Created by course designer Mitsuaki Kobayashi and later renovated under the careful eye of norio Honma, Oarai Sherwood is a delightful course that can be enjoyed by all.
Measuring 6,506-yards from the back tees, the course is relatively short by modern standards and as such is a joy to play, especially for those not blessed with raw power.
The course is laid out across undulating land and enjoys stunning views out across the Oarai Harbour.
Beautiful manicured, lush deep green fairways are bordered by pristine white sand bunkers, native trees and the natural banking that is ever present in this area of Japan.
The holes weave effortlessly through the native vegetation, delivering a wonderful sensation of both space and tranquillity.
Each day is different here, with the ever-changing sea-breezes providing both a varied test for golfers, and a cooling breeze during the warmer months.
The clever, strategic placement of water hazards add to the difficulty of the course and although the greens are relatively flat they have subtle undulations that will test a golfers resolve.
Course conditions are superb here throughout the year.
A decent driving range is open to all and allows for both pre-round practice or more dedicated practice to be undertaken to finish the practice facilities there is a putting green cared for to the same exacting standards as the golf course.