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Daiatsugi Country Club Sakura Course

Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa

The table below sets out a summary of selected information on Daiatsugi Country Club Sakura Course.

Region Greater Tokyo Region
Inaugural Year 1981
Acquisition by the Sponsor 2005
Number of holes 18 holes
Total area 813,283 m2
Attached facilities Practice area, 13 teeing grounds, lighting facilities for night golfers
Access 7 km from Metropolitan Inter-City Expressway Atsugi Exit
Appraised value
(JPY million)*1
6,660
No of Visitors FY15/16 80,944
Revenue FY15/16
(JPY million)*2
1,149
Utilisation Rates FY15/16(%)*3 110.9

*1 Based on real estate appraisals as at 31 December 2015 conducted by the Independent Real Estate Appraisers.
*2 Revenue includes play fees (green fees and cart fees), caddy fees, restaurant charges, membership fees and other revenues from the golf course.
*3 Utilisation rate = Total no. of visitors per 18 holes/(Total operating days x 200 persons).

Location

The same as Daiatsugi Country Club Hon Course.

Summary of the Daiatsugi Country Club Sakura Course

The Sakura Course consists of 18 holes with its main attraction being its nature features. In particular, about 5,000 sakura (cherry) trees, which are in full bloom during the spring months, are planted on the course premises. The course is designed to take advantage of a relatively flat landscape, making it more appealing to female, elderly and beginner golfers. The clubhouse was renovated in 2010 with a new cafeteria constructed in front of the starting hole. The locker room, dressing room and men's bathroom, front desk as well as pro-shop were also renovated.

Marketability as a Golf Course

In addition to the same advantages mentioned in Daiatsugi Country Club Hon Course, the relatively flat course layout and the newly renovated facilities such as the locker room and female-focused equipment are well-liked by visitors, especially by elderly and female golf players. In FY2013, the ratio of member visitors accounted for approximately 45.3% of total visitors, and female members accounted for about 14.5% of total visitors. The Sakura Course is the sole golf course that is open at night in Kanagawa Prefecture, and the ratio of nighttime visitors to total visitors in FY2013 was approximately 4.4%. As the golf course is equipped with a lighting system throughout the course, the course generates extra customer flow by extending the tee time window from early morning to late evening. Compared with competing golf courses, the Sakura Course is popular for its broad fairways, reasonable prices and night-time availability.