history
Birth of Sayama Golf Club
In 1958, the project implementing entity “Musashino Development Co.,Ltd. was established. In the following year on April 1959, by opening 18 halls in advance on the Sayamakyuro Hill that retained the vestige of Musashino, the much anticipated Sayama Golf Club was born. The club came into existence in the midst of the first golfing boom in Japan, as the nation celebrated its sensational victory in the Canada Cup (present World Cup) for both individual and group tournament hosted at Kasumigaseki Country Club in 1957.
Clubhouse with distinctive feature of large triangular roof
Officially opened in April, 1961
October 28, 1958
Establishment of Musashino Development Co.,Ltd.
October, 1959
Advance open (only for In Course 9 hole)
November
Temporarily opened with Out/In Course 18 holes
April 7, 1961
Official open
April
Hosting of Open Commemoration Tournament
August,1963
Japan Student Golf Championship Tournament (hosted by JGA)
December
Completion of medium Course Completion of entire 27 courses (East Course/West Course/Middle Course)
September, 1964
Hosting of Completion of 27 Holes Commemoration Tournament
April, 1965
Hosting of Kanto Club Preliminary Tournament for Block B
April, 1966
Hosting of the Fifth Hochi Amateur Golf Champion Tournament
April, 1967
Hosting of Kanto Club Preliminary Tournament for Block A
November
Change of name from “Middle Course” to “South Course”
April, 1968
Kato Professional Golf Association Monthly Final tournament
August
Hosting of the First Japan High School Golf Championship
Much anticipated completion of 27 holes
A new intermediate course (present South Course) was completed in 1963, forming the current 27 holes structure. On a vast and flat 380,000 Tsubo (1 Tsubo= 3.3 ㎡) of land where a vestige of Musashino remains strongly, architect Yuji Kodera with his masterful touch completed each course by creating spacious and beautiful fairway where red pines are mainly separated by black pines and cedar/white cedars. The green was designed as a single green with Japanese lawn grass in front, and bent grass in the back.
The clubhouse at the time of establishment was beautifully decorated with red-glazed tile coupled with giant roof and bright outer wall, making lasting impression on all those who came to play.
Completion of 27 Holes Commemoration
/Ground-Breaking Ceremony
Viewing No. 1 east hole from the
roof top of club house
NO. 3 East Course
Japanese student golf Championship
Course that continues to be refined
By carrying on the torch, the course went through a sequence of refinement and progress so as to encourage players in each generation to taken on the challenge. Initiated by a partial rebuilding of the south course by Kokichi Yasuda in 1971, with Hideo Takemura taking charge of the design, west course, east course, and south course were rebuilt into 2 greens with Japanese lawn grass and bent grass in 1979, 1981, 1985, respectively. By keeping up with the times, from 2002 the bent green was improved to sand green with Taizo Kawata in charge of the design, and in 2007 the Japanese lawn grass green was improved to “Pen A-1” type bent green, thus transforming into the present 2 bent greens. Since the green kept on evolving as it went through a sequence of improvements, it ended up on generating superb undulation, and further enhanced the degree of difficulty. Multiple improvements made on green help create superb undulation that lead to further enhancement of difficulty level. From January 2016 to the present, a world famous shaper Kai Gorby made new bunkers as well as making further improvement on existing bunkers. With the establishment of these uniquely designed bunkers, the course now offers even higher degree of difficulty, challenging players to take their game to the next level.
20th Anniversary of Opening
/West Course Remodeling Announcement
30th Anniversary of Opening
No. 1 East Course
No. 1 East Course (present)
In addition, a well-timed renovation is made to the course layout to deeply reflect the contour of each hole, by cleverly placing new ponds and bunkers engraved with varied impression in key spots. Because of this, the course continues to evolve into evermore strategic course that requires advanced skill/accurate shot and most importantly, a challenging spirit. By going through these refinements, Sayama Golf Club continues to reinvent itself as one of Japan’s leading championship course that offers advanced strategy, beautiful landscape and outstanding course conditions, winning second to none reputation in today’s golf scene.
