• YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 1 month ago


    Abandoned mini-golf course in Yongsan
    @sdberg Shane.D.Berg, thank you very much for sharing it!

  • Coco Cugat posted an update in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Note from Doug Ricker: fondest memory was when the golf course was still on Yongsan. Met a lot of people there and some great bonding. In the summer, I could finish work and get nine holes in before dark. I worked in the Real Estate/SOFA office 1980-1982

    • Note from Doug Ricker: Unfortunately I have no pictures. Wish I had taken some shots. Many good memories.

    • @Doug Ricker – Take a look at the topic – 8th Army Golf Club/Course on this site. I posted some photos and news clippings about the Icicle Open we hosted in the late 70s. Did you ever play in that tournament?

  • Coco Cugat posted an update in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Note from Darrell Brown:
    Yongsan South Post GC, prior to 1990, Wayne White is that you in the Tee box? Rosie’s should be near this tee box.
    Answer from Wayne Whyte: Could be me. Lol!
  • Coco Cugat posted an update in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Note from Darrell Brown:
    Rosie’s at Yongsan South Post GC, plus other scenes. It was a bad time when US State Department gave in to the ROKG and gave it up. This land was donated in late 1950s, by the Korean owners, to show appreciation for what the US had done for Korea in the War.
  • Coco Cugat commented on a Photo in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 4 months ago

    Wayne White: No Darrell,. Rosie’s was located on a hill and when you waled out the door you would be teeing off ona downhill par 3. Don’t remember what par 3 hole it was. I think it was #6 or #15.
    • Coco Cugat commented on a Photo in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 4 months ago

      Darrell Brown: Just remembered, Rosie’s was the food stop out on the Golf Course.
      • Coco Cugat commented on a Photo in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 4 months ago

        Darrell Brown: Wayne, do you mean the Bar in the Restaurant. Remember guys, no names, licking beer off the tables during Tee Time drawings there, after drinking many many cool ones.😊
        • Coco Cugat commented on a Photo in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 4 months ago

          John Nowell @janowell: When I arrived at Yongsan in August 1965, this view would have been the same until 1968 through 1969 when numerous apartment complexes were being built in Dongbu Ichon-dong on the north Han River bank. The Ssangyong Cement Factory was in operation about that time as well in Ichon-dong. Later, that land was used for construction of the Apartment complex that still stands there to this day. In the foreground to the right over the fence was at one time the fairway for the 18th hole. The 8th Army Golf Course was a very tight course with fairways for each hole running sometimes parallel to each other and it was difficult to keep a golf ball in the fairway being played. Occasionally, the golfer had to hit his golf ball from an opposing fairway back into the current fairway being played. Hooking or slicing the golf ball was a problem for the hacker and novice golfers. See two stories about the “Icicle Open” played on the 8th Army Golf Course posted elsewhere on the yongsanlegacy.org website.
          • Coco Cugat posted an update in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 4 months, 1 week ago

            Note from John Nowell @janowell: When I arrived at Yongsan in August 1965, this view would have been the same until 1968 through 1969 when numerous apartment complexes were being built in Dongbu Ichon-dong on the north Han River bank. The Ssangyong Cement Factory was in operation about that time as well in Ichon-dong. Later, that land was used for construction of the Apartment complex that still stands there to this day. In the foreground to the right over the fence was at one time the fairway for the 18th hole. The 8th Army Golf Course was a very tight course with fairways for each hole running sometimes parallel to each other and it was difficult to keep a golf ball in the fairway being played. Occasionally, the golfer had to hit his golf ball from an opposing fairway back into the current fairway being played. Hooking or slicing the golf ball was a problem for the hacker and novice golfers. See two stories about the “Icicle Open” played on the 8th Army Golf Course posted elsewhere on the yongsanlegacy.org website.

          • Wayne White: Where’s Rosie’s?
            • Darrell Brown: I was there in 1961.
              • Yes, I remember this view. But, in 1967 when I began playing golf. The area below on the right side of the fence was fairway #18 and the green is out of sight, but would be to the right. This area now is occupied by the Child Development Center. This photo was taken from the US Embassy Housing compound. This fence separated the US Embassy Housing from the Yongsan Garrison. The US Embassy Housing is under the administration of the US State Department and not a part of the property administered by the United States Forces, Korea. If and when the Yongsan Garrison South Post is returned to the ROKG only those facilities and land used by USFK will be returned. The US State Department will have its own schedule for relocating from this location to an area on what is now called Camp Coiner. No firm schedule is known when this will take place.
                • Coco Cugat posted an update in the group Group logo of EUSA Golf CourseEUSA Golf Course 4 months, 1 week ago

                  Viewing south-southwest from Bill Smothers home on the US 8th Army Compound – South Post in Yongsan
                  Summer of 1962. The Han River is in the background; to the right is the South Post Golf Course.
                  Ten years after this photo was taken the entire area flooded completely, in the huge 1972 Han flood. Bill’s house would have been flooded too.
                  The houses on the left of the fence would have been what in 1968 was called “Embassy Housing”. By then the trees along this fence were quite high and shady.

                  Currently in 2017 from this angle, the Golf Course is Yongsan family park and the Korean History museum. You can’t even see the Han river from the base anymore as Ichon Dong is completly filled with apartments.

                  Source_ BillSmothers photos and comments from Bill and visitors

                  @janowell did you ever see this view?

                  • Yes, I remember this view. But, in 1967 when I began playing golf. The area below on the right side of the fence was fairway #18 and the green is out of sight, but would be to the right. This area now is occupied by the Child Development Center. This photo was taken from the US Embassy Housing compound. This fence separated the US Embassy Housing from the Yongsan Garrison. The US Embassy Housing is under the administration of the US State Department and not a part of the property administered by the United States Forces, Korea. If and when the Yongsan Garrison South Post is returned to the ROKG only those facilities and land used by USFK will be returned. The US State Department will have its own schedule for relocating from this location to an area on what is now called Camp Coiner. No firm schedule is known when this will take place.

                  • Darrell Brown: I was there in 1961.

                  • Wayne White: Where’s Rosie’s?

                  • John Nowell @janowell: When I arrived at Yongsan in August 1965, this view would have been the same until 1968 through 1969 when numerous apartment complexes were being built in Dongbu Ichon-dong on the north Han River bank. The Ssangyong Cement Factory was in operation about that time as well in Ichon-dong. Later, that land was used for construction of the Apartment complex that still stands there to this day. In the foreground to the right over the fence was at one time the fairway for the 18th hole. The 8th Army Golf Course was a very tight course with fairways for each hole running sometimes parallel to each other and it was difficult to keep a golf ball in the fairway being played. Occasionally, the golfer had to hit his golf ball from an opposing fairway back into the current fairway being played. Hooking or slicing the golf ball was a problem for the hacker and novice golfers. See two stories about the “Icicle Open” played on the 8th Army Golf Course posted elsewhere on the yongsanlegacy.org website.

                  • Darrell Brown: Wayne, do you mean the Bar in the Restaurant. Remember guys, no names, licking beer off the tables during Tee Time drawings there, after drinking many many cool ones.😊

                  • Darrell Brown: Just remembered, Rosie’s was the food stop out on the Golf Course.

                  • Wayne White: No Darrell,. Rosie’s was located on a hill and when you waled out the door you would be teeing off ona downhill par 3. Don’t remember what par 3 hole it was. I think it was #6 or #15.

                • I really love this one! playing on the water without getting wet!! the beauty of Seoul in winter!

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