Running around a Golf course
I arrived at Chichibu station in the evening at around 6 p.m. Even at that time, it was already dark outside and shops and restaurant were almost closed here. I’ve already missed the free pickup bus, but fortunately, I could get a taxi and asked to head to the Golf Country Club, where I stay.
While driving there, the taxi driver asked me if I play golf. And I said no. He seemed to be confused what will I do coming such a winter season.
Actually I don’t play golf, and I don’t know how to play at all. But I came here with some reasons.
Vacant room and reasonable accommodation fee
People who don’t play golf usually don’t stay at a country club. I didn’t neither at all, but one day I found that accommodation fees are very reasonable. And also, whereas most accommodation fees raise higher than usual at the end of year, but country club’s doesn’t. I don’t know why, but I guess most Country Club were built at the 80’s, and have excessive rooms.
Facilities are not new but relatively well made. Especially bathrooms were always huge, because people enjoy bathing after playing golf. I imagine that many executives came here and enjoy golf in 80’s.
From the restaurant, cafeteria, or staying room, we could usually enjoy great views of the golf course. And most golf course is located in the mountain area, so we can see mountains around and very calm and peaceful. Strictly speaking, I am a little bit anxious about it is artificial view itself and it caused the natural destruction. honestly speaking, but it’s true to be well designed as a landscape.
Good for Running
This is the second time to stay a golf country club, and I had known above good points. And also I had gotten to know most people play golf in the morning and finish around noon. Then Golf course is empty during afternoon. And people can walk around freely. View is fantastic, and no traffic signal at all. That’s means it’s good for running ! I had no chance this time but next time I’d like to try again.
Fairly talking, sometimes smoking smell stinks, facilities are too old, but it’s worth to try on some weekend.