As I mentioned before, playing golf in Japan can be expensive. M has played a couple of times though, because one of his friends introduced him to a course that is pretty reasonable, only about $35 a person on the weekend for 9 holes.
I haven't picked up a club in 5 or 6 years, but decided I was ready to try and (re)learn the game. When we went out recently to play, I was happy to learn that it was basically a par-3 course. It was a nice sunny day and I enjoyed getting to walk around on grass again (it had been awhile!). I'm already looking forward to our next outing!