Bogor Golf Courses

The Historical city of Bogor is located 60 kilometers from the capital, Jakarta. The city was loved by the Dutch who built a palace there in 1744. It was the home of all the Governor-Generals due to the adaptable climate and to avoid the heat of Jakarta. The British also loved it and it was the home of Stamford Raffles before he went off to be Governor-General of Singapore. It is still used today by the President of Indonesia.

Bogor is golfer’s paradise. 6 golf International standard courses within a one hour drive from each other. Each course has its own challenges and are designed by some of the best designers in the world, including Gary Player. They could all see the potential and the beauty of the area for golf courses, we will give you a fantastic golfing experience that will make you want to come back time and time again.

#1 Rainbow Hills Golf Club

Rainbow Hills Golf Club is a picturesque 27 holes mountain course layout designed by the internationally recognized J. Michael Poellot Golf Design Group (JMP). In early 2015, Robert Moore Jr., finished the third 9 holes named the Stone Hills course, thus providing golfers with 27 holes of stunning visual drama and challenging golf set amongst abundant natural beauty and fresh air.

This course takes full advantage of a picturesque setting carefully adapting the abundant natural gifts of the site into a spectacular golf landscape. At this mountain course resort, golfers will enjoy beautiful views of the local mountainous terrain as well as a nice bird’s eye view to some adjacent development area beneath it. It is, by far, considered as one of the very best mountainous course in South-East Asia.

The combination of world-class course architecture and stunning natural landscape set to produce golfing conditions of a very high standard. The recent addition, the Stone Hills course adds extra value to the golfer’s experience. It is also arguably the most challenging and longest off the tee of the three nine holes layouts. It features some dramatic elevations off the tee and demanding Greens that helps create an exciting golf experience.

#2 Bogor Raya Golf Club

The 18-hole, par-71 Bogor Raya golf course was designed by Australian Graham Marsh in a natural setting with mature trees, flower beds, rivers and lakes. Through excellent maintenance and attention to detail the course has been transformed into a tropical garden with more varieties of fauna than any other course in the area. Here golf is played in amidst spectacular views and mountains in the distance.

Towering pine trees line the course and all the holes are interestingly named after different types of native trees. There are many interesting holes and the golf course is suited to all levels of golfers. Good ball striking is rewarded with gold scores on this fair and fun designed course. Long hitters will really enjoy the course as the landing areas are wide and the fairways for the most part bowl-shaped. Green surroundings are more difficult making accurate approaches a must.

#3 Rancamaya Golf & Country Club

Rancamaya Golf and Country Club is located 20 minutes from Bogor. The Ted Robinson designed golf course has spectacular volcano views of the extinct Mount Salak. In addition there are some excellent holes that for the most part play in a stadium-like arrangement making for many good scoring opportunities. The Bogor golf course is 450 meters above sea level. This altitude ensures for pleasant year-round golfing weather and helps balls fly one club further than at sea level.

Rancamaya Golf & Country Club incorporates a series of lakes connected by small waterfalls. The soothing sound of moving water on most holes is a relaxing when playing. Multiple teeing areas, strategically placed hazards and large greens all add to the enjoyment of golfing at Rancamaya.

#4 Sentul Highlands Golf Club

Sentul Highlands is a great course designed by the Black Knight, the great Gary Player. It makes good use of the hilly terrain with most holes having a panoramic view of Gunung Salak and the Bogor Hills.

Designed to be a championship course, there are many different sets of tees to accommodate players of all abilities. Tee shots at Sentul Highlands reward precision over distance to properly hit the blind fairways with tight landing areas. Picking a spot on the horizon on tee shots is no easy task.Greens are mostly small with subtle breaks, some of which are well-protected by deep bunkers. Back-dropped by several mountains that overlook the stunning “Sentul Highlands”, playing this challenging course comes with sweeping vistas in nearly every direction.

#5 Emeralda Golf Club

Designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, this 27-hole venue has played host to several Indonesian Opens, the Johnnie Walker Super Tour, Dunhill Asian Masters and the Volvo Masters Asia.

