Bali is fortunate to host four golf courses, three of which qualify hands-down for championship play, wit h one undergoing major redevelopment. Each has it own distinctive setting and each present an equally challenging and diverse set of conditions, as well as memorable holes to both baffle and inspire visiting golfers.
All courses are superbly suited to MICE activities such a hosted tournaments and other events, and are able to arrange pairing, scoring, totalling and awards, with an extensive range of catering support.
Golf packages can be specially designed as part of a conference or incentive program.
Every October, the islands major courses simultaneously host the Bali Governors Cup Golf Tournament which attracts players from around the world.
Quoting avid golfer and travel writer, Jeff barrus of Island Life magazine, 'where else do you check the line of a putt while your caddies holds a parasol over your head?'.
THE BALI GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB (BGCC)
BGCC-one of Asia 5 best golf courses-according to fortune magazine, is located entirely within the Nusa Dua resort area, home to the Bali International Convention Centre and over 4000 luxury hotel rooms. In early 2012, a redevelopment project began at BGCC upgrading the course and facilities. The first phase of the redevelopment involves major renovations to the course, increasing the tournament tees to 7,200+ yards, new greens on all holes and new club facilities. T he re-named property, Bali National Golf Resort, will become Bali best located and favourite golf resort, being of the five-star standard expected of the best courses in both Asia and the world, enhancing the golfing experience for all resort guests.
NIRWANA BALI GOLF CLUB
Voted best golf course outside the US (No 66) and No 1 golf course in Indonesia by Golf Digest, US-May 2012 , the spectacular five star Nirwana Bali Golf Club is another premier address for a MICE event. A Greg Norman signature 18-hole course, if features backdrops of the Indian Ocean and perhaps the worlds most photographed temple-the startlingly beautiful Pura Tanah Lot. The visually stunning, award winning par-72 course meanders through rice terrace and wetlands, crosses strams, while three holes are played on cliffs towering high over the ocean.
NEW KUTA GOLF COURSE
The 6,812m, 18-hole, par-72 championship-standard New Kuta Golf Course has variety to ensure a satisfying for all skill levels. Located on Raya Uluwatu Street, Pecatu, and edged between brilliant white limestone cliffs and the endless blue horizon of the Indian Ocean, this championship golf course ranks among Asia best and most challenging.
BALI HANDARA KOSAIDO COUNTRY CLUB
For a cooler alternative at higher altitude, golfers could consider travelling into Bali picturesque mountain lake district for a game at over 1,000 metres above sea level on one of the worlds leading courses, an 18-hole par-72 course renowned for its level of difficulty.
Located near Bedugul on the road to Bali north coast, the Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club was literally sculpted out of the crater of an extinct volcano.
Designed by Peter Thompson, the lush jungle vegetation, misty pines and nearby peaks golfers singing its praises. What more, if the bent grass greens, doglegs riven by wild rivers and other expertly-landscaped challenges were not enough, there the added hazard of the many mountain-dwelling macaque monkeys who make their home in the environs.
BALI BEACH GOLF COURSE
For a quick round of golf at very reasonable green fees, nothing beats the convenience of the nine-hole course at Bali Beach Golf Course in Sanur.
This 3560-yard par-36 course reopened in 2005 with nine newly constructed greens in a setting of tall trees, with lakes, mounding and features providing a city golfing adventure for players of all skill levels. Located on the grounds is the Sector Bar & Club, which provides locker-room, pro-shop, bar, restaurant, and function facilities.