Set in an incredible 1.48 million square metres the Taiheiyo Takarazuka Golf Course is a wonderful design by Tomikatsu Kato.
Opened in 2001 the 6823-yard par 72 course has quickly gained recognition for its design and high standard of course maintenance.
Set on the gently sloping hillside, amongst native forests each hole enjoys panoramic views of the immense jungle from which the course was created.
Picturesque at every turn, a golfer can be excused for getting distracted with the stunning natural beauty that surrounds the course but look closely and you will be even more appreciative of the intricate and intelligent design of the course which demands concentration from start to finish.
Every hole enjoys its own character and presents a different set of challenges from the last.
The charming water hazards blend seamlessly in to the design of the course, almost so that you don´t even realise the danger that they pose.
Elegant bunkering adds yet another aesthetically pleasing aspect to the course, whilst increasing the demand for strategic play from the golfer.
A really nice feature of the design are the grass bunkers that are reminiscent of the old Scottish Links courses and create additional character to the course.
The clubhouse is large and sits proudly at the heart of the golf club, offering golfers all the necessary amenities expected.
Those wishing to improve their game can take advantage of the practice area and putting green.