers to this years event are strictly limited to 40.

For further information on the course please visit www.northkoreanopen.com

Important information:

Japanese citizens are welcome to enter but they are unable to enter the country by train, only by air.

Deposit required is £300 per person. This is non-refundable other than in the case of the tournament being cancelled.

We receive regular updates from inside Pyongyang from both our travel partners and various Embassies. If at any point we consider the situation to be changing then we will offer the chance to cancel with full refunds.