Ground Golf

Ground Golf

Sport Overview

Postponement has been decided for the World Masters Games 2021 Kansai.
The new dates are being arranged.
Please note that the followings are the information before the postponement was confirmed.

Ground golf is a lifelong sport that anyone can enjoy anywhere, anytime and was developed in Tomari Village (current Yurihama Town), Tottori Prefecture, in 1982 as part of the Lifelong Sports Promotion Project of the Ministry of Education (the current Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology). The sport does not require a special facility and can be played in a space like the grounds of an elementary school as long as you have the right equipment. There are no limitations on the number of players or the playing time, and people can enjoy the sport on a daily basis.
As ground golf does not require special skills and is governed by simple rules, anyone, even beginners, can easily start playing regardless of age, sex, fitness or physical ability.

Ground golf is played using specially-designed clubs, balls, hole posts and start mats. Players hit a ball with their club, and the number of strokes it takes to get the ball into a hole post and make it stop there is counted. A round consists of a total of eight holes: two 50m holes, two 30m holes, two 25m holes and two 15m holes. The player who completes the whole round with the least number of strokes wins. For each hole in one, three strokes are deducted from the player’s total number of strokes. Ground golf is centred around sportsmanship: players act as their own referee and consult each other in cases where judgement is difficult.

 Friday, 27th May - Saturday, 28th May 2022

 The Home of Ground Golf “Shiokaze no Oka Tomari” <Yurihama Town, Tottori>


(General Category)
Men: 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
Women: 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+


Anybody aged 30 and over can participate.

Age Requirement

Minimum age is 30 (born on or before 31st December 1992)
In line with the sport-specific rules, an athlete must compete in their designated age group, with your age determined as at 31st December 2022.
For example, if you are 39 during Games time but have turned 40 by 31st December 2022, you would compete in the 40-49 age category.

Sport News

[16th July 2021] Updated “World Anti-Doping Code” and “the rules of the International Masters Games Association” of Sports Information Guide.
[1st March 2021] We have released the Sports Information Guide with new schedule!

Sports Information Guide


Sport Discipline May 2022 Venues
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Ground Golf                              
The Home of Ground Golf “Shiokaze no Oka Tomari”

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of 1st March, 2021. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.


The Home of Ground Golf “Shiokaze no Oka Tomari”

Location 1313 Tomari, Yurihama Town, Tohaku-gun, Tottori
Games Accreditation ◯ * Temporary Accreditation Venue (26 - 28 May) Sports Check-in
Access ・25 minutes by Shuttle bus from Kurayoshi Sta.
・5 minutes by car from the Sanin Expressway’s Tomari-Togo Exit.
Official Homepage

Sport Check-in

[Date and Time]
 Friday, 27th May 2022, 8:00 - 8:30

 The Home of Ground Golf “Shiokaze no Oka Tomari”

 Equipment for rent available. Certificate of participation will be issued.

Nearest Village

Masters Village Tottori (Fumon Square)

Location Higashihonjicho, Tottori City, Tottori
Access From JR Tottori Station, exit out of the ticket gate, proceed to the right side. Fumon Square is located in front of the North Gate.
Official Homepage

Tottori Prefectural Kurayoshi Sports and Cultural Center

Location 529-2 Yamane, Kurayoshi City, Tottori
Access 10 minutes walking from Kurayoshi Sta.
Official Homepage

Sports Equipment Rental

Equipment can be rented for free, but the number available is limited.

Sports Equipment Set of clubs and balls
Rental Fee
Sports Equipment Clubs
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Sports Equipment Balls
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