Chiba Prefecture will be the starting point for many golf holidays in Japan as it is home to Narita Airport, which is Japan’s busiest international airport.
Chiba is situated to the east of Tokyo, in the Kanto region of Japan and is part of the greater Tokyo area. The prefecture is on the east coast of Honshu and the capital city is Chiba.
However, despite having a great deal of people and transport visiting the area to use the airport, much of Chiba is made up of the rural Boso Peninsula and this is a popular destination for people who use it as a weekend getaway from Tokyo.
The golf courses in Chiba are plentiful and include Shibayama Golf Club, Oak Hills Country Club and Taiheiyo Club Narita Course, the latter of which was designed by Gary Player.
Perhaps the best-known attraction in Chiba is Tokyo Disneyland and the resort has been open since 1983. Two theme parks, Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea make up the resort, with the latter offering more for adults. There is also a choice of three hotels, dining and entertainment with plans to continue expanding the attraction in the future.
To get a real appreciation of your location, you must take a cable car up Sawteeth Mountain. At the top of the mountain you can enjoy tremendous views of Tokyo Bay and on clear days you can see Mount Fuji in the distance.
For something a little different, head to Oyama Senmaida which are the only rice fields in Japan grown using just rainwater. They make for a spectacular sight at sunset and are a great place to visit following a day on the course at one of the many excellent Chiba golf clubs.
Chiba Prefecture will be the starting point for many golf holidays in Japan as it is home to Narita Airport, which is Japan’s busiest international airport.\n
Chiba is situated to the east of Tokyo, in the Kanto region of Japan and is part of the greater Tokyo area. The prefecture is on the east coast of Honshu and the capital city is Chiba.\n
However, despite having a great deal of people and transport visiting the area to use the airport, much of Chiba is made up of the rural Boso Peninsula and this is a popular destination for people who use it as a weekend getaway from Tokyo.\n
The golf courses in Chiba are plentiful and include Shibayama Golf Club, Oak Hills Country Club and Taiheiyo Club Narita Course, the latter of which was designed by Gary Player.' },
Camel Golf Club is a delightful 18-hole parkland golf course designed by Shigeru Itakai, located in the Chiba region of Japan, the course is around 50km from the Kisarazu interchange.\n
Measuring 6660-yard from the back tees, the course provides a strategic test of golf.\n
The 18-holes are beautifully laid out amongst towering trees, creating the perfect frame for each fairway.\n
Gently undulating, the lush fairways are always a pleasure to play from, with the rough being well-maintained the course is perfect for any level of golfer.\n
The addition of several lakes adds to the challenge the course poses, but without making it a demanding test of golf. In general, the aesthetics and incredible backdrops of jungle clad hill-sides make this a haven for wildlife and an idyllic setting from which you can enjoy a round of golf.\n
The practice facilities are superb, with a range, a short game area and a putting green that is maintained to the same exacting standards as the greens on the golf course.\n
As you would expect from a resort course the hotel and adjoining facilities are superb, with various accommodation options, dining options and additional activities that are available on-site.\n
A superb choice for those looking for a resort style holiday in the beautiful natural surroundings of Camel Golf.',
Glen Oaks Country Club is a stunning golf club located in Katori City in the Chiba area of Japan.\n
Enjoying superb views of the beautiful natural landscape the Glen Oaks Country Club is a gem of a golf course.\n
The imposing clubhouse is exquisitely decorated in a modern style blending Japanese tradition and western trends perfectly. A large terrace is the perfect place to watch golfers as they finish their rounds as you enjoy a chilled refreshment.\n
Superb practice facilities await with a large driving range, short game practice area and putting green offer visiting golfers and members the ideal place to improve their game.',
The golf course measures 6972 yards from the back tees and provides a solid test of golf, but with the 4 teeing positions the course can be enjoyed by all abilities.\n
Tree-lined, undulating fairways demand accuracy from the tee but if found are positively delightful to play from. The rough is not too punishing and offers the chance of playing a good recovery shot if the fairway isn´t found.\n
Strategically placed bunkers and the inclusion of water hazards adds to the difficulty of this course whilst improving the aesthetics.\n
The greens are generally mid-sized and rolling with various changes in elevation making them a joy. Smooth and fast the overall condition of Glen Oaks Country Club is superb.',
A particularly pleasing aspect of the design is the attention to detail, with the use of the native trees and shrubs and the respect for the natural terrain.\n
