2020 Tokyo Olympics: Golf will be played at Kasumigaseki C.C.

2020 Tokyo Olympics: Golf will be played at Kasumigaseki C.C.

There will be no need to design a new golf course for the 2020 Olympic golf tournament.

With Tokyo being selected Saturday as the host city for the Games in the summer of 2020, a golf-crazy nation will be hosting the second Olympic golf tournament after a 112-year absence after the sport is welcomed back in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Organizers for the Tokyo Olympics said on their website that they plan for Kasumigaseki C.C. and its East Course to host the 2020 Olympic golf tournament.

Kasumigaseki C.C. is northwest of Tokyo, and it has a pedigree as arguably the Japan's best golf club.


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Opened in 1929, the club began with its East Course, redesigned the next year by Charles H. Alison. The West Course is designed by Seiichi Inoue.

Perhaps one of the most unique characteristics of the course are that every hole has two greens -- old and new. Consider the 18th hole, which plays as a 472-yard par 5 from the tips on the old green, but is a 445-yard par 4 when playing the new green.

Check out this Flickr gallery of photos from Kasumigaseki Country Club!

Most recently, the club hosted the 2010 Asian Amateur on its West Course, won by Hideki Matsuyama with a Masters berth on the line. In 1957, the East Course hosted the World Cup, where the host country outlasted the American duo of Jimmy Demaret and Sam Snead. The club has also hosted the Japan Open four times.

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