Golf Club

Hours of Operation

Monday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Chip Inn Snack Stand 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Mon- Fri)
7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Sat - Sun )
Restaurant/Lounge 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Mon - Fri)
5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Weekends and Holidays)
Golf Pro-Shop 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Mon - Fri)
5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Weekends and Holidays)

Contact

Camp Zama Golf Club
Bldg 807

Tel:
+81 (46)407-5284

Military DSN Tel:
(315)263-5284

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The Golf Club (a non-appropriated fund activity) has over 150 annual members. The club features an 18 hole Par 72 course measuring from 4903 yards from the forward tees to 6464 yards from the back tees. It is considered by most golfers to be an extremely challenging course with large undulating greens and water coming into play on 6 holes on the front and 4 holes on the back. A driving range is available about 1 mile from the golf course. The golf course has a club house with full accommodations. These accommodations include a pro-shop, full service restaurant, bar, locker rooms, showers, rental clubs, professional golf instruction, and electric car rentals. Hole-by-hole descriptions and photographs below:

Hole Information
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
Par 5 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 3 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 72
Black 550 303 400 165 310 520 406 162 441 3257 168 500 393 321 336 209 325 491 464 3207 6464
BLUE 520 275 371 160 290 480 376 143 387 3002 157 489 369 308 321 173 313 459 429 3018 6020
WHITE 510 263 350 136 275 460 340 122 356 2812 138 478 354 293 306 151 296 429 396 2841 5653
RED 480 209 330 88 240 405 283 96 338 2469 120 371 291 264 265 142 287 366 328 2434 4903
MEN'S HDCP 1 7 15 17 9 5 3 13 11   18 2 4 10 8 16 14 6 12    
LADIES HDCP 5 11 3 15 13 7 9 17 1   18 14 2 16 10 4 8 12 6    
Course Rating/Slope

Men

    USGA USGA Front Back
Tee Markers Length Rating Slope Rating Slope Rating Slope
Black 6464 72.4 132 36.0 132 36.4 132
Blue 6020 70.6 130 35.1 130 35.5 129
White 5653 68.9 127 34.2 127 34.7 127
Red 4903 64.7 117 32.4 115 32.3 118

 

Women

    USGA USGA Front Back
Tee Markers Length Rating Slope Rating Slope Rating Slope
Red 4903 70.1 124 34.9 126 35.2 121
White 5653 74.5 136 37.0 136 37.5 135
Tee Time Information

Weekend / US Holiday Tee Times

Weekend / US Holiday Tee Times are requested in advance using the tee time request form. Fill out the request form and drop it in the tee-time request box in the golf shop NLT 5 p.m. on the Tuesday prior for weekends and US Holidays. Tee times will be drawn Wednesday morning and posted later that day. No unaccompanied guests will be allowed during the first two hours. The priority system on the request form will be followed. Saturday and Sunday tee times not filled by the lottery may be reserved by calling 263-4975 after 12 p.m. starting on the Wednesday prior. You must have at least 3 players to request a weekend/holiday tee times. Groups showing up with two or less players will be placed on the waiting list.

Weekday Tee Time Policy

Tee times will be given out two weeks in advance for individual tee times, or 90 days in advance for larger groups. Requests for multiple tee times must be made in writing (or e-mail) to course management. Group Tee-times not confirmed 72 hours prior are subject to cancellation. Two players or more are required to reserve a weekday tee time. Two-somes will be paired together whenever possible.

Priority For Weekends and US Holidays

  1. Zama GC Annual Members playing together (4 members playing together have priority over groups with just 3 members)
  2. Zama GC Annual Members with guests
  3. Other Golf Club Annual Members and other SOFA personnel
  4. All Others.
  5. Must have at least 3 players to reserve a weekend/holiday tee time!.

Guests

Accompanied guests may play at any time on a space available basis. Sponsors requesting tee times for unaccompanied guests should follow the procedures above using priority #4 for weekends or US Holidays.

