Masa Nishijima, a successful golf course commentator, his book Analysis of a Golf Course is a bestseller in Japan. Masa is passionate about golf course and he has visited 56 countries and played 2030 courses along the way. He is a panelist and international board member for Golf Magazine's Top100 course in the World and International consultant of a famous web-site "Top 100 courses of the World"


Recent situation of golf course development of Asia

                 StoneForest Leaders Peak(C)  #15 PAR4 382yrds

 A central government of China announced
the golf course development ban officially again
It was already announced officially in 2004.
However, after 2004, 300courses has been born
in China.
The many are the one that the development permit was obtained from the local government.
The golf population of China has increased rapidly.
but,  a lot of Golfer will not be able to pay member fee of high priced.

                                             Stone Forest Leaders Peak(C) #12 PAR3 201yrds

Excellent public course is necessary for China of the future.
Stone Forest GC that exists in World Heritage of Shilin.
One and Leader Peaks C course in that are masterpieces of Brian Curley.
However, the suspension of business instruction was given from a central government in June.
The news struck close to home to Golf course mania all over the world.
It is told that the leased land problem of the farmland is a cause.
but, is the problem only it? I don't think so.
There must be a right to see everyone in the wonderful scenery as much as
Shilin StoneForest Park of World Heritage.
Leader Peaks course should be open to the public.
It offers the hefty profit to the town of Shilin.
Does a Chinese government request suspension of business even so?

                                                          Great Sand Dunes DaNang

The golf course development of Vietnam is a resort project that the government
combines with the enterprise. DaNang was the starting point.
A grand sand dune belt continues to the coastline.
The development of wonderful golf course can be expected there in the future.

                                                         Danang GC #5  PAR5 575yrds

                                                         Danang GC #8  PAR3 175yrds

Danang golf club was nominated to the Asian amateur championship.
Starting holes(#1-#3) of Danang is wonderful.
The design concept in the sand dune belt is expressed with these 3 holes.
4 holes is drive-able 4. two holes becomes possible by the season.
This is an interesting idea.

                                                         Danang GC #16  PAR3 148yrds

The regrettable one is to be done laid out only 1hole to ocean front.
It's signature hole of #16 Par3..
Developer gave priority to the villa development.
However, Danang GC and Dalat Palace GC of Vietnam are great courses that represents Asia.

                                                       Dalat Palace GC #7 Split Fairway                 

Montgomerie Links located in the next door of Danang GC.
The course was a modern style.  Good course,too

                                                        Montgomerie Links

Wonderful Golf course was born in Thailand.
It is Ayodhya Links.
Ayodhya is in the distance of only one hour from Bangkok.
Golf course around Bangkok is in flat geographical features.
It is difficult to make excellent golf course in flat land.
However, Ayodhya has wonderful terrian.
Our panelists are evaluating as best course of Thailand.




There is a village of World Heritage by which it should stop when you go to Danang.
It's Hoi An.  just 17km south from Danang GC there.
Hoi An prospered because of the trade of Asia in the 17th century.
Famous bridge of the 17th century. It is called "Japan Bridge".
The Japanese, Chinese, and the Vietnamese jointly built this bridge.
There is a small shrine in the bridge.

The building of the cultural heritage is used also for the hotel, the restaurant, and the cafe.
My friend's Howie Roberts invited me to supper in Hoi An.
He ordered fresh King Prawn.
We were surprised that size.!
The size was almost the same as the lobster. Thanks Howie !!

Please stop by HoiAn after Danang GC and Montgomerie GC.
Memories of your travel are decorated there.