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Top 100 Golf Courses - Japan

Nikko

11th Japan 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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Tokyo Classic

12th Japan Ranking

Built on the site of a former cedar tree farm, an hour’s drive west of downtown Tokyo, the course at Tokyo Classic was more than a decade in the making.

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Ryugasaki

13th Japan 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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Karuizawa

14th Japan Ranking

The Yuji Kodera-designed course at Karuizawa Golf Club dates back to the Golden Age and it’s located at altitude in one of the nation's most popular summer resorts. You’ll need to befriend a member to play here, however.

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Nasu

15th Japan 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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Sapporo (Wattsu)

16th Japan Ranking

Venue for the ANA Open on the Japan Golf Tour, Sapporo Golf Club hosts this professional event on its Wattsu and Yuni championship golf courses.

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Kasumigaseki (West)

17th Japan Ranking

A major change to the West course at Kasumigaseki Country Club was made by Taizo Kawata when he converted the traditional Japanese dual greens into conventional putting surfaces...

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Hokkaido Classic

18th Japan Ranking

One of seven golf facilities operated by the same management company in Japan, the course at Hokkaido Classic Golf Club is a Jack Nicklaus Signature design that debuted in 1991.

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Ise

19th Japan Ranking

Designed by Seiichi Inoue and opened in 1965, the 18-hole layout at Ise Country Club is one of three golf courses used for Senior Tour Qualifying by the PGA of Japan.

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Phoenix (Takachiho & Sumiyoshi)

20th Japan Ranking

Phoenix Country Club is located within the Phoenix Seagaia Resort on the Hitotsuba Pacific Coast and Kokichi Ohashi set out the original 18-hole course in 1971.

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