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Discover Why Chiba Has the Best Golf Courses in Japan

Pack your clubs and head to Chiba to play the best golf courses in Japan. Get to know this incredible destination and book with JAL Vacations today!
Discover Why Chiba Has the Best Golf Courses in Japan

Plan your visit today with JAL Vacations to discover the best golf courses in Chiba.

As the country with the second-most courses (only behind the United States), international golfers visiting Japan are guaranteed an exceptional experience. In particular, Chiba is considered a mecca for Japanese golf, with each course featuring beautiful scenery and a rewarding challenge. Just outside Tokyo, bringing your clubs on your adventure to Chiba is easy. 

Before you arrive, it’s important to understand Japan’s unique golf culture. While the sport is hugely popular, many courses aren’t equipped for international travelers. You’ll also find that most courses only cater to Japanese speakers. Many golf courses also split play into two 9-hole sessions with a pre-arranged lunch in between featuring many classic Japanese dishes.

Get to know the Chiba golf region

Set about 40 kilometers east of Tokyo, Chiba is admired for its serene beauty. Stretching from pristine beaches along Tokyo Bay to soaring inland mountains, it’s an excellent spot for getting amongst nature. 

However, golf remains one of the region's main attractions, with over 150 stunning courses attracting players from near and far. Plus, Narita International Airport is always just a short trip away, making it ideal for business and leisure travelers.

Once your round is finished, Chiba features stellar dining and accommodation. Alternatively, heading into central Tokyo is hassle-free. Whether you drive a rental car or catch a taxi, it takes about an hour to reach the city center. This unmatched convenience makes spending time playing golf in Chiba even more appealing.

JAL Vacation Package details

Price per person: N/A (same price for a group of 2-4 players)
Destination: Tokyo Area (Chiba)
Length: 1 day
Travel Style: Local optional activities 
Type of experience: Outdoor activities
English-speaking assistance: Available
Recommended Season for this vacation product: Year-round

The best places to play golf in Chiba

Chiba’s golf courses feature excellent maintenance and service, making them ideal for a golf holiday. Ready to play? These seven golf courses are bound to amaze even the most passionate golfers. Book a tour with JAL Vacations to discover the wonders of Japanese golf.

Chiba Isumi Golf Club

Chiba Isumi Golf Club

The Chiba Isumi Golf Club is one of the region's most popular courses. Featuring 27 holes in the Boso Peninsula’s rolling hills, it's remained a favorite since opening in 1979. Here, the fairways expand to 40 meters wide, while the average par-4 length reaches 400 yards.

Although there are a few blind holes to master, the courses are generally considered beginner-friendly. Meanwhile, the leafy scenery remains beautiful throughout. Head to the club restaurant to dine on set menus featuring pork steak and Nabeyaki udon.

Address: 588 Itaya, Otaki, Isumi District, Chiba 298-0261
Operating Hours(Subject to change): Daily from 6:30 AM to 5:30 PM
How to get there: Take National Route 468 from Narita International Airport before exiting onto Ichihara-Tsurumai IC. Then, follow Route 171 onto Route 32.

Taiheiyo Club Narita Course

Taiheiyo Club Narita Course

Designed by legendary South African golfer Gary Player, the Taiheiyo Club Narita Course is one of Japan's best. Beloved by professional and amateur players, it offers 18 technical holes featuring bunkers, mounding, and water hazards. 

The course's services and facilities all rise above expectations. Plus, the luxurious clubhouse restaurant serves a tasty variety of Japanese and French cuisine. After marking up your scorecard, take a dip in the on-site hot spring to relax.

Address: 240 Kawaguri, Narita, Chiba 286-0125
Operating Hours: Daily from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
How to get there: Take Route 295 southeast from Narita International Airport onto Route 44, then follow Route 62 to Kawaguri.

PGM Maria Golf Links

PGM Maria Golf Links

PGM Maria Golf Links is a wonderful destination for dynamic golfers. Home to a series of unique undulations and tough hazards, achieving a top score on this modern golf course requires immense strategy and skill. Designed by celebrated golf architect Pete Dye, the 17th-hole island green is a special highlight.

Elsewhere, PGM Maria Golf Links provides visitors with outstanding facilities, such as a driving range and numerous practice areas. Inside, a bright restaurant featuring floor-to-ceiling windows serves sumptuous cuisine. Meanwhile, a stunning bathhouse and sauna make relaxing easy after a long day on the course.

Address: 2935-7 Mariya, Kisarazu, Chiba 292-0201
Operating Hours: Open Daily from 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM
How to get there: Take Route 295 from Narita International Airport onto the Higashi-Kanto Expressway. Take the E14 exit towards Tateyama, then continue onto Route 24 via the Anesaki-Sodegaura IC. Turn right onto Route 168 and follow signs to PGM Maria Golf Links.

PGM Sohsei Golf Club

PGM Sohsei Golf Club

PGM Sohsei Golf Club has attracted golfers for over 60 years. Set within a lush forest, this tranquil place changes throughout the seasons with towering cedar trees, cherry blossoms, and colorful azaleas. Plus, each of the three 9-hole courses offers a firm test.

Once you’ve overcome the bunkers, ponds, and valleys on the course, head inside for a sophisticated breakfast, lunch, or dessert. Later, as the sun begins to set, consider visiting the soothing bathhouse to rejuvenate your weary legs.

Address: 729 Nishiizumi, Narita, Chiba 286-0827, Japan
Operating Hours (Subject to change): For open days from 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM
How to get there: Take Route 295 from Narita International Airport, then turn right using the Horinouchi Entrance. Take Route 51 bound for Nishiwazumi.

How to reach Chiba for your golf adventure

Soaking up the best golf courses in Chiba is straightforward thanks to the region’s accessible nature. Set just a 45-minute drive from central Tokyo, the best way to explore is with a rental car. However, if you book through JAL, we offer an optional private taxi service, where we'll transport you between your downtown hotel and golf course of choice.

Book today with JAL Vacations

Planning your trip through JAL Vacations ensures you benefit from a hassle-free experience and unique advantages. For example, our golfing prices are for one party, meaning you can play with two to four players at the same price. This way, a duo doesn't need local golfers to join their party.

Booking through JAL Vacations is also the perfect solution for simplifying your trip because you can easily book flights, hotels, and adventure activities together. Plus, you can bring your clubs from home, as we won't charge for golf baggage costs. Book your adventure today with JAL Vacations!

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