This 18-hole course was constructed in 1991 within the 250-acre Scheierhaff estate by the Kikuoka family, who own many other courses in their native Japan. Situated in the south east of the Grand Duchy, close to the Moselle wine making region, Kikuoka Country Club offers a 4-star hotel with pool, sauna and jacuzzi in addition to a championship 18-hole golf course.
Laid out over lightly wooded, rolling country side, Iwao Uematsu’s design was always intended to test the golfing ability of amateur and professional alike. The narrow fairways of the course are well protected by plenty of intimidating bunkers (there are over 80 sand traps around the property) and putting surfaces are both large and undulating. Several holes are enhanced by water features, especially the par five 2nd and par three 10th, where tee shots must carry ponds before reaching grass on the other side.
The Luxembourg Open on the Challenge Tour was a very popular event amongst the professionals when it was held here for a number of years, beginning in 1999 – considering the fact that the on-site facilities include a luxury hotel that’s not too surprising!