Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club

Course Data
LocationBali, Indonesia
Yardage6983 yards Par 72
Course Rating73.6
Playing Date6 Jun. 2003
DesingnerPeter Thomson, Michael Wolveridge, Ross Perret
Opened 1974
CaddyYes
Golf CartYes
Rating
Overall Rating
3.85
Course Layout
4
Difficulty Level
3
Greens Conditions
4
Fairways Conditions
4
Landscaping & Views
4

Set in the lush highlands of Bali and nestled in the crater of a volcano, the course is pleasant to play due to mild temperature and the overwhelming view of lush tropical forest. The high altitude (1140 meters =3750 ft above sea level) should give you additional 10 yards to your distance. I feel that the course rating of 73.6 is a little high and actually should be 1 point lower. Greens are well kept, fast and fun to putt.

  
3rd  Par 4 435 yards

A slight downhill, an almost 90-degree dogleg to the right. There is a creek along the right side of the fairway which crosses the fairway 100 yards from the green. You can’t play too safely as left side is well guarded by bushes as well. The key to success on this hole is accuracy of the drive. This is truly a neat hole.

3番 パー3 435ヤード
3rd  Par 4 435 yards
  
7th  Par 4 375 yards

A slightly uphill, a dogleg to the left. The layout is not the best but several trees on the both sides of the fairway have orange flowers that are peculiar to Indonesia, which makes this hole really pretty.

7番 パー4 375ヤード
7th  Par 4 375 yards
  
14th  Par 3 203 yards

A slightly uphill par 3. You will never forget the splendid view of the mountain behind the green.

14番 パー3 203ヤード
14th  Par 3 203 yards
  
16th  Par 4 432 yards

This hole is very tight with trees on the left and a pond on the right. Control of your second shot will make or break your day as fairway becomes narrower closer to the green.

16番 パー4 432ヤード
16th  Par 4 432 yards
  
18th  Par 5 560 yards

A beautiful hole with a downhill drive and uphill second & third shots. The fairway bunkers come into play to test your ability and luck.

18番 パー5 560ヤード
18th  Par 5 560 yards
  
19th hole

It takes 2 hours to come here by car from major hotels in Bali. The distance is a disadvantage but also limits the number of visitors. If your schedule is not tight, you can stay at the lodges and the bungalows in the golf club. The quality of caddies was very high. A drink at the bar counter overlooking the whole course was excellent. I also recommend eating at one of several local restaurants, 10-minute drive from the club, overlooking a beautiful large lake.

The course architects, Peter Thomson (Thomson, Wolveridge & Perret) designed other courses is Indonesia are Jagorawi G&CC, Lombok Golf Kosaido CC, Fina G&CC, Gunung Geulis CC and Mountain View GC.