Golf in Bali
INTERNATIONAL standard courses have sprung up in Bali. It has its share of courses that are just for pure enjoyment of the game. Indeed, golf is a very popular sport with both tourists and the locals.
Where to Golf
For the golfing enthusiasts, Bali offers a choice to enjoy during your holiday.
NIRWANA BALI GOLF COUNTRY CLUB
Nirwana Bali Golf Country Club is a visual masterpiece of dramatic ocean views and lush Balinese landscapes. Greg Norman has designed it golf course, Nirwana Bali Golf Course offers a spectacular challenge and a unique world-class experience for golfers of all skill levels. The golf course that is designed by legendary golfer Greg Norman with hole 18 th is one of the most photographed and challenging golf courses in the world. With three holes running along the cliffs of the Indian Ocean and terraced rice paddies providing unique hazards and this course has been tested the accuracy and consistency of a PGA Professional and still be enjoyable for the average golfer. It is set on the southwest coast of Bali with 45 minutes drive from Bali’s International Airport. Nirwana Bali Golf Club is the centerpiece of the fully integrated Nirwana Bali Resort. You can come and experience the ultimate golf course in Bali or you can join the Nirwana Bali Golf Package.
Golf fee: 18-holes for visitors is $162 USD on weekdays and $174 USD in the weekend and on public holidays.
There’s also an option for sunset golf starting from 4 pm and this costs $54 USD both for weekdays, weekends and on public holidays.
The Nirwana Golf Club also offers a golf shop, golf equipment rental service, locker rooms, a casual dining restaurant and local caddies to ensure a fantastic round of golf.
Nirwana Bali Golf Club
Jalan Raya Tanah Lot Kediri
For reservations you can give them a call on (+62) 361- 815960.
BALI HANDARA KOSAIDO COUNTRY CLUB
The course is built in Bedugul, a very popular tourist spot and a center of flowers with quite peaceful takes of Lake Bratan is worthwhile to visit. Designed by Peter Thompson and Michael Wolveridge & Associates, the course offers a 72 par, 7024 yards in the 18-hole championship course, and it’s greens will trick the best golfer.
Bali Handara offers mountain scenery and gardens and is a must to see, even for non golfers. This is the only golf course in Asia with its location set in extinct volcano. In the lush highlands to the northwest of Bali, at an altitude of 1142 meters above sea level within an average temperature of 16 to 20°C, it is blessed with the perfect climate for a round of golf and surrounded by mountains with a panoramic view of Lake Bratan.
The Handara is a deceptively difficult course. There are plenty of bunkers, lakes and other water hazards to get you into difficulty. The greens and gardens are immaculate. Clouds are common in the afternoon, so the morning is the perfect time to start your game here. During the rainy season the course is much cooler than in dry.
Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club has a variety of rooms for accommodation. There is at the club consists of Balinese bungalows or hotel and suite rooms. Facilities at the club include tennis courts, fitness center and massage, Japanese bath and sauna. Golf carts, equipment and services of caddies. F&B outlets include three restaurants and a karaoke bar, and also a fully-equipped convention and banquet hall.
Golf Fee: 18-holes for visitors is $130.00 USD and for guests staying in the hotel it is $65.00 USD.
Golf Lesson:Drive Range per hour $30.00 USD and a 18-holes Round Lesson is $53.00 USD
Golf Cart Fee: $25 USD
There’s also a fitness center, karaoke bar, tennis court, Japanese hot bath, conference room, golf shop and also a golf equipment rental service so you don’t have to bring your own heavy bags.
Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club
Main road Bedugul-Singaraja
For reservations you can give them a call on (+62) 362-22646.
BALI BEACH GOLF COURSES
The Balibeach Golf Course is located in the northern part of Sanur, which is only a 30-minute drive from the Nusa Dua and Kuta area. This golf course is the oldest of all the golf courses on Bali and was constructed in the 60′s together with the Bali Beach hotel (now the Inna Grand Bali Beach hotel) across the street.
