Nishiatami Golf Course in an 18 hole, par-71 golf course and opened for play in 1963. It is part of the Princes Hotels group and you will find they manage many golf courses and resorts around Japan. You can book accommodation if you wish to stay at Nishiatami Golf Course over night and there is a good reason to do so.
Nishiatami Golf Course is very short, playing to just 5,400 yards from the back tees. There is a choice of two tee positions on each hole, with the white tees being the longest and the red tees the shortest, at only 4,300 yards.
This is described as being a links-style golf course and as such you will not find many water hazards. Instead, you are faced with tricky tee shots, to narrow, tree lined fairways. However, water does come into play on the front nine holes, with the 4th and 5th holes requiring a shot over water to reach the green.
The 4th hole is a short par-3 and although it is just 100 yards to the green, you have not choice but to hit the ball over water. The par-4, 5th hole differs in that you may need to hit the ball over water, depending on which green is in use on that day. Now we come to the reason why you may decide to stay at Nishiatami Golf Course over night and play again the following day.
Nishiatami Golf Course has two greens on each hole and the greens used differ on a daily basis. So, taking the 5th hole as an example, on the first day you may have a straight shot from the fairway to the green, with only the bunkers to contend with as a hazard. However, on the following day you may be playing towards the other green and that means a shot over water.
Every hole has two greens, which makes Nishiatami Golf Course an exciting place to play.
In addition to the 36 green, 18 hole golf course, Nishiatami Golf Course is home to a lovely restaurant which serves as variety of fresh dishes, both Japanese and international. If you would like to stay and play more than one round you can book a room at the hotel. Nishiatami Golf Course is an ideal golf course for beginner golfers or those new to playing in Japan.