If you are visiting Okinawa, you may want to enjoy a round of golf! The warm climate makes Okinawa a popular destination for golf. Here are five golf courses on the main island of Okinawa, where you can enjoy luxurious resort golf.
1. The Atta Terrace Golf Resort
The Atta Terrace Golf Resort has a view of the emerald green East China Sea. The course that has been designed to the highest specifications is enhanced by varied fairways, beautiful mountains, and bird songs. This is a place where you can enjoy luxurious golf under bright blue skies.
The 16th hole is especially beautiful, since it overlooks the ocean and takes advantage of the natural hills. There are no ups and downs on the holes, so you can play without exertion.
Play fee (visitor): Weekdays 15,343 JPY (excl. tax), weekends and holidays 20,343 JPY (excl. tax) and up
Rental shoes: 1,500 JPY (excl. tax)
Rental clubs: 5,000 JPY (excl. tax)
2. PGM Golf Resort Okinawa
PGM Golf Resort Okinawa reopened after renovations in April 2017. It has been reborn into a world class golf course where professional golf tournaments can be held.
All three courses with a total 27 holes has been renovated under a professional golfer's guidance. Currently, only the Hibiscus Course and Deigo Course are open, but with the opening of the Bougainvillea Course in November 2017, all courses will be available for play. The clubhouse has also been renovated to offer guests a spacious place to relax in, so that you can fully enjoy resort golf in a fantastic high-end location with a view of the ocean and the sky.
Play fee: Weekdays 12,000 JPY (excl. tax), weekends and holidays 16,000 JPY (excl. tax) and up
*May change by season
Rental shoes: 1,000 JPY (excl. tax)
Rental clubs: 5,000 JPY (excl. tax)
3. The Southern Links Resort
The Southern Links Resort is where you can enjoy playing at one of Japan's best locations. Feel the freedom of playing in this fantastic environment with a view of the cobalt blue Pacific Ocean.
The seashore side of the course is on a 40m cliff with two specialty holes where you can hit your ball over the ocean. On the inland side of the course, there are seven large and small ponds and a creek. There are also guest rooms, all with views of the ocean, so you can relax and enjoy golf.
Play fee (visitor): Weekdays 16,713 JPY (incl. tax), weekends and holidays 21,033 JPY (incl. tax) and up
Rental shoes: 1,296 JPY (incl. tax)
Rental clubs: 5,400 JPY (incl. tax)
4. Kanucha Resort
Kanucha Resort is a resort village with a golf course as well as eight buildings with guest rooms, a beach and pools. It is a vast resort of 653.5 acres.
The golf course is a champion course consisting of an inner course along the seashore with an ocean view and an outer course surrounded by a subtropical forest. This is a place where you can casually enjoy a professional level course. There is a Quick Golf Plan (3,740 JPY (incl. tax) and up) that can be enjoyed in casual clothing which is recommended for beginners and children.
Play fee (visitor): Weekdays 15,000 JPY (incl. tax), weekends and holidays 19,400 JPY (incl. tax) and up
Rental shoes and clubs: 5,940 JPY (incl. tax)
5. Motobu Green Park and Golf Course
The course at Motobu Green Park and Golf Course is perfect for those who want to enjoy playing at reasonable prices.
The undulating 18-hole course that is on the vast 370,000 square-meter grounds takes advantage of the natural environment. With driver shots as well as approaches over valleys and ponds, the course is designed to enjoy strategic golf playing. The emerald green ocean surrounded by coral reefs is visible from all the holes. The course is also full of subtropical flowers, such as bougainvillea and hibiscus.
Play fee (visitor): Weekdays 2,100 JPY (incl. tax), weekends and holidays 2,600 JPY (incl. tax) and up
Rental shoes: 324 JPY (incl. tax)
Rental clubs (half set): 1,080 JPY (incl. tax)
Please enjoy a blissful time playing with a panoramic view of the beautiful, gleaming ocean and the feel of the gentle ocean breeze.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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