Fifty-seven years after having organised the Olympic Games, the Japanese capital will be hosting a Summer edition for the second time, from 23 July to 8 August 2021. The Games in 1964 radically transformed the country. According to the organisers of the Tokyo Olympic Games, the Games of the XXXII Olympiad of the modern era will be “the most innovative ever organised, and will rest on three fundamental principles to transform the world: striving for your personal best (achieving your personal best); accepting one another (unity in diversity); and passing on a legacy for the future (connecting to tomorrow)”.
Olympic Golf Competition Format
The golf competition consists of a 72-hole individual stroke play for both men and women (four rounds scheduled over four (4) consecutive days). Scores are cumulative from round to round. The player with the lowest aggregate score wins.
The men's event will be staged from July 29 to August 1 and the women's event from August 4 - August 7, 2021.
For all rounds, the intention is to play in groups of three athletes. Depending on the final competition schedule and pending confirmation from the Olympic Broadcasting Services, groups will start either from the tee 1 only or from both the tee 1 and tee 10. Such determination will be made well in advance of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. However, due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, play could be in groups of two or three athletes and/or starting on the first and tenth tees for any or all of the competition rounds.
For rounds 1 and 2, groupings will be published two days before the start of each respective event. For rounds 3 and 4, groupings will be done according to cumulative score at the end of the previous round, with the leaders (lowest cumulative scores) teeing off last.
The lowest finishers at the end of such rounds will be grouped together. The remainder of the field will likewise be grouped in a similar sequence.
Olympic Golf Course
The Olympic golf competitions will be held in the Kasumigaseki Country Club, a private course in Saitama.
Founded in 1929, the club hosted several professional and amateur tournaments; in 1957 it hosted Japan’s first-ever Golf World Cup.
Address: 3398 Kasahata, Saitama, Japan
Website address: https://www.kasumigasekicc.or.jp/english/
- Distance from Narita Airport: 119km
- Distance from City Centre: 45km
- Distance from Olympic Village: 49km
- Distance from IBC/MPC: 55km
- Capacity of Spectators: 25,000
- Course name: East Course
Original Architect and Opening of East Course:
Architect: Kinya FUJII, Shirou AKABOSHI
Remodeled by: C. H. ALISON
Opening: Oct. 6, 1929
C. H. ALISON (East Course) 1929
Fazio Design 2016
Professional Tournaments or major amateur tournaments held:
- Canada Cup 1957
- Japan Open 1933, 1956, 1995, 2006
- Japan Women’s Open 1999
- Japan Amateur Golf 1965, 1977
- Japan Women’s Amateur Golf 1956, 1964, 1974
- Asian Amateur Championship 2010