view of the Koga Links course from the porthole
This weeks golf was at Koga Golf Links Club in Ibaragi-ken (茨城県). Most courses in Japan are built in the mountains which means a lot of walking up and down hills. In contrast, the Koga Links course is built by the riverbed and is nice and flat.
the pathway from the club house to the course
Looking up towards the Koga Links club house
Nice day to be out on the course
As with most courses in Japan (with the exception of Hokkaido), you take a break after nine holes and have lunch. Beer is a popular choice to wash the lunch down for most Japanese golfers, and normally leads to a more relaxed swing on the back nine!
The lunch time restaurant
Today's lunch was curry rice and salad. Nice !
From the restaurant window
A view of Japan through the porthole from the opposite side of the club house
Ryo Ishikawa used to play at Koga Links course.
Saying hi to Ryo Ishikawa and his Acquarius water advert
Found some Lohas Water here. the Lohas buzz word was popular a few years ago. Havent heard it so much recently
It was difficult to show in the photos the openness of the course and how peaceful the setting was. Sometimes I had to remind myself I was actually playing golf in Japan and not Hawaii.
Getting ready to chalk up some birdies
As a public course, the fee to play is quite cheap. The course condition was good, but this Marshal’s car definitely could do with an upgrade.
the Marshals car doesnt look too healthy does it?
The fairways were well kept and the greens running fast. nice
Until next time .....