Hokkaido Brooks Country Club

Course Data
LocationHokkaido, Japan
Yardage7088 yards Par 72
Course Rating73.2
Playing Date7 Aug. 2004
DesingnerTaizo Kawata & E. Snede
Opened1992
CaddyYes
Golf Cart Yes
Rating
Overall Rating
4.40
Course Layout
4
Difficulty Level
4
Greens Condition
5
Fairways Condition
4
Landscaping & Views
5
クラブハウス

A view from the clubhouse

Formerly known as Tomakomai CC - Brooks Course. The course is a hillside course with woodland and Links flavors, which help the course to differentiate from others. In the front 9, each hole is separated by trees and many holes have ups and downs to utilize the undulations of the natural terrain. The back 9 is a Links style course on a wetland. Unlike the most of the other, roughs are long and dense, so hazards as well as the roughs come into play at each hole, which makes the course strategically challenging.


4th  Par 5 522 yards

4th Par 5 522 yards (2)

4th Par 5 522 yards (1)
A straight hole with the downhill tee shot followed by the uphill second and third shots. The landing area of the second shot is narrow and protected on both sides by trees and bunkers. The green is big and two-tiered.
 
6th  Par 4 388 yards

6th Par 4 388 yards (2)

6th Par 4 388 yards (1)
A dogleg to the left. A circle bunker is positioned in the middle of the fairway 240 yards off the tee and a carry of 260 yards is needed to clear it. The second shot is slightly uphill. A bunker protecting the right front of the green is deep.
 
7th  Par 3 196 yards

7th Par 3 196 yards
A lovely par 3 with a wide green.
 
9th  Par 5 557 yards

9th Par 5 557 yards (2)

9th Par 5 557 yards (1)
A straight hole with the slightly downhill tee shot. Although there are no fairway bunkers on this hole, it is demanding as the landing area of the second shot is tight and the third shot is over a wetland. The green is double-tiered with left and right.
 
12th  Par 4 364 yards

12th Par 4 364 yards (2)

12th Par 4 364 yards (1)
A dogleg to the left, short par 4. Fairway bunkers seen from the tee look charming. The second shot is over a wetland. The green is narrow and deep.
 
15th  Par 4 445 yards

15th Par 4 445 yards (2)

15th Par 4 445 yards (1)
A straight and long par 4. The fairway is relatively tight. The tee shot should be hit onto the right side of the fairway in order to clear view to the green avoiding left trees on the second shot. The green is wide.
 
18th  Par 4 441 yards

18th Par 4 441 yards (2)

18th Par 4 441 yards (1)
A difficult hole overlooking the beautiful clubhouse. The tee shot is blind but the contrast between a green and the clubhouse behind is impressive when you are hitting the second shot. The big green is elevated and slopes from the backs to the front. This is another hole besides the 15th where you are happy with par .
 
19th hole

Restaurant

It is a 20 minutes drive from the New Chitose Airport. A sauna is available. The restaurant is nice. The services of the employees including caddies are good thanks to the fact that the club is owned by JAL, a Japanese airline company.

The other Taizo Kawata designed courses in Japan are Narita GC, Lake Hamamatsu CC, Saga CC, Art Lakes GC, Yoshikawa CC and son on. He is also famous for remodeling of Kausmigaseki CC – West Course and Chiba CC – Umezato Course.