Chiba Prefecture is located in the Kantō region of Japan. This makes it part of the Greater Tokyo area and the sixth most populous prefecture in the country. The capital city of the prefecture is also Chiba and it is common in Japan for the prefecture and capital city to share the same name.
For those looking to book golf packages in Chiba, the good news is it is very easy to reach from both within Japan and outside the country. Most international flights land at Narita International Airport, which is one of the major Tokyo airports and located inside the prefecture. From here, it is straightforward to reach all areas of Chiba either using the train or by hiring a car and driving.
Chiba Golf Holidays
Chiba golf holidays are generally very popular because the Tokyo Disney Resort is located in Urayasu, which is on the border of the prefecture. The Boso peninsula is also very popular with tourists and locals alike, with highlights including Nokogiriyama, Kujūkuri beach and Onjuku beach. The mountains which surround the coast give this area a nice resort feel and it is possible to see as far as Mount Fuji on clear days.
For those booking golf Holidays in Chiba, you are spoilt for choice with over 15 different golf courses to play. One of the leading golf clubs in this region of Japan is Tokyo Bayside Golf Club. Part of the Pacific Golf Management group, Tokyo Bayside Golf Club is an undulating golf course surrounded by trees and hills. The 1st hole is a prime example and features a tee shot from an elevated position to the fairway below. The green is set back among the trees which gives it an amphitheatre like quality. Tokyo Bayside Golf Club is a great place to begin when booking Chiba golf packages.
Chiba Golf Courses
As highlighted above, there are many top golf courses in Chiba and it can be difficult to know where to begin. However, one that should definitely make the list is Shibayama Golf Club. This 18 hole golf course was designed by David Muirhead and plays to 6,580 yards from the back tee. The golf course merges beautifully with the surrounding environment and looks very natural throughout. The clever design of the 18 holes means despite being a relatively short golf course, the strategic challenge is high and provides a test for players of all abilities.
Another famous name to lend their golf course design talent to Chiba is Robert Trent Jones Jr. He is responsible for Oak Hills Country Club, which is set in the Japanese countryside. The large undulating greens make putting a very important component when trying to score low on this splendid golf course.
Chiba golf holidays are complete with a wide range of excellent accommodation options. You will find many top hotels, especially along the coast but you also have the option of staying in Tokyo if you would like to sample everything the metropolis has to offer. Hilton Tokyo Bay, Hotel Okura Tokyo Bay and Hotel New Otani Makuhari are 3 examples of highly recommended hotels in Chiba.