PGM Golf Resort opened in April 2017 following a series of renovations which have made a huge difference to the playing experience at this venue. There are three sets of 9 holes, making the golf course 27 holes in total and you combine any two sets of 9 holes to make a complete round of golf. The three individual sets of 9 holes have been named Hibiscus Course, Deigo Course and Bougainvillea Course.
All three enjoy an enviable location on the coast and there are tremendous views of the East China Sea, the Harukabu Peninsula and Ie Island.
Professional golfer, Isao Aoki, was on hand to help with the renovation of the golf course and he has helped to produce a fantastic playing environment. The remodelling of the course has made PGM Golf Resort a tougher test of golf, with mounding, water and bunkering offering a more strategic challenge than ever before.
There is a choice of four tee boxes on each hole, making it suitable for players of all abilities. The first hole on the Deigo Course gives players a good idea of what to expect when playing at PGM Golf Resort.
It is a par-5 hole and plays downhill, towards the East China Sea. There is plenty of mounding to deal with on this hole and it plays to 518 yards from the back tee. There is out of bounds on both sides of the fairway but it is wide enough not to have to worry too much about that. Having found the fairway off the tee, you have the option of attacking the green or laying up on the fairway in-front of the green. There is a strategically placed bunker protecting the front of the green so you cannot afford to be short on your approach to a large green.
You will see water throughout the 27 holes but it only really comes into play on a few holes. The bunkers and mounds are the main obstacles at PGM Golf Resort.
In addition to the golf course, the clubhouse at PGM Golf Resort has also enjoyed a facelift. Inside the luxurious building you will find a restaurant, pro shop, locker rooms, bathing area and even a gallery. PGM Golf Resort has developed into a world class golf resort and is a must-play when in Okinawa.