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Mt Fuji Golf

  Nov 8th, 2009

I went on a trip to Mt Fuji to play golf with friends. The weather was perfect and the views of Mt Fuji from the course, amazing. I spent more time snapping photos than hitting golf shots. Every hole seemed to have a better and better view. We played over 2 days at 2 different courses. Hope you enjoy!

Golfers in action. My friend takes a shot at Mt Fuji. At least it was easy to pick a target in the distance and aim for it

Golfers in action. My friend takes a shot at Mt Fuji. At least it was easy to pick a target in the distance and aim for it

Nice pale blue shadow being cast off by Mt Fuji

Nice pale blue shadow being cast off by Mt Fuji as we start play at Asagiri Country Club

Nice shot of the moon above the mountain range here. I think the discussion on the tee was about how far the previous drive had gone. Only the good shots were remembered.

Shot of the moon above the mountain range here. I think the discussion on the tee was about how far the previous drive had gone. Only the good shots were remembered.

Getting the all clear sign with the Fuji-san in the background. If there was lava running down the side of the mountain we might not be getting the thumbs up

Getting the all clear sign with the Fuji-san in the background. If there was lava running down the side of the mountain we might not be getting the thumbs up

Everywhere we looked the mountain dominated the landscape. Made for a great day out

Everywhere we looked the mountain dominated the landscape. Made for a great day out

The course didn't need any water features or statuesque objects. Its main feature was Fuji-san

The course didn't need any water features or statuesque objects. Its main feature was Fuji-san

It was hard to keep the attention focused forward here as we teed off with Fuji-san in the background

It was hard to keep the attention focused forward here as we teed off with Fuji-san in the background

The views just kept coming. It almost looks like this picture was taken and then Mt Fuji was painted in afterwards

The views just kept coming. It almost looks like this picture was taken and then Mt Fuji was painted in afterwards

Getting set to tee up for the next shot. Mt Fuji beckons

Getting set to tee up for the next shot. Mt Fuji beckons

Bending down to tee up the ball, I think I managed to obscure the mountain

Bending down to tee up the ball, I think I managed to obscure the mountain

The weather had got a bit cooler in the afternoon so time to don a hat. The shadows make the grass look bare, but it was actually in fairly good condition

The weather had got a bit cooler in the afternoon so time to don a hat. The shadows make the grass look bare, but it was actually in fairly good condition

My friend having a bit of fun with Mt Fuji

My friend having a bit of fun with Mt Fuji

and now really starting to poke some fun at the big mountain. Maybe we should have brought out a kettle and pretended to pour water in the top of the crater

and now really starting to poke some fun at the big mountain. Maybe we should have brought out a kettle and pretended to pour water in the top of the crater

The sun begins to set on the other mountain range. It gets dark early now, around 5pm

The sun begins to set on the other mountain range. It gets dark early now, around 5pm

Walking back to the club house grabbing a final view of Mt Fuji from today's play

Walking back to the club house grabbing a final view of Mt Fuji from today's play

The second day we drove 10 minutes to a course called Asagiri Jamboree. It also had stunning views of Mt Fuji

The second day we drove 10 minutes to a course called Asagiri Jamboree. It also had stunning views of Mt Fuji

The first tee box showed a nice wide open fairway. This was about the only hole not to have a view of Mt Fuji

The first tee box showed a nice wide open fairway. This was about the only hole not to have a view of Mt Fuji

The haze was a bit thicker on the second day, but the mountain still stood out as a strong image. Cant remember where this shot went, but the target line was directly at Mt Fuji

The haze was a bit thicker on the second day, but the mountain still stood out as a strong image. Cant remember where this shot went, but the target line was directly at Mt Fuji

My turn for a hit now. Hitting up towards big targets like this really helps you to focus on where you are aiming

My turn for a hit now. Hitting up towards big targets like this really helps you to focus on where you are aiming

From driving to putting, Fuji-san kept following us around

From driving to putting, Fuji-san kept following us around

Another hole, another great target to aim for. I dont know how they managed to keep the holes facing at Mt Fuji. The designers must have had a lot of fun when they first laid out the course

Another hole, another great target to aim for. I don't know how they managed to keep the holes facing at Mt Fuji. The designers must have had a lot of fun when they first laid out the course

Open fairways, blue skies with a set of clouds just hovering below Fuji-san. It actually got quite hot during the day, around 20 celsius

Open fairways, blue skies with a set of clouds just hovering below Fuji-san. It actually got quite hot during the day, around 20 Celsius

Looking back at one of the other mountain ranges, there were many people out gliding. It seemed to be very popular and no doubt took a lot of coordination to avoid the fellow gliders in flight

Looking back at one of the other mountain ranges, there were many people out gliding. It seemed to be very popular and no doubt took a lot of coordination to avoid the fellow gliders in flight

