Kawanakajima Country Club
About the Course
A favorite course with the locals on account of the great views and the affordable price. Friendly staff with some English ability will greet you as you arrive and take care of your equipment when you check in.
Large Driving Range and adjacent chipping green allows for a good warm up, or if you are otherwise inclined, the bar is open from early until after your round.
Kawanakajima has a West Course and an East course. Most players start on the East course which we think is slightly easier than the West. The East Course has great views over the Nagano Basin, while the West course offers spectacular views over the Northern Japanese Alps.
Open from Late March (or after the snow melts) until early December (until the snow falls), this course is best played from Late April until Mid November. Mid Summer is hot, so staying hydrated is very important.
There are vending machines in the middle of both the East and West Courses, so carry a little cash to get extra drinks as needed.
Restaurant serves a simple let tasty lunch.
Carts with GPS are provided for all groups. Cart are self drive, but only the elderly or injured are allowed to drive on the fairways.
Located 30 minutes from Nagano Station and 40 minutes from Hakuba, this is a great course for the first or last day of your golf vacation.