In recent years, Bali has emerged as a desirable destination for travelling golfers. With picturesque courses that accommodate players of all abilities, complemented by options for luxury accommodation as well as a fascinating culture and pleasant climate, the island is quickly establishing its reputation as an international golfing holiday hotspot. Make your next holiday one to remember with our guide to Bali’s best golf courses.
Nirwana Bali Golf Club
Named the number one golf course in Asia by both Asian Golf Monthly and Golf Digest, this multi award-winning golf course is truly amongst the world’s finest. Designed by renowned champion golfer Greg Norman, you can enjoy stunning, panoramic views over the Indian Ocean and flourishing foliage surrounding the course from the moment you tee off.
This beautiful course, located at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, is renowned for providing adventures for golfers of all abilities. While casual golfers can indulge in the scenery, serious golfers will find challenging shots throughout. Book your stay at this five-star Bali hotel to take advantage of special package deals for keen and casual golfers alike. Find yourself playing by glistening cliff faces or chipping onto meticulously maintained greens on this course, which has been designed in an authentic Balinese style. Seamlessly integrated into the stunning landscape, eight holes throughout the course are sculpted into traditional, terraced rice fields, while the Par 3 7th hole overlooks the famous Tanah Lot temple.
Bali National Golf Club
Tucked away in the idyllic southeastern region of Nusa Dua, the internationally renowned Bali National Golf Club will take your breath away. The newly renovated course features spectacular views over the Indian Ocean to the volcanic mountains of East Bali, and the iconic Gunung Agung mountain. From the moment you tee off facing the forest hills, through to the testing shots in the coconut groves, you will be engrossed in the natural, tropical beauty of the island. A mixture of majestic scenery and a course manicured to perfection ensures the Bali National Golf Club’s place in the top five courses in Asia.
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Bali Handara Kosaido Golf & Country Club
1000 meters above sea-level on top of an inactive volcano, you will find the Handara Kosaido Golf & Country Club. A round of golf at this course is a spectacular experience, with vibrant forests and diverse and colourful flora surrounding the sweeping greens and fairways. Considered one of Asia’s best, a day spent playing 18 holes on this championship course will leave you feeling refreshed, regardless of the final scorecard. Near the golf course, guests can visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed rice paddies and the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, as well as the vast lakes and waterfalls of Bedugal.
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New Kuta Golf Club
On the southwestern coast of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, situated upon limestone cliffs and overlooking the scenic Balangan beach, you will find New Kuta Golf Club. Opened in 2007, this golf course is situated among 85 hectares of lush landscape with shoreline views. Situated just a 20 minute drive from Bali International Airport and in close proximity to a host of dedicated resorts, it represents a convenient yet luxurious golfing experience.