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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Nirwana Bali - Closed 29/01/2015

Gem Indonesia - Best in Area
Nirwana Bali Golf Club features wonderful views overlooking the Indian Ocean. There are many rice terraces positioned on roughs and creeks crossing fairways on some holes...

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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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Eagle Ridge (Andy Dye) 28/04/2015

10th 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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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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Oarai 16/01/2017

5th Kanto - Best in Area 10th Japan Ranking 23rd 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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Riviera (Langer) 05/03/2015

6th 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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Naruo 03/02/2017

2nd Kinki (Kansai) - Best in Area 4th Japan Ranking 6th Asia Ranking 89th World Ranking
Naruo Golf Club is one of the most historic courses in the whole of Japan that has 2,400 courses in total. It features small Kourai (Japanese lawn grass) greens. If they...

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Spring City (Lake) 11/12/2014

2nd China Ranking 18th Asia Ranking
Sitting 2,000 meters (6,500 ft.) above sea level, the Lake course at Spring City Golf & Lake Resort has a year-round spring-like climate with a huge and beautiful lake cr...

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Bluffs Ho Tram Strip 25/01/2016

1st Vietnam Ranking 7th 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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Spring City (Mountain) 15/12/2014

6th China Ranking 27th Asia Ranking
Sitting 2,000 meters (6,500 ft.) above sea level, the Mountain course at Spring City Golf & Lake Resort has a year round spring-like climate with a huge and beautiful lak...

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Shanghai Links 16/12/2014

7th China Ranking 37th Asia Ranking
Shanghai Links Golf & Country Club is a seaside course laid out on flat terrain along the Yangtze River. Some tees and greens are elevated, providing minor ups & dow...

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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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Ayodhya Links 28/08/2015

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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Sheshan International 12/01/2015

5th China Ranking 25th Asia Ranking
Sheshan International Golf Club is a top-notch golf course built on a gentle rolling hill. The punctuating and undulating tree-lined fairways, raised greens, water hazard...

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Eagle Ridge (Isao Aoki) 28/04/2015

21st 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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