Former clubhouse
Former house restaurant
Former house master room
October, 1971
A part of South Course was remodeled with Kokichi Yasuda in charge of design
January, 1973
Partial reconstruction of East Course
April, 1974
Hosting of 15th Anniversary of Opening Tournament
June, 1976
Hosting of Kanto Professional Golf Association Preliminary Tournament for Block B
November, 1979
West Course was remodeled into 2 greens with Hideo Takemura in charge of design
Hosted both announcement of completion of West Coast remodeling and 20th Anniversary of Opening Tournament
November, 1981
East Course was remodeled into 2 greens with Hideo Takemura in charge of design
Hosting of Completion of East Coast Remodeling Tournament
Change of course name (“East Course” to “In Course”, “West Course” to “Out Course”, “South Course to “Middle Course”
September, 1985
Middle course was remodeled into 2 greens with Hideo Takemura in charge of design
Middle course was remodeled into 2 greens with Hideo Takemura in charge of design
October
Hosted both announcement of completion of South Coast remodeling and 25th Anniversary of Opening Tournament
November 1986
Hosting of KGA League Saitama Area Senior 9 Club Tournament
April, 1989
Hosting of 30th anniversary of opening ceremony
May, 1991
Hosting of Kanto Amateur Golf Association Preliminary Tournament for Block B
December, 1993
Masujiro Yamamoto received the Minster of Education Award as a person of sports merit
May, 1994
Hosting of Kanto Club Saitama Area Preliminary Tournament
April, 1997
Hosting of Kanto Women Amateur Golf Championship Tournament for Block 1
March, 1998
Hosting of Kanto Women Amateur Golf Championship Tournament for Block 1
June
Hosting of monthly KGA tournament
September, 1999
Hosting of Japan Senior Open East Japan Preliminary Tournament
June, 2000
Hosting of Kanto Amateur Championship Finals
April, 2001
Establishment of green remodeling project team
October
Hosting of KGL League Saitama Area Senior 9 Club Tournament
April, 2002
With Taizo Kawata supervising improvement/construction, started the remodeling of former bent green into sand green
May
Hosting of 2002 Diamond Cup Tournament
July, 2003
Hosting of green improvement completion announcement tournament. Completion of construction celebration
August, 2004
The Forty Second Kanto Women Student Golf Championship Tournament
September
Hosting of Kanto Mid-Amateur Championship Tournament
March, 2005
Grand opening of new clubhouse
August
The Forty Third Kanto Women Student Golf Championship Tournament
May, 2006
Hosting of 2006 Diamond Cup Golf
July
Discontinuation of the use of Japan lawn grass green, started improving green into bent green
August
August
September
Changes the name of green from “Bent” to “A Green”, “New Bent” to “B Green”.
October
Hosting of KGL League Saitama Area Senior 9 Club Tournament
December
Hosting of Kanto Monthly Tournament
July, 2007
Hosting of the Forty Fifth Kanto Women Student Golf Championship Tournament
November
Hosting of the Twenty Ninth Japan Senior Golf Championship Tournament
August, 2008
Hosting of the Forty Sixth Kanto Women Student Golf Championship Tournament
October
Hosting of the Eighteenth Japan Senior Open Golf Championship Tournament
November, 2009
Hosting of 50th anniversary of opening party at Imperial Hotel
April, 2010
Hosting of Kanto Grand Senior Championship Preliminary Tournament for block 2,3,4
May
Hosting of 2010 Diamond Cup
August
Hosting of the Forty eighth Kanto Women Student Golf Championship Tournament
Hosting of 2010 Kanto Women Student Club Tournament/Hochi Cup/Finals
May, 2011
Hosting of 2011 Kanto Amateur Golf Championship Finals
Hosting of the Forty Ninth Kanto Women Student Golf Championship Tournament
Hosting of 2011 Kanto Women Mid-Amateur Championship Preliminary Tournament for block 2,3,4
August, 2012
Hosting of the Sixty Sixth Japanese Student Golf Championship Tournament
Hosting of the Forty Ninth Japanese Women Student Golf Championship Tournament
April, 2013
Hosting of 2013 Kanto Grand Senior Golf Championship Preliminary Tournament for block 2,3,4
May
Hosting of the Second Saitama Prefecture Junior Elementary School Golf Tournament
July
Hosting of 2013 Kanto Junior Golf Championship Saitama Block Preliminary Tournament
August
Hosting of the Fifty First Women Student Golf Championship Tournament
September
2013 Kanto Under Handicap Gold Championship—KGA Cup-Hosting of Saitama Block Tournament and Under Handicap Championship
October
Hosting of 2013 Saitama Area KGA League Club Senior Club Tournament
April, 2014
Hosting of 2014 Kanto Grand Senior Golf Championship Block 2 Preliminary Tournament
June
Cohosting of 2014 the Twenty Third Saitama Prefecture Golf Championship Tournament and the Sixty Ninth National Sports Festival Final Preliminary Tournament
Improvement, remodeling of tee ground and bunker at East/West Course
Hosting of 2014 Kanto Junior Golf Championship Saitama Block Preliminary Tournament
May, 2015
Rebuilding of course kiosk (East Course)
Rebuilding of course kiosk (East Course)
July
Hosting of 2015 Kanto Junior Golf Championship Saitama Block Preliminary Tournament
August
Hosting of the Fifty Third Kanto Women Student Golf Championship
October
Expansion Construction of Practice Green
January, 2016
New establishment, improvement work of bunker at East/West Course by Kai Gorby
October
Hosting of the Eighty First Japan Open Championship Tournament
February, 2017
New establishment, improvement work of bunker at East/West Course by Kai Gorby
April
New establishment, improvement work of bunker at East/West Course by Kai Gorby
January, 2018
New establishment, improvement work of bunker at East/South/West Course by Kai Gorby
May
Approach practice ground repair construction
Rebuilding of clubhouse
Since the clubhouse at the time of its founding featured giant roof made out of red salt-roasted tiles beautifully decorated on its bright outer wall, its magnificent presence on the green made lasting impression among marveled players. Although the clubhouse has always been an integral part of Sayama Golf Club’s history, due to the progress of deterioration, though greatly missed by many, a new clubhouse was rebuilt in its place.
