Unzen Golf Course
Japan’s oldest public course
Opened in 1913, the oldest public course in Japan, and second oldest golf course after
the Kobe Golf Club, which opened in 1903.
Moreover, Unzen has been designated as Japan’s first national park in 1934, and the golf course
has been popular among people both Japanese and foreigner as the national park’s main facility.
The course is a hilly course at an elevation of 750m, and at the time of its construction, there were
no machines. This historical, hand-made course, integrated with nature, has small undulations on
There is also an authentic short 9 hole course as well. Only 3 minutes by car from the Onsen town,
it is especially cool in the summertime, and can be enjoyed throughout the four seasons while
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