Tomodachi Days
  • Japanese guests may play with a person of SOFA status (Max 3 guests per person).
  • Green Fees: $40 plus cart fee
  • Check with starters for Tee Time Availability.
Course Rules

Care of the Course

All golfers are prohibited from searching for balls (other than the one that they are playing) in lakes or wooded areas on the course.  You are allowed to retrieve your own ball as long as you are not climbing on steep slopes or entering the lakes. Doing so damages the course and is a risk to your own safety. Golfers doing so will be asked to leave the course. All golfers please rake sand traps, repair ball marks on greens and pickup their trash. Do not dispose of cigarette butts on the course.

Dress Code

Male golfers must wear collared shirts with the exception of the new style mock turtle neck short sleeve shirts made by golf clothing manufacturers (e.g. Nike). Shoes must be either golf or tennis style. No hard soled or waffle bottom shoes or boots will be permitted. Ladies shirts can either be sleeveless or collarless but not both. Jeans are allowed. Cutoffs, swimwear and running shorts are not allowed.

Age Requirements

Age Requirements: Children must be at least 6 years of age, be accompanied by a parent or adult sponsor, and be playing golf to be on the golf course. Non-golfing children under the age of 18 will not be allowed on the course. Children must be 12 or older to play unaccompanied by the sponsor and be able to demonstrate golf proficiency. Course management reserves the right to restrict youth to certain times and mandate forward tees be used to ensure an adequate pace of play.

Golf Car Rules

A valid driver’s license is required to operate a golf car. Only two passengers and two golf bags may be placed on a golf car. Two carts maximum for 4 golfers. No children under the age of 10 will be left unaccompanied in the golf car. Children will not ride in the drivers lap, sit behind the wheel or operate the golf car at any time. Violation of this rule will result in loss of golf car rental privileges. Golf cars will be kept on the paths at all times (all 4 wheels). Authorized drivers under the age of 18 not accompanied by their parents must return the golf car by closing time. Non-golfers under the age of 18 will not be allowed on the course. Non-golfers who wish to ride must pay a cart fee. No pets are allowed.

Outside Food and Beverages

No outside beverages or coolers are allowed onto golf course property. Small snack items are allowed. Under no circumstances will outside alcohol be allowed onto the property.

Reciprocal Privileges

Zama Golf Club currently reciprocates with Tama Hills Golf Course. In addition, authorized patrons with annual green fee cards from another US Army golf course will receive a 50% discount on green fees for a period up to two weeks.  After that time regular green fees will be paid.  Golfers must provide proof of their annual green fee at the time of check in.

Early Play Policy

Early play is a privilege reserved for SOFA status golfers who havepaid an Annual Green Fee at Camp Zama Golf Course. Early play is allowed only as described below:

  1. Weekends Only
  2. Only allowed from 1 April – 30 October each year
  3. Back 9 starts only (golfers wishing to continue play on the front will check with the starter)
  4. Play must start at least 1 hour prior to the first tee time (0500 hrs or earlier).
  5. Must notify the starter the night before at 263-4975
  6. Not allowed on days with 7:30 a.m. shotgun start tournaments
  7. Golfers must be in proper golf attire and comply with all rules

Any golfer in violation of these rules will not be allowed future early play. No early play will be allowed during shotgun tournaments, the Zama Masters, Club Championship or Zama Open.

House Guest Policy

The purpose of a house guest pass and subsequent house guest rate is to allow persons visiting SOFA personnel assigned to the Camp Zama area the opportunity to play golf at a rate lower than the rate for local citizens. The following procedures will be followed when requesting a house guest pass.

  1. The sponsor and their house guest must personally come to the golf course to get the pass (CAFMD Form 0254) prior to each round of golf. Course management will verify that the guest is a house guest who is authorized a lower rate.
  2. One form will be issued for each round of golf.
  3. The cashier will collect the house guest form at the time the green fee is paid.

** A house guest is someone who is staying with a SOFA sponsored person (either on or off base).

  1. House guests should be visiting from outside Japan or
  2. A Japanese house guest is defined as immediate family members of authorized SOFA personnel "father, mother, brother and sister".

Practicing

Practice is restricted to the designated practice areas and is not permitted on the course, except for practice swings prior to shots. Mulligans, practice putting or taking additional shots is not permitted while other players are waiting behind you. Taking extra shots into the greens put additional marks on the green and is not allowed. Playing more than one ball is not allowed. This restriction includes early morning play.

