Tokyo Golf Club originated from a proposal by Junnosuke Inoue (later to become vice president of the club) in 1913 to found a golf club of and by Japanese nationals (heretofore all golf clubs in Japan were founded by expatriate foreign residents). Inoue learned to play golf in New York in the late Meiji era. And his proposal for a new golf club, made after his return from New York, received full support from Aisuke Kabayama (later to become vice president) and Shinjuro Arakawa, and with the participation of additional investors, Tokyo Golf Club opened in Komazawa, Tokyo in 1914. Many golf lovers, Japanese as well as foreign residents, gathered at the Komazawa course, and the golf club was to play a key role in the development of golf in Japan.
In its history of over 100 years, Tokyo Golf Club went through many changes, from Komazawa to Asaka and finally to the current Sayama location,
but the club has always remained the pillar of the Japanese golf world. Throughout its history Tokyo Golf Club has hosted Japan Open Golf Championships, Japan Amateur Golf Championships,
and numerous other prominent championships including international matches.
Tokyo Golf Club
1984 Kashiwabara, Sayama City, Saitama Prefecture
Architect: Komei Ohtani
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