Reciprocal Club: Seoul

Remembering the ’88 Games

Take a journey of the Seoul at this world-class club.

By Amanda Brynn, Director Member Services

As the 2016 Summer Olympics unfold, celebrate with a club that embodies the Olympic spirit. Founded in 1904 by Korean Emperor Kojong, the Seoul Club fosters international relations and promotes a multicultural community by playing host to members from all over the world. Nestled in the foothills of Namsan Mountain, this club offers a broad range of athletic amenities for adults and children alike. Swim like eight-time gold medalist Matt Biondi in the club’s three pools, serve like Pam Shriver on the tennis courts, or practice your putt in anticipation of the first round of Olympic golf in over a century.

The Seoul Club also has squash courts and group exercise classes, such as tae kwon do, spin, and Zumba. Located in old downtown north of the Han River, the Seoul Club is flanked by luxury hotels, spas, and high-end shopping—all within walking distance.

An 18-line subway system allows you to venture around the city with ease and explore the many restaurants, cafes and shops housed in the metro’s extensive underground network. When you’re ready to unwind, visit the club’s Centennial Bar for a nightcap. A beautiful patio deck overlooks an outdoor pool that reflects the lights of N Seoul Tower, reminiscent of the Space Needle. Rotating beers on tap, a grand selection of wine and spirits, and a full bar menu will satisfy your soul.

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you’ll surely enjoy the respite and relaxation found at the Seoul Club. Please contact Member Services to request your letter of introduction.

Location & Contact Information

Seoul Club
#86 Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu
Seoul 04605, ROK
82-2-2238-7666 |

Hot Spots

Gangnam District: Often auspiciously compared to Beverly Hills, the Gangnam District is home to the cultural complex COEX, which includes the Trade Tower, Convention & Exhibition Center, Aquarium, and the COEX Mall, Korea’s largest underground shopping mall.

Myeong-dong: Seoul’s shopping mecca, Myeong-dong is one of the city’s top tourist attractions and boasts a daytime population of close to 2 million people!

Hongdae region: Near Hongik University, a prestigious fine arts college, this district is active with nightlife. Students, foreigners and tourists enjoy its trendy cafes, indie scene, urban street-art festivals, underground musicians, and mainstream entertainers.

Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Games will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. It will be the second Olympic Games in South Korea.

For reciprocal letters of introduction or more information, call Member Services at 206.464.3068 or email

As published in the July/August 2016 issue of WAC Magazine.

—Posted July 27, 2016.

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