Whistling Rock Golf Clubhouse

Chuncheon, South Korea

Architecture, Interior, Hotel / Leisure

Size: 7,500 m2
Status: Completed
Project Design: 2007 - 2009
Project Realisation: 2010 - 2012
Address: Sudong-ri 133, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
Client: Dong Lim Development Co. LTD., Seoul

Programme: Golf clubhouse with 27 holes golf course, restaurants, luxury apartment, pro shop, service areas, wine cellar, banquet rooms, bathing areas and multiple lobby areas.

Awards: Korea Color Design Award, Grand Prix 2013

The design of the Whistling Rock Golf Clubhouse is rooted in the beautiful mountainous surrounds of the site. Resting gently atop a rugged mountain ridge, the luxurious clubhouse is designed to carefully fit the delicate site.

The elongated white building stands out as a floating belvedere. Sandwiched between two horizontal planes of white travertine, the building’s extensive glass and timber-framed facade grants visitors magnificent views of the golf course and surrounding nature.

A composition of indoor and outdoor courtyards creates diverse spaces and sculpture gardens, each with its own identity.

Contrasting elements – light and dark, soft and hard, smooth and rough, natural and crafted – trigger the senses. 

The clubhouse resembles a museum where members and visitors are invited to celebrate culture as well as nature. The simple forms and white floors and ceilings ensure balance throughout the building.

Dotted along the route of the 27-hole golf course are 3 teahouses that offer scenic stops for players to rest. The teahouses are designed as sculptural objects and serve as visual icons in the landscape.

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