Large trees frame the generous, inviting fairways and give the sensation that you are alone on the golf course for the majority of the time, creating a peaceful and tranquil environment in which to play.\n
The inclusion of various lakes and water hazards and the perfectly placed bunkers provide the necessary obstructions and challenges to the golfer, whilst still being accessible to all levels of golfer.\n
Kiminomori Golf Club has some very large greens that are undulating and will prove challenging for many golfers, but they are in great condition throughout the year and are a delight to play.',
Located in the Chiba region of Japan you will find the wonderful Kiminomori Golf Club.\n
The lavish club house is superb, with all the amenities that members and visiting golfers could ever require. Serving superb after round snacks and meals the clubhouse catering is sublime. Large, well-equipped locker rooms and a well-stocked professional shop complete the clubhouse facilities.\n
Designed by Miyazawa Chohei the course is beautifully laid out across the natural rolling landscape, giving an easy walking course which visitors and members of this semi-private club will enjoy time and time again.\n
Measuring 7055-yards from the championship tees the course has a par of 72.\n
World renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr has designed an absolute gem in the Japanese countryside with Oak Hills Country Club.\n
As you would expect from a designer of the calibre of Trent Jones Jr the course at Oak Hills Country Club is a real challenge and a design masterpiece.\n
Set within the natural landscape of towering trees and rolling hills the course blends wonderfully with its surroundings.\n
At 6900-yards from the back tees the course is not as long as some courses in the area, but the elevation changes make the course tough.\n
It is a player’s course, that deserves respect from all golfers.\n
The fairways are generally heavily protected by lakes, severe mounding and majestic bunkers that require good course management and sensible shot selection to avoid.\n
Large, undulating greens complete the tricky challenge that golfers face at Oak Hills Country Club, but the quality of the course and the superb maintenance makes this a must play golf course for those visiting the Chiba region of Japan.\n
An impressive clubhouse awaits, with superb facilities for members and their guests. Practice facilities include a driving range, putting and chipping green.',
Gently undulating, following the contours of the surrounding landscape Shibayama Golf Club sits in harmony with nature and the addition of obstacles the course is a pleasure to play.\n
Fairways are rolling and perfectly manicured framed by white sand bunkers, water hazards and native trees.\n
The clever use of water hazards and bunkers continue the closer you get to the greens, making this short course tricky in places and a great course for all level of golfers.\n
The clubhouse is more than adequate and offers all the amenities and services that any golfer would expect to see from a clubhouse.',
Rolling fairways, spectacular bunkers and large water hazards await you at the superb David Muirhead designed Shibayama Golf Club in Japan.\n
The course merges with the natural landscape perfectly and is testament to the qualities that Muirhead possesses as a golf course architect.\n
Measuring 5472-yards the par 72 course is short in comparison to other local courses, but the ingenious design has created a course which requires good shot making and accuracy rather than brute force.\n
The character of the course is created by the intimacy and tranquillity of the holes.',
Blessed with soil and topography supremely suited to a golf course and designed by Gary Player, who won all four of the world\'s major golf championships, this course quickly became referred to as one of the most memorable in Japan. The holes make use of the level marshes and plains that curve subtly among small groves. Player has said, “Lots of places seemed to be asking to be hole locations from the very start. There was practically no need to shave off mountains or move masses of earth. Just standing there, I could envision a hole and then plan it. I had no idea such a wonderful location still existed in Japan.',
The Taiheiyo Nakita golf club is one of the finest examples of golfing legend Gary Players designs.\n
Set in the beautiful surroundings of marshes and groves, with a stunning mountain backdrop Taiheiyo Nakita Golf Club is blessed with an incredibly natural and unassuming quality.\n
Player has built a course design portfolio crammed full of wonderful, world class designs and Nakita is no different. Large swathes of rolling, natural terrain blend seamlessly into the surroundings, almost improving on what mother-nature had already put there.\n
Measuring 6581-yards the course has a par of 72. Mid-length the course defends itself against even the longest players with bunkers, mounding and water hazards expertly placed to force the golfer to avoid them, this is the skill of Player´s design here.',