Ark Yokawa Golf Club is a very popular golf course owned and operated by PGM which around 45 minutes from the centre of Osaka and if you take the Chugoku Expressway it’s a few minutes from the Yoshikawa Interchange. AS a result of its proximity to the city the courses can get very crowded at weekends.
The course winds its way through the gently undulating terrain without too many elevation changes. As the courses is quite flat and the fairways reasonably forgiving, the main defence are the many strategically placed bunkers and several ponds and other water hazards.
The par 3, 2nd hole is interesting with a pond protecting the front of the green and two bunkers waiting if you over club. The par 4, 5th hole is another interesting challenge as the fairway narrows as you approach the green with a pond to the right of the fairway. As you make your way home the part 5, 13th is long and narrow and demands great accuracy as well as distance. The 15th is another par 3 protected by a pond and the round ends with a long par 3 – no water this time but the green is well bunkered.