Featured courses designed, remodelled and added to by Seiichi Inoue

Nasu

12th Kanto - Best in Area 21st Japan Ranking 73rd Asia Ranking

Routed across undulating, wooded terrain, Nasu Golf Club measures 6,615 yards from the tips and this must have been a tough course when the Kinya Fujita and Seiichi Inoue-designed Nasu track opened in 1936.

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Nikko

6th Kanto - Best in Area 11th Japan Ranking 28th Asia Ranking

Originally designed by Seiichi Inoue and opened for play in 1955, the layout at Nikko Country Club is a lie of the land parkland golf course that wends its way through dense trees that frame many holes.

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Oarai

5th Kanto - Best in Area 9th Japan Ranking 22nd Asia Ranking

Oarai is known by knowledgeable golfers as the location of Oarai Golf Club, one of the best golf courses in Japan.

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Ryugasaki

7th Kanto - Best in Area 12th Japan Ranking 34th Asia Ranking

Ryugasaki Country Club is another high quality parkland golf course from the prolific architect, Seiichi Inoue. Opened for play in 1958, Ryugasaki still has dual winter and summer greens in operation.

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Sagami

21st Kanto - Best in Area 46th Japan Ranking

Sagami Country Club is a 1931 design from Rokuro Akaboshi, who was not only a pioneer of Japanese golf course design, but also the winner of the inaugural Japan Open in 1927.

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Sagamihara (East)

28th Kanto - Best in Area 63rd Japan Ranking

A three-time host of the Japan Open Championship (most recently in 2007, which Toru Taniguchi won) the East course at Sagamihara Golf Club dates back to 1955 and it’s a thoroughly challenging layout.

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Sapporo (Wattsu)

5th Hokkaido - Best in Area 49th Japan Ranking

Venue for the ANA Open on the Japan Golf Tour, Sapporo Golf Club has all but three times annually hosted this professional event on its Wattsu course.

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Sapporo (Yuni)

6th Hokkaido - Best in Area 55th Japan Ranking

Not to be confused with the Wattsu course which annually hosts the ANA Open on the Japan Golf Tour, Sapporo Golf Club’s other 18-hole design, the Yuni course, is also a 1950s Seichi Inoue design located thirty kilometres further east.

Takanodai

10th Kanto - Best in Area 17th Japan Ranking 53rd Asia Ranking

A dual green Seiichi Inoue design from 1954, Takanodai Country Club has played host to the Japan Open on four occasions, most recently in 2011.

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Seiichi Inoue Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Kimi Hoshiyama Courses Played 18
2 Kenichiro Oda Courses Played 8
3 Tony Hagihara Courses Played 6
4 Bob McCoy Courses Played 3
= Hwa Young Nam Courses Played 3
6 Kuan Kuo Courses Played 2
= BL Tracker Courses Played 2
= Hiroyuki Matsumoto Courses Played 2
9 Sang Hyeon Paik Courses Played 1
= Ken Jimbo Courses Played 1