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"


Rees Jones The Open Doctor also in Japan

Ibaraki CC west course by which Rees Jones had done redesigned opened on September 7 2011.
Leads Associate is Bryce Swanson.
Ibarak west course was alternate greens. They remodeled it to single green complexes.
Original of Ibaraki west is designed by Seiichi Inoue.
After Inoue passed away, club committees has remodeled course many times.
Design concept of Inoue had already disappeared when Rees visited there for the first time.

The defect of Ibaraki CC was routing plan.
I was expecting that Rees would design the change in the layout.
However, it was not done from the discussion with club committees.
I regret it some.
Anyway, Ibaraki west plans Japan Open in the near future.
Rees is "The Open Doctor" also in Japan.