Sunday is here. What a marvelous day to be out on the golf course. Which club do you belong to and where is your favourite course?
Yesterday, we asked if you knew what country the photo below is from and if you guessed Japan, then you were right!
Japan as a country is an already well known land of unique experiences and cultural fascination. The fusion of millenia old heritage with modern day technological marvel, combined with the three pronged natural interplay of land, sea and air means that Japan is always going to be an exciting destination to visit.
Layer those thoughts with the fact that Japan is a major golf playing nation and as a golf traveler, a premium golf tour to Japan is going to be one of immense enjoyment and satisfaction that allow excellent memories to become permanently etched into your mind.
Golf courses, from the many private and exclusive clubs to reasonably priced country clubs can be found up and down the Japanese archipelago but always offering a distinct Japanese flavour. The courses offer challenge and testing of one's skill while also allowing you to be connected to the Japanese experience.
Today we will showcase two of the top ranked golf courses in Japan.
Hirono Golf Club is located in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture and is an exclusive members club. Ranked unanimously as the best course in Japan, that accolade is backed up by the fact that many of Japan's major championships and tournaments have been played here. Designed by Charles Alison, a renowned architect of many of Japan's courses, this course is a magical blend of golfing intrigue, steeped history and challenging golf skill.
One of Japan's most iconic features is Mt Fuji in Shizuoka prefecture, located approximately 2 hours south of Tokyo. Around this mountain, a number of golf courses with stunning views of the mountain can be found.
On the Izu peninsula which juts out from the mainland, we can find Kawana Fuji course which sits along the rocky coastline and is considered one of the most spectacular courses in the country. A round here is priced in the upper echelons of expensive green fees but there is good reason. Kawana provides a unique experience as you tee off on many of its challenging holes that blend in with the local scenery and nature. The views towards Mt Fuji, and then towards the sea are mesmerising and you may be forgiven for not focusing too much on achieving your lowest ever score!
Today we have given a mere sample of the many golfing delights in Japan and will be sharing more about this fantastic destination.
With the next rugby World cup to be hosted in Japan in 2019, followed by the Olympics in 2020 and the World Masters Games in 2022, there is no better time over the next few years to consider and book a premium golf tour to the land of the rising sun.