Originally designed by Seiichi Inoue in 1960 with double greens, the West course at Ibaraki Country Club was renovated by Rees Jones creating single green complexes, reopening to acclaim in 2011.
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.
Designed by Shiro Akaboshi in 1954, the course at Hakone Country Club was built with no expense spared, including the importation of thousands of tons of volcanic soil from the Mt Fuji region.
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.
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.
Located an hour’s drive northwest of downtown Tokyo, the 36-hole golf facility at Musashi Country Club celebrated fifty years in operation in 2009 by hosting the 74th edition of the Japan Open on its Seiichi Inoue-designed Toyooka course.
The Umesato course at Chiba Country Club opened for play in 1960, hosting the Japan Open just two years after its inauguration. Taizo Kawata remodelled the layout at the start of the new millennium, converting old-fashioned double greens to single greens.
Laid out by the flamboyant American architect Robert von Haage, the tree-lined fairways at Nish-Nasuno Country Club are framed by tall Japanese red pine trees, providing golfers with a real sense of seclusion when they play here.
The 36-hole facility at Musashi Country Club was established in 1959, with Seiichi Inoue designing both 18-hole layouts. The Sasai closed for almost a year in 2013/14 during a major renovation of the course and the rebuilding of the clubhouse.
The East course at Ibaraki Country Club dates back to when the club was founded in the early 1920s, making it one of Japan’s oldest, and the 18-hole layout hosted the 78th edition of the Japan Open in 2013.