Day 1 Saturday 16 November 2019 Departure
Today you will depart Australia for Tokyo.
Day 2 Sunday 17th November 2019 Tokyo
This morning we arrive in Tokyo, Japan’s capital, which mixes the ultra-modern and the traditional, from neon-lit skyscrapers to historic temples. The group will meet Robert Stock on arrival, followed by a sightseeing tour of Tokyo with a local guide. We visit the famous Ginza shopping district, renowned as the most expensive real estate in the world. We then visit the Imperial Palace East Gardens, which is part of the Royal residence, and a superb example of traditional Japanese landscape design.
Day 3 Monday 18 November, 2019 Tokyo
Your introduction to golf in Japan is at the Skyway Country Club where bold shots are rewarded and errant shots will often find the many water hazards and bunkers protecting each hole. At 6829 yards the course is not overly long but after nine you will replenish your energy with an included Japanese lunch. Stopping for lunch half-way is just one of the surprises to look forward to on this unique tour.
Day 4 Tuesday 19 November, 2019 Tokyo
World renowned golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr has designed the Oak Hills Country Club in the Japanese countryside in the region of Chiba just outside Tokyo. As you would expect from a designer of the calibre of Trent Jones Jr the course at Oak Hills Country Club is a real challenge and a design masterpiece. The large undulating greens will not be the only hazard to test your character as you navigate perfectly placed bunkers, mounds and lakes at each and every hole.
Day 5 Wednesday 20 November, 2019 Tokyo
Today you will play Glen Oaks Country Club a course extending to 6972 yards. It demands accuracy from the tee and to score well you will need to avoid the strategically placed bunkers and the water hazards guarding the greens. Enjoying superb views of the beautiful natural landscape, the Glen Oaks Country Club is indeed a gem of a golf course.
Day 6 Thursday 21 November, 2019 Tokyo
Today you will play The Taiheiyo Narita Golf Club one of the finest exam-ples of golfing legend Gary Players designs. The course is blessed with an incredibly natural and unassuming quality. Large swathes of rolling, natural terrain blend seamlessly into the surroundings, almost improving on what mother-nature had already put there. In June 2019 many of the greats of the game will challenge themselves at Narita in the PGA TOUR Champions, Mastercard Japan Championship.
Day 7 Friday 22 November 2019 Kawana Resort
Today we travel by private coach halfway up Japan’s highest mountain, Mt Fuji, to enjoy a spectacular view from a height of 2,300 metres followed by a Japanese-style lunch. In the afternoon we travel through the Owakudani Valley, enjoy a ride on the Hakone Ropeway’s aerial cable car and then take a cruise on Lake Ashi. In the evening we will make our way South West to the Kawana Resort.
Day 8 Saturday 23 November, 2019 Kawana Resort
Known as the Pebble Beach of Japan, The Kawana Hotel is rightly considered to be one of the Top 100 Golf Resorts of the World. Its two golf courses are built along red cliffs facing the Pacific Ocean. This morning you will play the Oshima Course designed by one of Japan’s first course designers, Otani Komyo. This course is ranked in the top 50 in Japan and although short in length it’s narrow fairways and changes in elevation will test every facet of your game.
Day 9 Sunday 24 November, 2019 Kawana Resort
The Fuji course at Kawana was designed by British golf architect Charles H. Allison in 1936 and the panoramic view of Mt. Fuji from the greens is simply breathtaking. Dense Japanese woodland, rolling clifftop holes and incredible vistas from almost every point on the course will live long in the memory. Maintained to the highest of standard, The Fuji course is without doubt a must play when visiting Japan for golf. In 2016 The Fuji Course was ranked #64 in the World’s Greatest Golf Courses.
Day 10 Monday 25 November, 2019 Miyazaki
Today is a travel day when we take a flight to Kyushu, the third largest island in Japan and the most southwesterly of its four main islands. Just minutes from the Miyazaki Airport we will stay at the Sheraton Grande Seagaia Resort.
Day 11 Tuesday 26 November, 2019 Miyazaki
Today you will experience the unique 18 holes at Rainbow Sports Land Golf Club spread over the base of Kirishima Mountains. The overall layout is relatively flat, but lakes and traps are strategically placed throughout and the excellent design makes each hole impressive and a challenge to play. It will be a round to remember for a long time.
Day 12 Wednesday 27 November, 2019 Miyazaki
Today you will play the Tom Watson Golf Course. Lined by black pine groves in a beautiful resort coastal setting, bordering the Philippine Sea. This parkland delight is the only 18 holes named after the five time British Open winner. The course rewards accuracy rather than length and today may be a day for you to keep the driver in the bag and to hone your course management skills.
Day 13 Thursday 28 November, 2019 Miyazaki
An ocean view course, Aoshima Golf Club is blessed by fantastic vistas from every hole. The wide, rolling fairways will tempt you to open your shoulders, but errant shots may lead to poor positioning and tricky long approaches to the superbly maintained, two-tier bent grass greens. Aoshima Golf Club is home to a prestigious ladies event on the JLPGA.
Day 14 Friday 29 November, 2019 Miyazaki
Your game today is at the Phoenix Country Club home of the Dunlop Phoenix tournament since 1974. The beautiful Japanese Pine that line each fairway are kept in immaculate condition and provide the main obstacle to good scoring. On most holes you will hit through corridors where club selection is paramount to navigate the many doglegs. This is a world renowned championship course and were you to win today’s competition you would join the names of Seve Ballesteros, Tom Watson and Tiger Woods who have all enjoyed multiple successes here. Tonight we will enjoy a farewell dinner and presentation of prizes.
Day 15 Saturday 30 November, 2019 Departure
The morning will be free for last minute sightseeing and shopping before we are transferred to the airport for our flights back to Australia.
Day 16 Sunday 1 December, 2019 Australia
Tour members arrive back in Australia. The tour concludes.