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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Jack Nicklaus Korea 19/09/2020

4th South Korea Ranking 27th Asia Ranking
Jack Nicklaus GC Korea is a relatively flat course that is located near the sea. While the ocean is only partially visible from the second hole and new buildings surround...

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Anyang Country Club 19/09/2020

3rd South Korea Ranking 23rd Asia Ranking
Anyang Country Club is considered to be the most prestigious club in Korea, and is a great parkland course with a relatively flat layout with only 10 meters (33 feet) of...

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Natadola Bay 23/08/2020

2nd Fiji Ranking 30th Oceania Ranking
Natadola Bay Golf Club is a seaside and beachfront course in which fifteen holes can be played while watching the cobalt blue Pacific Ocean with beautiful coral shoreline...

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Pearl South Pacific Fiji 23/08/2020

4th Fiji Ranking
The course at the Pearl Championship GC&GC has a relatively flat parkland style setup, which is set among lush tropical rainforests and winding canals. While players can...

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Denarau 23/08/2020

3rd Fiji Ranking 100th Oceania Ranking
Demarau Golf & Racket Club is a flat resort course located near the ocean. Although most holes are monotonous, some are strong holes due to the length and well-placed bun...

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Higashi Hirono 13/07/2020

4th Kinki (Kansai) - Best in Area 26th Japan Ranking
Higashi Hirono Golf Club is a hilly course which was designed by incorporating the surrounding elements of the natural landscape. The course also offers a fun challenge b...

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Ono 13/07/2020

3rd Kinki (Kansai) - Best in Area 6th Japan Ranking 13th Asia Ranking
The course at Ono Golf club is a tree-lined parkland course set on a hill, surrounded by beautiful landscape. Each hole is completely separated by mature trees and someti...

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Rokko Kokusai (East) 14/06/2020

6th Kinki (Kansai) - Best in Area 28th Japan Ranking
Rokko Kokusai Golf Club has 45 holes, the East and West courses and a 9-hole public course. Both East and West have a relatively flat and spacious layout in hilly terrain...

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Laguna Lang Co 02/06/2020

5th Vietnam Ranking 32nd Asia Ranking
The Laguna Lang Co. is located in a setting sandwiched between the ocean and mountains. The golf course weaves nicely though wildernesses such as trees, natural streams a...

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BRG Da Nang (Dunes) 02/06/2020

4th Vietnam Ranking 29th Asia Ranking
BRG Danang Golf Resort now boasts 27 holes, the Norman-designed Dunes course and the 9-hole Nicklaus-designed Bulkhead course, which opened in 2018 where the wooden bulkh...

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Montgomerie Links 01/04/2020

11th Vietnam Ranking
Montgomerie Links is, as the name suggests, a links-like course consisting of many features such as wide and hard fairways. The greens are generally large and undulating,...

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Sherwood Hills 27/09/2019

5th Philippines Ranking 94th 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

3rd Central Thailand - Best in Area 3rd Thailand Ranking 65th 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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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

26th 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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