Best Golf Courses in Bali
Where to Play Golf in Bali
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 courses also feature signature holes set over the island’s famous reef breaks.
There’s even one that perfectly frames the iconic Tanah Lot sea temple in the distance! We also include the course's difficulty levels based on its 'slope ratings' (55 is very easy, 113 is standard difficulty and 155 is extremely difficult). Coupled with modern and first-rate leisure facilities, these great courses verify Bali as one of the best island destinations to play golf.
- Highlights Of Bali Full-Day Tour
- Royal Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion
- Private Sunset at Tanah Lot Temple with Dinner
- Kintamani Volcano, Ubud & Barong Dance Performance
- Whitewater Rafting on the Ayung River
- Bali Hai Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Private East Coast Tour
- Bali Hai Dolphin Cruise
- Lembongan Island Leisure Day Trip
- Quad or Buggy Driving Adventure & Tubing Excursion
One of Bali’s principal international standard golf courses, Nirwana Bali Golf opened in 1994 and you'll instantly fall for the lush landscapes and flowing greens that also encompass and form part of the now Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort grounds. One of the highlights of this Greg Norman designed course is its proximity to the iconic Tanah Lot sea temple, which serves as a stunning backdrop for one of its three cliff-side holes. Balinese-inspired rice paddies form part of its contours, making your buggy ride from one hole to another adding up to a pleasant day out. It is the only Southeast Asian golf course to be included amongst the world’s 100 best in 2014 by US Golf Digest. Beginners can practice at a separate driving range onsite.
Difficulty level: "Difficult" (slope rating: 134-146) Read More...
2New Kuta Golf Jimbaran0
- Opening Hours: 06:00 – 18:00
- Location: Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, Jalan Raya Tanah Lot, Tabanan
- Tel: +62 (0)361 815 960
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.
Difficulty level: "Standard" (slope rating: 124-144)
3Bali National Golf Club Nusa Dua0
- Opening Hours: 06:00 – 19:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Pecatu Indah Resort, Pecatu, Jimbaran
- Tel: +62 (0)361 8481 333
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. After a major facelift and rebranding in 2015, the 18-hole golf course presents beautiful tropical flower gardens as part of its undulating greens. The upgraded course was designed by Robin Nelson and Rodney Wright with Paspalum turf and a complete range of facilities focused at its clubhouse and restaurant. It immediately borders the St. Regis Bali Resort to its south. Budding golfers can head for its driving range with putting greens.
Difficulty level: "Standard" (slope rating 126-137) Read More...
4Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club0
- Opening Hours: 06:30 – 18:30
- Location: Jalan Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 771 791
The only golf course in Bali that is located up in the cool highlands is Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club. This national standard golf course provides an immersive golfing experience with greens that are crafted right on the slopes of a crater between the lakes of Buyan and Beratan. At an altitude of 1,142m above sea level, the 18-hole Peter Thompson and Graham Wolveridge-designed course provides a cooler playing atmosphere compared to the low-lying, sea-facing golf courses on the island’s south. There’s a restaurant and even lodging onsite, allowing for ‘stay and play’ packages.
Difficulty level: "Standard to difficult" (slope rating: 128-139)
5Bali Beach Golf Course0
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00
- Location: Pancasari Village, Sukasada, Buleleng, North Bali
- Tel: +62 (0)362 3422 646
The Bali Beach Golf Course is the smallest golf course on the island, with 18 holes but a course length of 3,560 yards. It's where you can experience a more private country club atmosphere and with onsite facilities that include the Sector Bar & Club right on its perimeter. You can have a convenient break for a light meal and refreshments before or after your game. Playing here can be quite challenging, due to its smaller acreage and greens that feature a series of water ponds, garden bridges, fountains, shrubbery and pine trees. There’s a driving range onsite where you can practice your swings.
Difficulty level: "Easy to standard" (slope rating: 120-135)
6Bukit Pandawa Golf Club0
- Opening Hours: 07:00 – 11:00
- Location: Inna Grand Bali Beach Hotel, Jalan Hangtuah No. 58, Sanur
- Tel: +62 361 287733
Slated to open in 2016, the Bukit Pandawa Golf Club will unveil as the latest addition to Bali’s collection of world-class golf courses. The JMP Golf-designed course is just to the southwest of the scenic ‘hidden’ beaches on the Bukit peninsula, and will feature 18 holes over the contour of its limestone cliff landscape, 10 of which will enjoy the Indian Ocean panoramas best. The new golf course will join a cluster of new international five-star hotels also in development, the likes of a Waldorf Astoria, a Mandarin Oriental, Raffles, and a Fairmont hotel. One of the unique features will be rustic architectural ruins and an underlying natural landscape theme.
- Location: Jalan Gunung Payung, Kutuh
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/bukitpandawagolfandcountryclub
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