Indonesia may not be on your list of places to visit for golfing purposes alone. However, your perspective might change after seeing some of their most renowned golf courses. Indonesia is known for their beaches and the now notoriously popular, Bali island. But what most people are still unaware of is its magnificent golf courses and country clubs which are spread across the country.
Playing golf in Indonesia is a completely new and unique experience. It is guaranteed to be something you have never experienced before, anywhere else in the world. Golf courses in Indonesia have the unique backdrop of mountain ranges and white sand beaches with palm trees lining up the coast. The Indonesian people are also known worldwide to be friendly and hospitable hosts.
Golf tourism has become huge in cities like Bali and Lombok, Bintan, Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bandung and Surabaya. These six regions in Indonesia boast some of the best golf courses in the country and the whole of the South East Asian region. Another unique thing about playing golf in Indonesia is that most caddies are female. Indonesia, over the years, has attracted some of the world’s top sportsmen and women. Surfers, rock climbing enthusiasts and divers, have all flocked to Indonesia. The country aims to attract golfers now as a part of their plan to be more integrated in the ASEAN region and to be seen as one of the best places for business executives and expats to visit and conduct their business in. May it be for business or pleasure, make sure to check out Indonesia’s finest offering when it comes to golf. You will not be disappointed by what they have to offer. Following is a list of some of Indonesia’s best golf courses that are absolutely worth a visit:
The Nirwana Bali Golf Club in Bali, Indonesia is widely recognised and regarded as one of the finest golf courses in the country. The cinematic landscape and backdrop of the sea and rice paddies falls nothing short of magnificent. This astounding golf course was developed by legendary golfer, Greg Norman. Every golfer who has played in Nirwana Bali left with nothing but amazing experience and stories to tell. The way to the golf course is a visual treat. Being able to play in a magnificent golf course of Nirwana Bali’s calibre is something that any golfing enthusiast should experience at least once in their lives. Nirwana Bali looks more challenging than it actually is which a treat is for golfers. The designing of Nirwana Bali is acclaimed for incorporating all of Indonesia’s beautiful features such as rice paddies, the exquisite beach and the temples of Bali.
The Taman Dayu Golf Club & Resort is regarded as one of the most complete golf courses in the South East Asian region. The five star golf course if a Jack Nicklaus signature design and has attracted many golfers from all over the world. The Taman Dayu Golf Club & Resort has set the bar so high for other countries who wish to encourage golf tourism. Golfing is not all that Taman Dayu has to offer. The 600 hectare land also has a world class resort that is integrated with the golf course. The 18-hole golf course was launched by Jack Nicklaus himself in 1995. Routing the course took a lot of time and effort as it had to go through the foothills of the Welirang Mountain. The Taman Dayu Golf Club & Resort is a couple of hundred metres above sea level, ranging from 300-800 metres across the entire property. Despite the challenging terrain and routing, the golf course turned out to be effortlessly graceful.
The Ria Bintan Golf Club is another gem of a golf course that Indonesia should be extremely proud about. The Ria Bintan Golf Club was designed by Gary Player. It is an international standard golf course with 27-holes made specifically for championships. The Ocean Course with 18 holes opened in 1998 and the Forest Course’s first 9 holes was opened in 200, it is now a complete 18 hole course. The Ocean Course at the Ria Bintan Golf Club offers the players a distinct ambiance that is truly unique to Indonesia. The golf course itself cuts through a jungle called Riau, so you are most likely to come across some wild boars, deer and monkeys. On the other side, it has holes by the sea which is truly memorable for golfers. The par 5 which is popular for being voted as the 5th best par in Asia is unfolded to the player halfway. The course is so strategically developed, that you are guaranteed to be able to experience every side of it from the jungles to the impeccable coast lines. The course alone is measured to be around 6,470 metres.
The golf courses in certain cities in Indonesia can get very crowded, especially at weekends, so to ensure that you will not be disappointed we recommend that you book in advanced and secure your tee time by using our online booking engine which will display our discounted green fees at most golf courses in Indonesia.