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Kim Jong-un's new plan for Korea to turn state golf paradise

Kim Jong-un wants to North Korea a ers’ paradise after giving the nation’s only course a makeover.

The dictator – who is pals with -mad Donald Trump – has sunk a fortune upgrading the site.

His state media released a four-minute video to unveil the new-look 18-hole course and hotel in the capital Pyongyang.

It boasts a swimming pool, table tennis court, fitness centre, a restaurant and a boutique.

And guests rooms have an electronic rice cooker.

A course spokesperson told the nation’s Naenara news outlet the design aims to “inspire pros, enthusiasts and regular clients” to play the game and enjoy themselves.

His state media released a four-minute video to unveil the new-look 18-hole course

The site is where Kim’s dad – ex-leader Kim Jong-Il – claimed he shot a world record round of just 38 including 11 hole-in-ones.

State media said he completed the round at his first ever attempt at the game.

The official world record round on a PGA level course is 58, by US er Jim Furyk, which he shot at the final round of the 2016 Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Connecticut.

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The Pyongyang course is empty most of the time with only a handful of senior officials taking to the fairways and greens.

The Pyongyang course is currently empty most of the time

, currently under heavy economic sanctions, has recently become more reliant on tourism.

Holidaymakers were banned following the coronavirus pandemic but the promotional film is a sign the regime is looking to reopen.

Kim Jong-un has spent large sums of money on resorts to boost the nation’s image since becoming leader in 2012.

Kim is pals with -mad US President Donald Trump

Masikryong Ski Resort, completed in 2013, is estimated to have cost up to £30million.

The tyrant is a huge sports fan and recently started showing Premier League football games in the secretive regime – despite a ban on foreign films.

However, fans in the country have been left baffled as to which team is on top as they do not include the league table and cannot access the internet.

Martyn Williams, who monitors n TV, said: “Each game’s edited down to one hour with n commentary.”

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