Kimi Hoshiyama

Kimi was born in Japan, educated in the USA and then relocated to Hong Kong in 1993. He is one of our key raters and our China and Southern Asia correspondent. He's played 1,200 courses and plays 70-80 new courses every year. He has his own golf courses introductory website: kimigolf.com and is a member of Discovery Bay and Ayodhya Links and plays off a 6 handicap. Read Kimi's reviews here

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Sherwood Hills 27/09/2019

3rd Philippines Ranking 75th Asia Ranking
Sherwood Hills Golf Club is a strategic course that utilizes valleys, bunkers, and ponds, all on nearly flat terrain. Each hole is quite characteristic, so it is very fun...

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Alpine Golf Club 09/09/2019

2nd Central Thailand - Best in Area 2nd Thailand Ranking 58th Asia Ranking
The Alpine Golf Club course is located at a rare altitude on the outskirts of Bangkok. What was once a relatively flat paddy field, transformed into an exceptionally wond...

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Dongzhuang Beach (Linksland) 20/12/2018

Gem China - Best in Area
Dongzhuang Beach Golf Club has 36 holes built on former tidal flats and marshes on the coastline near Pudong Airport. There's the Linksland and the scenic Parkland cours...

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Hoakalei 03/09/2018

17th Hawaii - Best in Area
Hoakalei is truly a championship course measuring over 7,400 yards with a lot of bunkers and water hazards. Players need not only distance but also accuracy. The greens a...

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Turtle Bay (Palmer) 03/09/2018

20th Hawaii - Best in Area
The Turtle Bay resort is situated in North Shore that is a famous Mecca for surfers. The resort has two courses, Palmer for advanced players and Fazio for intermediates....

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Waialae 30/08/2018

12th Hawaii - Best in Area
Waialae Country Club is a flat seaside course. On the day a strong sea winds blows, the course is quite challenging. When it is calm, good players can score well. For exa...

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Ilkley 20/03/2018

10th Yorkshire - Best in Area
Ilkley Golf Club is a beautiful parkland course with moderate slopes. I played in the summer of 2017. The distance is a little less than 6,300 yards which is short for to...

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Los Inkas 16/03/2018

1st Peru Ranking
Los Inkas Golf Club is a parkland course with tight fairways. There are many strategic holes such as the demanding #4 and the over the pond #13 par 3s, the dogleg to the...

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Empire 20/11/2017

1st Brunei Darussalam Ranking 73rd Asia Ranking
The Empire Hotel & Country Club is located along the coast and has moderate ups and downs. The course makes fantastic use of the natural terrain through the use of its tr...

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Anvaya Cove 23/08/2017

7th Philippines Ranking
The course at the Anvaya Cove Golf & Sports Club runs directly beside the West Philippine Sea, on bluffs looking straight down on the beach, and along ridges with long vi...

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Weihai Point 07/07/2017

15th China Ranking
The Weihai Point Hotel & Golf Resort consists of a seaside course that is located on a sheer cliff. The course has many ups & downs and players can enjoy the various dram...

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Erin Hills 07/06/2017

5th Wisconsin - Best in Area
The Erin Hills Golf Course is a hybrid set on rolling hills with a flavour somewhere between links and farmland. There are no trees to separate holes in this very natural...

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Nine Bridges 06/06/2017

2nd South Korea Ranking 9th Asia Ranking
The Golf Club at Nine Bridges is a hillside course that consists of strategically placed trees, valleys, ponds, creeks and bunkers. The course has a variety of doglegs, u...

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Grand Phnom Penh 05/03/2017

5th Cambodia Ranking
Grand Phnom Penh Golf Club is a flat course with six large and small man-made lakes. The greens are undulating and the fairways are generous allowing for good scoring. Th...

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