The club is set against a backdrop of the stunning foothills of Gunung Putri. The 27-hole Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus designed courses offer a variety of interesting and challenging playing conditions.

Comprising of the Lake Nine and the River Nine, the Palmer-designed 18 is a playable, expertly maintained layout that challenges the player while never beating him up. Each golfer should carefully select from the 5 sets tees to be able to both enjoy the course to its fullest and have a good level of challenge. These nines taken together for a picturesque course and are laid out on rolling topography perfectly suited to captivating golf.

#6 Gunung Geulis Country Club

Gunung Geulis, which means beautiful mountain in the Indonesian, is bounded rivers and mountains. There are 36 holes on offer, with the original West Course opened in 1992, and the newer East Course which opened in 1994. Both courses were designed by Thomson, Wolveridge and Perret, world famous Australian golf course designers.
Measuring 6,075 meters, the West Course requires good course management and club selection to score well.  The course appeals to low markers as each poses a challenge. Doglegs, sand traps, water, trees, or waste areas come into play all through the course.

The Gunung Geulis East Course plays to 6,065 meters and is too hilly to walk. The front 9 or Valley Course is undulating, following the contour of the hills. The back 9 Hill Course is gentler with wider fairways wider. The course has a distinctive British links style. Fairways are up and down, with allot of movement and carefully placed bunkers.  Both courses are worth playing.

#7 Riverside Golf Club

Riverside Golf Club is the most stunning and dramatic 18-hole par 72 championship course set along the Cikeas River within the beautiful province of Bogor, Indonesia. Designed by golf legend and great white shark Greg Norman, the 90 hectare site offers players of all levels an adrenaline-charged ride in a setting of lush natural greenery.

Ninety hectares of jungle with the dramatic topography was used to create Riverside Golf Club. Fairways are generally rolling with areas of open spaces for landing. Many of the holes though play over ravines and cross rivers and streams. Most greens are protected by large stands of trees and lush forest.

#8 Palm Hill Golf Club

Located in the Sentul highlands and near the green city of Bogor, the gently undulated Palm Hill 18 holes course is an incredibly attractive layout. It is surrounded by hills that lead towards Mount Salak. Designed by Tom Matteson and developed by Japan’s Taisei Corporation, this friendly course offers players a layout that allows playing back stray shots from nearly every adjacent fairway.

A boulder-rich river separates holes 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 from the other holes. Water has to be crossed on holes 7, 11, 13 and 15 while on holes 5, 7, 9 and 18 water comes into play from either the tee box or landing area.

Like all the courses in the Bogor region, this course offers marvelous views. In the rainy season the river can turn into a ferociously running body of water that is awesome to watch. From a distance Mount Salak majestically looks down on the course, which fairways are home to Bermuda grass.

#9 Permata Sentul Golf & Country Club

Permata Sentul Golf & Country Club is set in a 700 ha resort development situated 100-400 meters above sea level in the Sentul Highlands. It  is designed by Thomson, Wolveridge & Perret, a firm of proffessional golf designer from Australia who have already built a number of first class golf course in Indonesia such as Bali Handara, Matoa, Finna, Gunung Geulis. They have successfully given, the approximately 100 hectares Permata Sentul Golf & Country Club a unique natural tropical touch that guarantees intimacy, pleasure and health.

In addition to the golf course, the resort has superb open-plan residential estates where the houses have been built without tall fences but the boundaries marked only by an attractive tree-line. This is to give satisfaction to those who take enjoyment from being in the open nature of surrounding mountaineous countryside. A special characteristic of this course is its rolling narrow fairways that require a high level of accuracy when hitting the ball, to land it far up the middle of the fairway.



These are very popular course so booking well in advance is recommended. Contact us at Alternative Travel, where we will arrange for an experienced golf tour guide to be on hand to assist and make your holiday run smoothly. Our expertise demonstrates how much time, money and frustration you can save on by leaving your worries with us and concentrate on enjoying your stay in Bogor.




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