Japan Land of Rising Sun

Golf is a popular sport in Japan. There are about 2,350 golf courses in Japan. A large number of these where constructed during the "bubble-years" in the late 80's and early 90'. A large variety of courses to fit golfers of every budget and skill level can be found across all regions of Japan, with some of the best located around famous resort areas such as Mount Fuji, the Izu Peninsula, Karuizawa and Miyazaki, where they offer beautiful mountain views or coastal scenery. Golf can be played year round in Japan except in the snowy regions where courses close in winter. In past decades, it was fairly expensive to play golf in Japan. However, these days a large majority of courses are open to the public, and it is not uncommon to pay under 10,000 yen per person for an 18-hole round of golf, including lunch and golf cart, especially on regular weekdays. Prices are somewhat higher on weekends. Many courses do not accommodate single players and may have a surcharge for groups of two golfers. Rental clubs and caddies may be available for an additional fee although English speaking caddies are rare.
Ibaraki Golf Tour

6 Nights | 1 Stop | 5 Rounds of Golf

Ibaraki, Japan

from AU$ 5,590
per person
The Ibaraki Prefecture is located in the Kanto Region, northeast of Tokyo along the Pacific coast. It is Japan’s No. 1 producer and consumer of natto or fermented soybeans, a sticky and stinky staple of the national diet that has been baffling foreign tastebuds for centuries. But fermentation isn’t Ibaraki’s only attraction. It’s also the birthplace of aikido, the site of the seasonal Fukuroda Falls, one of the world’s biggest Buddhas and the highest bungee jump in the country. The eastern seashores are lined with great surfing spots. The prefectural capital is Mito, known for Kairakuen Garden, which is considered one of Japan's three most beautiful gardens. Full of interesting sights, Ibaraki prefecture should not be underestimated.
Top Attractions
  • Ushiku Daibutsu
  • Fukuroda Falls
  • Hitachi Seaside Park
  • Kairakuen Garden
  • Kashima Shrine
  • Mount Tsukuba
  • Kasama Inari Shrine
Kasama, Ibaraki

Since 2017, Shishido Hills has been host to the Japan Golf Tour Championship. Featuring two courses, the East is the old...

Omitama, Ibaraki

The golf course at PGM Ishioka Golf Club was designed by none other than Jack Nicklaus, who regarded it as one of the be...

Oarai, Ibaraki

Named to evoke an image of Robin Hood’s Sherwood Forest, the Taiheiyo Oarai Sherwood Course enjoys the typical cli...

Oarai, Ibaraki

Created in 1953 by the respected designer Seiichi Inoue, Oarai is one of only a few seaside courses in all of Japan, lai...

Naka, Ibaraki

The moment you leave the clubhouse, you will see a spectacular view of the course in front of you. It is one of the few ...

Mito, Ibaraki

Located in Mito, within 6 km of Mito Station and 4.2 km of Kairaku-en, Mito Plaza Hotel has accommodations with a terrac...

Kochi Golf Tour

6 Nights | 1 Stop | 5 Rounds of Golf

Kochi, Japan

from AU$ 4,650
per person
On the beautiful south coast of Shikoku lies Kochi prefecture. With an abundance of untouched nature, blessed by the Shikoku mountain range, approximately 85% of Kochi is covered with forests, making it the most heavily forested prefecture in Japan. Because of its relaxing atmosphere, it is one of Japan’s most livable cities. Moreover, it is surrounded by both the mountains and the sea. That means there’s plenty of fresh vegetables, fruit, and seafood. Kochi prefecture is also the birthplace of the hero Sakamoto Ryoma from the Edo period. As a result, there are many museums and local markets that still embodies the old traditions. There are also many activities for you to experience, such as cutlery and washi (Japanese paper) workshops. Spend a relaxing weekend or longer to enjoy everything Kochi has to offer.
Top Attractions
  • Kochi Castle
  • Sunday Market
  • Katsuo no tataki
  • Makino Botanical Garden
  • Chikurin Temple
  • Katsurahama Beach
  • Niyodo River / Nakatsu Gorge
  • Shimanto River
  • Shikoku Karst Natural Park
  • Cape Ashizuri
Geisei, Kochi

This club is a class act, famed for having LPGA superstar Michelle Wie visit for the 2006 Casio open and having very und...

