Golf Courses of Japan

EHIME-KEN SHOKOKU ISLAND
Dougo Golf Club
Idai Course
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6672
Par: 72
Telephone: 089-977-0111, Fax: 089-977-6355
Only a 15 minute drive from the Dogo Hot Springs (oldest in Japan). It features wide, flat fairways located on hilltops. Views of an inland sea. 1996 Host to The Kenshouen Ladies Dogo Tournament.

FUKUOKA-KEN KYUSHU ISLAND
Keya Golf Club
Holes: 18
Yardage: 7144
Par: 72
Telephone: 092-327-1500, Fax: 092-327-3111
Located on a hilltop in a National Park looking down to the sea. Fairways are well separated by pine tree forest. 1996 Tournament; Hisamitsu seiyaku KBC augusta.

Fukuoka Kokusai Country Club
Holes: 2-18s
Munakata Golf Club
Par: 72
Telephone: 0940-33-0123, Fax: 0940-7277
Wide open fairways with intricate undulations. Host to the 1996 Yakult Ladies Tournament.

GIFU-KEN HONSYU ISLAND
Mizunami Country Club
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6891
Par: 72
Telephone: 0572-63-3100, Fax: 0572-63-3839
A challenging course with well-placed bunkers and ponds. Strategy is needed to score well. Past host to 1996 Ladies 'Golf 5' Tournament. Closed Monday, December 31st and January 1st.

GUNMA
Takanashi Golf Club
Address: Annaka, Gunma, Japan
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6806/6194/5809
Par: 72/72/72
Telephone: 027-393-3000

KANAGAWA-KEN
Whispering Pines Golf Course
Address: Naval Air Station, Atsugi, Kanagawa-Ken, Japan
PSC 477 Box 20, FPO, AP, Japan
Holes: 18
Yardage: 3327/3568
Par: 72
Rating: 68.7
Slope: 113
Telephone: (0468) 211944 EXT. 3779, DSN-264-3779
Military.

KAGOSHIMA-KEN KYUSHU ISLAND
Ibusuki Golf Club
Holes: 18
Yardage: 7042
Par: 72
Telephone: 0993-32-3141, Fax: 0993-32-3042
Good use if made of the natural topography. Layed out on a plateau 350-450 metres above sea level. Gently undulating. The Kyushu Open Golf Tournament is played here.

KASAHATA, SAITAMA

Kasumigaseki Golf Club
Holes: 2-18s
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6959
Par: 72
Telephone: 0492-31-2181, Fax: 0492-31-4528
First opened in 1929, this course was designed by Kinya Fujnta and renovated by Charles Alison. The 10th hole is the signature for this championship course. It crosses a deep ravine, several deep sandtraps, now known as 'Alison' Traps which are found on m any courses. The greens are seeded with hardy Korai green and bent (which needs reseeding each year) for second green, one for winter and one for summer. White river sand bunkers and lots of water areas. Holes are separated by tall pine. Host to the Japan Open in 1995. Private.

KUMAMOTO-KEN KYUSHU ISLAND
Kumamoto Kukou Country Club
Holes: 18
Yardage: 7091
Par: 72
Telephone: 096-232-0123, Fax: 096-232-1778
This famous course is located near the Kumamoto Airport on Mount Aso. The design uses the natural hilly terrain to advantage. The Saishunkan 1996 Ladies Tournament was played here.

MIYAZAKI-KEN KYUSHU ISLAND
Aoshima Golf Club
Holes: 18
Yardage: 7018
Par: 72
Telephone: 0985-65-1001, Fax: 0980-65-0513
Though situated on a hill, the course features flat fairways and grand views. The 1996 JLPGA Meiji-milk Cup was played at the course.

Tom Watson Golf Course
Holes: 18
Yardage: 7012
Par: 72
Telephone: 0985-21-1188, Fax: 0985-21-1189
A Seaside Resort course next to the Ocean Dome. Designed by Tom Watson.

Phenix Country Club
Holes: 27
Telephone: 0985-39-1301, Fax: 0985-39-1305
A beautiful and quiet seaside course with a natural pine forest separating each hole. Host to the 1996 Dunlop Phenix Tournament.

NAGANO-KEN HONSYU ISLAND
Karuizawa 72 Golf
Holes: 2-18s
Telephone: 0267-48-1211, Fax: 0267-48-2661
Long fairways need distance and accuracy on every shot. Closed December to March. Played host to the 1996 NEC Karuizawa 72 Golf Tournament.

Sugadaira Green Golf
Address: 3153 Sugadaira, Nagano 386-2211 Japan
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6804/6453/5855
Par: 72/72/72
Telephone: 0268-74-2450
Semi-Private.

MISAWA
Gosser Memorial Golf Course
Address: Misawa AFB, Japan
Yardage: 5983/5658/4978
Rating: 69.2/68.4/69.9
Slope: 124/122/118
Telephone: 0267-48-226-9000

NAGOYA

Shinyo (New Sun) Country Club
Holes: 18
Telephone: (81) 33403 - 0511
Feature hole is the 7th. A par 3 with a round green set into a pond which is fronted by a grassy area in the shape of a fan with its' folds. There is also a lake with water falls.

Fujioka Country Club
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6970
Par: 72
Telephone: (0565) 76 2331
Private course. Opened in 1971. It is a Peter Thomson and M. Wolveridge design that offers a lake, 80 acres with a creek wandering through. Cut out of a pine forest on a former tea plantation. 'Alison' bunkers and various sandtraps.

NIIGATA-KEN HONSYU ISLAND
Akakura Golf Course
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6365
Par: 72
Telephone: 0255-87-2501, Fax: 0255-87-2678
Strategic course with flat, wide fairways. Ski resort hotel in winter.

