Golf: the only sport in the world that offers such a scenic view. The sport will take you away to show you how beautiful the world is, regardless of what is going on today.
However, these views really depend on the golf course you choose to play at. Which is why your next golfing destination should be Indonesia. Known to give you an experience of being one with nature, Indonesia shelters the rarest and most colorful flora and fauna surrounding our courses. With almost 150 golf courses to choose from, Indonesia caters to golfers of all levels from around the world. Wondering the whereabouts of these courses? We’ve curated three must visit golf locations in Indonesia for you to discover.
Bali: Handara golf resort
Handara golf resort is located in North Bali, Bedugul. It is voted as ‘One of the 50 Greatest Golf Courses in the World’ by Golf magazine. Other than being a popular golf course to Indonesia and Asia by professional golfers all over the world, Handara also provides a cozy and unique accommodation for their guests. Handara is Bali’s first and most iconic course. The long journey is most definitely worth it. The course is set in the lush highlands of the island and nestled in the crater of an extinct volcano in the mountains of Bedugul. This 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course was masterfully designed by five time’s British open champion Peter Thomson, Michael Wolveridge and Ronald Fream. A day at Handara golf resort makes for a relaxed round of golf in an exotic natural setting.
Jakarta: Damai Indah golf, Pantai Indah Kapuk
Known to locals as “The spirit of the sea”, the Damai Indah golf course is located in north Jakarta. The course meets world golf tournament standards, while offering many challenges and an enjoyable golfing session for recreational golfers of all skills and levels. Also located in Serpong, Damai Indah golf is a 72-par golf course skillfully designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. It integrates the natural beauty of the coastal wetlands to create playable golf that is rich with strategic varieties. They have won several international awards that include:
- The best golf course in Indonesia in 1999 by USA Golf digest
- Host venue of the year in 1996 by APGA Omega Tour
- Best five of Asia Pacific course of the year 2000 by Hertz international Golf travel award
The architect’s vision for Damai Indah golf’s Pantai Indah Kapuk course was expressed in this quote: “Dramatic marshlands, native trees, and water create scenic vistas and challenging hazards. I want the experience of golfing in Pantai Indah Kapuk to wash away the cares of all who step onto the course, so that they are free to enjoy their game”
Yogyakarta: Merapi golf Yogyakarta
With a spectacular view and quiet surrounding, Merapi golf Yogyakarta is a great golfing venue for those looking to escape the heat and pollution. The golf course is conveniently located thirty minutes away from the center of Yogyakarta with an absolutely stunning view of Merapi Mountain. What makes your golfing experience a memorable one from Merapi golf Yogyakarta, is the combination of natural beauty and fresh atmosphere radiating off the mountains. The golf course is a true masterpiece by Thomson, Wolveridge & Perret. Each hole is strategically planned and positioned and is distinctly unique with its own challenges, serving a superb test for your golfing skills. Playing at this ancient city of Yogyakarta will truly make the golfer appreciate the game.
If this blog post has convinced you enough to visit Indonesia, Handara golf resort invites you to stay and experience a golfing session like no other. We offer a world class golf course that we are proud to say complements this beautiful island of Bali. Regardless of being one of the oldest golf clubs in Bali, our golf course has attracted many distinguished patrons and passionate golfers from around the world. With a great golf course in mind, we also accommodate guests who are keen to explore more of north Bali.
If you have any questions regarding our golf course and resorts, do not hesitate to contact us for more information.