Welcome to the first and only comprehensive web site of golf courses in Japan!!
This site includes detailed information on 'all' 2,349 eighteen hole or more golf establishments in Japan. Members rate courses they have played providing a reliable all around guideline, from an international players perspective, to help you make an informed choice of venue for your next round. At present we enjoy regular ratings from hundreds of avid ex-pat golfers here in Japan.
Now the site also includes information on about 500 driving ranges in the central Kanto, Chubu and Kansai areas, as well as Fukuoka and Okinawa. Additional areas are being added!
We also have several columnists who regularly provide us with interesting features and articles, giving you a unique insight into the Japan golf scene. There is also a Forum for golfers to exchange views and ideas, buy and sell golf equipment and find golf partners.
Changing of the Guard?
So with the emergence of Irish young blood on golfs higher echelons, how does Rory really stack up statistically to Tiger?
Come experience a golf tour with a Mt. Fuji view! One of the last virtually unexplored golf destinations in the world, Japan has amazing golf courses, coupled with culture and culinary excellence unparalleled anywhere!
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October 13 - 2013 U.S. Kids Golf World Championships
by Bennett Galloway
This year I had the privilege of accompanying team Japan to the World Championships in North Carolina. It was by far the best experience I have ever had at a golf event and was a class act from beginning to end! All the participants experienced famous southern hospitality, elegant accommodations, recreational activities, and of course one or more of eight pristine world-class golf courses.
April 26 - How's Your Mental Scorecard?
by Bennett Galloway
Is golf a sport or a discipline like karate or ballet? This might seem like a strange question, but when you look at it closely, even at the highest echelons of the game, there seems to be no rhyme or rhythm to body types or even swings. Does success at the game of golf favor physical strength or mental attributes?
November 6 - Golf's Cutting Edge
by Bennett Galloway
On a recent trip to Jakarta, Indonesia I had the privilege of sitting down with the Senior Director for the Leadbetter Golf Academies in Asia, Phillipe de Busschere. I wanted to ask him about his experiences in Asia and find out what sets the LGA apart from the other academies out there today?
Nov. 4 2011- "Turn" Over a New Leaf
by Craig Roberts
In this feature I would like to talk about the word "TURN" and what it means when referring to turn in a golf swing. For those who have not read my first article titled "Body Angles and Body Shape" I suggest to read it first, followed by this article to help you understand the basics of the Reverse K set up.
Lakewood Golf Club
Lakewood Golf Club is the perfect venue for the discerning golfer to enjoy both private and business rounds near Tokyo. One of the most prestigious courses in the Tokyo area this course and facilities are designed to impress and certainly do deliver on that promise!
Lakewood G.C. Sunpark Akeno Course
Located on the sunny South-Western slopes of Yamanashi Prefecture, just a short drive from Tokyo, this Ted Robinson designed course boasts lush fairways, exceptional water features, multi-tiered bent grass greens and expansive landing areas for your tee shots.
Golf in Niseko, Asia's Answer to Whistler
When you think of Hokkaido it usually first brings up images of pristine powder snow topped mountains and vast flat wide open expanses, but when the snowfields turn to green meadows, golf takes center stage and the people here trade in their boards for sticks.
Generously carved out of the Hakone National Park, the course offers solitude and a private golf experience that will challenge players of all abilities. Although located in the mountains, you need not be a Sherpa to play the course.
Aqualine Golf Club
Conveniently located just 35 minutes (via Aqualine tunnel) from Kawasaki's Ukishima junction, this 6917 yard par 72 course has everything you and your guests need to enjoy a leisurely round. Opened in March of 1997 you can enjoy warming up on their modern 200 yard 14 stall driving range with a chipping and bunker area.
Belle View Nagao Golf Club
Nestled on a hill top between the Hakone valley and beautiful Mt. Fuji, Belle View Nagao Golf Club has great golf with incredible scenery! Enjoy panoramic views from the Pacific ocean to nearby Mt. Fuji. Come try a lesson in English. Friendly staff and rental clubs available.
Memberships now Available
Gotemba Golf Club
Gotemba Golf Club is situated in one of Japan's most famous country retreat areas at the base of Mt Fuji. It is a true hillside Japanese Golf Club that offers both the foreign and Japanese golfer a unique playing experience. Established in 1971, it is one of the original courses in the region.
Kasumigaura Kokusai G.C.
Opened in October 1961, Kasumigaura Kokusai is one of the 5 oldest in Ibaraki prefecture. It was designed by Mr. Shiro Akaboshi. The course has wide fairways, bent greens and five ponds. The accsess to the course is very good, about 50 minutes from the center of Tokyo
Windsor Park Golf and Country Club
Windsor Park, a unique international golfing retreat that exudes quality in every way. Close to the bustling Tokyo metropolis yet far enough away to guarantee a truly rural experience in countryside splendor. The true spirit of golf, and its British heritage is evoked from the moment you enter the estate.
Jack Nicklaus Golf Center
Jack Nicklaus Golf Center in Ohmori offers a state of the art practice facility developed and designed by Jack Nicklaus himself. We provide superior lesson curriculums, in English, by top-class instructors. Come see what we have to offer right in the heart of Tokyo!