1-4 AzaKanagaya Nishiuneno,
Kawanishi, Hyogo 666-0155
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Current course designed in 1927 by club members - the Crane brothers (Joe E., Harry C. and Bertie E. Crane). Later modifications drawn up by Charles Hugh Alison (1930).
2 km W of Kawanishi / 30 km N of Osaka.
Naruo Golf Club: like some other top-rated layouts in Japan (notably Hirono and Kawana), British architect Charles "Hugh" Alison played a big part in designing the current course here at Naruo. Always maintained in top-quality condition, the greens here are widely recognised as being among the best in Japan. Course description, images and other details to follow soon.
Private club - very restricted opportunities for outside visitor play. International visitors should contact club to establish playing possibility and associated rates.
Must contact in advance.
World: formerly ranked world's 99th best course (GOLF magazine, 2009; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).
Japan: 4th best course in Japan (Golf Digest, 2020).
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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