The Japan Society
Events Past Events

Past Events

ARCHIVED Japan Society Golf Tournament 2021

Wednesday 23 June 2021 / 9:00am
Japan Society Golf Tournament 2021

Wednesday 23 June 2021
9.00am for 10.00am start

Essendon Country Club
Bedwell Park, Essendon, Hatfield
Hertfordshire AL9 6HN

Booking Details
Booking essential - £75 per head, including bacon butty on arrival, and two-course lunch. 
Booking deadline: Thursday 17 June 2021

Please note this event is now fully booked. If you would like to be on the waiting list, please email

We are delighted to announce that with the easing of restrictions on Golf and other outdoor sports, The Japan Society’s Annual Golf Tournament, for the Asprey and Garrard Plate, will go ahead as planned this year. The Tournament will be held at Essendon Country Club. The format will be Stableford.

The all-in price is £75, including coffee and a bacon roll on arrival, 18 holes of golf and a two-course lunch on completion. BDO, a leading member of the Japan Society, is once again generously providing the prizes and there will be competitions for ‘Nearest the Pin’ and ‘Longest Drive’.

The event will be held in accordance with any Covid-19 measures in force on the day; full details will be supplied to players once government guidance at the time has been confirmed.

Japan Society golfers have frequently played Essendon’s Old Course, but for this year’s tournament, we will be playing on the par 73 New Course, which opened in 1992 and stretches over 6,700 yards. Fittingly, the New Course has been inspired by Japanese design. It was constructed with two greens on 16 of the holes. An idea imported from Japan, each green was seeded differently; one suited for summer playing conditions and the other for winter. This creates optimal playing conditions throughout the year.

The 349 yard, par 4 1st is a picturesque opening hole, heavily guarded by a series of brand new, strategically placed bunkers framing the right side of the green.

The downhill, 146 yard, par 3 8th has two lakes surrounding the green, requiring a straight and accurate shot if you want to avoid the water.

Accuracy is also at a premium off the tee on the scenic 384 yard par 4 17th, with its sloping fairway ushering the ball left towards a water hazard and a series of bunkers, which could easily catch any golfer out.

Furthermore, the New Course and Clubhouse were built around a barn that dates back to Tudor times. Halfway house refreshments will be provided behind the barn, also courtesy of BDO.

Read Golf Monthly’s review of the New Course here.
Further details about the club, available facilities and directions can be found on the Essendon Country Club’s website.

If you have any questions, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email us at:

In association with:

Booking Info

  • £75 per head, including bacon butty on arrival, and two-course lunch

  • Booking deadline: Thursday 17 June 2021

  • You should receive an automated email from the Japan Society to let you know that your booking request has been registered. Please note that your booking is pending while we check your details and you will receive a further email once your booking is confirmed. If you don't receive any confirmation emails, please check your spam folder.

  • If you have any questions, please email us at:
This event is fully booked