As capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta boasts some amazing golf courses. Easy access in and around the city with high speed toll roads can definitely take passionate golfers into some of the most fascinating golf courses the city can offer.
Not surprisingly, a number of golf courses were designed by top notch golfers, such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman, Graham Marsh, Thomson, Wolveridge and others. The courses represent some of the most beautiful, challenging and exciting layouts of any course to be found in Asia, and to top that, superb hospitality, services and facilities will make your round of golf highly enjoyable and all at a reasonable price.
Here are some of the Golf Courses, one can enjoy in and around Jakarta:
1. Jakarta Golf Club, East Jakarta
The course demands thoughtful, accurate and patient approaches to shot making. Located in Rawamangun, East Jakarta, just thirty-minute drive from downtown Jakarta, the course was first established in 1872 and called Batavia Golf Club before its name was changed to Jakarta Golf Club.
2. Padang Golf Halim I & II, East Jakarta
Padang Golf Halim or Halim Golf Course started as the Air Force’s first golf course. It is now most popular for its challenging course and low fees. Lakes used as part of the irrigation system, large, mature trees, bunkers and tricky greens are all part of the enjoyment.
3. Riverside Golf Club, Cibubur, East Jakarta
Ninety hectares of stunning countryside was specifically selected to fuse the pleasure of golfing with the enjoyment of nature’s beauty. Designed by Greg Norman, one of the best professional golfers in the world, the 18 Hole Championship course integrates seamlessly with the dramatic topography and ambiance of the natural setting.
4. Royale Jakarta Golf Club, Halim, East Jakarta
Introduced as one of five great new golf courses in Asia, the Royale Jakarta Golf Club is designed by Bob Moore Jr. & JMP Group. With its green paradise concept of expansive meadows decorated with Sea isle Supreme Paspalum in every area of its 27 holes, combined with beautiful purple carpets of exotic plants and the calming beauty of the lake waters that will fulfill both the challenging golf and visual serenity, all result in a new and exclusive golfing experience.
5. Pantai Indah Kapuk Course, Damai Indah Golf, North Jakarta
As one of the world – class golf course of Damai Indah Golf, Pantai Indah Kapuk Course is designed by one of the best golf course designer, Robet Trent Jones Jr. The 72-par, 6,048-meter golf course is designed by skillfully integrating the natural beauty of the coastal wetlands to create playable golf rich with strategic variety.
6. Senayan Golf Klub, South Jakarta
Senayan Golf Club (Klub Golf Senayan), formerly known as Kebayoran Golf Course, is situated on the edge of Jakarta’s business district and over a period of thirty five years has been established as not only a part of Indonesia’s golfing tradition, but also a significant part of Jakarta’s sport and business culture. The course layout is challenging and renowned for its “tight”, tree lined fairways. It’s a true test for golfers of all levels.
7. Pondok Indah Golf & Country Club, South Jakarta
Pondok Indah Golf Course offers golfers a location where the architect has seemingly done little to disturb the natural harmony – where the golf course blends into its environment as though it had always been there. Such a paradise is rare. It is even rarer to find one located conveniently in the heart of a major city.
8. Matoa Nasional Golf, South Jakarta
Located in the quiet and secluded area of Ciganjur, South Jakarta will give you the fresh natural air, without the long drive. The course also equipped with other features such as driving range, luxurious restaurant, conference room, swimming pool, and locker room with sauna.
9. Padang Golf Kemayoran, Central Jakarta
The great thing about Padang Golf Kemayoran is that it only takes five minutes to reach from Ancol Kemayoran toll road by car. The clubhouse provides golf carts, club rental, pro shop, driving range, putting and chipping green, restaurant and VIP rooms. The 18-hole course has a par 72 ranking for a total playing distance of 6,494 meters.
10. Padang Golf Pangkalan Jati, South Jakarta
Carrying the motto “Challenges among natural atmosphere” Padang Golf Pangkalan Jati or Pangkalan Jati Golf Course is pleasantly situated between Depok and Jakarta. Encompassing a total area of 40 hectares with an actual natural river running through, the course is designed by Indonesia’s own designer in 1976 and started operations in 1979.
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