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. In many cases, sweeping forested scenery serves as a backdrop to your swing, and some of these great Bali golf courses also feature signature holes set over the island’s famous reef breaks.
New Kuta Golf is Bali is Indonesia’s first links-style golf course. Located right in the southwestern part of Bali. The course was designed by American golf course architect Ronald Fream, David Dale and Kevin Ramsey, who has created a golf course which offers the characteristics that we know from British links courses.
The Bali New Kuta golf course is surrounded by breathtaking sea views with waves crashing at the base of many of the holes. The landscape includes rolling links-styled fairway, semi-rough of natural grasses and sand and undulated greens. From its five sets of tees, New Kuta Golf Club plays various distances ensuring players from beginners to low handicappers will be adequately challenged.
With only a 20-minute drive through Bali Mandara toll road from Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport, the course easily brings sweet memories to regular visiting golfers who’ve played the course over the two decades it was Bali Golf and Country Club before its overhaul and reopening in mid-2014.
There are three sections of the course that golfers traverse through roads within the Nusa Dua complex. The front nine holes mostly comprise greens, bunkers and shrubbery, with one small lake in the western part of the course. The northern section is home to holes 10 to 16, with three lakes and a combination of sand bunkers, while the smaller base section is home to holes 17 and 18, also with three lakes and most of the club facilities.
Handara Golf & Resort Bali must be one of the most astonishing golf courses on Bali if not around all of South East Asia. The Bali golf course is set in the lush highlands of Bali and nestled in the crater of a volcano in the mountains of Bedugul; a 2 hour drive from Nusa Dua and 1 hour from Ubud.
The long-journey is definitely worth it at an altitude of 1,142m above sea level, this 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Australians Peter Thompson and Michael Wolveridge in 1974. Mature tree-lined fairways, indigenous flowers, and Bent grass greens characterize the layout.
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. The JMP Golf designed course is next to the scenic beaches on the Bukit peninsula. Built on top of the limestone landscape, Bukit Pandawa Golf Club weaves its way from elevated ridges to ocean cliff edges and features spectacular views over the Indian Ocean.
All holes are championship calibre par-3, making it a first golf course of its kind in Bali. Ten of its 18 holes are complemented by panoramic ocean views over the Indian Ocean. The golf course has a par-54 layout, where you can play a round typically within 2 hours. However, it offers golfers its own set of distinctive challenges.
The Bali Beach Golf Course 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 course’s layout comprises 7 Par 4’s, a Par 5 and a Par 3, which promises good variety and enough challenges for your day out playing.
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Nirwana Bali Golf Club is a visual masterpiece of dramatic ocean views and lush Balinese landscapes located in Tanah Lot. Furthermore, Greg Norman has designed Nirwana Bali Golf Club. Hence, it offers a spectacular challenge and a unique world-class experience for golfers of all skill levels. Moreover, Nirwana Bali Golf Club become one of the most photographed and challenging golf courses in the world. Meanwhile, three holes are running along the cliffs of the Indian Ocean and terraced rice paddies providing unique hazards and PGA Professional has successfully tested the accuracy and consistency. Hence, it still to be enjoyable golf course for the average golfer. The location of Nirwana Bali Golf Club is on the southwest coast of Bali whilst just 45 minutes drive from Bali’s International Airport.
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