Golfing in Japan
Japan has a number of golf courses that rank within the top 100 in the world – including Hirono Golf Club, Kawana Hotel Fuji Course, Tokyo Golf Club, Naruo Golf Club, and Kasumigaseki Country Club, the golf venue for the Tokyo Olympics.
All Japanese courses offer breathtaking natural landscapes such as vistas of majestic Mt Fuji, places of historic significance and world- renowned course designs.
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The distinctive culture and Japan’s four seasons signify the appeal of golf in Japan.
Spring equates to cherry blossom season and the blossoms bloom over a period of four months beginning in Okinawa in the south in February, and sweep through 3,000km of the country up to Hokkaido in the north. Cherry Blossoms also pave the way for the start of the golf season in these regions of Japan. In Autumn season the vibrant colours of this season can be viewed in Hokkaido in the beginning of October and gradually move south and can be enjoyed up until mid-December.
There are over 2,300 golf courses in Japan and given the natural landscape of mountains and forests and changing scenery, the diverse variety of courses on offer make for a fascinating golf destination. Also there are many famous sites and historical spots in regions around Japan that symbolize time-honoured, valued aspects of Japanese culture.
The climate and culture of each region has meant the regional cuisine and wide variety of specialities is another delightful discovery in a golfing experience in Japan. Sushi, tempura, soba noodles are amongst some of the favourites that make Japan’s golf courses renowned for first rate meals which are an integral part of the game in Japan.
Japan is a land of volcanoes and as such there are many natural hot springs. No game of golf is complete in Japan without a relaxing soak in the hot spring waters that provide not only relaxation but also health and beauty benefits.
Creating a Tour itinerary yourself for Japan may take more effort and knowledge than visiting courses in resort destinations such as Hawaii and Thailand.
The distinctive golf history and culture of Japan is separate from Australia, USA, Asia, or England and organising flights, accommodation, transfers, green fees, food and entertainment becomes more complicated especially when language can be an issue as well.
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Enjoy great shots all year round, in a bright tropical
Setting spreading across a vast 264-ha land overlooking Oura Bay.
KANEHIDE KISE COUNTRY CLUB
A Golf course with great service, established in the lush forest of Yambaru 15 years ago
GINOZA COUNTRY CLUB
18 holes that promise you a dramatic game, with a balanced rhythm of strategy, freshness and tension
PGM GOLF RESORT OKINAWA
Welcome to a sophisticated paradise, colored by the turquoise sea and tropical flowers! Enjoy a special moment in a luxurious setting surrounded by the sound of waves and the sea breeze.
OCEAN CASTLE COUNTRY CLUB
Suburban Championship course next to the World Heritage Site, Nakagusuku Castle Ruins, with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean.
OKINAWA COUNTRY CLUB
One of the oldest courses in Okinawa with a history of 51 years, located at 158.1m-high Mt. Untamamui in the suburb of Naha.
SHUREI COUNTRY CLUB
Enjoy the highly strategic 18-hole course full of variations, with dynastic, natural height differences!
THE SOUTHERN LINKS GOLF CLUB
One of the biggest links course in Okinawa that spreads on a cliff of over 40m, in a spectacular location that resembles Pebble Beach.
EMERALD COAST GOLF LINKS
Beautiful links course in harmony with the seashore, with the theme of “golf in contact with the sea”.
This long distance course stretches over 7,023 yards. It balances beauty and strategy brilliantly, with one green of bent grass, tower rivet bunkers, and ponds surrounded by brick.
A hilly course. The gentle slopes and river running through the course, make for more strategic play. The green on the 12th hole is famous as an impregnable green because it plays optical illusions on golfers.
With a distant view of the Nunobiki Mountains in the background, this club overlooking the historical city of Matsusaka has poetic shimmering ponds between the pine trees of the deepest green Mt. Fuefuki. Every hole of this highly strategic course is rich in variety and undulations.
Golf 5 Country Yokkaichi Course
Although it appears to be a flat course at first glance, the fairway has subtle undulations that affect each shot. The course layout makes good use of its grand landscape, with Komono Lake to the east, Ise Bay to the south, the Suzuka Mountains to the west, and the Yunoyama plateau to the north.
Suzuka Country Club
Authentic courses nestled in the heart of nature. These three courses separated by woods are renowned for their beautiful landscape. The Naka Course used for the tournaments is quite difficult, with long distances, ponds, and valleys.
