The world’s largest archipelagic state, Indonesia, incredibly comprises over 17,000 islands which include large islands like Sumatra, Java, and Sulawesi. With a spectacular climate and pristine coastlines, it’s no wonder that Indonesia has become a favorite world destination for golf. If you’re an avid golfer touring with your clan or visiting parts of Indonesia with family, there are over 150 exciting and immaculate golf courses to play a round on in Indonesia. With a booming golf industry, many visiting golf pros, and thousands of golf enthusiasts living in Indonesia, there are constantly new courses being developed on Indonesia’s many islands. We’ve rounded up the best golf courses in Indonesia to tee off at. Who knows, one of these golf courses might just be where you hit your first hole in one!
First on our list is the exceptional Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) course in Banten on West Java. It forms part of Damai Indah Golf’s portfolio together with the Pantai Indah Kapuk course. BSD or “Spirit of the Hills” as it’s affectionately known, was Jack Nicklaus’s inaugural Indonesia design project. Opening for play in 1992, this magnificent 18-hole, 72-par, 6,545 meter course offers golfers an enjoyable mental challenge in a visually appealing setting. BSD is one of the best golf courses in the world, with facilities like clubhouse dining and a practice driving range, green, and bunker on-site. Green fees start at IDR 986K if playing weekdays without a member. Book your round of golf here.
Damai Indah Golf - Bumi Serpong Damai Course, Jl. Bukit Golf I BSD Sektor VI, Lengkong Karya, Kecamatan Serpong Utara, Kota Tangerang Selatan, Banten, West Java, Indonesia, +62 21 5370290, Club@damaiindah-golf.com, www.damaiindahgolf.com
If you find yourself in Jakarta, don’t miss an opportunity to tee off at the jewel of the city, the Royale Jakarta Golf Club’s golf course. Designed by Bob Moore, this immaculate championship style golf course features 27 holes, making up the North, South, and West 9-hole sections which offer various levels of difficulty. This 108-par, 10,023 meter golf course has also been the host venue for the Indonesian Masters since 2011. You’ll find the best facilities at this club. Enjoy your round amongst expansive meadows, calm lakes, magnificent purple carpets of exotic plants, and panoramic views of Mount Salak and Mount Gede. Green fees for weekday rounds start at IDR 535K. Reserve your round by completing the club’s online reservation form here.
Royale Jakarta Golf Club, Jl. Raya Halim Tiga, Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta Timur, Jakarta, West Java, Indonesia, +62 21 80 888 999, email@example.com, www.royalejakarta.com
If you’re in Bali, make a reservation to play at the award-winning Bali National Golf Club course. This renovated golf course is located in The MAJ Nusa Dua tourism complex boasting top facilities like a golf academy, well-stocked Pro Shop, shopping center, restaurants, and hotels. Enjoy a truly luxurious golfing experience on this 18-hole course set alongside Nusa Dua’s white sandy beach. This tranquil course features three distinct playing environments with creeks, canyons, sculptured fairways, tropical birds, and lush vegetation. Test your skills on the challenging finishing holes, with a game breaker par-3 17th hole. Green fees for weekday and weekend play start at IDR 2,3MIL. Book your date and tee off time here now.
Bali National Golf Club, The MAJ Nusa Dua, Kawasan Wisata, Nusa Dua, Lot S5, Benoa, Kecamatan Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 771 791, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.balinational.com
The Pondok Indah Golf Course was established in 1976 in the heart of Jakarta city. A Robert Trent Jones Jr. design, this 18-hole golf course is the only golfing World Cup venue in Indonesia. This course’s unique design promotes a partnership between man and nature where the course is merged seamlessly into the natural environment. Here golfers can play in a relaxing and beautiful surrounding of tall trees, lush greenery, fragrant flowers, and harmonious songbirds. Players of all levels and handicaps enjoy playing on this course, commenting that the course’s hazards are challenging but fair. Green fees for a guest to play 18 holes on a weekday starts at IDR 1,638MIL. Contact the Pondok Indah reservation team by telephone or email to make a booking to play.
Pondok Indah Golf Course, Jl. Metro Pondok Indah No.16, RT.1/RW.16, Pd. Pinang, Kecamatan Kby. Lama, Jakarta, West Java, Indonesia, +62 21 769 4906, Booking@golfpondokindah.com, www.golfpondokindah.com
For a truly unique and distinctive golfing experience, tee off where land meets sea on the Ocean Course at Ria Bintan Golf Club on Bintan Island. Ria Bintan Golf Club was established in 1998 and has become one of Asia’s top golfing destinations. This club features two championship golf courses, an 18-hole Ocean Course, and a 9-hole Forest Course, both of which were designed by golf legend Gary Player. Cut through the native jungle of Riau and play alongside the South China Sea on the Ocean Course, offering tantalizing ocean views. This club became the first Indonesian club to receive the Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary certification. Weekday green fees start at IDR 1,575MIL to play 18 holes, and includes land transfer between the Bintan Ferry Terminal and the club. Make a booking by completing their online booking form.
