Great Weather, Great Course and a Great Game July 18 2009, 4:07pm via discoverniseko.net

Chris driving straight down the fairway at Konbu Yama

Chris driving straight down the fairway at Konbu Yama

Six weeks ago at the Niseko Charity Golf barbecue I won a few pair tickets for a few rounds of golf at one of Niseko Village’s golf courses.

So after a few days practicing my short game and driving at the golf centers just south of Kutchan on route 5 I ventured out for my first game of golf in a very very long time. I grabbed a friend who didn’t have the Niseko Village Golf Season pass and two friends that did and headed out for a 8AM tee off at the Arnold Palmer designed Niseko Golf Course nestled in the foothills of Konbu Yama (mountain) about 5km south of Niseko on route 5.

The Niseko Golf course is very challenging and fun requiring accurate drives and iron shots to get you on the green. Niseko Golf Course is set in a magnificent forested area with sweeping views of the mountains and valleys all around and at some points you can see Mt. Niseko Annupuri, Mt. Konbu and Mt. Yotei all by just turn you head!

Well that was such a fun day that I will head out again very soon. Thank you to my playing partners on the day and Niseko Village for such a great prize!

Ash tee off at the 16th Niseko Golf Course

Ash teeing off at the 16th Niseko Golf Course