Noted for its most famous landmark, Mount Fuji, the Chubu region is located in the central area of Honshu, Japan’s largest island, between the Kanto and Kansai regions, and it boasts coastlines along both the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan. Residing within nine prefectures, the population of over twenty million people is spread over an area extending to approximately 28,000 square miles.
The Fuji course at the Kawana Resort is a truly world class layout that C.H. Alison designed back in the mid-1930s and it has featured in World Top 100 listings for years now. The resort’s other 18-hole course (the Oshima) was actually in play a decade earlier but its elementary design leaves a lot to be desired, unfortunately. The Karuizawa course is another Golden Age resort layout that features in our Japanese rankings and it’s a relatively short track which lies at altitude about 100 miles to the northwest of the capital. The Wago course at Nagoya also dates back to the late 1920s and it has featured as an annual stop on the Japan Golf Tour for more than half a century now.