Playing golf in Bintan Island is not just challenging and tricky but at the same time, it is highly relaxing as well. Most of the golf courses in Bintan Island are developed to cater to golf enthusiasts across different levels of play. The climate in Bintan Island is ideal almost all throughout the year. This means, you can look forward to playing in Bintan Island when it’s too hot or too wet in your country. The place is relaxing and ever so calming with only chirping birds, the wind and the sounds of the waves and leaves “distracting” you from your play.
It has slowly become a go to golfing spot for corporate golfing tours. There are also plenty of other things to enjoy while you are in Bintan Island, such as the beaches and eco-tours. Prior to Bintan Island becoming a golfing spot, it was known for its eco-tourism and beaches so why not check them out while you are in the place. Indonesia has spent a lot on developing the infrastructures and encourages golf tourism in Bintan Island. Three of the best golf courses in Bintan Island are:
The Laguna Bintan Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course which was designed by Greg Norman. The golf course immediately evokes feelings of awe and excitement from any golf enthusiast who visits the place. The golf course was developed amidst plush forest land, the coast of the South China Seas and a quarry which has been abandoned. The golf course has interesting challenges in store for anyone who plays. The Laguna Bintan’s golf course can be enjoyed by golfers of any proficiency may it be amateur or seasoned professional golfers. The 60 hectares of land is truly nature’s work of art, with the natural elements strategically used to define the golf course and its challenges. The sea breeze will welcome you at the 7th and 8th hole with the remarkable view of the South China Sea. Towards the 8th, rocks will greet you as you walk past the breath taking sea. Playing golf at Laguna Bintan Golf Club is truly a one of a kind experience.
The Ria Bintan Golf Club is also a gem of a golf course that Indonesia has fully developed to international standards. The Ria Bintan Golf Club was designed by world renowned South African golfer, Gary Player. It is a world class golf course with 27-holes designed especially for international championships. The course alone is measured to be around 6,470 metres. There are two courses that are popular amongst the golfers who play at the Ria Bintan Golf Club: 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 an experience like no other. This is something that is truly unique to the Bintan Island. One thing that makes it truly exceptional is the fact that the golf course itself cuts through the Riau jungle, so you are most likely to come across some wild boars, deer and monkeys. On the other side, it has holes by the coast which is a memorable experience for any golfer. 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 Bintan Lagoon Golf Club is popular amongst business executives and expats living in Singapore because it is only a 55 minutes ferry ride away. The two courses at Bintan Lagoon Golf Club were designed by Jack Nicklaus and Ian Baker-Finch, both legendary international golf players. The pristine golf course is set across a remarkable landscape with breath taking greens. The sea view portion was designed by Jack Nicklaus whereas the woodlands portion was designed Ian Baker-Finch. This is an exceptional golf course with truly exciting challenges in store for any golfer.
During the week the golf courses in Bintan are empty but at the weekends many golfers from Singapore head over to the island and then the courses get very busy and expensive. We have discounted green fees at all of the golf courses in Bintan which can be booked online.