Coming in for lunch, the weather had cleared even more and the color of Fuji-san was looking much clearer. This is in front of the club house

Coming in for lunch, the weather had cleared even more and the color of Fuji-san was looking much clearer. This is in front of the club house

Asagiri Jamboree has 3 sets of nine which allows them to mix them up for 3 different 18's

Asagiri Jamboree has 3 sets of nine which allows them to mix them up for 3 different 18's

The view from the lunch room was equally good. On the main island of Japan most golfers stop for lunch after nine holes and then go back out to finish the round

The view from the lunch room was equally good. On the main island of Japan most golfers stop for lunch after nine holes and then go back out to finish the round

Heading back to the course, Mt Fuji was calling us

Heading back to the course, Mt Fuji was calling us

The tee ground was set up with this picture perfect background

The tee ground was set up with this picture perfect background

Time to smack the white ball down towards Fuji-san again

Time to smack the white ball down towards Fuji-san again

The colors defintely improved as the haze lifted after lunch

The colors defintely improved as the haze lifted after lunch

Decided to set the camera down in the grass and look up at Mt Fuji at this point

Decided to set the camera down in the grass and look up at Mt Fuji at this point

Titleist got in on the action. Had difficulty trying to keep the focus on both the golf ball and the mountain at the same time

Titleist got in on the action. Had difficulty trying to keep the focus on both the golf ball and the mountain at the same time

Mt Fuji peaks through some of the trees on this Par 3 hole

Mt Fuji peaks through some of the trees on this Par 3 hole

One of my favorite holes of the day. You have to hit down to a lake and then wait for the green to clear before hitting over the stream with Fuji-san in the background. Perfect setting

One of my favorite holes of the day. You have to hit down to a lake and then wait for the green to clear before hitting over the stream with Fuji-san in the background. Perfect setting

It was a great days golf in a perfect location. The weather couldnt have been better. Definitely will be back here for more golf next year

It was a great days golf in a perfect location. The weather couldn't have been better. Definitely will be back here for more golf next year

13 thoughts on “Mt Fuji Golf”

  1. vincento says:

    Nice photos! Hope you enjoyed the relax weekend 😉

    1. shibuya246 says:

      It was great to get away. thanks 🙂

  2. NekoLover says:

    Looks like a Great place for golfing but I heard that Golfing in mountains are pretty hard . The beauty of Mount Fuji is Spectacular , the Symbol of Japan .

    Especially Love The Sunset Photo . Must be pretty Damn Expensive to be Golfing in the Mountains

    1. shibuya246 says:

      If I had got up earlier I might have been able to catch a sunset picture over Mt Fuji ;), but I liked the sunset as well. thanks 🙂

  3. whipcracker says:

    RT @Shibuya246: Mt Fuji Golf, Japan Photo-Post | Shibuya246 http://bt.io/AEAp
    Looks like you really had a great time. 🙂 And you couldn’t ask for anything better, the Mt. Fuji for a backdrop. On photo #30 it almost looks like a snake on the ground by the club imo. If only we had something like mt fuji around here. But i live in horse country, alot of ranches and of course horses. Alot of your photos seem to make it able to just reach out and touch Mt. Fuji. A photo with you pouring water in Mt. fuji would have really been funny :).
    Well have a great upcoming week, look forward to the contest results, and another conbini monday to start the week.

  4. katiemuffett says:

    You’ve got some beautiful desktop wallpapers here! Beautiful day and beautiful Fuji-san – it’s broad slope is so distinctive and recognisable. You can see why people sit and feel so serene gazing at it.

    Great shots, thank you

  5. PocketBookReader says:

    These are absolutely WOW pictures… no words, only emotions… WOW!…

  6. PocketBookReader says:

    Little offtop: does anybody know where folks in Japan discuss ebooks and everything ebookish online? Forums, blogs, chats?
    I’ve launched a new E-book reader in the US (www.pocketbookreader.com), but to my surprise many orders keep coming from Japan, I just want to learn my consumer better and, of course, expand their base).
    I’d appreciate it very much if somebody replies directly my email: info@pocketbookreader.com

  7. pga_rich says:

    a little more rotation in shot #29 and looking good! Mt Fuji looks amazing in the background!! got to get over and rip it up 🙂

    1. shibuya246 says:

      very good. I didnt upload the shots that looked really bad. Kept hooking the ball all day, so i am guessing something was wrong 😉 will work on that. thanks

  8. Joshua Zimmerman says:

    I live right next to that golf course in Fujiyoshida! You were quite lucky to see Fuji. I’d say on average you only have a 33% chance of seeing Fuji on any given day. Darn Fuji!

    1. shibuya246 says:

      Right, glad I was able to see it. I have been in the area for golf twice now and saw Fuji-san both times. Definitely, the misty air around it was different both times and the view could disappear just as quick as my golf ball in the trees.

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