Brr - only 4 degrees C yesterday, but we were out there on the links at Tama Hills Golf Course. Japan has a lot of great golf courses & with the lack of snow this year many of them are open & playable. We thought that was going to change yesterday as the clouds sent us a couple snow flurries, but those were brief and nothing stuck on the ground.
The good thing about Tama Hills is that it is only 30 minutes from my home, which is considered a very short distance to a golf course here. I have played many courses where it has taken me a couple of hours or more to get there - and even longer to get home. I remember a game from a few years back where the traffic jam was so bad on the way home that I actually had time to read most of a book I had in the car as I sat in traffic onthe highway. Score? Well, I broke 100, but not one of my better games - still, it's my best this year (of course, it's also my only game so far this year).
If you want to see a great site for a list of Japan's golf courses check out: http://www.golf-in-japan.com/