The new clubhouse was built by incorporating voice of many club members in 2005. This much anticipated clubhouse was completed with a rich exterior appearance in harmony with nature of Musashino, and overall wood textured interior that offers stylish and luxurious space. A light entering from a large window creates a warm indoor atmosphere where members can relax and enjoy their company. Although the clubhouse has been reincarnated, the tradition and culture of Sayama Golf Club established by the members since its inception continues to live strong.
Former Clubhouse
Present clubhouse
Former house salon
Present house salon

Numerous great matches
Numerous great matches were held at this course.
Third year student of Konan University Ginjiro Nakabe won the Japan Student Golf Championship in 1963, and half a century later, third year student of Tohoku Fukushi University Hideki Matuyama claimed victory in 2012 at the same championship. Sayama Golf Club hosted various tournaments.
After an absence of seven years, Tsuneyuki Nakajima achieved a sensational win at 2002 Diamond Cup Tournament, and in 2006, Kaname Yokoo ultimately claimed victory over heated final match against Shingo Katayama at Mitsubishi Diamond Cup Golf, and in 2010, Kyung-Tae Kim claimed victory at Diamond Cup Tournament.
At 2008 Japan Senior Open Golf Championship, the champion of 2002 Diamond Cup Tsuneyuki Nakajima claimed the Senior Open Golf Champion title.
Following 2012 Japan Student Golf Championship, Hideki Matsuyama claimed another Japan title at Sayama Golf Club by becoming the first ever National Open Champion at 2016 Japan Open Championship

2008(Eighteenth) Japan Senior Open Golf Championship Tournament
2016(Eighty First) Japan Open Golf Championship Tournament
History of Sayama Golf Club
October 28, 1958
Establishment of Musashino Development Co.,Ltd.
October, 1959
Advance open (only for In Course 9 hole)
Advance open(only for In Course 9 hole)
Temporarily opened with Out/In Course 18 holes
April 7, 1961
Official open
Official open
Hosting of Open Commemoration Tournament
August,1963
Japan Student Golf Championship Tournament (hosted by JGA)
December
Completion of medium Course Completion of entire 27 courses (East Course/West Course/Middle Course)
September, 1964
Hosting of Completion of 27 Holes Commemoration Tournament
April, 1965
Hosting of Kanto Club Preliminary Tournament for Block B
April, 1966
Hosting of the Fifth Hochi Amateur Golf Champion Tournament
April, 1967
Hosting of Kanto Club Preliminary Tournament for Block A
November
Chang of name from “Middle Course” to “South Course”
April, 1968
Kato Professional Golf Association Monthly Final tournament
August
Hosting of the First Japan High School Golf Championship
October, 1971
A part of South Course was remodeled with Kokichi Yasuda in charge of design
January, 1973
Partial reconstruction of East Course
April, 1974
Hosting of 15th Anniversary of Opening Tournament
June, 1976
Hosting of Kanto Professional Golf Association Preliminary Tournament for Block B
November, 1979
West Course was remodeled into 2 greens with Hideo Takemura in charge of design
Hosted both announcement of completion of West Coast remodeling and 20th Anniversary of Opening Tournament
November, 1981
East Course was remodeled into 2 greens with Hideo Takemura in charge of design
Hosting of Completion of East Coast Remodeling Tournament
Change of course name (“East Course” to “In Course”, “West Course” to “Out Course”, “South Course to “Middle Course”
September, 1985
Middle course was remodeled into 2 greens with Hideo Takemura in charge of design
Change of course name (“Out Course” to “West Course”, “In Course” to “East Course”, “Middle Course to “South Course”
October
Hosted both announcement of completion of South Coast remodeling and 25th Anniversary of Opening Tournament
November 1986
Hosting of KGA League Saitama Area Senior 9 Club Tournament
April, 1989
Hosting of 30th anniversary of opening ceremony
May, 1991
Hosting of Kanto Amateur Golf Association Preliminary Tournament for Block B
December, 1993
Masujiro Yamamoto received the Minster of Education Award as a person of sports merit
May, 1994
Hosting of Kanto Club Saitama Area Preliminary Tournament
