Golf Courses in Miyazaki


Miyazaki Country Club

The first golf course to open in Miyazaki Pref., this historic golf course features pine forests and a course that skillfully utilizes the natural undulations. Since 2003, the JLPGA TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP Ricoh Cup has been held in Nov. every year.


Phoenix Country Club

Facing the Hyuganada Sea and separated by a black pine forest, this 27-hole course is one of Japan's representative championship courses.


Tom Watoson Golf Course

This strategic resort course is designed and supervised by Tom Watson, with each hole separated by black pine trees. You can play with a two-seater passenger cart with GPS navigation system and enjoy comfortable resort golf.


UMK Country Club

The course is a tournament course that has hosted the JLPGA AXA LADIES GOLF Tournament in Miyazaki every year since 2013, and every tournament has been televised to give you a hint on how to play the course.

Welcome to Miyazaki!

Miyazaki Prefecture is located in Southern Kyushu, about 1,500 km (roughly930mi) southwest of Tokyo, the capital of Japan, and about 100 minutes by air from Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport). There are also direct flights from Taipei and Seoul to Miyazaki Airport. There is no time difference between Tokyo and Miyazaki.

The total population of Miyazaki Prefecture is about 1.1 million. About 400,000 of them live in Miyazaki City. Compared to Tokyo, the population is 1/12th that of Tokyo, and traffic congestion is not so bad, making it relatively smooth to travel by car.

Miyazaki beef has won three consecutive Prime Minister's Awards at the Wagyu Olympics held every five years, and is used for steaks and grilled meats. Charcoal-grilled Miyazaki chicken and chicken Nanban (chicken with tartar sauce) are famous local dishes. Lobsters and fresh seafood are also really good. Thick-meat shiitake mushrooms are also eaten a lot. "lettuce rolls," a type of sushi that originated in Miyazaki (shrimp, lettuce, and mayonnaise rolled in dried laver). Miyazaki is also famous for its fruits such as mangoes, hyuganatsu(Citrus tamurana), and kumquats.

Upon entering Japan, visitors from countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, only need a passport. There is no visa required. However, you must ensure you have enough time on your passport to cover your stay. If you hold a passport from another country, we advise you to check with the Japanese embassy in your country for entry requirements.

When planning on playing golf in Miyazaki, you will need to consider where you would like to stay. We can help you navigate the many options ranging from luxury hotels and resorts to boutique bed and breakfasts. We’re here to help you have a fun and memorable day on a beautiful golf course.

Don’t speak Japanese? No problem! We’ll arrange for a guide interpreter to be with you for the day.

No golf gear? That’s ok — golf club sets and golf shoes are available for rent!

New to golf? We can match you with a coach registered with JLPGA (Japan Ladies Professional Golfers’ Association).

So, come on down to Miyazaki and enjoy a day of fun golfing!