Japan Best Golf Courses

Best golf courses in Japan

Golf in Japan: In the list below you'll find the golf courses we selected to be amongst the best in Japan. The list is a combination of golf clubs, golf & country clubs and stay & play resorts for which we provide golf course reviews, photos and information about on-site accommodation and/or nearby hotels.

To each golf course visited we applied a rating. The rating scale, 5 (highest) to 1 (lowest), attempts to provide an indication of the golfing experience you can expect at each rated course.

click on the green arrow in the toolbar OF the table below to sortStay & Play Golf Resort.Private course – for members and their invited guests only.Unrated course – not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.2-star: reasonable standard. Good value, especially if better courses not available.3-star: a good course with many fine features.3+ (3-gold): a good course with many fine features. One of our top-rated 3’s.4-star: a must play course - excellent standard.4+ (4-gold): a must play course - excellent standard. One of our top-rated 4’s !5-star: simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.5+ (5-gold): simply the best - golf courses don’t get better than this. One of our top-rated 5’s!
Abiko p.gifPrivate clubChibaAkaboshi, Rokuro
Aichi p.gifPrivate clubNagoyaInoue, Seiichi
Aqualine GC 3b.gifVisitors welcomeChibaKaro, Shunsuke
Atta Terrace 3b.gifVisitors welcomeOkinawaUnknown
Bonari Kogen p.gifPrivate clubFukushimaFream, Ron
Caledonian, Jpn 4b.gifRestrictedChibaPoellot, J. Michael
Chiba CC p.gifPrivate clubTokyoYasuda, Kokichi
Daihakone CC 3b.gifVisitors welcomeGotembaOtani & Asaka
Eagle Point, Jpn p.gifPrivate clubTokyoKawata, Taizo
Gifu Seki p.gifPrivate clubNagoyaUeda, Osamu
Gotemba GC 3b.gifVisitors welcomeGotembaAkaboshi, Shiro
Grandee Nasushirakawa 4a.gifVisitors welcomeNasushiobaraJones Sr, Robert Trent
Hakone CC p.gifPrivate clubGotembaAkaboshi, Shiro
Hirono p.gifPrivate clubKyoto / OsakaAlison, Charles H.
Hokkaido Classic p.gifPrivate clubSapporoNicklaus, Jack
Ibaraki CC p.gifPrivate clubKyoto / OsakaInoue, Alison & Jones
Ishioka 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMitoNicklaus, Jack
Karuizawa 72 4a.gifVisitors welcomeKaruizawaJones Jr, Robert Trent
Karuizawa GC p.gifPrivate clubKaruizawaKodera, Yuji
Karuizawa Resort 3b.gifVisitors welcomeKaruizawaKato, Shunsuke
Kasumigaseki p.gifPrivate clubTokyoAlison, Charles H.
Kawana Hotel 5b.gifRsrt guests onlyItoAlison, Charles H.
Keya p.gifPrivate clubFukuokaAkaboshi, Shiro
Koga p.gifPrivate clubFukuokaUeda, Osamu
Koganei p.gifPrivate clubTokyoHagen, Walter
Nagoya p.gifPrivate clubNagoyaOtani, Mitsuaki
Narita p.gifPrivate clubChibaKawata, Taizo
Naruo p.gifPrivate clubKyoto / OsakaCrane & Alison
Nasu 4a.gifVisitors welcomeNasushiobaraFujita & Inoue
New St Andrews 3b.gifVisitors welcomeNasushiobaraNicklaus & Muirhead
Nihonkai 4a.gifVisitors welcomeNiigataOkubo, Sho
Nikko p.gifLtd accessNasushiobaraInoue, Seiichi
Niseko 3b.gifVisitors welcomeSapporoPalmer, Arnold
Niseko Village 3b.gifVisitors welcomeSapporoTsutsumi, Yoshiaki
Oarai p.gifPrivate clubMitoInoue, Seiichi
Ono p.gifPrivate clubKyoto / OsakaUeda, Osamu
Osaka p.gifPrivate clubKyoto / OsakaUeda, Osamu
Otaru 4a.gifVisitors welcomeSapporoYasuda, Kokichi
Phoenix CC, Jpn p.gifPrivate clubMiyazakiOhashi, Kokichi
Ryugasaki p.gifLtd accessTokyoInoue, Seiichi
Sagami CC p.gifPrivate clubTokyoAkaboshi, Rokuro
Sagamihara GC 4a.gifVisitors welcomeTokyoOdera / Murakami
Sapporo p.gifPrivate clubSapporoInoue, Seiichi
Sapporo Bay p.gifPrivate clubSapporoDye, Pete & Perry
Shimonoseki p.gifPrivate clubKitakyushuUeda, Osamu
Sky Lake 4a.gifVisitors welcomeHanoiHwan, Ahn Lee
Sodegaura 3b.gifVisitors welcomeChibaIzumu, Kazusuke
Taiheiyo Club (Gotemba) p.gifPrivate clubGotembaKato, Shunsuke
Takanodai p.gifPrivate clubChibaInoue, Seiichi
Tokyo GC p.gifPrivate clubTokyoOhtani, Kohmyo
Tom Watson Crse, Jpn 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMiyazakiWatson, Tom
Windsor Park, Jpn 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMitoSato, Kentaro
Yokohama CC p.gifPrivate clubTokyoAiyama & Takemura

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