Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world being made up of as many as 17508 islands. Being at the confluence of the Indian and Pacific oceans in a equatorial zone, the natural beauty that is on offer is unparalleled, with dense equatorial forest, crystal blue waters making up the backdrop for some spectacular sandy beaches. The zone is also amongst the most active, seismically, and there are many volcanoes scattered all across the archipelago, some of which remain in the active stage, while many others make for some awesome backdrops and several others provide great options for hiking and trekking.
Given the terrain and nature’s abundance, Indonesia makes for a great location for golfing and to support this some fantastic golf courses have emerged over the past two decades, which are popular with tourists and locals alike, thereby developing a strong golfing scene and culture. There are several locations for golf vacations in Indonesia, amongst which Jakarta, Bali and Bintan are the most popular. Both these destinations with the supporting infrastructure, exceptional choice of golf
courses, and nightlife have all the ingredients for a perfect golf holiday.
Jakarta is a vibrant metropolis and the largest in South East Asia. Being the capital city, it is the place for government and business. However there is no shortage of things to do. It has some of the best spa treatments available in the world and comes at excellent prices; just about 45 km away from the city you can escape in the Indian Ocean water with activities like surfing, scuba diving and snorkelling. The numerous malls and streets are great destinations for some of the cheapest
shopping in South East Asia. Besides all of this Jakarta, boasts of a night life, that is right up there with any destination in this part of the world. All this compliments a great golf holiday in Jakarta, which is abundant with fabulous golf courses, with some of the top names providing their unique signature.
Bali is amongst the top beach destinations in the world. In 2010, Bali received the “Best Island” award from Travel and Leisure, which is testimony to the stunning landscape that includes beaches and mountains, diverse tourist attractions, top class resorts and spas, excellent choice of restaurants with various cuisines and the hospitality of the local people. Golf in Bali is top class – with excellent resorts and facilities at outstanding championship courses such as New Kuta, Nirwana and Kosaido.
Bintan with its proximity to Singapore is an easy destination to get to. With excellent resorts and golfing facilities, which come through superb stay and play golf packages offered by the resorts, there isn’t much thinking to do if you want to go to someplace quickly and the rest be taken care of. With 4 good courses on offer that include the 2 Gary Player designed courses at Ria Bintan and the Jack Nickalus and Ian Baker Finch designed courses at the Bintan Lagoon Resort, all you need to do is pack your bag and golf kit and go.