Camp Zama Golf Course
- 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
USGA USGA Front Back Tee Markers Length Rating Slope Rating Slope Rating Slope Black 6464 72.4 132 36.0 132 36.4 132 Black/Blue Composite 6204 71.2 131 35.5 130 35.7 132 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
USGA USGA Front Back Tee Markers Length Rating Slope Rating Slope Rating Slope Blue 6020 76.9 137 38.6 136 38.6 137 White 5653 74.5 135 37.2 136 37.3 133 Red 4903 70.4 125 35.1 130 35.3 120
- Ladies get 1 stroke more when competing against men from white tees.
- Ladies get 1 stroke less when competing against men from blue.
- Ladies get 2 strokes less when competing against men from the black tees.
- 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
- Zama GC Annual Members playing together (4 members playing together have priority over groups with just 3 members)
- Zama GC Annual Members with guests
- Other Golf Club Annual Members and other SOFA personnel
- All Others.
- Must have at least 3 players to reserve a weekend/holiday tee time!.
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.
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: 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.
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:
- Weekends Only
- Only allowed from 1 April – 30 October each year
- Back 9 starts only (golfers wishing to continue play on the front will check with the starter)
- Play must start at least 1 hour prior to the first tee time (0500 hrs or earlier).
- Must notify the starter the night before at 263-4975
- Not allowed on days with 7:30 a.m. shotgun start tournaments
- 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.
- 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.
- One form will be issued for each round of golf.
- 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).
- House guests should be visiting from outside Japan or
- A Japanese house guest is defined as immediate family members of authorized SOFA personnel "father, mother, brother and sister".
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.
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.
- 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
18 Holes 9 Holes E-1 to E-5 Active Duty Enlisted / Youth (17 & Under) $10 $6 All Remaining Users $20 $12 House Guest $30 $18 All Other Guests (Weekday) $70 $40 All Other Guests (Weekend / Holiday) $90 $50 Local National Employees / Tomodachi Day $40 $20 JSDF Military $40 $20 USARJ Honorary Members (Weekday) $40 $20 USARJ Honorary Members (Weekend) $60 $30
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 - Weekdays only) $600
Golf Car Fees
18 Holes 9 Holes 9 More Holes SOFA - Per Person (2 carts per group) $10
$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 Enlisted / Youth (17 & Under)
- (Cat 3) $500 All Remaining Authorized Users
- (Cat 4) $1,200 Local National Employees (Assigned or attached to USARJ)
- (HGC) $2,400 Honorary Golf Members (invitation only)
Annual family membership fees for SOFA patrons are available for an additional payment of 60% of the Sponsor’s Rate.
- $5 Clubs / $25 Premium Set / $15 for 9 holes
- $5 Shoes
- $84 Lockers (12 Months)
- $2 - 35 balls
- $25 Annual fee (Calendar Year)
- $15 Junior (17 and Under)
*Patrons will be charged according to their respective current employment status
- Driving Range
*Driving Range is unattended
Camp Zama has a regulation length driving range located at the end of Coomer Drive, Bldg. 1045 (Past Gate #7).
We keep an assortment of used clubs to use at no charge for golfers without clubs. We also have men's and ladies restrooms and vending machines available.
There is also a small putting and chipping green and practice bunker available for use at no charge.
Range balls are issued from a Range Servant ball machine located at the range. Cost for balls is as follows:
- $2 / ¥200 for 35 balls
- Dollar Bill Changer Available.
- Open during holidays (Both U.S. and Japanese Holidays)
- 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)
Hours of Operation
|Monday||7 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Tuesday||7 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Wednesday||7 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Thursday||7 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Friday||7 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Saturday||6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Sunday||6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Chip Inn Snack Stand||Closed (Mon- Fri) 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Weekends and Holidays)|
|Restaurant/Lounge||6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Mon - Fri) 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Weekends and Holidays)|
|Golf Pro-Shop||6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Mon - Fri) 6 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Weekends and Holidays)|
|Driving Range||Sunrise - 10 p.m. (7 Days a Week)|
Find out what Tournaments and Events are planned for this year:
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: