Katsunuma G.C. I played here on Tuesday, it's a relatively short course and not as tight as many Japanese courses but still quite tight and the rough is murder. Like many courses in Japan it was built or the club house upgraded during the bubble. There isn't that much money in golf these days so many courses like this are now in less than perfect nick. As I mentioned previously this course is wine country ground zero, also one of the main fruit growing areas in Japan. It's very picturesque (no Fuji here unfortunately).
Click to enlarge, sorry about my crappy photography.
6th tee, left is an OB gully, landing area is tiny unless you can fly it 240ish past the hill on the right, if you hit the hill it's likely to bounce left into the gully.
2nd hole short par 5 2nd shot. Put a 4 hybrid 20 feet from the pin and 3 putted for a par
18th green, lights in the background
10th tee short par 4, time before I played here I drove the green and 2 putted for a birdie.
18th tee, lights to the left. Short par 5.
Parking, old landslide in the background.
Cart elevator, there are 3 on the course.
In Japan you always stop for lunch. This would be considered a below average club dining area, but the food is at least edible.
It is common to see local produce for sale in the club house, here it's peaches and wine. It is a custom that if you go on a trip even for one day you bring back a small gift for your co-workers.
Often get light rain here even on otherwise fine days.
Snack shop, one on each 9.
Tight par 4
View from 10th.Edited by Fang66 - 8/9/12 at 10:35pm