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.

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Oarai 16/01/2017

5th Kanto - Best in Area 9th Japan Ranking 22nd Asia Ranking
Oarai Golf Club is a seaside forest course facing the Pacific Ocean. The course is characterized by long fairways lined by age-old tall pine trees, some very difficult do...

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Royal Gems Golf City 26/12/2016

10th Central Thailand - Best in Area 15th Thailand Ranking
Royal Gems Golf City offers players nine internationally well-known holes on the front 9 while the back 9 is a replica of Augusta National. The first nine replica holes a...

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Banyan 26/12/2016

5th Central Thailand - Best in Area 5th Thailand Ranking 91st Asia Ranking
Banyan Golf Club was built amongst a pineapple plantation with some of most spectacular mountain views. The designer has made full use of its natural terrain, most of whi...

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Amata Spring 07/10/2016

2nd Central Thailand - Best in Area 2nd Thailand Ranking 63rd Asia Ranking
Amata Spring Country Club is developed on almost flat terrain with a lot of water hazards and strategically placed bunkers. While power play is required on the longer fro...

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Dalat Palace 24/02/2016

18th Vietnam Ranking
The Dalat Palace Golf Club is Vietnam’s oldest golf course. This resort course is located in the highland where there is an altitude of over 1500 meters. The course is sp...

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Bluffs Ho Tram Strip 25/01/2016

1st Vietnam Ranking 10th Asia Ranking
The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip Golf Club’s seaside links course is extremely well built and is designed and routed over and around impressive seaside sand dunes. There are mode...

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Ayodhya Links 27/08/2015

1st Central Thailand - Best in Area 1st Thailand Ranking 11th Asia Ranking
The Ayodhya Links Golf Course is located above a vast marshland has been dug up and turned into an undulating terrain. The streams and lakes, which lie throughout the cou...

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Woo Jeong Hills 08/05/2015

5th South Korea Ranking 31st Asia Ranking
Woo Jeong Hills Country Club is a hillside course with good views. All par 3s are superb and demanding. Undulating fairways, a lot of waters hazards & deep bunkers protec...

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Wack Wack (East) 08/05/2015

7th Philippines Ranking
Wack Wack Golf & Country Club is an old flat course with each hole separated by trees. There are 2 courses, East and West. This East Course is a championship course while...

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Eagle Ridge (Greg Norman) 27/04/2015

25th Philippines Ranking
The Greg Norman Course features ample rolling fairways, sculptured bunkers and large undulating greens. Deep ravines run along some holes, which enhance the beauty of the...

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Eagle Ridge (Andy Dye) 27/04/2015

11th Philippines Ranking
The Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club boasts four interesting championship courses designed by: Andy Dye, Nick Faldo,  Greg Norman & Isao Aoki. The Andy Dye Cours...

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Eagle Ridge (Isao Aoki) 27/04/2015

20th Philippines Ranking
The Isao Aoki Course at Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club has relatively wide fairways but hazards, ravines and bunkers come into play at key points, which makes the course...

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Orchard (Palmer) 09/03/2015

6th Philippines Ranking
The Orchard Golf & Country Club has two championship courses, this Palmer Course and the Player Course designed by Gary Player. They used to be a mango orchard, so mango...

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Riviera (Langer) 05/03/2015

9th Philippines Ranking
Riviera Golf Club has two valley courses set along the ridges where you can enjoy the scenery of the Philippine countryside. There are 36 holes, this more challenging Lan...

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