Tokyo, Nishi-Tachikawa, Japan 
Showa Kinen Park Share
Uploaded By: tolson Hole #2 (Taken 7/2008)
3 / 120ft. Par / Distance:
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 Fun little course

1    2/15/2013   2/24/2013
Review By: jophus21
Played: 108  Reviewed: 5  Exp: 11.1 Years
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Well marked, easy to navigate course in the middle of a beautiful park! If you came to play the course, what you will remember is the park. Good variety of shots, hyzers, straight "lazer" shots, and anny's throughout the course. Lines are more difficult than they look due to the extremely short distance on the front nine and low ceiling tight shots on the back nine. Locals are extremely friendly and courteous, only had one problem with playing through a slow group, but it was a 5 year old kid and his mother, so we didn't feel bad. All shots are par 3 (thank God they didn't try to call any of those 4's) and there were beautifully designed fairways with lots of landscaping and good quality baskets. Good use of space with what they had, when you try to take too many liberties with such a small playing area you can end up with some dangerous shots for the other players/pedestrians.
Cons: You have to pay 400 yen to get into the park, but it's totally worth it to see this place. The holes are short and a few of them are way too easy given the distance off the tee. I think I only pulled out my driver on 4 holes; most of my tee shots were with a wedge. Course was pretty busy even in February, and I hear it is packed with players and pedestrians in the summer.
Other Thoughts: Fun course, not much repeat playability in the front nine, but the back nine makes up for it. Best course in the area by far

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  Locals Make It Worth Playing!

2-4    11/7/2009   11/12/2009
Review By: lbaggers
Played: 56  Reviewed: 1  Exp: 16 Years
4 Helpful / 1 Not
Pros: Holes 10-18 are 250' and shorter but a good variety of low ceiling-wooded shots. Sports volunteers and local golfers were great. Once we got past the language barrier and began to communicate through golf they showed an eagerness to share technique and to play many times around holes 10-18. This may not be a long and difficult course but they are disc golfers and as such are competitive.
Cons: 1-9 holes are very short, very tight with low hanging trees. These holes are scattered with people picnicing. This is the reason the locals consider holes 10-18 where to begin and the holes they typically only play. Park closes at 4:30 or 5:00 all but two months of the year, come early.
Other Thoughts: There are not many options in Tokyo for disc golf. This is a huge park used for many activities and I think well work a visit. You may end up playing 10-18 multiple times to get your golf fix. You will not need more than a putter, mid-range and short driver. There is also a made up hole 19 to a practice basket.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

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