Handicapping Services

USGA Handicaps are required for all golf tournaments except for Nichibei events and Payday Scrambles. The annual fee for a handicap is $25 payable in the golf shop. The fee covers a calendar year and is prorated if purchased after October 1st. All handicap subscriptions expire on 1 January of each year. New handicaps are issued on the 1st and 15th of each month. All golfers who maintain a handicap are required to post all scores. It takes five (5) 18 hole equivalent scores to establish a handicap.

Miscellaneous

  • All golfers must have their own set of clubs
  • Fivesomes are allowed at the discretion of the management. Groups desiring to play as 5 must complete the application and pay the appropriate application fee.
  • Locker room towels are for use in the locker rooms only - DO NOT TAKE THEM ONTO THE GOLF COURSE.
  • All lost and found items will be kept at the starter's office for 6 months. After that point, they will be discarded.
Fee Information
Green Fees
18 Holes 9 Holes
Active Duty Only E1-E5 / Youth (17 & under) $10 $6
E6-O3 / All Warrant Officers (Retired E1-E5) $18 $10
O4 and above, DoD Civilians $20 $12
House Guest $30 $18
All Other Guests (Weekdays) $70 $40
All Other Guests (Weekend/Holidays) $90 $50
Local National Employees / Tomodachi Day (MLC/IHA/USAGJ/USARJ) $40 $20
JSDF Military $40 $20

 

USARJ Honorary Members

Weekdays $40 $20
Weekends / Holidays $60 $30

 

Specialty Rates

Local National Employee Twilight (9 holes) $15 (After 2 p.m.)
Student Rate (up to 23 with student ID) $40 $25
Golf Pro / Junior (17 and under) $35 $20
Honorary Golf Members (10 Play Card) $600

 

 

Golf Car Fees
18 Holes 9 Holes 9 More Holes
SOFA - Per Person (2 carts per group) $10

$6

$4
Non-SOFA - Per Person (2 carts per group) $15 $10
Twilight Hours (Apr - Oct: 3 p.m.) • (Nov - Mar: 2 p.m.)
Annual Patrons (DOD)- Per Person $6 (Play till Dark)
Non Members (DOD) - Per Person $6 (9 Holes Only)
All Others $10 (9 Holes Only)

 

Annual Green Fees

  • (Cat 1)  $200 E1-E5 (Active Duty Only)
  • (Cat 2)  $400 E6-O3 (Including all Warrant Officers and retired E1-E5)
  • (Cat 3)  $500 O4 and above/all authorized DoD Civilians
  • (Cat 4)  $1,200 Local National Employees (Assigned or attached to USARJ)
  • (HGC1)  $5,000 Honorary Golf Members (invitation only)
  • (HGC2)  $3,000 Honorary Golf Members (weekday only – invitation only)

Annual family membership fees for SOFA patrons are available for an additional payment of 60% of the Sponsor’s Rate.  Honorary members can add a spouse for an additional payment of 60%.

 

Rental Fees

  • $5 Clubs / $25 Premium Set / $15 for 9 holes
  • $5 Shoes
  • $84 Lockers (12 Months)

 

Driving Range

  • $2 - 35 balls

 

Handicap Information

  • $25 Annual fee (Calendar Year)
  • $14 Junior (18 and Under)

 

*Patrons will be charged according to their respective current employment status
Lesson Information

Director of Golf

Mr. Dale N. Jorgenson Jr. (PGA Member)

25 minute lesson - $30
Four 25 minute lessons - $100

55 minute lesson - $50
Four 55 minute lessons - $175

9 hole lesson - $75

Head Golf Professional

Mr. Ernie T. Harada

30 Minute Lesson - $25.00

Five Lessons (30 minutes each) - $100.00

MWR Golf Instructor

Ron Nichols・ (PGA Member)

25 minute lesson - $30
Four 25 minute lessons - $100

55 minute lesson - $50
Four 55 minute lessons - $175

9 hole lesson - $75

For More Information, Please Call 263-5284

Honorary Golf Membership (English and Japanese)

Honorary Golf Membership Procedure

Honorary Golf Membership Information (English)

Honorary Golf Membership Information (Japanese)

Golf Pass Application

AJ Form 47

Golf Pass Application Sample (記入例)

AJ Form 47 Sample (記入例)