Naeba Prince Hotel Golf Course
Telephone: 0257-89-2311, Fax: 0255-87-2678
Nicely designed course with gently sloping fairways. Well-placed trees and water areas. Every putting green is guarded with deep bunkers. It is a Ski Resort in the winter. Closed November to May.

OKINAWA-KEN OKINAWA ISLAND
Awase Meadows Golf Course
Address: MCB Camp Butler, Okinawa City, Okinawa, 904 Japan
Holes: 18
Yardage: 5833/5689/4921
Par: 70/70/70
Rating: 68.8/67.9/70.8
Slope: 127/126/125
Telephone: 098-645-3110
Web Site: www.mccsokinawa.com
Short but challenging. Narrow fairways with unforgiving treelines bordering most holes. Beautiful vistas of East China Sea and Pacific Ocean. Semi-Private.

Daikyou Country Club
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6293
Par: 72
Telephone: 098-967-8835, Fax: 098-967-8655
A seaside course that faces the East China Sea. Host to the 1996 Daikyou Open.

Ryuku Golf Club
Holes: 27
Telephone: 098-948-2464, Fax: 098-949-7573
Long wide fairways on West Course. Technical accuracy is neede on East Course. Difficult South Course. Host to 1996 Daikin Orchid Tournament.

Banyan Tree Golf Course
Address: Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6704/6423/5188
Par: 72/72/72
Rating: 71.6/70.4/70.3
Slope: 123/119/117
Telephone: 098-634-3900
Semi-Private.

SAITAMA-KEN HONSYU ISLAND
Musashigaoka Golf Course
Holes: 18
Yardage: 7016
Par: 72
Telephone: 0429-73-3333, Fax: 0429-73-9666
Golf on a 'grand scale' where stragegy is required. Beautiful forested layout with something different to see every season. Open year-round.

SAPPORO HOKKAIDO ISLAND
Sapporo Kokusai Country Club
Holes: 27
Matsushima Course
Telephone: 011-376-2221, Fax: 011-377-5440
Forest course with good scenery. Host to Sapporo Tokyu Open '96. Closed November to April.

SHIJIMI, HYOGO
Hirono Golf Club
Holes: 18
Yardage: 7015/6921/6100
Par: 72
Telephone: 0794-85-0123, Fax: 0794-85-9331
A Charles Alison design of 1932. Plenty of water into play such as the 12th hole which is a 550 yard par 5 that takes you over rough and water. Private

SHIZUOKA-KEN HONSYU ISLAND
Kawana Hotel
Holes: 2-18s
Telephone: 0557-45-1111, Fax: 0557-45-3834
A very popular and beautiful course, full of natural valleys, ponds, and woods. Views of Mt. Fuji and Hatsushima Island. On the Pacific Ocean side with mild weather year-round. 1996 host to the Fuji-Sankei Classic.

TOCHIGI-KEN HONSYU ISLAND
Jun Classic Country Club
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6991
Par: 74
Telephone: 0287-96-3535, Fax: 0287-96-4030, 7007
Course design supervised by Jean Sarazen. Undulations on putting green creates quite a challenge. Host to the Jun Classic, 1996. Closed every Tuesday, December 31 and January 1st.

TOKYO, HONSYU ISLAND
Yomiuri Country Club
Yardage: 6962
Par: 72
A 1964 design by Seichi Inoue. In mountainous country with some blind shots and deep valleys to cross. The wind is a factor. Past host to The World Cup.

Wakasu Golf Links
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6881
Par: 72
Telephone: 03-3522=4455
Metropolitan Tokyo area course, flat but designed with many bunkers and lots of water into play. Interesting undulating fairways. Host to 1996 Pokariswet Yomiuri Open and 1996 Yellow-hat Tokyo Open.

Sukinshippu Golf Senshi
Address: 199 Jujuban St., Tokyo, Honshu, Japan
Telephone: (091) 562-3527
Private.

TOMAKOMAI HOKKAIDO ISLAND
Nidomu Classic Course
Holes: 45
Telephone: 0144-55-5111, Fax: 0144-55-3677
Natural scenery with spring water and creek. Past host to Dunlop Match Play '96. Closed November to April.

TOTTORI-KEN HONSYU ISLAND
Asahi Kokusai Hamamura Onsen Golf Club
Holes: 2-18s
Telephone: 0857-59-0181, Fax: 0857-59-0186
A beautiful, hilly location that offers views of the Japan Sea. Wide fairways, moderately sloped. Lots of ponds. The 1996 Mizuno Ladies Tournament was held here.

YAMAGUCHI-KEN HONSYU ISLAND
Ube Country Club
Holes: 3-18s
Telephone: 0836-65-5151, Fax: 0836-65-3220
Largest golf course area in West Japan. It is designed with a dense green forest surrounding a large natural pond. The 1996 Pepsi Ubekosan Tournamernt was played here.

YAMANASHI-KEN HONSYU ISLAND
Fuji Golf Course
Holes: 18
Yardage: 6792
Par: 72
Telephone: 0555-62-1227, Fax: 0555-62-0394
This course uses the natural terrain at the base of Mt. Fuji. Beautiful alternating mountain and Lake Yamanaka views as you play the course.

YOKOTA AIR BASE
Tama Hills Golf Course
Address: 374th Services Division, Yokota Air Base, Inagi City, Japan
Yardage: 6436/5438
Par: 72/74
Rating: 70/70.9
Slope: 121/127
Yardage: 6315/5316
Rating: 69.7/70.6
Slope: 122/124
Telephone: 011-81-425-52-2510 ext: 5-7455
Web Site: www.tamahills.com