This Bali golf course has recently been re-modeled and renovated to comply with the latest standards and is designed by the Indonesian Rajakulasingham. There are now a lot of tall trees, flowers and a couple of lakes together with newly constructed greens.
The 9-hole golf course has a total length of 3560 yards with a blue tee of 3.250 yards, a red tee of 2.700 yards and a white tee of 3.058 yards. It has a lay-out of par 36 with seven par 4′s, one par 5 and one par 3. Since the location of the golf course is near the beach the wind should be taken into account on a couple of holes.
Golf fee: They have very attractive prices here and it costs only $54 USD for a 9-hole round of golf or $67 USD to walk 18-holes.
Prices are inclusive green fee, caddy fee and government tax.
They also have a golf Pro shop, a golf equipment rental service and restaurant with a great terrace next to the course that serves Asian/Western dishes.
Bali Beach Golf Course,
Jalan Hang Tuah no. 58
For reservations you can give them a call on tel: (+62) 361-287 733.
BALI GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB NUSA DUA
The course ensconced in the deluxe resort area of Nusa Dua, offers a unique golfing experience with world class breathtaking sights. Designed by renowned golf course architects Rodney Wright and Robin Nelson incorporated small hand-built stone walls to terrace the sides of fairways and tees in order to emulate the rice fields terraces of the Bali countryside.
With 6871 yards course has a par of 72, Bali Golf and Country Club will offer visitors to Bali a truly unique golfing. The course has multiple tees to ensure play ability. Each hole is unique and the course has three definite settings for play. The Indian Ocean creates a spectacular backdrop. You also play through massive coconut trees, lakes and finish off with sand dune holes along Nusa Dua Beach.
Golf carts are compulsory and one caddy is provided with each cart. Trained caddies, golf carts, and all necessary equipment are available for hire at the proshop. The well appointed clubhouse has a swimming pool, two bars and an open-air restaurant. A recent addition to the course has been the Wantilan Golf Villas with traditional Balinese architecture set within the golf course self contained luxury villas can be rented.
Golf fee: A round of 18 holes of golf at the Bali Golf and Country Club costs $142 USD and an extra 9-holes on the same day costs $60 USD (only available after 3pm).
Tee times start at 6 am until 4pm. Last one for 18 holes at 1.50 pm.
There also the ‘Sundowner’ with tees of at 3pm until the sun goes down, which is around 6.30pm. This costs $70 USD.
All prices here are exclusive 10% Government tax but include a golf cart (with mini-bar), a multi-lingual caddy and service charge.
NEW KUTA GOLF
The New Kuta Golf Course is located on the west coast lime stone cliffs of the Bukit Peninsula and not far from Dreamland beach and Balangan Beach. It takes around 20 minutes from the Kuta area to get here.
By the way these beaches are one of the most gorgeous beaches in this southern part of Bali and I won’t be surprised if you just kept staring at the beach instead of playing your round of golf.
The 18-hole Bali golf course (par 72) is designed by Ronald Fream, David Dale & Kevin Ramsey and comprises of 85 hectares. Their unique selling point obviously is the view from the cliffs but the course can be treacherous. Since this part of Bali together with the Tulamben area are the hottest places on the island you have to be extra alert while playing here. It looks like the roof is on fire here…
Luckily your golf cart is stocked with a cool box and on holes 6 and 15 there is “the shelter”, which provides you with cool drinks and snacks too. If you can’t handle it anymore you can always head over to the Link Restaurant that serves a variety of Indonesian dishes with a view on hole 18 and the putting green. The New Kuta Golf club also has a golf shop, golf equipment rental service (both left and right handers) and a spa to come back to your senses again.
Golf fee: A round of 18 holes costs $111 USD (weekends $141) or unlimited all day for $141 USD (weekends $165).
There’s also the 9-hole sunset golf, which starts after 4pm for $52 USD during weekdays and in the weekend $58 USD. These fees include green fee, cart fee, caddy services, player insurance and 10% government tax.
New Kuta Golf Club
Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Kawasan
For reservations you can give them a call on (+62) 361 8481 333.
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