Tom Watoson Golf Course

Facing the Hyuganada Sea, this strategic resort golf course consists of 18 holes separated by black pine trees. Players can enjoy comfortable play in a two-seater passenger cart.

The course was designed by Thomas Sturges Watson, the world's top golfer who has won the Masters Tournament twice, the United States Open Championship (U.S. Open) once, and The Open Championship (British Open) five times.

The course was opened in 1993. 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, Phoenix Country Club. 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. The journey takes about 5 minutes. 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 clubhouse restaurant, lockers, showers, and stores are open to visitors. There is also a golf outlet store inside the clubhouse, where you can enjoy shopping for golf gear and golf wear.

During the nine months from March to November, you can also choose to play 9-hole or 18-hole Hoshiozora★Golf, which starts after 3:30 p.m. (late afternoons and evenings can be played under full lighting facilities).


18 holes, par 72
1, using Bent (New Bent) grass
6,984 yards (championship tees) 6,380 yards (regular tees)
USGA/JGA Course Rates
73.5 (championship tees) 70.9 (regular tees)


A relatively flat seaside resort course separated by black pine forests. The fairways are relatively narrow with black pine trees on both sides, so accurate iron shots are required for a good score. In addition, the sea wind is strong in some holes.

  • Driving Range: Available 350 yards, 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
    About Golf in Japan
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