A few years ago, golf was an elitist sport and very unpopular, mainly because of its price. It cannot be said that this has changed drastically, as even is still a fairly exclusive sport. However, it is a little more accessible and than what is undoubtedly much more popular.
There are many people who do not consider golf as a sport, claiming that the physical effort it demands is minimal. Therefore it does not deserve to be categorized as such is what they argue, however, golf is considered a sport. Although it does not require as much physical condition as for other sports requires a lot of technique, tactics and requires a great capacity of concentration. In addition, it is an ideal sport for older people, who have a lot of free time, so can practice as many hours as they need to improve their technique and not overdo it physically.
Something very remarkable about fans of this sport is that where they go, the first thing they do is ask about the golf course. To be able to practice and spend the hours, not always the answer is positive, because not everywhere is easy to build a golf course, besides the cost that has its design, construction and maintenance. However, if you want to play golf in Bali you are in luck, since there are a lot of options for you to choose from. Depending on the area you are in, without taking a holiday in your favourite sport.
Hotels with golf in Bali
If you are looking for accommodation on the island and want to make sure you find a hotel with golf course in Bali. We make it easy for you and present a list of accommodations, some of them with their own golf course. Besides the fact that the others are very close to golf courses, almost all of them are 5 star hotels and in all of them you will have a great time:
The Villas at AYANA Resort, Bali
This 5 star hotel is located in Jimbaran, 8 km from downtown and about 15 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai airport. Luxurious villas are situated in front of fabulous private beaches
The resort has an 18 hole golf course and also offers a tennis court, a fitness centre, spa and no less than 12 swimming pools.’, «
Bali National Golf Villas
This luxury hotel is located in the area of Nusa Dua. The accommodations are very nice, all have fully equipped kitchens and as soon as you look out the windows you can see the golf course. Although it is not in front of the beach, it is only a 5 minute walk away and if you get tired of playing golf you can take advantage of the swimming pool or the gym.
Handara Golf & Resort Bali
This hotel is located in Bedugul, it is a 4 star hotel but offers a first class service. It has a par-72 golf course in a beautiful mountainous environment and in the middle of the Buyan and Beratan lakes.
The beach of Kuta is 1.5 hours away, while the Ngurah Rai, the international airport, is 2 hours away by car.
Novotel Bali Nusa Dua
This exclusive 5 star hotel is located in a 350 hectare complex in the Nusa Dua area. It is located only 30 minutes from Kuta. The golf course of Nusa Dua Bali National is only 5 minutes by car, but also has a swimming pool, spa and fitness center.
They offer accommodation in rooms or suites, that come equipped with kitchen and dining room.
Golf trips to Bali
The golf trips to Bali are not too common, in the sense that although it has several golf courses, it is an island with many attractions and leisure options, in fact, the most attractive and why it is so popular, are its beaches. This is why visitors to the island do not usually visit just for its golf courses.
If you are looking for a specific destination to play golf, is much closer to and may not offer as many leisure options. This way you can focus on playing golf without thinking that you are depriving yourself of knowing a place that you probably won’t return to. In Spain, without going any further, you have some great courses that have absolutely nothing to envy to any country.», ‘Other options nearby are Scotland, Iceland or Turkey.
Now, if you want to be able to do your favorite sport on vacation in Bali will be great. In fact, as a business destination, it is also an interesting option, with very luxurious hotels and prepared to host this type of activities. In addition to the most attentive and helpful service staff, a relaxed atmosphere that helps to liven up tense situations.
If you are a bit of a novice in golf, but still want to experience the courses of Bali, there are some companies that organize tours. They do this through different golf courses, besides the transport, which is the basic thing, the people who accompany them are locals who know the island very well, so they can not only save you time of mobility, but also give you valuable information about anything you want to know.
Where to play golf in Bali?
However, beyond the hotels that have their own course, there are several places in where you can play golf in Bali , without having to stay in a luxury hotel. In the end, always will depend on what you are looking for, but it is good to know that you have the options. You will probably find more courses than I will mention, but at least will serve as a reference:
New Kuta Golf
It is a standard championship course, 85 hectares, the first in Indonesia to be a link golf course. It is located in the southwest of Bukit Peninsula, 20 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, in the vicinity of Pecatu Indah Resort. With a landscape of desert type vegetation, native trees, vines and long grass, this course has a 18 hole par 72.
Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club
is the first golf course in Bali with 18 holes par 3. Located on a limestone cliff, through rocky outcrops and rice terraces, with the Indian Ocean as a background that completes the landscape with its incredible views of white sand beaches.
Bali Beach Golf Course
Located in an environment of tall and old trees, where lakes, mounds and other elements have been added to give a more renovated touch. This course has seven holes par 4, one par 5 and one par 3, making it a challenging course for any golfer no matter what level you have.
Want more options? check out the Bali National Golf Club or Handara Golf & Resort Bali.