Ria Bintan Golf Club, Jl. Perigi Raja, Lagoi Bintan Resorts, Bintan Island, Kepulauan Riau, Indonesia, +62 770 692 842, email@example.com, www.riabintan.com
Bob Moore’s latest creation, the Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club course, opened in 2016 and has been a welcomed addition in Bali for enthusiastic golfers. This stunning 18-hole championship caliber golf course is set on a limestone cliff-top overlooking the Bukit Peninsula with incredible Indian Ocean views. A unique feature of this golf course is that each hole is a par-3, with the 54-par layout being a time-saver, yet still challenging. Golfers enjoy the scenic backdrops of dramatic rock outcroppings, strategic waterfalls, terraced rice paddy fields, and rustic architectural relics dotted around this course, with the stunning clubhouse inspired by Balinese temples. After a round, chill at the iconic Kul-Kul Restaurant & Spike Bar. Weekday green fees start at IDR 1,6MIL. Reserve your date and tee off time here now.
Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club, Jl. Gunung Payung No.8, Banjar Panti Giri Desa Kutuh, Kecamatan Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia, +62 811 3811 2828, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bukitpandawagolf.com
The 18-hole, 72-par, 6,514 meter golf course at Taman Dayu Golf Club & Resort is yet another top-class course designed by Jack Nicklaus. This championship quality golf course opened in 1995. It’s set amongst dazzling surroundings in Prigen in the lush green foothills of Mount Welirang. While playing, golfers delight in the breathtaking views of Mount Arjuna, Mount Semeru, and Mount Welirang from the course. This course offers an excellent green and is adequately challenging for players of all levels. As part of a resort, other facilities on-site include a driving range, golf academy, pro shop, gym, spa, restaurants, and more. Green fees start at IDR 990K for visitors on weekdays. For tee-time bookings, contact the club by email or telephone.
Taman Dayu Golf Club & Resort, Jl. Raya Surabaya-Malang Km.48, Prigen, Pasuruan, East Java, Indonesia, +62 343 674 1234, email@example.com, www.tamandayu.com
Sitting at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level in Cangkringan, just a 30-minute drive from the ancient city of Yogyakarta, is the world-class golf resort Merapi Golf Yogyakarta. This fantastic 18-hole, 72-par, 6,370 meter golf course was created by golf course masters Thomson, Wolveridge, & Perrett in 1994. The stunning design of this course allows for jaw-dropping panoramic views of Indonesia’s most active volcano, Mount Merapi. Each hole is designed to offer a worthy challenge to golfers combined with the challenging landscape scattered with volcanic rocks. Tee off in a fresh mountainous climate. Green fees for guests playing on weekdays start at IDR 675K. Contact Merapi Golf or complete their online contact form to make a reservation.
Merapi Golf Yogyakarta, Jl. Golf No.1, Giri Harjo, Kepuharjo, Cangkringan, Kabupaten Sleman, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, South-Central Java, Indonesia, +62 811 2664455, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.merapigolf.co.id
You’ll find the 18-hole championship standard New Kuta Golf course on the southwestern rim of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, within the Pecatu Indah Resort grounds. This course is perched above a limestone cliff overlooking the stunning Balangan and Dreamland Beaches. It’s also the first links style layout in Indonesia and offers five sets of tees, perfect to suit golfers of all levels and abilities. New Kuta Golf also boasts a magnificent clubhouse and top of the range facilities on-site. Green fees for visitors wanting to play 18 holes on any day, starts at IDR 2,3MIL. To book a tee time, contact New Kuta Golf or complete their online booking form here.
New Kuta Golf, Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Kawasan Pecatu Indah Resort, Pecatu – Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia, +62 361 8481 333, email@example.com, www.newkutagolf.co.id
Indonesia’s most sought-after golf club, Jagorawi Golf & Country Club, is located in Karanggan in West Java. This is an exclusive private golf club, with restricted access for visitors only by introduction of club members. It offers the only premier 45-hole golf course in Indonesia and features golf instruction options. The course is subdivided into three separate courses - 18-hole Old Course, 18-hole New Course, and 9-hole Z-Nine Course. The Old Course was designed by Thomson, Wolveridge, & Perrett, and is set in the tropical Cikeas River Valley. It’s a challenging course in that it demands accuracy over distance. Weekday green fees start at IDR 500K for walking members. Contact Jagorawi’s reservation team by email or telephone to make a reservation if you’re a member or are introduced by a member.
Jagorawi Golf & Country Club - Old Course, Jl. Karanggan Muda Raya, No.KM24, Karanggan, Kabupaten Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, +62 21 875 3810, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jagorawi.com