Posts Tagged ‘Japan Ground Golf Association’



2017.06.07 (Wed)



Venue:         Shiokaze no Oka Tomari
1313 Tomari, Yurihama-cho, Tohaku-gun, Tottori-ken

Registration Deadline: GGPR3
Registration Fee: 1,000 yen per person
(Special price for exchange students and foreigners living in Japan! Includes lunch for both days and commemorative goods)


  1. Free shuttle bus service available from Tottori Station, Central Tottori General Office (in front of TPIEF’s Kurayoshi office), or Yonago Station.
  2. Rental clubs and balls will be available for use at no extra charge.
  3. Gameplay will follow the rules set forth by the Japan Ground Golf Association.
  4. The event will still be held in the event of rain; however, the event is subject to change in the event of severe weather.
  5. There will be an optional welcome reception held on Thursday, October 19, 2017, before the tournament begins. This is free for all participants to attend.

Learn more here!GGPR4

Inquiries & Applications:

International GG Open Executive Committee
〒682-0723 Tottori-ken, Tohaku-gun, Yurihama-cho, Hisadome 19-1
E-mail:               TEL: 0858-35-5368
– OR –
Yurihama Coordinator for International Relations – Julianna Keleher
E-mail:           TEL: 0858-35-5311


2016湯梨浜町GG国際交流大会 報告

2016.11.04 (Fri)




A special welcome reception and social mixer was held for the GG open participants on 1 October 2016 (Saturday), at the Suimeiso Hotel in Yurihama, following a productive meeting of representatives regarding the further internationalization and promotion of the sport.

The ground golf open kicked off the next day with an opening ceremony, with remarks from the event chairman and mayor of Yurihama, Mr. Masamichi Miyawaki, honorary event chairman and governor of Tottori Prefecture, Mr. Shinji Hirai, and head of thggpic1e Japan Ground Golf Association, Mr. Kazuo Sonoyama.

Blessed with perfect weather, players were able to enjoy a full day of ground golf. Many participants commented on how it was a fantastic game for building relationships and enjoying the outdoors with friends.




・Yurihama Int’l Friendship Ground Golf Open・ 。・2015GG国際交流大会 ・ 。

2015.09.04 (Fri)

Intl Friendship GG Open

Yurihama is proud to once again announce it will be hosting the 2nd annual International Ground Golf (GG) Open at the birthplace of ground golf, Shiokaze no Oka Tomari, on November 1st, 2015.


Participants:   120 Participants
① Foreigners and foreign residents (including naturalized citizens) – 80 slots
② Japanese citizens – 40 slots
In the event applicants exceed slots available, players shall be selected via lottery.

Participation Fee:   ¥1000 per person (lunchbox included)

★〔GG Lesson Workshop〕9:30am~10:15am
★〔Opening Ceremony〕10:30am~10:50am
★〔GG Exchange Event〕11:00am~2:50pm
★〔Closing Ceremony〕3:30pm~4:00pm

Deadline to Apply:  Friday, October 9th, 2015

Tottori Station, Yonago Station, Chuubu General Office (in front of the Tottori Prefecture International Exchange Foundation Kurayoshi Office), or at Shiokaze no Oka Tomari  (further details TBD)

Rules of Gameplay:
Rules set forth by the Japan Ground Golf Association

How to Play:
Players shall complete one round of each the Outside Track (8 holes), the Inside Track (8 holes), and the Cape Course (8 holes). The overall total score from all 3 courses shall be used in determining the final ranking.

1. Clubs and balls used shall be approved by the Japan Ground Golf Association.
Gear and markers will be available for use at no charge.
2. Subject to change in the event of bad weather.
3. All participants will receive souvenirs and a certificate of participation.


〒682-0723 Tottori-ken, Tōhaku-gun, Yurihama-chō, Hisadome 19-1
Yurihama Int’l Friendship GG Open Executive Committee
TEL: 0858
355368 FAX: 0858355387

・ Tokyo (Haneda Airport) ⇒ Tottori Conan Airport (Approx. 1 hr 20 min) ⇒ Train/Bus (Approx. 1 hr)
・ Tokyo (Haneda Airport) ⇒ Yonago Kitarō Airport (Approx. 1 hr 25 min)⇒ Train/Bus (Approx. 1 hr)
・ Kansai International Airport ⇒ Kobe/Kansai Int’l Airport Bay Shuttle ⇒ Kobe Airport ⇒Yonago Kitarō Airport (Approx. 1 hr 30 min) ⇒ Train/Bus (Approx. 1 hr)
・ Kansai International Airport ⇒ Train/Bus (Approx. 5 hrs)
・ Okayama Airport ⇒ Train/Bus (Approx. 4 hrs 30 min)
・ Hiroshima Airport⇒Train/Bus (Approx. 6 hrs 30 min)