GOLFING IN CENTRAL SHIZUOKA

The central Shizuoka plains famous for green tea are also home to some of Japan’s most prestigious golf courses.  

CENTRAL SHIZUOKA GOLF

COASTAL VIEWS, JAPANESE CASTLE ACCOMMODATIONS, CHALLENGING COURSES 

Want to spend a night in a Japanese castle and play 36 holes created by one of Japan’s top course designers?

How about heading for the Pacific coast and feel the sea breeze as you tee off at a Rees Jones designed course that has a history of hosting PGA Japan tour events?

The central region of Shizuoka Prefecture faces the Pacific Ocean and is blessed with abundant natural landscapes including mountains, and plains.

The central Shizuoka area is famous as the birthplace of  global brands such as Suzuki, Honda, Roland and Yamaha and has a rich history of Japanese craftsmanship.

Two of the best courses in the area are Katsuragi Golf Course in Fukuroi and Shizuoka Country Hamaoka Course in the coastal town of Omaezaki. 

Both courses encapsulate Japanese sensibilities and attention to detail and are a testament to the craftsmanship that the area is famous for.

Easily accessible from Kakegawa Bullet train station, just over 1.5 hrs from Tokyo Station, a round or two at either course is a great option for golfers visiting Tokyo and are an unforgettable experience.

Enjoy golf through four seasons in Shizuoka’s mild climate.

Golf Courses

SHIZUOKA C.C. – HAMAOKA COURSE

OMAEZAKI City

At Shizuoka Country Hamaoka Courses, you can enjoy two diverse courses that are rich in strategy, while admiring the beautiful scenery overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

KATSURAGI GOLF CLUB

FUKUROI City

Katsuragi Golf course has 36 holes created by one of Japan’s top course designers, Seiichi Inoue. These are the highly strategic “Yamana Course”, and the “Ugari Course” that spreads over gentle hills.

GOLF COURSES

SHIZUOKA C.C. – HAMAOKA

OMAEZAKI City

TAKAMATSU COURSE

Holes: 18 | Par: 72 | Length: 6,590y | Course Rate: – | Type: Private
Course Designer: Rees Jones

At Shizuoka Country Hamaoka Courses, you can enjoy two diverse courses that are rich in strategy, while admiring the beautiful scenery overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

OGASA COURSE

Holes: 18 | Par: 72 | Length: 6,621y | Course Rate: – | Type: Private
Course Designer: Rees Jones

Both Takamatsu Course and Ogasa Course were completely renovated in 2020 by world-famous Rees Jones.

The Hamaoka Courses are well known all over the country for having hosted the Professional Golfers’ Association of Japan tour.

KATSURAGI GOLF CLUB

FUKUROI CITY

UGARI COURSE

Holes: 18 | Par: 72 | Length: 6,912 y | Course Rate: 72.8 | Type: Private
Course Designer: Seiichi Inoue

Katsuragi Golf course has 36 holes created by one of Japan’s top course designers, Seiichi Inoue.

The Ugari Course is a long hill course with well-balanced holes that demands accuracy.

YAMANA COURSE

Holes: 18 | Par: 72 | Length: 6,960 y | Course Rate: 73.5 | Type: Private
Course Designer: Seiichi Inoue

The Yamana Course is surrounded by lush forest, this course not only offers fine views, but also the unique layout of ponds and bunkers challenges a golfer’s desire to conquer.

It is also the venue for an annual ladies’ open tournament on the JLPGA, Tour.

ACCOMMODATION

Katsuragi Hotel Kitanomaru

Fukuroi City, Shizuoka

”Katsuragi Hotel Kitanomaru” is an extraordinary modern-day Japanese castle created and developed by the Yamaha Group.

The finest of Japan is expressed with luxurious space and traditional beauty through master craftmanship relocation of a historic mansion.

With attention to every detail, the mansion has been transformed into luxury accommodation that combines Japanese traditional aesthetic ideals with modern conveniences.

Relax and unleash your mind and body at Katsuragi Hotel Kitanomaru, where the sensitivity that Yamaha has cultivated through sound and music dwells.  Enjoy how nature changes with the seasons.

SHIZUOKA COUNTRY HAMAOKA HOTEL

Omaezaki City, Shizuoka

Shizuoka Country Hamaoka Course & Hotel is a white-walled hotel located on a gentle hill above the Pacific Ocean.

While enjoying this magnificent scenery, relax on the classical furniture in a spacious high-quality atmosphere.

The hotel is adjacent to a golf course and features a heliport, a museum, and a sauna facility.

There are many types of rooms, including Suite, Deluxe, Japanese tatami room and Single room.

They have ocean view side room and golf course side room, and guests can change into their golf shoes and access the course directly from their rooms. Relax and soothe away the tiredness of your round in the authentic Finnish sauna overlooking the Pacific.

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