Just 90 minutes from Kyoto, the Reiho Golf Club boasts 27 spectacular holes overlooking the Suzuka Mountains and Ise Bay, thereby making it one of the best settings for a round of golf anywhere in Japan. Beginning with the 9 hole East Course, the layout features narrow fairways, strategic bunkers and several water hazards to avoid. The par-4 8th hole is a good example and following a tee shot over water, you must negotiate three bunkers on the way to the green.
Moving to the Inside Course and this is considered by many as being the perfect golf course to register a low score at Reiho Golf Club. It offers a very basic design and gives players every chance to come away with a good score but that doesn’t mean it is easy. The Inside Course has very little in the way of water to contend with but each of the holes is surrounded by trees so anything off target could be left in a difficult situation.
The final set of 9 holes at Reiho is at the tough West Course with glorious views of the Suzuka Mountain Range from all holes. This is the latest addition to Reiho Golf Club and the idea is that you can see the pin from every tee position on the course, promoting attacking play. However, some of the fairways are narrow and the greens are well protected by bunkers, so accuracy on approach is important.
There is no doubting the high quality of the golf courses at Reiho Golf Club and this extends to the clubhouse. A restaurant boasting mountain views is available following a round and the facilities also include a practice area which opened in July 2018.