Shimobun, Kochi

Nishikiyama Country Club is one of Kochi’s legacy golf courses, which makes use of the hilly terrain to create a u...

Susaki, Kochi

The sister course of Sky Hill, Sky Bay is laid out over two land spurs with holes on various plateaus offering stunning ...

Kataoka, Kochi

Adjacent to the magnificent Niyodo River, the Green Feel Golf Club boasts a very strategic design that is popular with b...

Honmachi, Kochi

Located just a 5-minute walk from iconic Kochi Castle, The Crown Palais New Hankyu Kochi provides elegant guest rooms in...

Hokkaido Golf Tour

6 Nights | 2 Stops | 5 Rounds of Golf

Chitose & Niseko, Japan

from AU$ 5,300
per person
Hokkaido – the most northern of Japan’s four main islands is world-renowned for its powder snow. Come spring, as the snow gives way to vibrant green landscapes and vast river systems, it becomes a premier golf destination further enhanced by its mild climates through the summer months. Located on the western side of Central Hokkaido, Sapporo (the capital city and 4th largest city in Japan by population) expands over 1,000 square kilometres. 110 kilometres south-west of Sapporo is the rural Niseko region including Rusutsu – dominated by the twin peaks of 1898-metre Mt Yotei and 1308-metre Mt An’nupuri. Also known as Ezo Fuji (Hokkaido’s Mt Fuji) because of its resemblance to famous Mt Fuji on the island of Honshu, Mt Yotei regularly comes into captivating view on the participating courses in the region. But when the snow melts, golf takes centre stage in Hokkaido.
Top Attractions
  • Otaru Canal
  • Sapporo Maruyama Zoo
  • Sapporo Odori Park
  • Makomanai Takino Cemetery
  • Goryokaku Park
  • Mount Hakodate
  • Mount Yotei
  • Lake Shikotsu
  • Farm Tomita
  • Shirogane Blue Pond
  • Sanlaiva Ski Resort
Hokkaido, Japan

Hanazono Golf Course has 18 holes to challenge, fascinate and entertain golfers. Set in a beautiful natural setting feat...

Hokkaido, Japan

One of the few golf courses within Japan to boast fully bent turf, The North Country provides challenging distances and ...

Hokkaido, Japan

Located close to the main airport just outside Chitose on Hokkaido, Katsura Golf Club winds artfully through a flat, for...

Hokkaido, Japan

The course of the Hokkaido Brooks Country Club has an atmosphere similar to those of prestigious golf courses in the Uni...

Hokkaido, Japan

Designed by Arnold Palmer and just a 15-minute drive from Hirafu, this course is the undisputed locals favorite and has ...

Niseko, Hokkaido, Japan

Located in Kutchan, 21 km from Niseko, Suiboku Apartment offers luxurious accommodation with breathtaking views of a sno...

Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan

Choose the stylish ANA Crowne Plaza Chitose hotel, 6km from New Chitose Airport, for doing business in Sapporo or playin...

Kobe Golf Tour

6 Nights | 1 Stop | 5 Rounds of Golf

Kobe, Japan

from AU$ 5,990
per person
Kobe, Hyogo

Situated less than half an hour’s drive from Kobe city centre, and surrounded by a natural forest Rokko Kokusai Go...

Kobe, Hyogo

Designed by Hattori Akira and opened for play in 1961, the par 72, 18 hole East Course at Kita Rocco Country Club measur...

Kobe, Hyogo

The Arima Royal Golf Club has played venue to some of the most prestigious golf tournaments in Japan, including the Japa...

Sanda City, Hyogo

Endowed with spacious fairways and wide greens and located within easy access of Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe, the Arima Countr...

Kobe, Hyogo

Located just two hours from Osaka, Golden Valley Golf Club has been widely acknowledged as among the strongest layo...

Chuo-ku Kyomachi, Kobe

Overlooking the beautiful Kobe Harbour, Oriental Hotel offers luxurious accommodation in the heart of the historic Kyu-K...