Bali Golf and Country Club

Course Data
Location Bali, Indonesia
Yardage 6888yards Par 72
Course Rating 73.2
Playing Date 10 Jun. 2003 & 6 Sep. 2008
Designer Robin Nelson & Rodney Wright
Opened 1991
Caddy Yes
Golf Cart Yes (Compulsory)
Overall Rating
Course Layout
Difficulty Level
Greens Condition
Fairways Condition
Landscaping & Views

The course layout, landscaping and course conditions are wonderful. Palm trees grow all over the course and you can play while enjoying the exotic atmosphere of the tropics. It has the views of the beautiful ocean, lake, and palm trees. Some huge fairway bunkers are superbly placed. So this is a course of exquisite presentation; players never get bored. The front 9 is laid out on hilly terrain while the back 9 meanders through palm trees growing 30 meters (100 ft.) high.

A view from the clubhouse

Beach seen from the 18th tee

Statue with pretty flowers

1st Par 5 554 yards

A dogleg to the left par 5. The third shot is gently uphill. Two bunkers in front of the green are in play. The green is deep & double-tiered with strong undulations.


1st Par 5 554 yards (3)

1st Par 5 554 yards (2)

1st Par 5 554 yards (1)
6th Par 3 175 yards

6th Par 3 175 yards
A slight uphill par 3 with an intimidating valley in front as well as on the right side of the green. Many flowers on the trees on the left and at the back of the green are, coupled with the valley, very beautiful. The green is 36 yards in wide and double-tiered sloping steeply from right to left. If your ball is on a different tier, putting becomes extremely difficult.
7th Par 5 580 yards
An almost straight, downhill par 5. The fairway is tight and long but downhill continues from tee to green, so it makes the hole easier. You might be fascinated more by the views from the tee than by playing this hole. You can see a cluster of beautiful palm trees at the back of the green and with the beautiful Indian Ocean behind them. The green slightly slopes from front to back.

7th Par 5 580 yards (3)

7th Par 5 580 yards (2)

7th Par 5 580 yards (1)
9th Par 4 394 yards

9th Par 4 394 yards (2)

9th Par 4 394 yards (1)
A straight & slight downhill par 4. It looks a lot harder than it really is. A short iron may be used for the second shot which must be accurate and land the green softly as it is surrounded by water.
10th Par 4 395 yards

10th Par 4 395 yards (2)

10th Par 4 395 yards (1)
A sharp dogleg to the right par 4. A long bunker runs along the right from the tee to 80 yards in front of the green. The green is elevated and guarded its (the???) front left by a deep bunker.
12th Par 3 182 yards

12th Par 3 182 yards (2)

12th Par 3 182 yards (1)
A scenic par 3 with a pond in front of the green blending well with the surrounding landscape. With a water hazard in front of the green and a difficult approach shot from behind it, you need to hit the green boldly and precisely. The green slopes from back to front.

16th Par 4 458 yards

5th hole seen from the green
A sharp dogleg to the right, a long & demanding par 4. The fairway off the tee is surrounded by long bunkers both of which are more than 200 yards long. You need a long iron or a fairway wood for the second shot. It is very difficult to save par if your shot is short of the green or veers to the right because there is a 2 meter (6 ft.) bunker. If you hit over the green or to the left side to avoid the deep bunker, the OB awaits you. Especially if you hit a poor drive, you should not aim for the green on your next shot but have the courage to lay up at the front left of the green. After I played, I found out that this hole was selected as one of the best 500 holes in the world in the year 2000 by US Golf Magazine, which I can agree with because of the great layout.

16th Par4 458 yards (3)

16th Par4 458 yards (2)

16th Par4 458 yards (1)
17th Par 4 405 yards

17th Par 4 405 yards (2)

17th Par 4 405 yards (1)
An almost straight par 4 hitting toward the Indian Ocean. Deep bunkers on both sides of the fairway await your errant tee shot. The green is elevated with bunkers on both sides coming into play on the second shot.
18th Par 4 405 yards

18th Par 4 405 yards (2)

18th Par 4 405 yards (1)
A slight dogleg to the right, beautiful par 4. There is a lake facing the right side of the fairway and surrounding the green. There is a huge bunker 200 yards long on the left, too. If your ball is short of the green, the front bunker will catch it. To the right of and behind the green is water, so you need to use an accurate mid-iron shot.
19th hole
t is a 20 minute drive from airport. A courtesy shuttle car is available between the club and hotels in the Nusa Dua district. The caddies mostly male are well experienced and top-grade.


Nasi Goreng

The other Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth designed courses in Asia are Sun Island International (上海太陽島國際) GC, Kunshan Sunisland (昆山太陽島國際) GC, Qingdao Huashan International (青島華山國際) CC, Sheshan International (佘山國際) GC, Guangzhou International (広州仙村國際) GC, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (玉龍雪山) GC, the highest altitude of golf course in Asia, Century Seaview (世紀海景) CC, Xili (西麗) G&CC, Shenzhen (深圳) GC and Huizhou Tangquan (恵州溫泉) GC in China, Warren G&CC in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur G&CC, Shan Shui G&CC in Malaysia and Bali G&CC in Indonesia.