Golf vacation in Bali delivers a top golf experience
Golf holidays in Bali as a destination and experience can be clearly recommended if you like fantastic paradise islands and play golf or want to learn the sport under the most beautiful conditions. Golf is not what Bali is best known for, but it should be changed because there are enough golf courses for several weeks stay. There are a couple of excellent golf courses in Bali and a 9-hole course and a new concept, we assume: “an executive par 3 course” on 18 holes. You are on the prettiest island and certainly with the sweetest person in your life and enjoying couples therapy under the palm trees, but a single round of golf or two with the ocean in the background is surely forgiven with the beaches as the lightning rod? Maybe you even play together!
Nirwana Bali Golf Club (closed for renovation 2019)
Golfing starts with Nirwana Bali Golf Club, which is something special. Greg Norman, the great Australian golfer and golf architect, was captivated by the dramatic landscape, local culture and soft rolling hills and rice fields so close to the ocean. It all had to be in the golf course designed, and it came so plentifully. So are you ready for a golf vacation in Bali?
The golf course is located close to Seminyak and from the course, you can see the Tanalok Temple. The 6th golf hole is the first along the coast and a long par 5 “dogleg”. The beach is close by. Wind, sun and the contours of the course make it one of Asia’s hardest. 7. hole is the most picturesque and should be photographed with a photo or more. The pair of 3 holes are also considered among the best in Asia.
Bali is not a nation, but the Bali National golf course is worthy of a whole country. The course underwent a major refurbishment in 2012, no less than 10 holes were redone, and the view over the sea opened up and green sides improved. Today, it is an excellent luxury resort in less than 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport. There are 7 lux. bungalows right by the lane, if you want to wake up for a round of morning golf and just go straight out onto the court, then nibble one of them. It must be a little comfortable.
The holes 1 to 9 challenge you with rocks and dry vegetation just outside the “out of bounds”, and exotic birds are cheering on you or on your partner. Can be hard to say. The holes 10 to 16 are far more gently laid out. 17 is on its own island (take a few extra balls) and 18 is as challenging as a hole 18 should be. On hole 18, a golf match can surprisingly often be decided.
The golf course won the award as “Best Renovated Golf Course in Asia 2014, 3rd Best Renovated Golf Course Worldwide 2015 2015, 5th Best Golf Resort in Asia Pacific 2016 and Best Golf Resort Indonesia 2017.” So it can be played with great pleasure 🙂
New Kuta, golf course in Bali by the sea
The golf course is literally on the edge of the sea, so you easily lose balls for the sea goddess or is it Zeus out here too, but isn’t it all worth it? A course that should be played in golf vacation in Bali alone for the sake of beauty. Take a few extra balls! It was named South East Asia best golf course in 1997.
New Kuta Golf is a 85 hectares championship standard course and the first links style layout in Indonesia. It will challenge both the low handicapper and reward the novice. With five sets of tees, there’s enough variety to ensure a satisfying golf experience for all skill levels.
Located on the southwestern rim of the island’s Bukit Peninsula, within the Pecatu Indah Resort grounds. Perched above a limestone cliff, over-looking stunning Dreamland and Balangan Beach. 20 Minutes driving distance from the International Ngurah Rai Airport.
Landscape Natural desert-like vegetation with native trees, a semi Scottish rough of existing shrubs, long grass and creepers. This 18 hole and 72 par course is designed by Ronald Fream, David Dale & Kevin Ramsey (USA).
Visit New Kuta Golf Course
Handara Golf Resort
Handara Golf Resort is quite new and the course is in excellent shape. It is located in surroundings, defined by mountains in the background, lakes from former volcanic eruptions and tropical rainforest. You can expect a first class experience with all the features needed from the bar to the bar, restaurant and hotel not least.
Also one of the better golf courses located far to the south. Most courses are located in southern Bali. Bukit Pandawa is special in that it is one of the world’s few 18 hole par 3 courses and even in the same class as the best golf courses on the island. There is, of course, a restaurant and a delicious clubhouse for a quick bath before drinks and food. So, if you do not have much time or just hot, then this is a perfect choice.
Find your golf vacation
Read more about golf trips on Traveltalk.dk. We expand every month with several golf travel destinations and golf travel tips. You can already find the most well-known golf destinations here and certainly a few more unknown ones. Maybe golf in Thailand is a good place to start?
- Golf vacation on Traveltalk.dk. (Intro)
- Golf in Thailand
- Golf vacation in Turkey
- Golf vacation in South Africa
Read more about the island of Bali before your golf vacation in Bali here at traveltalk.dk, also about the neighboring islands and the best beaches and hotels eg. in Seminyak. Travel with Singapore Airlines. Try for example.
- Seminyak Beach
- Bali and Mejangan Island
- Bali and the Ungasan Luxury resort
- Lombok island, near Bali
- Intro to vacations in Bali