04 Jun 2021

Golf Simulator Set for Makeover

Club golfers will soon be able to tee off on the world's top courses thanks to a brand-new, state-of-the-art golf simulator.

The Club's simulator, the 19th Hole, will be upgraded to a Trackman system and unveiled on July 10, with an all-day golf event on July 11.

Trackman's hyper-realistic simulator experience is down to its radar technology and top-of-the-range software that packs a powerful 3D graphics engine and applies ball trajectory and collision physics.

Members will have the chance to select from more than 130 courses, including Royal Troon and St Andrews.

"It doesn't matter how good or bad the player is," says Trackman Japan's Yuki Endo. "We have systems for every golfer and every player, so anyone can enjoy the Trackman simulator."

On July 11, the Club will also introduce its team of three golf pros, including its first-ever female instructor, to help Members get the most out of the simulator's swing-analysis technology while improving their game.

The second-floor 19th Hole will be closed from June 21 for the new Trackman system to be installed.

06 May 2021

Awards for Club Wine Lists

CHOP Steakhouse's wine selection has been named the best medium-sized list in Asia for 2020 in the annual World of Fine Wine awards.

The wine list of the third-floor restaurant, which is currently serving as a weekday lounge, was also awarded three stars for a sixth consecutive year.

Three stars reflects a "great wine list" that comprises "a very good mix" of producers, vintages, styles and formats, among other criteria.

In addition, American Bar & Grill earned one star for its wine list for a fourth straight year.

The London-based World of Fine Wine magazine launched its awards in 2014 and its panel of judges is made up of eminent wine critics and writers.

26 Apr 2021

Seasonal Wines Selected

France and Italy proved the winners at the biannual Seasonal Wine Taste-Off on April 15.

Nearly 60 Members sampled seven white wines and seven reds from regions in France, Spain and Italy before voting for their favorites.

Henri Bourgeois' 2019 Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc from France's Loire Valley was chosen as the Club's seasonal white wine for May to July, with the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from Tonon, in the Italian region of Veneto, the seasonal red.

Meanwhile, the white and red for August to October are a 2019 Stocco Traminer Aromatico Dal Borc, from Friuli Venezia Giulia in Italy, and Berry Bros. & Rudd's 2017 Good Ordinary Claret by Dourthe in Bordeaux, respectively.

Seasonal wines are available on menus throughout the Club.

05 Apr 2021

Nihonbashi Club Opens

Tokyo American Club Nihonbashi was officially unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 30.

Club leaders were joined by senior executives from Mitsui Fudosan, the Club's project partner and the developer of Nihonbashi Muromachi Mitsui Tower, where the Nihonbashi Club is located.

"It is with pride and pleasure that Tokyo American Club joins with Mitsui Fudosan in opening our new Tokyo American Club facility in historic Nihonbashi," said Michael Benner, the Club's representative governor, in a speech at the opening event. "We are confident that it will serve our Members well and contribute to the dynamic growth of this wonderful Nihonbashi area."

The Nihonbashi Club, which opened its doors to Members on March 31, represents the Club's first-ever satellite facility in its 93-year history.

The weekday hub features a restaurant, bar and lounge, private dining room, fitness area and access to a VIP conference space.

While the Nihonbashi Club has its own separate membership, its facilities are also open to adult Members of the Azabudai Club.

Photo (l–r): Michael Benner, Club governor Michael Alfant, TAC Nihonbashi Task Force chair Ginger Griggs and Nihonbashi Managing Director Noriaki Yamazaki

05 Feb 2021

Nihonbashi Club to Open in March

The Club will open its first-ever satellite hub, in the Tokyo district of Nihonbashi, on March 31.

Located on the sixth floor of Nihonbashi Muromachi Mitsui Tower, Tokyo American Club Nihonbashi features a restaurant, bar and lounge, private dining room, fitness center and access to a VIP area.

"The site is looking fantastic. Club Members have a lot to look forward to," says Daishi Yoshimoto, the architect behind the clubhouse's impressive design.

The Nihonbashi Club can be used by both Members of the Azabudai Club and Nihonbashi-only Members.

The adults-only facility will be open on weekdays, from 6am to 11pm.