Nasu Chifuriko Country Club

Course Data
LocationTochigi, Japan
Yardage6852 yards Par 72
Course Rating 
Playing Date22 May. 2004
DesingnerJMP Golf Design Group & J. Michael Poellot
Opened1993
CaddyYes
Golf CartYes
Rating
Overall Rating
3.20
Course Layout
3
Difficulty Level
3
Greens Conditions
4
Fairways Conditions
3
Landscaping & Views
3
 
 

A view from the clubhouse

Chifuriko means “Lake Chifuri”. The course was designed by Poellot to be played by a wide range of players. Advanced players might not therefore be fully satisfied with the course because of the relatively easy layout and short yardages. Intermediate players and beginners will surely enjoy this resort course, however.. The course features huge greens on most holes.

 
1st Par 4 419 yards

1st Par 4 419 yards (2)

1st Par 4 419 yards (1)
A slight dogleg to the right par 4 with strategically placed bunkers in front of the green to the right.

 
6th Par 3 172 yards

6th hole seen from 7th

6th Par 3 172 yards
A par 3 over water in front and to the right of a wide green. There is a beach sand bunker between the green and the pond. You should not hit over the green because the ball can easily fly OB.
 
10th Par 4 409 yards

10th Par 4 409 yards (2)

10th Par 4 409 yards (1)
A challenging, slightly uphill par 4. The fairway is narrow with OB on both sides. The double-tiered huge green is as long as 55 yards!.
 
13th Par 5 561 yards

13th Par 5 561 yards (2)

13th Par 5 561 yards (1)
A gentle dogleg to the right, long par 5. You need to drive 240 yards to go over the big bunker on the left side of the fairway.
 
14th Par 4 392 yards

14th Par 4 392 yards (2)

14th Par 4 392 yards (1)
An almost 90 degree dogleg to the right. A 220-230 yard carry is required to clear the series of the bunkers.
 
19th hole

A bridge and a lake

A lodge and hot spring bath are available. The beef set menu at lunch was delicious.

The blue tees are the longest but there were no tees on the day I played. Instead I asked the club to allow me to play from the longest tee-grounds without the tees.

The lake Chifuri, located within the course, is an artificial lake created for agricultural purposes, and is not very large. There is an expensive-looking susupension bridge crossing the lake.

The course was awarded the 64th place out of 2400 courses in 2002’s Japanese golf course rankings by the Japan Golf Classic Magazine.
The other J. Michael Poellot & JMP Golf Design Group designed courses in Asia are Caledonian GC, Tomisato GC, GlenOaks CC, Prestige GC, Iwate Numakunai GC, Golden Palm CC, Green Hill Seki GC in Japan, Agile (雅居楽長江) G&CC - A Course, Long Island (長安) G&CC, Sun Valley (紅峡谷) GC, Beijing (北京) GC, Peach Garden Fontaine (佛山南海桃園楓丹) GC, Lakewood (翠湖) GC in China, Royal Kuan-His (老翁関西) GC in Taiwan, Rajpruek C, Lakewood CC in Thailand, Mount Malarayat R&GC in Philippine and Rainbow Hills G&HR in Indonesia.