Takino Country Club
The Takino Country Club was designed by Jun Mizutani, a detective novelist, translator of Ben Hogan's Five Lessons of the Modern Fundamentals of Golf, golf writer, commentator, and a golfer who dominated the literary world. He designed only two golf courses in his lifetime. The course was opened in 1973. This is the only golf course in Hokkaido that Mizutani, a native of Hokkaido, painstakingly designed.
It has hosted the JLPGA Tour Tournament "Eheya Net Ladies" in July 2021.
It takes about 40 minutes by car from Sapporo Station, and about 60 minutes by car from New Chitose Airport. It is also a 35-minute drive from Jozankei, one of Hokkaido's major hot spring resorts, which attracts 2.4 million visitors annually, so together with its sister course Makomanai 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.