Camp Humphreys' Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation celebrated the opening of the new River Bend Golf Course with a ribbon cutting ceremony April 1.

As a part of the Yongsan Relocation Project, the new golf course was built to replace the Sung Nam Golf Course, located in Seoul, making it the newest addition to one of many major project accomplishments on Humphreys.

Humphreys Garrison Commander Col. Scott Mueller gave opening remarks, thanking all involved in the completion of the golf course.

"Today we are joined to officially open the River Bend Golf Course here at Camp Humphreys," said Mueller. "Last year, Gen. Vincent Brooks (the former U.S. Forces Korea commander) announced that Sung Nam would close in November and River Bend would open on April 1, 2019. And today, on April 1, I am so proud and excited to stand here to commemorate this great facility.

"This project has been a long time coming and it took the efforts of so many people and organizations to bring golf -- and especially this level of golf -- to Camp Humphreys," he said.

"Thank you ROK [Republic of Korea] partners, for this wonderful facility and for the hard work on the part of MURO [Ministry of National Defense USFK Base Relocation Office], USFK T&R [Transformation and Restationing], Eighth Army and IMCOM [Installation Management Command] to get us to this moment. City of Pyeongtaek, thank you for being great wonderful neighbors and continued appreciation as our communities continue to grow and develop side by side," Mueller added.

The golf course is open to all active duty, Department of Defense civilians, U.S. contractors and their Family members. A pre-paid punch card is also available for Korean Nationals who are in the U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor Program.

The facility comprises an 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course with a driving range, full practice facility including a 6-hole, par 3 course and golf lessons for adults and children. The establishment also has large greens, practice putting greens, and an on-course snack bar along with refreshment stands.

The clubhouse features a pub, fine dining and full beverage service, a pro shop, lockers, showers, sauna, and a shoe shine service.

"This is not only a great place to relax and have great food, it also gives an opportunity to grow and create relationships within our community and partners in the surrounding areas -- to include younger generations," said Heather Ray, FMWR director. "I think it's important to start early in building relationships. Currently, we are working with Humphreys Child and Youth Services and other on-post organizations to work out a plan to offer golf lessons for our youth, inside and outside, of the gate. We would like to get them more involved with each other and learn different cultures at a younger age."

For more information on the golf course, memberships, restaurant reservations, please call 757-2278 or visit https://humphreys.armymwr.com/programs/river-bend-golf-course

Currently, the hours of operation are:

River Bend Golf Course
Monday -- Sunday, from 6 a.m.--8 p.m.
The White Heron at River Bend (opens April 6)
Saturday, from 5 p.m.--9 p.m.

River Bend Sports Pub
Sunday--Thursday, from 11 a.m.--10 p.m.
Friday -- Saturday, from 11 a.m.--11 p.m.

Snack Bar
Monday, from 11 a.m.--4 p.m.
Tuesday -- Sunday, from 6 a.m.--4 p.m.