April, 1997
Hosting of Kanto Women Amateur Golf Championship Tournament for Block 1
March, 1998
Hosting of Kanto Women Amateur Golf Championship Tournament for Block 1
June
Hosting of monthly KGA tournament
September, 1999
Hosting of Japan Senior Open East Japan Preliminary Tournament
June, 2000
Hosting of Kanto Amateur Championship Finals
April, 2001
Establishment of green remodeling project team
October
Hosting of KGL League Saitama Area Senior 9 Club Tournament
April, 2002
With Taizo Kawata supervising improvement/construction, started the remodeling of former bent green into sand green
May
Hosting of 2002 Diamond Cup Tournament
July, 2003
Hosting of green improvement completion announcement tournament Completion of construction celebration
August, 2004
The Forty Second Kanto Women Student Golf Championship Tournament
September
Hosting of Kanto Mid-Amateur Championship Tournament
March, 2005
Grand opening of new clubhouse
August
The Forty Third Kanto Women Student Golf Championship Tournament
May, 2006
Hosting of 2006 Diamond Cup Golf
July
Discontinuation of the use of Japan lawn grass green, started improving green into bent green
August
The Forty Fourth Kanto Women Student Golf Championship Tournament
September
Changes the name of green from “Bent” to “A Green”, “New Bent” to “B Green”.
October
Hosting of KGL League Saitama Area Senior 9 Club Tournament
December
Hosting of Kanto Monthly Tournament
July, 2007
Hosting of the Forty Fifth Kanto Women Student Golf Championship Tournament
November
Hosting of the Twenty Ninth Japan Senior Golf Championship Tournament
August, 2008
Hosting of the Forty Sixth Kanto Women Student Golf Championship Tournament
October
Hosting of the Eighteenth Japan Senior Open Golf Championship Tournament
November, 2009
Hosting of 50th anniversary of opening party at Imperial Hotel
April, 2010
Hosting of Kanto Grand Senior Championship Preliminary Tournament for block 2,3,4
May
Hosting of 2010 Diamond Cup
August
Hosting of the Forty eighth Kanto Women Student Golf Championship Tournament
May, 2011
Hosting of 2011 Kanto Amateur Golf Championship Finals
August
Hosting of the Forty Ninth Kanto Women Student Golf Championship Tournament
Hosting of 2011 Kanto Women Mid-Amateur Championship Preliminary Tournament for block 2,3,4
August, 2012
Hosting of the Sixty Sixth Japanese Student Golf Championship Tournament
Hosting of the Forty Ninth Japanese Women Student Golf Championship Tournament
April, 2013
Hosting of 2013 Kanto Grand Senior Golf Championship Preliminary Tournament for block 2,3,4
May
Hosting of the Second Saitama Prefecture Junior Elementary School Golf Tournament
July
Hosting of 2013 Kanto Junior Golf Championship Saitama Block Preliminary Tournament
August
Hosting of the Fifty First Women Student Golf Championship Tournament
September
2013 Kanto Under Handicap Gold Championship—KGA Cup-Saitama Block Tournament and Under Handicap Championship
October
Hosting of 2013 Saitama Area KGA League Club Senior Club Tournament
April, 2014
Hosting of 2014 Kanto Grand Senior Golf Championship Block 2 Preliminary Tournament
May
Cohosting of 2014 the Twenty Third Saitama Prefecture Golf Championship Tournament and the Sixty Ninth National Sports Festival Final Preliminary Tournament
Improvement, remodeling of tee ground and bunker at East/West Course
Hosting of 2014 Kanto Junior Golf Championship Saitama Block Preliminary Tournament
May, 2015
Rebuilding of course kiosk (East Course)
Expansion construction of pond at No. 9 East Course
July
Hosting of 2015 Kanto Junior Golf Championship Saitama Block Preliminary Tournament
August
Hosting of the Fifty Third Kanto Women Student Golf Championship
October
Expansion Construction of Practice Green
January, 2016
New establishment, improvement work of bunker at East/West Course by Kai Gorby
October
Hosting of the Eighty First Japan Open Championship Tournament
February, 2017
New establishment, improvement work of bunker at East/West Course by Kai Gorby
April
Hosting of 2017 Kanto Amateur Golf Championship Site No. 5 Preliminary Tournament
January, 2018
New establishment, improvement work of bunker at East/South/West Course by Kai Gorby
May
Approach practice ground repair construction