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The Spirit of Naruo

The Naruo course is one of a small handful of golf courses Japan that offer the ideal combination of tradition, design, and grass quality. The course’s renown, however, is only part of its appeal to Club members.
The game of golf relies on ingenuity and etiquette. To those who love the game, the true value of the Club lies in spending time with other players and striving to play better each time.

The Club places strong emphasis on rules and decorum. Even the most subtle nuances of behaviour on the greens are learned from more experienced players, confirmed with one’s peers, and taught to the newest players. It is not uncommon to see Club members even occasionally perusing the rulebook.

The Club holds many kinds of tournaments, and competition can get serious. One of the Club’s three major tournaments is 36 holes of pool play followed by match play among the top 16 finishers. Players must approach the tournament seriously or they will never do well. But once the competition is over, the players cheerfully regale each other with tales of battles fought on the course.


Club tournaments are held every Sunday, so visitors are not allowed to play that day. No starting time reservations are accepted on tournament days. Members simply head straight for the Club and start play in their order of arrival.

The Club’s members are truly fond of Naruo and cooperate in maintaining the standards and value of the Club for each new player and new generation. This is a core value of club life and the starting point to which we always return.

At times we may have lost sight of our purpose during periods of transition from one era to the next, but for more than 90 years since Naruo’s founding this core value has remained consistent. No single person can be credited for this continuity; it is due to a spirit of camaraderie that has been kept alive in an unbroken chain since the Club’s earliest days.