With the Indian Ocean in the south and close to the equator, Bali is famous for its beaches, warm temperatures and pleasant weather all year round provide excellent conditions for golf. Since the island is well-known for its culture and preserved old tradition, combining golf and some sightseeing to see nature and culture of the island make a great holiday.
Here are the golf courses in Bali:
Bali Beach Golf Course
Bali Beach Golf Course in Sanur was designed by Rajakulasingham and opened in 1972, 9 holes par 36 (3650 yards). The golf course was formerly known as The Grand Bali Beach Golf Course. In 2004, new golf ownership came onsite and the course upgraded. In 2005 the renamed Bali Beach Golf Course with clubhouse and driving range opened to the public.
Set in an environment of very mature, tall trees, has been given a face lift, with the introduction of lakes, mounding and features, including newly designed and constructed greens all of which add to the aesthetic beauty of the course. It is a course that will provide challenges to all golfers of all skill levels.
The greens are designed to provide a fair good putting surface, without severe undulations. The subtle breaks on the greens will always keep the golfer guessing. The greens are also well – bunkered, with little room for errant shots.
The wind is a factor and comes into play on a few holes, especially on hole 2, which is a Par 3. The golf course is well laid out with seven Par 4’s, one Par 5 and one Par 3. That will give the golfers enough variety and challenges to enjoy a good game of golf. The higher handicappers has always the option of laying up and staying out of trouble, while the better player needs to be sharp and accurate in order to play to handicap. We hope the club members and their guests enjoy the golf course and the private country club experience.
Handara Golf & Resort Bali
Handara Golf & Resort Bali must be one of the most astonishing golf courses on Bali. This 18 holes par 72 (7024 yards) course was designed by Peter Thompson & Michael Wolveridge and opened in 1974,
The Bali golf course is set in the lush highlands of Bali and nestled in the crater of a volcano in the mountain region of Bedugul. It is about 2-hour drive from Nusa Dua and Jimbaran area and about 1 hour from Ubud.
Handara Golf & Resort Bali is a mountain golf course & resort. It is located on an altitude of 1,142 meters (3,750 feet) above sea level and temperatures moderate between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius. It is a world class golf course in a magnificent setting, cozy hotel and cottage accommodation. It is a perfect place to golf for those who do not like crowded cities.
Handara has benefited from some major recent renovations. It has new Breeze Terrace with amazing 180 degree panorama over the spectacular mountain view. Another unforgettable experience is the new Soyokaze restaurant where guests can enjoy Japanese cuisine by Handara’s veteran chef whilst appreciating the serene ambiance provided by the stunning panorama. Other renovations include the new Pro-Shop, Ladies Locker Room, renovated Cottage and Chalet rooms.
Bali National Golf Club
This Hawaiian-styled golf course was designed by Robin Nelson and Rodney Wright. Bali National Golf Club re-opened in 2013 after undergoing extensive renovations, it is a 18 holes par 72 (7166 yards) golf course. Being located at the southern tip of the island puts Bali National near many of the top hotels. It is only a short 15-minute drive by new 4-lane tollway from the Bali International Airport.
Bali National Golf Club is located in THE MAJ Nusa Dua, The Nusa Dua tourism complex which offers a number of star rated hotels, two Convention Centers, a Shopping Center, Restaurants and a Museum, sitting alongside over three miles of white sand beaches.
The Bali National Golf Villas are located within the resort and has 7 luxurious villas. Each villa can accommodate up to 6 guests.
Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club
Located on the most southern coastline of Bali along dramatic cliffs rising from the Indian Ocean, Bukit Pandawa is an 18-hole executive par-3 golf course opened in 2016, 18 holes par 54 (2178 yards). It was designed by The JMP Golf. Because it is built on top of the limestone landscape, Bukit Pandawa Golf Club has spectacular views over the Indian Ocean.
Bukit Pandawa Resort & Golf is an integrated resort situated on 150 hectares of clifftop real estate on Bali’s southernmost point. It offers sea views for guests of its 18-hole par-3 golf course and four ultra-luxury brand-name hotels; Mandarin Oriental, Raffles, Fairmont and Waldorf Astoria.
Some other great features include a two-kilometer stretch of white sand beach, two beach clubs, and an art center designed by international architect Kengo Kuma.
New Kuta Golf
Located on Bali’s southern shore in the Pecatu compound at Dreamland Beach is one of Bali’s most spectacular golf courses; New Kuta Golf. Carved out of limestone between the brilliant white cliffs and the blue waters of the Indian Ocean, New Kuta Golf ranks among Asia’s most spectacular golf course. It was designed by Golfplan, Ronald Fream, opened in 2007, 18 holes par 72 (7515 yards).
New Kuta Golf is located on a 85 hectares land right on the limestone cliff with stunning view of the Indian Ocean. It is the only one Bali Golf Link Resort standing on white stone land of Dream Land Pecatu Graha. This New Kuta Golf is also a great golf course with 18 holes just 20 minutes drive from Bali’s International Airport.
Along with beauty and challenges, New Kuta Golf recognized for its environmental conservation. In October 2008, the New Kuta Golf was awarded certificate of “IGOLF Laureate Course” from the International Golf and Life Foundation (IGOLF) for environmental conservation.
It is well designed with four of tees for each of the 18 holes. There is enough variety to ensure a satisfying for all skill levels. In addition, New Kuta Golf will give you experience within championship layout firsthand to discover more than just a golf course.
Nirwana Bali Golf Club
This golf club is currently closed for renovation until further notice.