Where to Golf in Bali | Best golf courses in Bali

Where to golf in bali

Where to Golf in Bali

With Bali’s stunning natural beauty, it’s no surprise that golf has found its way to the island of the gods. While certainly not the biggest tourist draw on the island, golf in Bali is truly an awe-inspiring experience that any golfer would definitely plan their vacation around! Where to golf in Bali? From a round 18 on the mountainside, to breathtaking coastal courses, here are the best golf courses in Bali.

Bali National Golf Club – Nusa Dua

Located within MAJ NUSA DUA, the award-winning Bali National Golf Club is the perfect destination for all golfers, whether you are a beginner, a pro or even just a weekend golfer looking to let off steam.

Just 20 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport, the golf club offers its guests a luxurious golfing experience throughout the 18-hole course which features three distinct playing environments. Considered one of the most challenging golf courses in Bali.

Streams, canyons and local vegetation surround holes 1-9, while holes 10-16 feature lush, lightly sculpted fairways through mature grove. The last two holes, the island green hole 17 and the lakeside hole 18, are challenges to test the skills of the best golfers.

The Bali National Golf Club has several facilities including the Leadbetter Golf Academy, fully equipped locker rooms, a Pro-Shop, the Golfer’s Lounge and Terrace, a VIP Meeting Room and the VIP Lounge.

Overlooking the last two challenging holes are the Bali National Golf Villas, which boast 7 luxurious villas that can accommodate up to 6 people each. To enhance the unique golf experience and stay, guests are assigned a personal butler to attend to all of their needs and requests.

Kawasan Wisata, Nusa Dua, Benoa
+62 361 771 791

New Kuta Golf Bali – Pecatu

Nestled in the exclusive Pecatu Indah Resort in the Bukit Peninsula area is New Kuta Golf. This Bali golf course is perched above the stunning limestone cliffs with breathtaking views of Dreamland and Balangan Beach.

Spanning 85 hectares of standard championship course and the first links style course in Indonesia. The course offers five sets of tees to ensure an enjoyable experience for all golfers of varying skill sets. New Kuta Golf ranks among the best and most challenging golf courses in Bali and all of Asia.

The 18-hole, 72-par course is designed in a natural desert landscape with native trees, a semi-scottish rough of existing shrubs, long grasses and vines. The New Kuta Golf offers a selective reception of the public, reservations one day in advance for certain public and privilege members, tournament packages and Seashore Paspalum grass.

Overlooking the scenic landscape of lush fairways and the ocean, New Kuta Golf Clubhouse boasts luxurious facilities including a restaurant, bar, spa and function rooms.

Open daily for breakfast from 6:00 a.m., the Link Restaurant & Bar offers guests views of the 9th and 18th holes of the golf course. The restaurant also offers lunches, morning and afternoon teas and light snacks all day until 7:00 p.m. with à la carte dishes served every day of the week. You can dine in the air-conditioned restaurant or on the terrace while watching the golfers on the course.

The open space Atrium connects the Link Restaurant & Bar to the Clubhouse and is used for pre- and post-event functions. Climb up to the observation tower right next to the clubhouse and experience Bali’s mesmerizing sunsets. This is one of the best golf courses where to golf in Bali.

Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Kawasan Pecatu Indah Resort, Pecatu
+62 361 8481 333

Handara Golf & Resort Bali – Bedugul

Located in the Bedugul Highlands, Handara Golf & Resort Bali is a mountain golf course and resort nestled in the hills of Desa Pancasari. The breathtaking setting and landscapes, the comfortable facilities of the hotel and the chalet as well as an exceptional restaurant guarantee a magical stay in this golf and holiday destination.

Handara is ranked as one of the “World’s 50 Best Golf Courses” by GOLF Magazine, making it a must-see among all golf courses in Bali.

The golf course boasts lush tropical gardens, breezy weather and stunning mountain views, making it the perfect escape for golfers looking for a tranquil golf experience.

