During the first days of the Course construction, a 2 nd World War era Russian Bulldozer (then the only piece of heavy earthmoving equipment on Bali) was borrowed from the Army and brought up to Handara. It proved to be recalcitrant and soon after arriving broke down completely. With permission from the Army, the Bulldozer was ceremoniously buried by the locals on this Hole – where the fairway bunker was created above it. Thereafter all earthmoving was done by hand – roughly 1250 people (mostly local villagers) built the Course.
The longest Par 5 to finish your round. There is O.B. all along the left hand side. Buyan Creek crosses the Course for the first time 345 yards from the green – it may come into play depending on which tee you are playing from. There is also a small cluster of bunkers on the right hand side just after the Creek which need to be avoided. The Bulldozer bunker lies 105 yards from the green and shorter hitters may be well advised to lay up to it. The biggest green on the Course awaits you. It is oval shaped and is guarded by a deep bunker front right. The green slopes moderately from back to front and slightly from left to right.
Pro’s Tip – a good, long closing Hole that can wreck your card if you take it lightly. Secure your par and head to the Players Terrace for a drink, a meal and to enjoy the view. The waters of Lake Buyan can be seen to your right from the Terrace.
You can also check out our Hackers Guide on how to play hole 18 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.