Makomanai Country Club
The Makomanai Country Club was designed by Nobukatsu Marumo, a doctor of agriculture who conducted the first research on bent grass in Japan by experimentally cultivating bent grass and ryegrass. He was also a professor at the Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University. As a result, 10 of the 31 golf courses he designed in his lifetime are in Hokkaido. The course was opened in 1969.
It consists of the 18-hole Soranuma Course, with its wide fairways and generous undulations that will stir the hearts of strong hitters, and the 18-hole Moiwa Course, with its strategic layout of moderate doglegs and varying course widths that require precise strategy.
It takes about 35 minutes from Sapporo Station by car and about 60 minutes from New Chitose Airport by car. It is also a 35-minute drive from Jozankei, one of Hokkaido's major hot spring resorts that attracts 2.4 million visitors a year, so together with its sister course, Takino Country Club, you can enjoy a hot spring resort the day before or the day of golf play.
The club is a membership golf club, but the restaurant, lockers, showers, and store in the clubhouse are also available for visitors.