Golf Courses in Hakone
Hakone made a perfect natural canvas for golf course architects and designers to practice their craft, and practice they did! All the best up and coming Japanese designers of the era played a part. Notables being M. Otani a British educated CH. Alison protégée, Shiro Akaboshi and H. Asaka who all played key parts in helping the budding Japanese golf industry become what we now enjoy today.
The first course built in the valley was the Fujiya Hotels Sengoku Golf Club constructed in 1917 making it the third oldest course in Japan after Kobe (1902) and the Yokohama golf club (1906). The site lent its self so well to the golf courses design that they only needed to move slight amounts of soil, making minimal changes to the landscape. With a fresh natural spring filled lake for a water source, even the grass feels happy.
A List of all Golf Courses in the Hakone area (alphabetically):
Daihakone Country Club (Sengokuhara)
Fujiya Hotel Sengoku Golf Course (Sengokuhara)
Hakone Country Club (Sengokuhara)
Hakone-en Golf Course (Motohakone)
Hakone Kohan Golf Course (Sengokuhara)
Hakone Kurakake Golf Course (Hakonetouge)
Hakone Yunohana Golf Course (Sengokuhara)
Odawara Yumoto Country Club (Yumoto)
A List of Golf Courses very near to the Hakone area (alphabetically):
Ashinoko Country Club (in Mishima bordering Hakone)
Belle View Nagao Golf Club (in Gotemba just minutes from Hakone)
Gotemba Golf Club (in Gotemba just minutes from Hakone)