Are you looking to explore a new golf destination? Then you should consider Bandung in the West Java province of Indonesia which has several great golf courses.
The location of the large, university city is incredible, at an elevation of 768 metres above sea level the area enjoys a wonderfully cool, tropical climate that tourists and locals can enjoy throughout the year.
A real pleasure for the visiting golfer is the openness and amazing views that the city enjoys, with the mountainous, volcanic scenery beyond is a real delight.
Known by many as the “Paris” of Indonesia, Bandung is an educational hub, considered to have one of the most vibrant and modern universities in Indonesia. The epi-centre of fashion Bandung merges cosmopolitan trends with the tradition and culture you would expect from any Indonesian city.
Being so vibrant and lively, the city is quickly becoming a great tourist venue, the wonderful night market and the wonderful street food stalls really offer a great insight into the culture and cuisines of the region. If you are looking for a range of activities then golf is certainly one of the up and coming regions for golf tourism, something the Indonesian tourist board are actively encouraging.
Currently there are 5 golf courses in the Bandung region, each with their own character and superb facilities to enhance the experience.
As with many of the Indonesian golf courses the attention to detail is exemplary, and customer service is at the forefront.
Of the courses the most notable are Bandung Giri Gahana Golf Resort which is arguably the most prestigious of the three. A large resort with hotel accommodation and spa services create a luxury resort that caters for both golfers and non-golfers alike.
The Mountain View Golf Club is set within the urbanisation and close to local hotels. The views and the design of this course really make it stand out, a memorable experience.
Finally, the Diego Heritage 1917, is one of Indonesia´s oldest courses and for the golf purist it is a must visit. Blending the course design perfectly with the natural surroundings the course is a delight to play.
The temperate, tropical climate lends itself to year-round golf which is another massive draw for golfers to visit the area and although the wet season runs from around October through to May the rainfall is not that significant and is characterised by heavy downpours that rarely last for extended periods.
Are you looking to explore a new golf destination? Then you should consider Bandung in the West Java province of Indonesia which has several great golf courses.\n
The location of the large, university city is incredible, at an elevation of 768 metres above sea level the area enjoys a wonderfully cool, tropical climate that tourists and locals can enjoy throughout the year.\n
A real pleasure for the visiting golfer is the openness and amazing views that the city enjoys, with the mountainous, volcanic scenery beyond is a real delight.' },
Split into 3 par 3s, 3 par 4s and 3 par 5s the Giri offers great opportunities for birdies. The par 3, 6th hole is a particular delight requiring a tee shot that carries the large pond guarding the front of this small green.\n
Onto the back nine or Gahana loop.\n
Very similar in style to the Giri course, the Gahana has wide fairways and mid-sized greens. Weaving through the trees the course will test your management skills and ability.\n
Set under the shadow of the nearby mountains, the par 3, 15th at 208-yards is a challenging par three, the green is well protected and the front bunker to the right makes the hole look shorter than it plays.\n
An impressive clubhouse, traditional in style is superb. Spacious locker rooms include showers, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna for all visitors to use before or after their game. For those that prefer complete relaxation after their round, a team of massage therapists are available.\n
A complete resort with hotel, swimming pool and restaurant Giri Gahana is a wonderful location to spend your holiday in Bandung region of Thailand.\n
Superb vistas and unbelievable standard of service combine with the golf course and other facilities to provide guests with the ultimate in modern standards coupled with the culture and traditions of Indonesia.',
Bandung is home to the Giri Gahana golf course, a championship course comprised of two nine-hole loops, measuring 7176-yards from the championship tees.\n
The Giri 9-holes is considered to be the front 9. Beautifully maintained throughout the year, the bent grass fairways and greens are superb.\n
Set within the rolling landscape the Giri course winds its way through the mature trees.\n
In general, the fairways are generous, flanked with large native trees, skilfully positioned fairway bunkers, allowing golfers to be aggressive from the tee.',
Set within the mountains, the course is blessed with spectacular views and a mature pine forests, through which the holes wind themselves.\n
A very intimate course, Dago Heritage was increased to 18 holes in 1994 under the watchful eye of Chohei Miyazawa, and the transformation was superb, blending the old with the new seamlessly integrating into the surrounding natural landscape.\n
It is the landscape that lends itself to the incredible course, large elevation changes, valley like holes and a challenge that at first glance of the card is not apparent.\n
The first a par 5, is a gentle start to the round, but offers an insight into the numerous sloping fairways, elevation changes and the addition of clever bunkering and you will be facing many a tricky shot.\n
The 6th is a cracking par 4, measuring just 311 metres, the tee shot must stay short of the lake, which will leave a tricky wedge approach to the green, further protected by a bunker.\n
Unusually the 16th, a par three requires a good tee-shot to find the green which is almost hidden from view.\n
Finally, the 18th, a par 5 that requires a good drive to avoid the large protecting the elbow of the dogleg. If you can get past this tree you will be left with an excellent chance of getting home in two, right in front of the golfers watching from the clubhouse terrace.\n
Dago Heritage has great clubhouse facilities. A good restaurant and bar area with a terrace looking out across the course is the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing post-round drink. Large locker rooms, a well-stocked pro shop and a small practice area complete the experience at Dago Heritage 1917 Golf Club.',
Constructed in 1917, Dago golf course is one of the oldest courses in Indonesia.\n
An 18-hole public golf course, Dago is a wonderful challenge for every level of golfer, although short by modern day standards the location of the course creates a character like no other.\n
Dago Heritage enjoys a great mix of holes, and with just two par 5s the course has a par of 70.\n
Played at around 1000 metres above sea-level the clean, fresh mountain air is a welcomed change from other areas of Indonesia that are hot and humid.',
Designed with the idea of blending into the natural environment, a perfect canvas for a golf course, the design team has created a superb 18-hole layout.\n
Short, measuring just 5583-metres from the back tees, the course is comprised of 5 par threes, 5 par fives and 8 par fours.\n
At first glance it may appear to be a simple course, but the demand for accuracy from the tee and the ability to manage your tee-shots around the course are imperative.\n
Narrow fairways framed by large Japanese pine trees, dotted with bunkers, small greens protected by large bunkers and some steep sloping are the major characteristics of this course, that has little water that comes into play.\n
Even the shorter par 5s are not straightforward, requiring perfect positioning from the tee to offer even the slightest glimpse of the green.\n
A wonderful course for shot-makers and those that can resist the temptation of pulling out the driver on every single hole.\n
Club facilities are superb, large, spacious locker rooms, with flat screen TVS and lounge area are a delight.\n
The most spectacular aspect of the facilities at the Mountain View Golf Course is the incredible views from the large balcony terrace situated on the 3rd floor of the modern clubhouse. A superb offering of local cuisine and international dishes are available in the restaurant, which is a great meeting place for an after-dinner meal or business dinner.',
Often referred to as the “Golf Island” the Mountain View golf course in the Bandung city limits is a truly amazing location at which to enjoy golf.\n
Built around the incredible urbanisation, the golf course offers some of the most spectacular views available. A real bonus is that for an urbanisation course, the houses at no time encroach on the golf course or intimidate the golfer.\n
Set within the hilly terrain the holes are undulating with vast elevation changes throughout the golf course.',