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Taiheiyo Club invites Jones back to Japan

Construction is now underway at the Asama Course at the Taiheiyo Club Karuizawa Resort.  “We are pleased to have Rees Jones and his team back to Japan to examine and improve the Asama Course” said Shun Han, owner of the Taiheiyo Club, 

Jones success at Taiheiyo Club’s Gotemba Course which annually hosts the Taiheiyo Masters, is the reason why the Club has asked for his return.  Jones, along with his design associate, Bryce Swanson, have teamed with Inaji Landscapes & Construction Co. to ensure that the final product is of the highest quality.

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 “Since the course opened in the 1960s, there hasn’t been any replacement of the infrastructure,” says Swanson. “The Club is committed to upgrading the facilities to enhance the golfer’s  experience.” 


 “Bryce and I are honored that Mr. Han has reached out to us again to improve the Asama Course, as well as make it more visually appealing and interesting to play,” said Jones. “We have started implementing the master plan earlier this year with the work focusing on fairway bunkering and green complex modifications to provide members and their guests’ a more enjoyable game of golf.”

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Jones and Swanson expect to be completing renovations on Karuizawa’s Asama course by the end of 2023.