Bintan Lagoon Resort – Ian Baker Finch Course

Course Data
LocationBintan, Indonesia 
Yardage6799 yards Par 72 
Course Rating72.7 
Playing Date3 Jul. 2004 
DesingnerIan Baker-Finch  
Opened1996 
CaddyYes  
Golf CartYes (Compulsory) 
Rating
Overall Rating
4.45
Course Layout
5
Difficulty Level
4
Greens Conditions
4
Fairways Conditions
3
Landscaping & Views
5
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A view from the clubhouse

This is a 36-hole golf club with this woodland Ian Baker Course and a seaview Jack Nicklaus Course. Carefully carved out of a genuine rainforest, the course becomes more interesting the further you get away from the clubhouse and into the forest. The natural woods come into play on almost every hole and there are adequate ups & downs, so it seems that the course is suitable for medium to advanced players. All courses in Bintan except for this course utilize the ocean, but it is also a great forest course without the sea.


3rd Par 4 417 yards
An almost straight hole with a narrow, undulated fairway and natural forest on the right of the hole. The second shot is uphill.


3rd seen from the green

3rd Par 4 417 yards (2)

3rd Par 4 417 yards (1)
 
4th Par 5 501 yards

4th Par 5 501 yards (2)

4th Par 5 501 yards (1)
A slight dogleg to the left par 5 reachable in 2 . The tee shot is up a gentle hill and the second is slightly downhill. The fairway slopes sharply from the left to the right, so it is difficult to hit from side-hill lies, and the green is guarded by bunkers.
 
8th Par 5 517 yards

8th Par 5 517 yards (2)

8th Par 5 517 yards (1)
A par 5 that is also reachable in 2 for a long hitter with a good drive. In order to hit the green in 2, the pond in front of the green must be cleared, so a long and accurate second is required.

9th Par 4 406 yards
A slightly uphill par 4 with a pond on the right of the hole. The second shot needs to be over the pond, and a bunker in front of the green is well positioned. The green is gently undulating, and it is fun to put out.
 
9th seen from the green

9th Par 4 406 yards (2)

9th Par 4 406 yards (1)
 
12th Par 4 439 yards

12th Par 4 439 yards (2)

12th Par 4 439 yards (1)
A gentle downhill par 4. There is a hazard on the right of the hole and bunkers guard the green.
 
13th Par 5 536 yards

13th Par 5 536 yards (2)

13th Par 5 536 yards (1)
A par 5 with a hazard on the right side of the hole. There is a pond right in front of the big and double-tiered green.

14th Par 3 193 yards

14th green seen from behind

14th Par 3 193 yards
A challenging par 3 with the water facing the front and left sides of the green.

16th Par 5 518 yards
A dogleg to the right par 5, demanding a precise downhill tee shot. The relatively wide fairway, at the landing area, is bisected by a creek that is guarded by 3 bunkers some 20 meters (60 ft.) shy of the water hazard. The second shot could easily be from one of these three bunkers.

16th Par 5 518 yards (3)

16th Par 5 518 yards (2)

16th Par 5 518 yards (1)
 
19th hole

A ferry to go to Bintan Island

It takes 45 minutes from Singapore to Bintan by ferry. The club has a hotel next to the course, and the clubhouse is the one of best in the region.