Naruo Golf Club

Kawanishi , Hyogo, Japan Private


The most mountainous of the Japanese courses ranked on our World 100 Greatest, Naruo reminds many Americans of courses found on the Monterey Peninsula, with hilly fairways slashed by gulleys that run to the sea lined by dense Monterey-like pines. Originally designed in 1920 by brothers Harry, Bert and Joseph Crane, it was rebunkered by C.H. Alison during his 1930s tour of the country. With that dramatic deep bunkering, Naruo looks both lovely and lethal. Only the flattish greens, many on hilltop locations, seem out of place.


Holes 18
Length 6616
Facility Type Private
Year Opened 1920
Designer Harry C. Crane, Bertie E. Crane (1920), Charles H. Allison (1931)


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