Kawana (Fuji)

Founded
C.H. Alison/Kinya Fujita, 1936

Japan’s answer to Pebble Beach is this 1936 design that boasts staggering views of snow-capped Mt. Fuji and cliff-top panoramas of the Pacific Ocean. Alison’s superb bunkering and strategies mix with undulating terrain that make it worth the three-hour trip from Tokyo. Recent tree clearing along the perimeter has enhanced an appreciation of the site’s phenomenal coastal setting. (Up 12)