The Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort in Tabanan, Bali, is set to cease operations on July 31, following a decision by its owner. "Renovation" is estimated to take three years, expect protests and more likely five years until something new opens again. More..
I just stumbled across this awesome interactive LINK with all course locations in Bali. If I was going to visit Bali just to play Golf, I would stay three days in Nusa Dua (the southern tip) to play Bali National, New Kuta, and Pandawa. The Grand Hyatt hotel is centrally located. I would then allow one day to transit from Nusa Dua to Bedugul and then play at Handara. Nirwana is closing for renovation in July 2017 and it will be years before a course reopens there.
When I moved to Bali, this group was my introduction to golf on the island, they're very welcoming but take golf very seriously and I'm a hack at best. If you've just moved to Bali, I most definitely recommend Raffles to make golfing buddies and I know they welcome visitors too.
Spectacular mountain scenery, beautiful beaches, warm and friendly people, a vibrant culture, luxury hotels/villa, best surfing sport, and stunning golf courses are just few of many things that make Bali a major tourist destination over the world.
The best golf courses in Bali offer players a challenging but beautiful round, with a good combination of challenging greens and well-maintained fairways that are seamlessly landscaped into some of Bali’s most stunning locations.
So are you keen on playing golf in Bali?
Here are “Top 5 Golf Courses in Bali” you can visit:
1. Bali Handara Kosaido Country Golf
The only golf course in Bali that is located up in the cool highlands is Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club. Bali Handara Kosaido Country Golf is surrounded by lush green mountains, crater lakes and an equatorial rain forest that create dramatic backdrops into the well-maintained creeping bent grass greens.
Established in 1974, with Peter Thompson and Michael Wolveridge as its designers, the course is opened daily (with 4, as the maximum golfers per group on both weekdays and weekends).
Source : baligo.co | handaragolfresort.com
AddressPancasari Village - Singaraja, Bali Indonesia.
Phone+62 361 342 2646
Website www.handaragolfresort.com2. Bali National Golf Club The international standard Bali National Golf Club opened back in 1991 as the Bali Golf & Country Club and became one of the unofficial landmarks of the exclusive five-star Nusa Dua resort enclave.
Bali National Golf Club, arguably now the flagship of Bali golf, following a complete redesign by Nelson, Haworth Golf Course Architects and reconstructed to international standards over the past one and a half years, officially reopened on 1 March 2014, with spectacular views over the majestic backdrop of Agung Mountain and the Indian Ocean.
Your new golf journey commences amidst a lush tropical forest set on hilly parkland and then it’s on into spectacularly landscaped coconut groves, before arriving at the penultimate par 3, 17th hole, where a golfer’s question may well be “where’s the fairway”! Yes, this hole requires a precise tee shot to a magnificent island green.
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ADDRESSBTDC Area, Lot S-5, Nusa Dua Bali
PHONE+62 361 771 791
WEBSITEwww.balinationalgolf.com3. Nirwana Bali Golf Club
The golf club lies on the southwest coastline of Bali where the famous temple, Tanah Lot, is located. In July 1997, the Nirwana Bali Golf Club, whose designer happened to be Greg Norman was opened. The golf is open daily with maximum golfers per group standing at four on both weekdays and weekends.
The driving range and the 18 holes par 72 (6805) yards, make this course one of the top golf courses is the island. Other facilities found here include restaurant, golf schools and accommodation. It’s signature Par 3 7th hole overlooks the famous Tanah Lot temple and the stunning Indian Ocean, is by far the most photographed hole on the course. This award winning golf course is managed by IMG Golf Course Management.
Source : nirwanabaligolf.com
ADDRESSJalan Raya Tanah Lot, Kediri, Tabanan 82171
PHONE+ 62 361 815 900
WEBSITEwww.panpasific.com/bali | www.nirwanabaligolf.com4. New Kuta Golf
New Kuta Golf welcomes you to its international standard 18-hole championship course, the first golf course in Indonesia with a links style layout (along a coastline and often with dunes and a few trees). Its signature hole 15 is nicknamed "The Cliff Hanger" and has 240-degree ocean views overlooking two famous beaches on Bali’s southern coast, Balangan and Dreamland.
Opened in 2013 and forming part of the ambitious Pecatu Indah Resort development on the southern limestone cliffs of the Uluwatu coast, this Ronald Fream-designed course's views are really worth experiencing. At its club house you'll find a pro shop, restaurant, and even a spa to help you unwind after an exciting game.
Source : newkutagolf.com
ADDRESSJl. Raya Uluwatu, Pecatu Indah Resort Area, Badung 80361, Bali
PHONE+62 – 361 8481 333
WEBSITEwww.newkutagolf.com5. Bali Beach Golf Course
Bali Beach Golf Course has a driving range and clubhouse, surrounded by tall, mature trees, regulation green complexes, earth molding and lakes. The golf course provides you with an amazing pitch having spots of flowering hibiscus plants and shady pines.
