Best golf courses: Around Tokyo

Around Tokyo: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in this country or region. 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 for the rating definitions.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Chiba
Akaboshi, Rokuro

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Chiba

Designer

Original design by Japanese course architects Rokuro and Shiro Akaboshi (1930); modifications by Brian M. Silva (USA).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chiba
Karo, Shunsuke

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chiba

Designer

Shunsuke Kato

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Restricted
Chiba
Poellot, J. Michael

Visitors?

Restricted

Nearest city

Chiba

Designer

J. Michael Poellot

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Tokyo
Yasuda, Kokichi

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Tokyo

Designer

Original design by Yasuda Kokichi (1960); redesign by Taizo Kawata (2004).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Gotemba
Otani & Asaka

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Gotemba

Designer

Mitsuaki Otani & Yasuhiko Asaka

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Tokyo
Kawata, Taizo

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Tokyo

Designer

Taizo Kawata

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Gotemba
Akaboshi, Shiro

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Gotemba

Designer

Shiro Akaboshi

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Gotemba
Akaboshi, Shiro

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Gotemba

Designer

Shiro Akaboshi

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Mito
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Mito

Designer

Jack Nicklaus

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Tokyo
Alison, Charles H.

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Tokyo

Designer

East course: designed by Kinya Fujita and Shiro Akaboshi (1929), with five holes redesigned by Charles "Hugh" Alison (1930). Modifications made by Taizo Kawata (1998) and a wide-ranging renovation made by Logan Fazio (son of Tom Fazio) in 2015.
West course: designed by Kinya Fujita and Seiichi Inoue (1929); modified by Taizo Kawata (1992).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Rsrt guests only
Ito
Alison, Charles H.

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Ito

Designer

Fuji course: designed by Charles Hugh Alison (1936).
Oshima course: one of Japan's oldest courses; designed by Mitsuaki Otani (1928).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Tokyo
Hagen, Walter

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Tokyo

Designer

Walter Hagen

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Chiba
Kawata, Taizo

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Chiba

Designer

Taizo Kawata

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Mito
Inoue, Seiichi

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Mito

Designer

Seiichi Inoue

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Ltd access
Tokyo
Inoue, Seiichi

Visitors?

Ltd access

Nearest city

Tokyo

Designer

Seiichi Inoue

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Tokyo
Akaboshi, Rokuro

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Tokyo

Designer

Rokuro Akaboshi

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Tokyo
Odera / Murakami

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tokyo

Designer

Odera / Murakami

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Chiba
Izumu, Kazusuke

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Chiba

Designer

Kazusuke Izumi

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Gotemba
Kato, Shunsuke

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Gotemba

Designer

Original design by Shunsuke Kato (1977); renovation by Rees Jones, working with Hideki Matsuyama (2018).

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Chiba
Inoue, Seiichi

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Chiba

Designer

Seiichi Inoue

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Tokyo
Otani, Mitsuaki

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Tokyo

Designer

Original design at this location by Mitsuaki Otani (1940).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Mito
Sato, Kentaro

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Mito

Designer

Kentaro Sato

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Tokyo
Aiyama & Takemura

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Tokyo

Designer

East and West courses originally designed by Takeo Aiyama & Hideo Takemura (1960). East course renovated by Kentaro Sato (2001). West renovated by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2016).

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