Best golf courses: Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe

Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe
Alison, Charles H.

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Private club

Nearest city

Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe

Designer

Original design and later modifications by Charles Hugh Alison (1931, 1948).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe
Inoue, Alison & Jones

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Private club

Nearest city

Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe

Designer

East course designed by David Hood of Scotland (1923); renovated by Charles H. Alison (1930). West course designed by Seiichi Inoue (1960); completely redesigned by Rees Jones and Bryce Swanson (2011).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe
Crane & Alison

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Private club

Nearest city

Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe

Designer

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).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe
Ueda, Osamu

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Private club

Nearest city

Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe

Designer

Osamu Ueda

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe
Ueda, Osamu

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Private club

Nearest city

Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe

Designer

Osamu Ueda
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr

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