In Japan, Golfing is a very popular sporting hobby. There are over 2500 golf courses throughout the country and many are located close to Tokyo. The Golf courses in Japan can range from the most basic to some of the highest quality in the world and Golfing in Japan is a more expensive hobby than in most western countries. Here is a list of Tokyo Area Golf Courses.
Tokyo Area Golf Courses
The Windsor Park Golf and Country Club – Ibaraki
This is a budget-friendly course (for Japan) but it is good and very well maintained. It’s an hour’s drive along one of the biggest highways in Japan (Joban) located in the Ibaraki area, which is very green and mountainous, lush in spring and summer and has the typical yellow grass we see in Japanese winters. Location: 3473 Shiogo, Shirosato-machi, Higashi-Ibaraki-gun, Ibaraki Access: Tomobe Station, shuttle to the Club House. Please make reservations for the shuttle bus in advance. Shuttle Bus Booking Google Maps
Gotemba Golf Club – Shizuoka
Gotemba Golf Club is located in Shizuoka, close to the iconic Mt. Fuji. It is world-renowned for its lush green facilities, amazing views and is very popular. The views take in Mt. Fuji and the pacific ocean, making it a great scenic place. VIP service, the hotel is great and the food is top-notch. Tip: Have your concierge book in advance if you are staying at a hotel, or call or email them as early as possible because it is extremely popular when the weather is good. For a detailed explanation and review, please check the Golf in Japan site. Location: 2924-2 Koyama, Gotemba-shi, Shizuoka Access: From Airport HANEDA 90minutes/120km. NARITA 150minutes/180km From Railway Station Online Reservation (Japanese Only) Google Maps
Great Island Club – Chiba
Great Island Golf Club opened in 1972, during the boom time of Japanese golf. It has been updated but still has that old clubhouse feeling. Beautifully built with exceptional style and lush flowing greens it is a great place to impress and entertain, the service is top-notch and facilities world-class. For a detailed explanation and review, please check the Golf in Japan site. Location: 1782 Satsubo, Chonan-machi, Chosei-gun Chiba Access: Mobara Station, Shuttle bus to Great Island Golf Club. Please make a reservation in advance. Google Maps
Moonlake Golf Club – Chiba
Located close on the east side of Tokyo bay, Moonlake Golf Club is a favorite in Tokyo. it is an extremely well-maintained course. This course can be very busy so if you are staying at a hotel, please have your concierge call and make a booking and organize transportation (no English help sorry), but once you are there there are no problems getting around. They have a night course which is well lit and popular in summer. For a detailed explanation and review, please check the Golf in Japan site. Location: 1647 Nagao, Mobara-shi Chiba Access: Anegasaki Station, Bus, 43 min walk Google Maps
This is an easy course that is great for beginners. Only 60 minutes away from Tokyo, Yokohama, and Kawasaki, strategically constructed using natural trees, and carefully laying out the bunkers and ponds. This is a great way to spend an afternoon or introduce new players to the game. Great facilities and friendly staff. This course is run by Accordia Golf company. Location: 4345−3 Mariyatsu, Kisarazu, Chiba Access: Kisarazu Station, 30 min taxi Google Maps
Wakasu Golf Links – Koto City
This is an 18 hole course close to Tokyo that has a great view of the ocean and the buildings/skyline of Tokyo. This is not the hardest course, but its fun. Facilities: Holes/Par 18/72, Practice Range 20 bays, 200 yards. Location: 35 Wakasu, Koto-ku Tokyo Access: Shin-Kiba Station, Special bus golf course, the bus leaves every 30 minutes, check here. Google Maps
Tokyo Kokusai Country Club – Machida
Tokyo Kokusai Country Club (C.C.) is located in Machida, the west side of Tokyo about a 30 to 45 min drive or train during peak traffic times. It is owned and operated by the Chateraise Group, which has about 20 courses across Japan Facilities: Holes/Par 18/72, Practice Range 15 bays, 200 yards. Location: 1668 Shimo-Oyamada-machi, Machida-shi, Tokyo. Access: Karakida Station, 15 min walk Google Maps
Close to Tokyo, the Hachioji Country Club offers a great close and easy option to get a game in. Facilities are good, the food is reasonable and the lush greens make you feel like your not so close to 30 million people. It is a popular overnight hotel option but bookings are essential in Spring and Summer. Facilities: Holes/Par 18/72, Practice Range 16 bays, 230 yards. Location: 2352 Kawaguchi-machi, Hachioji-shi Tokyo Access: Hachioji Station, then take the bus or taxi Google Maps
Sakuragaoka Country Club is located about 30 min away from Shibuya on the west side of Tokyo. It is not cheap but for a day trip or overnight experience, it won’t let you down! Facilities: Holes/Par 18/72, Practice Range 60 bays, 250 yards. Location: 2985 Renkoji, Tama, Tokyo. Access: Seiseki-Sakuragaoka Station, then take a bus or taxi, Bus Schedule Google Maps
The Showanomori Golf Course on the west side of Tokyo is a nice getaway and they have good facilities. The clubhouse offers very reasonable food and has a cafe/bar. Great beginner course, but not cheap. Facilities: Holes/Par 18/72, Practice Range 240 bays, 400 yards. Location: 1-1-7 Tsutsujigaoka, Akishima-shi Tokyo Access: Akishima Station, Shuttle bus service Google Maps
For a complete guide and rundown of Japanese golf courses, check the Golf in Japan website. For booking (in English), try JTB Golf, Golf Savers, and Air Golf. For booking in Japanese use Rakuten, you can try Google translate.
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