Meihan Chisan Country Club
Located in Iga, the city famous for ninjas, these large courses has 45 holes in total. The 27 holes of the Iga courses have excellent views and are flat, making them easy to travel around. Carts run down the fairway when there is fair weather. The 18 holes of the Ayama course are strategically challenging, with long distances.
Iga Golf Course
A beautiful, strategic 18 hole course. It has wonderful views of the Aoyama and Nabari mountain ranges, and golfers can enjoy beautiful flowers blooming year round. Everyone from beginners to low handicap golfers can enjoy the course.
Kikyougaoka Golf Course
Surrounded by pine, cedar, cypress, and Japanese cherry trees, every hole on this quiet course is completely separated. Golfers can taste the real thrill of golfing on each hole of this stately course.
COCOPA RESORT CLUB
Hakusan Village Golf Course
The 36 holes of the King and Queen courses are easy for average golfers, while still difficult enough for low handicap golfers to need a course strategy. The famous 18th hole is beyond the hotel. It is also an LPGA certified course. One of the 2015 Japan Senior Open Golf Championship course.
COCOPA RESORT CLUB
Mie Hakusan Golf Course
The 18 holes laid out on the rolling hills of this champion course each have their own personality and strategy. Strength and skill, intelligence and courage are all tested on this course, making for a truly rousing round of golf.
COCOPA RESORT CLUB
Mie Phoenix Golf Course
Palm trees stand between lush fairways on this Hawaiian style resort course. Even the clubhouse instills a sense of being on an island of everlasting summer, where you can relax in comfort.
Ise Country Club
The strategic design of this course makes use of its hills, and it is counted as one of the masterpieces of Seiichi Inoue, the master course designer. Its broad fairway and layout making use of the terrain truly motivate players to face the course’s challenges.
Nemu Golf Club
Tee off while overlooking the beautiful Ago Bay, and face challenging holes across sea water. All elements of the seaside environment are condensed into this course. For a truly dramatic game of golf, play here.
Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club
The only tournament course in Japan to host an LPGA official tournament, the “Mizuno Classic” (now the Toto Japan Classic). This prestigious course skillfully incorporates the nature and Ria coast of Ise-Shima.
Kintetsu Hamajima Country Club
A classic seaside course stretching along the hills of Ise Shima National Park’s Ago Bay overlooking the Pacific Ocean. With a layout that makes perfect use the natural environment, the contrast between the greens and white sandy bunkers is particularly beautiful.
Kyoto Golf Club which has been newly constructed after the Pacific War possesses 2 characteristic courses of Kamigamo Course and Funayama Course. It has accessible location of 20 minutes by car from the city center of Kyoto and scenic outlook of Kyoto. Enjoy yourself at superb location.
Gotemba Golf Club is situated in one of Japan’s famous country retreat area known as Gotemba located at the foot of Mt. Fuji. Just a little over an hour from Tokyo, the golf course offers you a good challenge with incredible panoramic views from the Pacific Ocean to Mt. Fuji. A must play while you are in Japan!
The 7,035 yards of “King Course” has been designed as a championship tournament course. The accurate shots and advanced playing skills are required in the high leveled course. The “Queen Course” is an overall 6,864 yard course for beginner and middle level golfers and ladies.
Separated with rich pine forest, high leveled 36 holes are scattered large and small ponds.
As a 8,264 sq meter pond lies halfway in the west course, 6 holes are required to hit a shot over the pond.
Perfect scenery of Mount Rokkosan ranges in the south, 18 holes surrounded by majestic natures offer seasonal beauties. Remaining its undulation, hilly courses are consisted with 20 meters of height difference.
Although the west course is long, the wide fairway and lesser out of bounds is situated. No.1 and 9 is easier flat courses. As the east course has a number of tricky and changeful holes, accurate shots are required.
18 holes are situated in historical Dazaifu. Various courses include uphill, downhill and over the ponds.
Located in uptown Onsen resort, dynamic courses based on its undulating landscape stand in serene hush. Playing on the green for both out and in courses requires extreme caution.
Katayamazu Golf Club
54 holes Hakusan Course: 7,118 yards | Par72,
Nihonkai Course: 6,588 yards | Par72
Kaga Course: 7,038 yards | Par72
Address: To 1-1 Simbo-machi Kaga City