Wayan Tunas is a Balinese Landscaper/Agricultural Scientist who worked on the Course during its construction from early 1970 until its opening. This was his favourite Hole despite him having the unenviable job of moving the thousands of rocks which were discovered once the brush had been cleared. He left an indelible mark on it – the lovely double arched stone bridge near the bend in the dog leg. Considered by many to be an Indonesian Golfing National Treasure, Tunas went on from Handara to be involved in the development of many other Golf Courses in Indonesia.
Rated as the toughest Hole on the Course, this Par 4 is a left to right dogleg and very much downhill all the way. Your tee shot needs to be accurate to shorten the Hole as much as possible – but be careful not to run out of fairway if you choose the left hand side. There is O.B. on the left and a wide creek splits the fairway in two. Careful club selection is required on the approach to both reach and hold the green – many approach shots roll out long. The green slopes slightly from front to back and is guarded by a bunker front right.
Pro’s Tip – longer hitters can take the option of going for the fairway to the right hand side of the creek. Such a line is riskier but will result in a much shorter approach. You may even drive the green.
You can also check out our Hackers Guide on how to play hole 3 at Handara Golf & Resort Bali for more tips about this hole.
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