Golf

Niseko Golf Courses

Niseko Village Golf Course

This outstanding and picturesque layout is situated alongside a top-notch Hilton hotel at the base of the Niseko Village ski field. Although relatively flat compared with other courses in the region, it is nevertheless a challenge from the back tees.

Every visitor makes a special effort on the 721-yard par 6 10th hole, which takes the average player four decent shots to reach the green. A par here is a formidable feat!

The course is noted for its meandering fairways lined with mature trees that throw up wonderful views of Mt Yotei. As you would expect from a Palmer design, there’s risk and reward on many holes and the grooming is first rate.

Adjacent facilities: hotel, spa, onsen, four practice holes on a former layout, and inspiring mountain scenery make this course a “must visit”.

Niseko Golf Course

A sister course to the Niseko Village layout, Fukui is strikingly different because of the numerous elevation changes as you wind your way around the course.

Designed by legendary US player, Arnold Palmer, it is noted for its deep rough and out-of-bounds on almost every hole. Consequently, many players choose to tackle the course from the shorter white tees, measuring 6306 yards.A sister course to the Niseko Village layout, Fukui is strikingly different because of the numerous elevation changes as you wind your way around the course.

A special feature is the quartet of long par-3s, the shortest being the 189-yard downhill second hole, with two others measuring 214 yards and 239 yards respectively!

Hanazono Golf

This delightful golf course about 10 minutes’ drive from Niseko is renowned for its immaculate grooming, superb beech tree-lined fairways, wonderful scenery (including of Mt Yotei) and four of the best par-3s on one course in the area.

The 17th hole, especially, is a gem. Playing 214 yards from a highly elevated back tee to a narrow green protected by a lake, it epitomises Niseko golf: scenic, challenging-yet-enjoyable and truly memorable.

At a little over 7000 yards (6400 metres) from the championship tees and 6760 yards (6178 metres) from the blacks, Hanazono resembles courses in parts of North America for its softness, scenery and feeling of relative isolation in the woods.

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