Golfers are spoilt for choice when it comes to golf courses in Mie region. A round at the superb Ryosen Golf Club, however, is a very special treat. The private golf club was established in 1992 and has opened its doors to select visitors just recently.
Playing this picturesque golf course is like walking through a well manicured garden. In fact, the course boasts seven Japanese gardens with bridges, floating islands, streams, waterfalls, stone structures, ponds, trees and flowers throughout the course, which can be viewed from different points throughout your round. It particularly pays to visit Ryosen Golf Club in both spring and autumn as the gardens provide an excellent backdrop to a round of golf with both cherry blossom and autumn colors.
Ryosen Golf Club has four Par-3 holes, ten Par-4 holes and four Par-5 holes. The most interesting of the Par-3 holes is arguably the 12th, which is played over water to a well protected green. Water comes into play on several of the holes at Ryosen Golf Club, another good example is the Par-4, 5th hole. The fairway is a significant dogleg to the right and there is a tree in the middle which must be avoided. However, trying to cut across the angle is not easy thanks to the water on the right side of the fairway. The green is protected by a large bunker on the front right.
The 18th hole at Ryosen Golf Club is an excellent finishing hole. The par-5 plays to 574 yards from the back tee and can make or break a round. The fairway runs from right to left and two bunkers are well placed on the left side of your landing area. The green is protected by two huge bunkers at the front and back. The water on the left side adds to the difficulty of your approach shot.
While Ryosen Golf Club provides a stern test of your golfing ability, there is no getting away from the beauty of the golf course and its surroundings.