Itoshima, Fukuoka 819-1335
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Coastal pine forest.
3.5 km NE of Keya / 8 km NW of Itoshima / 34 km W of Fukuoka city centre.
Keya Golf Club is home to a private and well-rated tree-lined parkland layout. The course is located in a coastal pine forest close to the shoreline of the Genkainada Sea, but not with any directly beachside holes. Course description, images and other details to follow.
Private club - guests can only play if hosted by a member.
The layout at Keya GC was designed by Japanese golf course architect Shiro Akaboshi, who, with his brother Rokuro, was a keen student of golf design. The Akaboshi brothers paid close attention to the work of Charles "Hugh" Alison as the great British designer travelled through Japan in 1930. During this trip Alison designed (or redesigned) some of Japan's greatest courses, e.g. Hirono GC, Kawana Hotel (Fuji course), Kasumigaseki CC (East course) and Naruo GC.
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