For golf lovers in Tokyo, getting to your favorite course might mean a bus ride, a Shinkansen or a really long drive (if you have a car). But don’t worry, due to the economic boom in Japan during the 1980’s and 1990’s, huge indoor and outdoor golf driving ranges were built all over Tokyo and close to most major train stations. These driving ranges in Tokyo can be small, or extremely large multi-story complexes that have hundreds of people practicing. The can be relatively cheap, or extremely expensive depending on their size and location in Tokyo. Some are for members only and some you can go and rent a club and hit 20 balls for under $20. Some are digital, some are totally old school where you have to actually place a ball from a bucket. If you want to find golf courses near Tokyo, please check our reference guide here.
Membership golf range with simulation machines. There are also two booths available for visitors.
Visitors (non-members): There are two booths available for both visitors and members. Non-members can use these two booths. Clubs, shoes, and gloves can be rented.
Location: 1-3-61, Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Suidobashi Station, 3 min walk Google Maps
This course used to be known as the ‘Jack Nicklaus Golf Center Omori’ . They have lessons in Japanese and English, by top-class instructors.
Facilities: 60 Bays / 3 Floors / Distance 130m
Location: 3-28-1 Omorihigashi, Ota City, Tokyo Train Access: Heiwajima Station, 11 min walk Google Maps
Located next to Jingumae Stadium and the new Olympic Stadium, in the heart of Tokyo. This is a very fashionable range with lots of celebrities and famous people.
Facilities: 123 Bays / 2 Floors / Distance 150m
Location: 2-3 Kasumigaokamachi, Shinjuku City, Tokyo Train Access: Gaienmae Station, 5 min walk Google Maps
This is a family friendly Golf simulation bar close to Ueno station. It is a great place to pass some time away and marvel at modern technology. They serve reasonably priced food and they have an impressive bar. Thursday and Friday nights are usually booked out as its very popular as an after work entertainment spot.
Location: 2-20-12, Higashiueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Ueno Station, 5 min walk Google Maps
Interesting Driving Range that looks like you are hitting into a massive apartment complex. Greens are well kept and look great all year rounds.
Facilities: 200 Bays / 3 Floors / Distance 250m
Location: 5-51-11 Tachibana, Sumida City, Tokyo Train Access: Omurai Station, 10 min walk Google Maps
A little expensive 24 hour range, prices go up after 9:00pm They also have a Golf shop with new and used clubs at very reasonable prices.
Facilities: 300 Bays / 3 Floors / Distance 250m
Location: 2-4-2 Rinkaicho, Edogawa City, Tokyo Train Access: Kasairinkaikōen Station, 11 min walk Google Maps
Great 24 hour range and family golf center that has something for everyone.
Location: 5-8-2 Shibakubocho, Nishitokyo, Tokyo Train Access: Hanakoganei Station, Bus 4 min, 7 min walk Google Maps
Asahi Golf Range – The San Sophia Club – Electronic Range
A very small range that is good for warming up and practicing on. This has video and electronic range calculators.
Facilities: 34 Bays / 1 Floor / Distance 65m
Location: 1-17-23 Higashikojiya, Ota City, Tokyo Train Access: Torii Station, 10 min walk Google Maps
Decent bunker and putting green available. Its a bit pricey unless you take early morning offers.
Facilities: 40 Bays / 1 Floor / Distance 80m
Location: 1-32-6 Chitosedai, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Soshigaya-Okura Station, 10 min walk Google Maps
This is small range with pop-up automatic balls to hit into a targeted green net. Popular with locals due to its early morning start time and can get very busy on weekends.
Facilities: 60 Bays / 1 Floor / Distance 50m
Location: 5 Chome-6-22 Kamimeguro, Meguro City, Tokyo Train Access: Nakameguro Station, 10 min walk Google Maps
This is an outdoor range and golf course, built on the Edogawa river in 1957. It is a government run golf course and it has great views.
Facilities: ■ Golf course 4,773 yards, 18 holes, PAR 68 ■ Short Golf Course 1,265 yards, 18 holes, PAR 54 ■ Golf Driving Range 120 Bays / 280m ■ Golf school Edogawa Line Golf Matsudo
Location: 8-22-10 Higashikanamachi, Katsushika City, Tokyo Train Access: Matsudo Station, Bus 31 4 min, 11 min walk Google Maps
This is a older range where you can step back and get the 1980’s bubble feel.
Facilities: 70 Bays / 2 Floors / Distance 150m
Location: 6-2-6 Kiba, Koto City, Tokyo Train Access: Kiba Station, 5 min walk Google Maps
This range is close to Shinagawa Station and Haneda Airport and is a good place practice your swing.
Facilities: 32 Bays / Floors 1 / Distance 50m
Location: 1-10-23 Omorinishi, Ota City, Tokyo Train Access: Heiwajima Station, 14 min walk Google Maps
Facilities: 36 Bays / Floors 2 / Distance 140m
Location: 1−1682 Kiyose, Nakazato, Tokyo Train Access: Kiyose Station, 17 min walk Google Maps
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