Phoenix Country Club

100 Best Courses Outside The United States by US Golf Digest (2012) https://www.golfdigest.com/story/100-best-golf-courses-outside-us, ranked 67th, The Rolex WORLD's The Rolex WORLD's TOP 1000 GOLF COURSES (June 3rd ,2010&September 1st, 2012), one of the leading golf courses in Japan with an overall score of 80. Players play on foot.

The course has hosted the International Tour DUNLOP PHOENIX TOURNAMENT every year since 1974, and every tournament has been televised to give you a hint on how to play the course. The tournament has attracted many of the world's top players, and successive winners include Brooks Koepka (2016&17), Hideki Matsuyama (2014), Luke Donald (2012&13), Tiger Wood (2005&06), Lee Westwood (1998), and Tom Watson (1980&97). The course was opened in 1971.

The course is easily accessible from Miyazaki City (20 minutes by car to the north) and from Miyazaki Airport (25 minutes by car). It is located in the PHOENIX SEAGAIA RESORT with its sister course, Tom Watson Golf Course. You can stay at the Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort, which is the main accommodation, and come and go freely within PHOENIX SEAGAIA RESORT by shuttle bus. PHOENIX SEAGAIA RESORT has a spa, Onsen (hot spring), various restaurants such as Japanese, Italian, Chinese, etc., as well as bars, and a karaoke room where you can relax.

The club is a membership golf club, but the restaurant, lockers, showers, and stores in the clubhouse are also open to visitors.


27 holes, par 108
1, using PennLinks Creeping Bentgrass
10,262yards(back tee)9,597yards(regular tee)
USGA/JGA Course Rates
73.9(Takachiho&Sumiyoshi Back tee)
72.78(Nichinan&Takachiho Back tee)
72.7(Sumiyoshi&Nichinan Back tee)


It is a relatively flat championship course separated by black pine trees. There are only 77 bunkers and 4 holes with water hazards in total on 108 holes, but the trees and branches of the black pine forest create aerial hazards in some places, making the course highly strategic.

  • Driving Range: 350yards, 40 hitting stations
  • Approach Practice Area: Available(with bunkers)
  • Putting Practice Greens: Available
  • Carts/Caddies: All players play on foot with a caddie for a party (from a twosome to a foursome)
  • Notes

    Dress Code
    Proper golf attire (no t-shirts or jeans). Except in summer, players are expected to wear a tailored jacket or blazer in the clubhouse
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