The original Architects of Handara were the Australian firm of Harris Thomson Wolveridge & Associates. Of these it was Michael Wolveridge who made the initial concept visit in 1968, did the detailed design in 1969 and oversaw the Course construction until its opening in 1972 – with a Pro Am won by Graham Marsh (Pro) and Michael Wolveridge (Am).
This right to left dogleg Par 5 takes you back up the hill to the Clubhouse. There is not much to be gained by trying to hit a draw off the tee – better to simply play straight towards the fairway bunkers on the right hand side which are about 250 yards from the green. Your second shot should favour the right hand side so as to stay clear of the fairway bunker on the left which is 80 yards from the green. The green sits diagonally to you and slopes quite severely from back to front. It is defended by penal bunkers both front left and on the right.
Pro’s Tip – play this as a true 3 shotter to avoid the dangers and to get your approach shot as close to the pin as possible – this is not an easy green to putt on.
You can also check out our Hackers Guide on how to play hole 9 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.