Well, ladies and gentlemen, we are almost done here at the historic Handara Golf & Resort Bali. Today’s post brings us up to the 17th hole of the Hackers’ Guide to Handara- where we attempt to explain the best possible ways of earning a simple, easy bogey on each hole of Bali’s best golf course. Let’s get to it.
Playing from an elevated tee box makes this hole play shorter than it really is. The white tees play at exactly 400 yards, making it an easy reach for most bogey golfers. Playing smart off the tee is the best way to ensure this stroke-index-12 hole plays as easy as it should.
The fairway slopes noticeably downhill from left to right so it’s best to play any reliable 220-240 yard shot toward the left half of the fairway (remembering that it’s downhill so you will gain another 20-40 yards in roll out). For many bogey golfers, this means a fairway wood or hybrid club.
Hole 17 at Handara Golf & Resort Bali
If you have a tendency to hook the ball, don’t let the bunker on the left side of the fairway distract you. In fact, the OB left of the fairway is the real concern. Playing for the fairway will usually mean the ball settles in the right half of the fairway or perhaps into the right rough.
From there, players should avoid the greenside bunker which is short-right of the green by favoring the left side and going a club longer if in doubt. The green itself slopes left to right so even if the pin is up front, aim a little left to account for a breaking roll out.
Once you are on the putting surface, things are fairly straightforward. The green slopes toward the bunker and back out toward the fairway. Knock your first one close and who knows, you may just come away with a well-earned par.
We hope you have enjoyed this installment of the Hackers’ Guide to Handara here at Handara Golf & Resort Bali. Join us next week as we reach a challenging but rewarding conclusion to our round here in the mountains of Bali.