Japan’s Top 5 Golf Hotels for an Unforgettable Stay and Play Experience

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Did you know that Japan has the most golf courses in Asia?

Japan is golf crazy, so it’s no surprise that you can enjoy some of the best play in the world on a wide range of exclusive golf courses set in areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Japan's Top 5 Golf Hotels for an Unforgettable Stay and Play Experience
Japan’s top golf hotels

These five best golf hotels are some of Japan’s finest, pairing luxury accommodations with hassle-free access to great golfing at pristine locations across Japan.

Japan’s 5 Best Golf Hotels

A golf hotel in Japan offers the perfect combination of nature, culture, cuisine, and great golf.

They are well equipped to serve golfers of all ages and abilities and have other facilities like tennis courts and playrooms that are ideal for a family stay.

Some hotels offer a complimentary round of golf as part of your stay, or you can negotiate for one.

But for most of these hotels, hotel guests still have to pay green fees.

Take a look at some of Japan’s finest golf hotels:

1. The Prince Karuizawa

The Prince Karuizawa
LocationKaruizawa, Nagano Prefecture
Address389-0193 Nagano, Karuizawa, Karuizawa 1049-1, Japan 
Star rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Number of golf courses/holes6 golf courses/108 holes
Rounds included?Complimentary half-round per day
Are children welcome?Yes
Nearest airportIejima Airport (13 miles)

The Prince Karuizawa is a luxury hotel located in the Karuizawa 72 golf resort, just under a mile from JR Karuizawa Station.

By staying in this hotel you’ll have access to six outstanding golf courses with 108 holes between them.

In particular, the world-class Karuizawa North Course, designed by the famous U.S. golf architect, Robert Trent Jones Jr. offers the challenge of championship play in all seasons. 

Five-star accommodation awaits you at The Prince Karuizawa.

Its tranquil setting is perfect for a restorative break and guests are offered a complimentary half-round of golf every day.

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All rooms and suites are air-conditioned and tastefully furnished with free Wi-Fi throughout the property and bikes are available for hire to explore the grounds.

There is also an onsen and fitness center.

A Western, Japanese, and Italian menu is served in Restaurant Beaux Sejours, the hotel restaurant. Some bookings also include complimentary drinks at Library Cafe Rindo.

2. The Windsor Hotel Toya Resort & Spa

The Windsor Hotel Toya Resort & Spa
Address041-1392 Hokkaido, Nanae, Nishi-Onuma 148, Japan
Star rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Number of golf courses/holes18 Holes Par 71 
Rounds included?Additional charge
Are children welcome?12+
Nearest airportOkadama Airport (48 miles)

The Windsor Hotel Toya Resort & Spa is home to one of Hokkaido’s premier golf courses, Windsor Great Peak of Toya.

This is a 6,216-yard course that has been expertly landscaped and beautifully set against Uchiura Bay.

Each one of its 18 holes offers impressive views and guests enjoy a round of golf using the resort’s pristine YAMAHA Turf Liner G17-A golf carts. Access to the golf course is supplementary.

The hotel provides guests with spacious rooms that have either an ocean or lake view through floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Interiors are light, airy, and tastefully furnished with rooms and suites that sleep up to four guests. Free wired internet is available.

The Windsor Hotel Toya Resort & Spa also has a spa, with an onsen, indoor pool, and fitness centers.

Guests also have the option of booking a variety of excursions within Hokkaido or taking skiing classes between January and March.

Japanese, Western, and French cuisine is served at the hotel’s numerous restaurants and bars. A complimentary shuttle is offered between the resort and Toya Station.

3. Hakodate-Onuma Prince Hotel

Hakodate-Onuma Prince Hotel
Address049-5722 Hokkaido, Lake Toya, Shimizu336, Japan 
Star rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Number of golf courses/holes2 courses/36 holes
Rounds included?Additional charge
Are children welcome?Yes
Nearest airportHakodate Airport (18 miles)

The Hakodate-Onuma Prince Hotel lies adjacent to the Hokkaido Country Club and its two historic golf courses, the Onuma course and the Prince course, both opened in 1965.

Access to these courses is for an additional fee, but is well worth the money as you get to enjoy dynamic play on the expansive fairway, the courses are known for. 

Rooms and suites at the Hakodate-Onuma Prince Hotel sleep up to three guests.

The ensuite rooms offer outstanding views of Mount Komagatake and other local scenery via their large windows.

Essentials like a mini-fridge, wired internet, and green tea are also provided. 

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This golf hotel is perfectly located for access to the Onuma Quasi-National Park.

Guests can relax after a round of golf in the soothing onsens or book massages and spa therapies. Yukata robes, bicycles, and excursions can be provided, ryokan style!

Meals are served in the main hotel dining room and the Viking Restaurant, which serves a Japanese and Western buffet. Guests can also enjoy drinks and snacks at Suzuran Bar & Parlor.

4. Hakone Sengokuhara Prince Hotel

Hakone Sengokuhara Prince Hotel
LocationKantō, Kanagawa
Address250-0631 Kanagawa, Hakone, Sengokubara1246, Japan
Star rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Number of golf courses/holes18 Holes, 7,285 Yards, Par 73
Rounds included?Additional charge
Are children welcome?Yes
Nearest airportOshima Airport (39 miles)

The Hakone Sengokuhara Prince Hotel is the golf hotel for the Daihakone Country Club and its impressive golf course that was designed by the Japanese golf architect, Komyo Ohtani.

It provides year-round play and hosts the annual Japan LPGA’s annual Cat® Ladies Golf Tournament. Access to the club is for a supplementary fee. 

The hotel itself provides impressive views of the golf course and the volcanic crater of Mount Hakone.

Guestrooms and suites accommodate up to five guests on a combination of beds and sofa beds. All rooms are ensuite, and equipped with a satellite TV, free wired internet access, and a fridge. 

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In addition to fantastic golf, there are open-air hot-spring baths, a spa, a fitness center, and an on-site gift shop.

Delicious cuisine can be enjoyed at the hotel restaurants Grill, and Plat du Jour, which boasts a richly stocked wine cellar.

5. Hilton Niseko Village

Hilton Niseko Village
Address250-0631 Kanagawa, Hakone, Sengokubara1246, Japan
Star rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Number of golf courses/holes18 Holes, Par 73
Rounds included?Additional charge
Are children welcome?Yes
Nearest airportOkadama Airport (40 miles)

Niseko Village Golf Course of the Hilton Niseko Village has a relatively flat course that offers flattering play to golfers of all abilities, at an additional charge.

The golf course has a beautiful setting in the foothills of Niseko Annupuri Mountain and is well-equipped with golf carts, approach/bunker practice, golf club rental, and expert tuition from USGTF-certified professionals. 

You can expect all the luxury of a Hilton hotel at the Hilton Niseko Village.

Its guest rooms and suites sleep up to seven guests and offer expansive mountain views.

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Internet access is provided for a fee. There are six Japanese and international dining options for guests.

Other facilities at the hotel include a fitness center, and access to skiing on Mount Yotei during the winter season. 

Rounding Up 

Japan is a golfing heartland, and investing time to play a round with family, friends, or business associates is part of Japanese culture.

Immerse yourself in a stay at one of these impressive golf hotels, and remember, if you hit a hole-in-one, Japanese tradition dictates that you foot the entire bill for your party!

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