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Golf in Japan is an untapped gold mine, yet to be discovered by the west. The Japanese are well known for taking a good idea and creating the ultimateand golf has proven no exception. Take the best golf course designers in the worldJack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Arnold Palmer, Gary Playergive them an unlimited budget, and tell them to design to their hearts content. Then ask architects to create clubhouses with one goal: not to be outdone by anyone. This foolproof combination has helped to create courses and clubs far above international standards. Nowhere else in the world will you find such lavishly appointed facilities in such staggering numbers, with the most ultra-modern and luxurious clubhouses imaginable. Every conceivable type of course is represented, and the strict Japanese management and fine attention to detail ensures the courses are immaculately groomed and impeccably maintained.
Japanese golf is a slight twist from the old game: experience electronic, remote control carts with GPS systems, or airport-style escalators and conveyer belts that whiz you around the course. Just think like a samurai, clear your schedule for a full day (golfers break after nine holes for a long lunch, regardless of the time of day), substitute your scotch whiskey with sake and you'll be ready for an unforgettable golfing experience.