Does Japan have public golf courses? In past decades, golf was a fairly expensive and exlusive sport in Japan. However, these days a large majority of courses are open to the general public, and it is not uncommon to pay between 5,000 and 10,000 yen per person for an 18-hole round of golf, including lunch and golf cart, especially on regular weekdays.
How many public golf courses are in Japan? As a country, Japan is home to the second most golf courses in the world. With around 2,350 golf courses across the nation, they’re only outnumbered by the Golf Mecca that is the U.S.
Is it expensive to golf in Japan? But even as a visitor, playing golf in Japan is not cheap. The greens fee on weekends starts at about $70 at the less expensive country clubs and at others can reach $140. In addition, there are caddy fees, meals and transportation costs to and from the country clubs, many of which are several hours from major cities.
What is the average green fee in Japan? The days of astronomical green fees are fortunately gone. Although there are exclusive and expensive courses still to be found, generally the pricing is around ¥15,000 – ¥20,000 ($138.00 – $184.00) on weekends and between ¥8,000-¥12,000 ($73.00 – $110.00) on weekdays for courses within an hour of Tokyo.