In a typical Hokkaido pastoral setting of rolling hills, this 27-hole course is only 45 minutes from downtown Sapporo. Large birch trees look down on broad, gently undulating fairways. It is thrilling to watch the white golf ball drop from the pure blue sky then roll along the brilliant green turf. The huge size of the greens brings a risk of 3-putting. Accurate shots and a precise sense of distance are essential. Riding on and off the fairway in golf carts adds a special element of pleasure.