Map of Tohoku


Consisting of six prefectures in the north east of Honshu, Japan’s largest island, the Tohoku region is a rather remote, mountainous area covering around twenty-five thousand square miles, with a population of approximately nine and a half million people.

It was this region that suffered most from the earthquake and subsequent tsunami, which occurred on 11 March 2011, with the epicentre located around forty miles east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tohoku. More than ten thousand people perished when the inrushing wall of water drowned them and severe damage to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant will take many years to repair.

Top 100 Golf Courses - Tohoku

Bonari Kogen

1st Tohoku - Best in Area

The sixth and final Japanese golf project from Ron Fream of Golfplan in the 1990s, the course at Bonari Kogen Golf Club occupies a spectacular location in the foothills of the Azuma Mountain Range.


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Grandee Nasu Shirakawa (South & West)

2nd Tohoku - Best in Area

Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed all 36 holes at Grandee Nasu Shirakawa Golf Club in 1995. The Nasu Mountains provide a magnificent backcloth to a challenging course that has hosted the Dunlop Srixon Fukushima Open on the Japan Golf Tour since 2014.


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3rd Tohoku - Best in Area

Established in 1992, Natsudomari Golf Links lies at the northern end of a peninsula that protrudes into Matsu Bay in Aomori Prefecture. In truth, the course is more seaside than links in nature but don’t expect local golfers to argue about the difference.


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Tohoku Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Kimi Hoshiyama Courses Played 3
2 Kenichiro Oda Courses Played 2
= Noriyuki Matsunaga Courses Played 2
4 Sang Hyeon Paik Courses Played 1
= Ken Jimbo Courses Played 1
= yonechan Courses Played 1