Golf can be played all year round in Kochi because of its long daylight hours and warm climate. There are two main golf clubs in Kochi which hold an international golf tournament in a tradition that spans over 20 years. Top players, famous not only in Japan but also worldwide, gather and compete for large amounts of prize money. Located on a hill that looks out over Cape Ashizuri and Cape Muroto, the magnificent view from the hill down to the Pacific Ocean below captures the hearts of players.
The tournament-class course has a huge fairway and strategic layout which allows advanced golfers to play to their heart’s content. Naturally, there are courses for casual players as well, and the splendor of nature can be fully appreciated at the teeing ground, where you can strike towards the Pacific Ocean as salt breezes sweep the greens.
There are also golf clubs set amidst the natural beauty of the Shimanto River, and strategy-focused clubs that make use of the undulating, mountainous terrain.