Miyazaki Prefecture on southern Japan’s Kyushu island is famous for its beaches and oceanside drives and year-round mild climate. Miyazaki is already well known domestically as a Golfing Paradise with more than 10 golf courses within a 30-minute drive of Miyazaki Airport with some world class golf courses among them.
The 27-hole Phoenix Country Club, part of Phoenix Seagaia Resort where AGTC will take place, has hosted the annual Dunlop Phoenix Tournament each November since 1974. Past champions include Johnny Miller, Tom Watson, a young Seve Ballesteros and more recently Tiger Woods and Brooks Koepka.
The beautiful yet challenging Miyazaki Country Club, the oldest golf club in the province, hosts Japan’s annual LPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup also in November. The UMK Country Club, a venue of the Japan LPGA’s AXA Ladies Golf Tournament, is another championship course in Miyazaki, just 10 from Phoenix Seagaia Resort.
In Miyazaki you can also experience some of the best hospitality in Japan, and a wealth of delicious local produce such as Miyazaki Beef, which has won the prestigious Prime Minister's Award four times at the gathering of the Japanese Wagyu Beef Quality Association (the “Wagyu Olympics”), as well as Miyazaki caviar, chicken, mango and many more. The Welcome Reception will be a great showcase of local gastronomy as well as an opportunity to experience traditional performing arts such as kagura.