5 Things One Should Remember About Tokyo Olympic Golf Course

5 Things One Should Remember About Tokyo Olympic Golf Course

Golf sport is one of the top sports at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, taking place in 2021.
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Kasumigaseki Country Club

The Tokyo Olympic Golf Course is located and structured within the Kasumigaseki Country Club which has played a host to numerous sports events and competitions including the first World Cup of Golf in 1957 (Then the Canada Cup) as well the Japan Open and Asian Amateur. Kasumigaseki is one of Japan’s oldest and most revered clubs. It was founded in 1929 and was the first golf course in Saitama. The East Course has a championship pedigree and will host the men’s and women’s Olympic competition. The structure of the course is being analyzed and changed by adapting to the modern and contemporary needs revolving around professionalism that was recently undertaken by Tom and Logan Fazio.

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Things You Should Know 

Apart from the above-mentioned facts regarding the course of the Kasumigaseki Country Club, there is widespread anticipation, talks and thoughts regarding the conduction of the game in this course- the performance, the atmosphere, the adaptation and the change. Keeping in mind all your occurring queries, doubts and question, this article comprehensively mentions the five things you need to know in order to get a glimpse of the Kasumigaseki Country Club which will officially serve as the Tokyo Olympic Golf Course.

They are as follows: - 

  1. Single Green Course

The layout of the East Course was altered by converting a two-green layout to a single traditional single green course. Two-green designs are very traditional and have been a common Japanese way of solution to go about the unpredictable and harsh weather conditions of the land. Each hole on the two-green course has a green seeded with warm weather grass such as Bermuda and zoysia, and a cold-weather grass like the bentgrass. The idea behind such a construction of the natural field is to render an optimal playing experience throughout the year. With the development of new strains of grass that prove to be well suitable for all climates, there has been a gradual shift away from the traditional two-greens course.  

  1. Stretched yard

By 2016, the layout of the course was elongated to 7,466 yards from 6,970 yards. The designers have taken caution to ensure that such an alteration would not result in any kind of disturbance for the players and the Olympic competitors. The changed platform has already served many reputed players quite many times. This proves the efficiency and potential of the alteration that has been formulated for and conducted over the course. 

  1. Membership of women 

The Kasumigaseki Country Club is a member-owned club where the upper hand is usually with the men. Until recently, women were not allowed to be full-time members. There were dissent and overt expression of defiance regarding this and attracted widespread media coverage and international attention. As the decision was in favor to include women within the definition of the full membership of the club, the respect and popularity of the venue increased even more. This in turn facilitated and added to the growing popularity and acceptance of the landmark as a venue for Tokyo Olympics Golf and hence reached out to more and more people. 

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  1. Golf Scoring 

Two events will be taking place – one for men and the other one for women which will be conducted over the course of two separate weeks. The competitors will play on the grounds for the full four rounds. The Olympic games advocates for stroke play where the score of each hole is added to one another and finally amalgamated to derive the final score for the day, and ultimately for the weekend. After four rounds, the champion is determined and announced based on the least number of strokes taken by a player to attain a par-284 event across all four rounds. The Olympics nominated players following the list of top 60 rankings that are graded by the International Golf Federation. Featured athletes from this particular list would be taking a part in the tournaments meant for men and women under the title of Olympics amplifying the challenge for the best in the world. 

  1. Easy Accessibility

The Kasumigaseki Country Club is situated at a very convenient location in Saitama in Japan. The tangents that dispense from this location grant easy accessibility for the people who wish to attend and view the Olympic games. This accessibility is further eased out by the efficiency and punctuality that radiate from the public transport system of Japan – car, bus, or railway. In terms of car, it can either be a private vehicle or a taxi that would take you one full hour from Tokyo. However, the routes and be confusing along the way. In such circumstances, a modern-day GPS would prove to be convenient. A similar plan of action goes for the buses as well which would additionally involve the interchanging of several buses. If you are an everyday traveler, this would be extremely convenient for you. The railway is by far the cheapest and easiest option since the directions are very straightforward and would not take you more than one and a half hours from the Tokyo Station.