Golf in Indonesia
With over 100 golf courses to choose from, Indonesia provides a great destination for golfers looking to play some golf in Asia. Find out more information about golf in Indonesia by visiting these links:
Golf in Indonesia gives you a choice from playing golf in many different environments that basically range from City golf to golf in mountainous areas or golf at courses that are fringed by white sandy beaches and waving palm trees, something different than other Asia golf locations.
With golf in Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Bali & Lombok and Bintan & Batam, Indonesia has at least six major regions where the golf is extremely good, amongst the best in Asia. Golf in Indonesia is also playing golf accompanied by a friendly and mostly female caddie that assist you in playing your best and most enjoyable round of golf in a long time. On the green, she’ll give you a read that will make your putt sink for par or better.
Indonesia is a popular travel destination in Asia for many of the world’s outdoor sports enthusiasts, from surfers to rock climbers and scuba divers. Golfers are no exception. Boasting some of the world’s most scenic settings, Indonesia has become a world-class golf travel destination for golf in Asia. Following is a brief description of some of Indonesia’s best.
Bintan Lagoon’s Ocean View course mixes jungle surroundings on the front nine with spectacular views of the South China Sea on the back-nine. The Baker-Finch course doesn’t have the diversity of environment as found in the Ocean View but is tougher, tighter and even more undulating.
Indah Puri doesn’t have the high reputation of Bintan, but it is definitely one of the most scenic courses in Batam. The course runs parallel to the ocean one moment, then meanders between scenic lakes and bunkers the next.
Laguna Bintan offers scenic golf along the South China Sea. On the front nine, twice you come down to the palm-fringed beach. The first occasion, the tough par-3 8th, requires a shot across the beach, over a rocky shore and onto a secluded green lined by trees. Though this hole looks intimidating, the stress is minimized by the beautiful ocean view, with Malaysia in the distance and the Banyan Tree villas situated on a jungle hill across the bay. The second beach encounter happens on the other side of the resort. Here you will find the short and palm-fringed par-3 12th.
Next on the list is the beautiful Ria Bintan Golf Club, and its spectacular Ocean course. The impressive par-4 5th and 6th holes take you through the scenic natural jungle. Then on the award-winning par-5 7th, you tee-off in the jungle and arrive at a green with a small pond on the front-right, and the South China Sea beyond. The next two holes are even more spectacular. The par-4 8th features a green which appears to sit out in the ocean, while the tough par-3 9th is played across the ocean to another stunningly framed green, this time situated above the ocean on a rocky platform.
Although golf at the Tering Bay G&CC does not have the excellent reputation of neighbouring Bintan, with poorer maintenance standards often cited, it does have a reputation as another of Batam’s best courses. Set among green hills, tropical jungle, and luscious lakes, the scenery alone would be worth the visit.
For those wishing to combine tropical paradise with world-class golfing, Indonesia is becoming a must-visit for travelling golfers to Asia.