The seaside resort course at Nemuno Sato Resort in Japan is known as the “Pearl’s Cradle,” a picturesque layout along the bluffs overlooking the ocean, much like the famed Torrey Pines in San Diego. And the idea behind the renovation work by Pascuzzo & Pate – with construction to begin in January – is to have a professional tour championship at Nemuno Sato, just as they do at Torrey Pines.
Upgrades throughout the 18-hole course, as well as creating a tour-quality practice facility, are essential elements of this assignment. Alterations to the routing are being made to accommodate the practice area, with four greens and four fairways being rebuilt. Alterations are being made to the bunker and tree lines.
What won’t change are the dramatic ocean views, or the inland serenity of Ise-Shima National Park, where the course is located.