Soldier and campaigner for Indonesian independence, Medical Doctor, Major General, Cabinet Minister, Head of Pertamina, Chairman of both the Indonesian Red Cross (IFRC) and Golf Association (PGI), businessman, husband of Zaleha – Ibnu Sutowo (1914 – 2001) was the Founder of the Course and named it after his youngest daughter, Handara. His memory and legacy is recognized each year with the staging of the Ibnu Sutowo Senior Open.
A right to left dogleg Par 5 to start your round. The ideal tee shot is a draw around the dogleg, but beware that Out of Bounds (O.B.) borders all of the left hand side. Be wary too of running out of fairway if you elect to hit straight. A creek crosses the fairway 150 yards from the green. The first part of the fairway slopes from left to right – there is O.B. on the right in this section too. An approach from the left is easiest as the cluster of bunkers front right of the green stretch back 55 yards. The green slopes quite severely from back to front.
Pro’s Tip – don’t be long with your approach shot as there is steep banking behind the green and a devilish bunker back right – all making for an extremely difficult up and down from here.
You can also check out our Hackers Guide on how to play hole 1 at Handara Golf & Resort Bali for more tips about this hole.
Handara Golf & Resort Bali, ranked by GOLF Magazine among the "Top 50 Greatest Golf Courses in the World" attracts golfers from all corners of the world to travel to Bali in order to play golf at one of Asia's most iconic and "World-Class" golf courses.