As one of Bali’s oldest clubs, Handara has recently undergone extensive renovations to enhance the golfing experience for guests. The latest additions to Handara include the new Breeze Terrace which offers a fantastic 180° panoramic view of the mountains, the new Soyokaze restaurant serving mouth-watering Japanese cuisine by Handara’s chef, the new Pro-Shop, a ladies’ cloakroom and the renovated Cottage and Chalet rooms.

Desa Pancasari, Bedugul
+62 362 3422 646

Bali Beach Golf Course – Sanur

Located within the grounds of the Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel and Resort, Bali Beach Golf Course is Sanur’s preeminent golf course, surrounded by tall, lush trees and mounding lakes. This 9-hole golf course in Bali has also seen new upgrades including freshly designed and constructed greens, enhancing the aesthetic beauty of the course. The course itself has been well constructed to test the skills of golfers of all skill levels.

The greens have been carefully designed to ensure a good putting surface, with subtle breaks on the greens and are well bunkered, with a small space for loose shots. Golfers might face a challenge when the wind kicks in, especially on hole 2, which is a par-3. The course presents enough variables and obstacles for golfers with its seven par-4s, one par-5 and one par-3.

An exclusive golf range with a wide range of facilities and accommodation, Bali Beach Golf Course aims to provide an enjoyable golf and country club experience. They offer club rentals, golf lessons, golf vouchers, tournament packages, night driving range, and EZ Golf Membership (annual membership).

Facilities provided include changing rooms, shopping carts, sector bar, restaurant, lounge and event house, ballroom, executive room, sector lounge, sector veranda and pro shop . Located in Sanur, it is one of the most accessible golf courses in Bali.

Jl. Hang Tuah No. 58, Sanur
+62 361 287 733

Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club – Uluwatu

Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club is one of the newest members of the world class golf courses in Bali. Established in October 2016, the golf course is perched above the limestone cliff of the Bukit Peninsula with views of world famous surf breaks. The site offers 18 holes of championship-caliber par 3 golf, the first of its kind in Bali, framed by rustic architectural remains and magical panoramic views of the Indian Ocean as a backdrop.

A typical round will last around 120 minutes, with its efficient par 54 layout, although golfers will still encounter a set of challenges. This is a fun experience for those looking for a lighter golf experience in Bali.

The course’s signature hole is the 148-yard 13th hole, framed by three bunkers with curved stone walls in the foreground and an ornate tower in the background. The golf course itself is a masterpiece, with dramatic rock outcrops, rice terraces and views of the white sand beach and ocean.

The clubhouse is designed with inspirations derived from the majestic temples of Bali. The clubhouse welcomes golfers with changing rooms, a Pro-Shop, a restaurant and a wedding hall. Golfers can refresh themselves at Kul-Kul Restaurant, Bukit Pandawa’s most iconic venue, where impeccable design combines comfort, luxury and sustainability with elegant hospitality.

Jl. Gunung Payung No. 8, Pandawa
+62 361 4725 989

PERMANENTLY CLOSED Nirwana Bali Golf Club – Tanah Lot – 18 holes par 72 (6805 yards) PERMANENTLY CLOSED

Established in 1997 and located on the southwest coast of Bali, this course is a masterpiece of beauty with the spectacular view of the Indian Ocean and lush tropical vegetation offering a unique experience for golfers of all levels.

Designed by world-renowned golfer Greg Norman in the heart of the Balinese rice fields, this 18-hole golf course is ranked as the finest golf course in Indonesia and the most photographed in the world. With three holes on the cliffs overlooking the ocean and also the hearing of the rice terraces, this golf course is one of the most demanding courses offering exceptional obstacles and also testing the precision of each golfer.

Address: Jl. Tanah Lot, Beraban, Kec. Kediri, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82121, Indonesia

Phone: +62 361 815900

Sources: VillaCarissaBali, PinterPandai

Photo credit: Jillrose999 via Pixabay


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