Where to play golf in Niseko Hokkaido
Golfing in Niseko
Niseko is renowned for being the perfect golf destination, with temperatures in the mid 20 range and low humidity it makes the perfect weather for a day on the links.
With all three of the Niseko golf courses having fantastic views of Mt Yotei and the surrounding mountain sides and being meticulously maintained it makes it an unforgettable experience for all levels of player.
There are a total three golf courses in the area within 20min drive: Hanazono Golf, Niseko Village Golf Course and Niseko Golf Course, open from end of April through early November. All three courses offer morning and afternoon tee times. It is recommended to book in advance, green fees are usually under 10,000yen for 18 holes, weekends can be slightly more expensive.
Hanazono Golf Course
This championship style course in Hanazono consists of 18 holes totalling 7000 yards and is considered the most difficult course in the Niseko area.
Each hole brings something new from tight tee shots to water hazards and fairway bunkers. With green speeds averaging 9-10 on the stimp meter it is a great challenge for all levels of golfer.
• Designer: Miyazawa Chohei
• Tel: 0136-21-7700
• Address: 1 Aza Hanazono, Kutchan-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 044-0084
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Niseko Village Golf Course
This par 73 resort style course measuring in at 6,845-yards is suited to all levels of golfer. With stunning views of Mt Yotei and Mt Annupuri there are many fantastic photo opportunities. The course boasts a par 6 10th hole which is a very rare thing in golf and a great and fun challenge for all golfers. The course can get busy in July and August due to it being located right adjacent the Niseko Hilton Hotel, so bookings are recommended.
• Tel: 0136-44-2211
• Address: Higashiyama, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, Abuta District, 048-1522
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Niseko Golf Course
A par 72 and 6,805-yard long this is a truly Arnold Palmer designed course. With each hole offering a new set of challenges its important to hit the fairway off every tee box to give yourself the best chance at hitting the green in regulation. With some truly stunning panoramic views of Mt Yotei and sounding mountain ranges it is a true joy to play this one and not to be missed.
• Course Designer: Arnold Palmer
• Tel: 0136-58-3131
• Address: Fukui, Niseko, Abuta District, Hokkaido 048-1561
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