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.
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!
Ryo Ishikawa used to play at Koga Links course.
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.
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.