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.
Once known as Kyushu-Sima Country Club, the modern day Keya Golf Club has hosted the Japan Tour’s KBC Augusta tournament since 1992. Designed by Shiro Akaboshi, the Daimon and Kofuji nines extend to 7,151 yards for this professional event.
First time visitors to Hiroshima Country Club must head east from downtown Hiroshima in search of the club’s two 18-hole layouts. The Hachihonmatsu course is nearest, a 45-minute drive away, with the Saijo course located 10 kilometres further on.
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.
In the foothills of Mount Daisen – where the sporting pursuits of mountain climbing in summer and skiing in winter are more popular than golf – the fairways at Daisen Golf Club were hewn from heavily forested terrain by Osamu Ueda in 1970.
Situated twenty-six kilometres from downtown Nagoya, the woodland fairways at the 36-hole Miyoshi Country Club fan out from the central clubhouse to form the 7,325-yard West course and the shorter, less demanding East course.
Located near Ogawa in Ibaraki, the 18-hole layout at Ishioka Golf Club is a Jack Nicklaus design from the early 1990s. It’s operated by Pacific Golf Management with the aim of “making customers feel they are playing on tournament courses.”
Originally set out by Osamu Ueda in the early 1960s and upgraded on a couple of occasions since then by Taizo Kawata, the East course is the longer and tighter of two 18-hole layouts at Gifu Seki Country Club.
Situated to the east of the city of Ushiku, the course at Eagle Point Golf Club is a Taizo Kawata design that debuted in 1999. It’s configured as two retuning nines, with water hazards featuring at a handful of the holes.
Set within a coastal pine forest, the West and Middle nines at the Nihonkai Country Club form the 18-hole combination of first choice at an excellent 27-hole golf facility which is located near the city of Niigata.