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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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

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 76th 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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