In July 2017, the PGA of America announced the formation of a groundbreaking alliance with Lake Hills Resorts Group.
The partnership, the first-ever international facility licensing partnership for the PGA, was formed to create PGA of America Academies within South Korea. Lake Hills Resorts Group, one of the largest multi-course owners and operators in South Korea, operates six golf courses, two hotels and four condominiums in the country. PGA Professionals, known globally for their excellence in teaching, will run the Academies, which will feature junior and adult development programs. In addition to these standard programs, the Academies will also offer custom education programs aimed at training local professionals on the teaching and business of golf.