6 Helpful / 0 Not
- quality baskets
- restrooms near the course
- easy to follow layout
- course located away from most of the course activities
- tee signs with distances
- course features wooded and open holes
- ace runs
- pay park
- pay parking
- park business hours limitations
- natural tees
- no multiple tees
- no alternate pin positions
- short course, not much variety in length
- layout too simple
Hitachi Seaside Park is a pay to enter national park that features carnival style rides, food booths, and recreation activities like motocross, mini golf, and disc golf to name a few. The park location is, as you would expect, in close proximity to the ocean and has a reputation for being windy. The disc golf course within the park is to the right of a giant open recreational field where many picnic and lay about. Most of the the fairways are spread throughout the woods, a few tees throw from the giant field's edge into the woods. Like most Japanese courses, the layout and hole distances aren't overly imaginative. The short course uses fairway narrowness and a couple slight variances in elevation to create most of the difficulty. Greens can play a little fast with all the pine straw covering the ground. Clearly, the design is best suited for beginners and senior citizens. Experienced players will likely be bored to tears. Recently, 9 holes have been removed to accommodate for the upcoming flower festival and will likely be replaced after everything has wilted at some point in the early the summer.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
1 Helpful / 1 Not
Good Course, Beautiful Park
Pros: Holes are varied. They range from heavily wooded areas to open air, with decent elevation changes being the more technical shots. It's well-maintained in a beautiful park. The grass is trimmed and the woods are clean.
Cons: No distance shots - most were between 40 and 80 meters. They also didn't have the last 9 holes (of 27 total) set up. The tee-boxes were there, but the baskets and signs were taken down. My guess is because it's summer time with a lot of people in the open field that could get hurt by flying discs.
Other Thoughts: The GPS coordinates for the park are completely wrong. I will try to update them, but it's at "Hitachi Seaside Park" on the east coast of Japan, north of Tokyo. 410 Yen for entry. Overall, it's a very nice course. The park itself would be a good place to take the family, while you spend quality time on the golf course :-)
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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