With its seven Par 4s, one Par 5, and one Par 3, the golf course is an amazing place with enough variety and challenges. Among other things found in this course are full bar, caddies, rental equipment for golf and fine restaurants.
Source : balibeachgolfcourse.com
ADDRESSInna Grand Bali Beach Hotel, Jl. Hangtuah No. 58, Sanur, Bali 80226
PHONE+62 361 287733
These guys are the real deal but their marketing leaves a lot to be desired as they don't have a proper website and don't come up well on a Google search. That said, message them on Facebook and expect to get a quick response. They have by far, Bali's best selection of golf clubs and gear at reasonable prices for the island. I just bought an awesome putter there recently. Golf and Golf gear is not cheap in Bali so stock up before visiting but if you didn't go check out Bagus Golf. It's close to Bali National course and not too far from New Kuta Golf Course and Bukit Pandawa Golf Course. I believe you can rent Japanese golf clubs here as a cheaper alternative than renting at the courses which can be shamelessly overpriced.
No website but check their Facebook page here
Address : jl.bypass ngurah rai no 909 nusa dua, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Badung regency, Bali
Phone : 0821-4444-6500
Amazingly, in an island that hovers around 40C at times, none of the courses off night golf - whichever one does is going to be incredibly popular because seriously, my advice, if you don't tee off at Sunrise or very late in the day, golf at all courses other than Handara is just a slog to get through. We really need night golf in Bali.
Bali Beach Course does have a night time driving range
My favorite course in Bali...
I struggle with playing at the sea level courses due to the extreme heat and that's how I found Handara. It's an incredible course and comfortable to play at year round. Typically, I go up the night before as it's best to golf in the morning as it frequently rains in the afternoon in central Bali. I drive an old VW Safari so getting there is an adventure in itself but very easy by van. Allow plenty of time in the afternoon after a round to explore the area. I recommend staying in Bedugul two nights and typically stay at Strawberry Hill Hotel nearby or at Handara Resort itself - I took my extended family here one Christmas in Bali and we had a fantastic week of relaxation, golf, and exploring the area. Check their website here
Tel _62 (363) 342 2636
Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club opened in October 2016, is the latest addition to Bali’s growing collection of world-class golf courses. Situated on a limestone cliff-top overlooking the world-famous surf breaks of Bukit Peninsula, the singular venue offers 18 championship- caliber par-3 golf holes, many of which are back-dropped by rustic architectural ruins and spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, with a clubhouse inspired by the many grand temples Bali is renowned for. It is a 45-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali.
When is the best time to play, it really depends on the player, the game will take about 2,5 hours. Some people like to play early morning, some like an afternoon play.
Visit their website here
INTERNATIONAL GUEST / NON KITAS HOLDER
• None Bukit Pandawa Golf Residence (18 Holes)
Monday – Thursday IDR 1,600,000 +
Friday to Sunday & Public Holiday IDR 1,700,000 +
• Bukit Pandawa Hotels & Residence (18 Holes)
Monday – Sunday & Public Holiday IDR 1,250,000 +
Sunset Golf / Junior <18 Years
Monday – Thursday IDR 850,000 +
Friday to Sunday & Public Holiday IDR 950,000 +
DOMESTIC / KITAS HOLDER
• None Bukit Pandawa Golf Residence (18 Holes)
Monday – Thursday IDR 950,000 +
Friday to Sunday & Public Holiday IDR 1,100,000 +
• Bukit Pandawa Hotels & Residence (18 Holes)
Monday – Thursday IDR 750,000 +
Friday to Sunday & Public Holiday IDR 850,000 +
• Sunset Golf / Junior <18 Years Monday to Sunday & Public Holiday IDR 650,000 +
• Premium Set: IDR 550,000 net
• Shoes FJ: IDR 300,000 net
• Caddie & Cart Fee : IDR 150,000 net
TERMS & CONDITIONS
• All rates are in Indonesia Rupiah and excluding 10% Government Tax
• Validity until 31 December 2017 • Rate includes: Green/Shared Cart/Caddy
Fees & Players Insurance • Sunset Golf starts from 4.00 PM • Group Rates on Request
Tel: +62 81236 28 28 28 / +62 361 4725 999
General Manager: Mr Stephen Banks
Sales & Marketing: Ms Lucia Indrayana
Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club
Jl. Gunung Payung No. 8
Banjar Panti Giri Desa Kutuh
Kecamatan Kuta Selatan
Kab Badung Bali, Indonesia