Kobe Golf Club

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Kobe Golf Club
神戸ゴルフ倶楽部
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The Kobe Golf Club overlooks the Inland Sea
Club information
Coordinates 34°45′30″N 135°14′17″E / 34.75833°N 135.23806°E / 34.75833; 135.23806Coordinates: 34°45′30″N 135°14′17″E / 34.75833°N 135.23806°E / 34.75833; 135.23806
Location 1-3, Rokkosan-Cho Ichigatani
Nada-ku Kobe, Japan
Established 1903
Type private
Owned by Kobe Golf Club
Operated by Kobe Golf Club
Total holes 18
Website http://www.kobegc.or.jp/
Designed by J.Adamson[1]
Par 61
Length 4,049 yards (3,702 m)[2]

The Kobe Golf Club (神戸ゴルフ倶楽部 Kōbe Golf Club?) is Japan's first golf course, built on Mount Rokko in 1903 by English expatriate Arthur Hasketh Groom.[3] The club began as a nine-hole course on May 24, 1903, but quickly expanded to eighteen the following year.

Strict rules are enforced to maintain the course's pristine condition such as a prohibition of golf carts and a limit of eight clubs per player. As the course was literally carved out of a mountain, it can be quite demanding and clubs are carried in canvas bags to reduce the strain on caddies.[4]

Scorecard[edit]

Kobe Golf Club[2]
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Back 180 176 188 195 202 193 275 216 174 1799 167 190 346 220 176 396 366 131 258 2250 4049
Front 170 173 182 185 202 183 260 206 149 1710 155 180 331 193 176 396 366 121 223 2141 3851
Par 3 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 3 30 3 3 4 3 3 4 4 3 4 31 61
Handicap 14 18 12 4 10 8 2 6 16 15 11 3 9 13 1 5 17 7

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1. 神戸ゴルフ倶楽部の誕生" (in Japanese). Kobe Golf Club. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b コース案内 (in Japanese). Kobe Golf Club. Retrieved January 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ [1] - "Gliding Past Fuji - C.H. Alison in Japan", retrieved February 16, 2007
  4. ^ Hassan, Sally. (April 9, 1989). "Where Japan Opened a Door To the West". New York Times., retrieved from New York Times Website on February 16, 2007.

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