Gotemba West is another superb golf course belonging to the Taiheiyo Club group.
The clubhouse is the life and soul of the golf club for the members and it is no wonder, three distinctive party rooms, casual restaurant and a large terrace from which you get a panoramic view of the golf course under the stars and a more formal dining restaurant offer all you need and expect from a clubhouse.
The course is elegant and has quickly gained a superb reputation internationally.
Set across the lower slopes of the magnificent Mount Fiji, the course does not fail to impress.
Measuring 6434-yards the par 72 course is mid-length, with the strategic nature offering the difficulty, rather than the need to hit long drives.
The designer has created a very playable course for all golfers but also one that still presents enough of a challenge to single figure golfers.
Using the natural changes in elevation you would expect from a hillside course; the course has wonderful rises and falls which add to the character of each hole.
Clever positioning of water hazards, copses of trees and native forests have combined to make a diverse and interesting golf course and with the back drop of Mount Fuji the course has a mysterious tranquillity about it.