Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia and located on the west coast of Java, one of the world’s most populous islands. The island is situated between Bali and Sumatra with the Indian Ocean to the south and Java Sea to the north.
Home to 9 million people, the city of Jakarta has spread over many years and encompassed numerous other towns and villages in becoming a fantastic metropolis. The region of Jakarta spreads even wider and includes many traditional Indonesian villages and other rural locations which have kept their charm.
Covering such a wide area and with continued investment and development, Jakarta has become a great place for golf lovers and offers several fantastic golf courses for locals and visitors alike.
Travelling to Jakarta to play golf has never been easier and Soekarno Hatta International Airport accepts both domestic and international flights. Some of the most popular airlines which fly to Jakarta include Cathay Pacific, Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines.
However, by using Garuda Indonesia there are direct flights available from London in the United Kingdom and other major European airports but from the United States you will need to make one connection, usually in Japan or Taiwan.
Residents of some countries, such as the United Kingdom do not need a visa to enter Jakarta to play golf and this lasts up to the 30 days but always check the visa information for your country before leaving.
If you are planning on playing golf in Jakarta, you should be aware of the climate and plan your golf holiday accordingly. The climate is tropical monsoon and this sees the weather split into two main categories, the dry and the wet season. Due Jakarta’s location, the wet season is longer than the dry season, the latter of which lasts four months between June and September.
If you want the best chance of avoiding rain when playing golf in Jakarta you are advised to visit between July and August. The temperatures remain constant throughout the year, so you never need to worry about cold weather, with the daily mean throughout the year hovering around 27 degrees.
The wettest weather usually arrives in Jakarta between January and February so it’s best to avoid this time if you want to maximise your time on the golf course. In conjunction with July and August, September can also be a nice time to visit for golf, with average humidity also at its lowest during this period.
With more than its fair share of luxury hotels, you will not be left struggling to find a great hotel at which to base yourself for a golf holiday in Jakarta. By world prices, you will find some lovely hotels available at very good rates and may choose to spend your time in more than one or sample local, boutique style accommodation as part of your trip.
Once settled into your accommodation you will be ready to play some golf and Jakarta has some special treats for you and there is no better place to start than Royale Jakarta Golf Club.
This golf course was established in 2008 and designed by Bob Moore Junior and JMP Design. Located just 15 minutes from central Jakarta the golf course is very convenient to reach and you can easily make several visits during your stay in the area.
Just a few years after opening, Royale Jakarta Golf Club won a flurry of awards including Best Course in Indonesia at the 2011-2014 Asian Golf Awards and at the Indonesian 2011 Tourism Awards. Not only that but Royale Jakarta Golf Club has played host to the prestigious Indonesian Masters, the flagship event on the Asian Tour.
Royale Jakarta Golf Club has hosted the event six times between 2011 and 2016 and will continue to host it in the future. Some great names have played and won on this course including Ryder Cup winner Lee Westwood, who has enjoyed some marvellous rounds on his way to winning the event three times.
The club consists of three nine holes courses boasting lovely manicured fairways and rolling greens. With a splendid mountain backdrop, the playing surface is kept in tremendous condition throughout the year and features mature trees, mounding and water hazards. Each set of nine holes is so good, it does not matter which you combine to make 18 holes but it’s recommended you try each combination to a true feel for the course.
The 9th holes on the South and West Courses are considered by many to be the best of the 27 holes. Both are par-5 holes and play across a lake, with clear thinking and a good strategy key to success.
The modern, tropical style clubhouse is a great place for a drink and something to eat after a round, with the Chinese food in the restaurant coming highly recommended. All visiting golfers to Royale Jakarta Golf Club can enjoy a ‘member for a day’ experience and this is a great option when playing golf in Jakarta.
Those looking for a real challenge when playing golf in Jakarta should head to Jagorawi Golf and Country Club. This 45-hole golf club boasts three different golf courses and the two 18-hole courses, the Old Course and the New Course have hosted the Indonesian Open in the past.
Situated 60 minutes away from the city of Jakarta, Jagorawi Golf and Country Club opened in 1981 and if you really want to test your golfing ability, you should book a tee time on the Old Course. The native grass on the fairways provides its own challengers and with narrow areas to hit on several holes, accuracy off the tee is vital.
There is no easy introduction to the Old Course at Jagorawi Golf and Country Club and the 1st hole is a par-5 with an elevated tee box looking down to a narrow fairway. There is a river flowing down the right side of the fairway and if you manage to find the middle of the fairway, the hard work is not over as the second shot is towards the narrowest part of the fairway. The green features a huge slope from back to front and it can be difficult to make approach shots stick.
The front nine continues much in the same way and the back nine does not get much easier. In fact, the 10th hole is probably the tightest of all the holes on the course and if you come away with bogey you will probably be happy.
Those who don’t fancy the challenge of the Old Course can play the New Course at Jagorawi Golf and Country Club, which is more open and has wider fairways. The front nine is easier than the back nine and look out for the holes between 11 and 13, which are the most difficult on the course.
With a club house built in the Padang, West Sumatra style and a restaurant serving Indonesian dishes, Jagorawi Golf and Country Club has something for everyone. You can take on the tough test of the Old Course or enjoy the more open feel of the New Course, at Jagorawi Golf and Country Club the choice is yours.
If you are short of time or don’t fancy making a trip outside the city than fear not as the Senayan National Golf Club is in the heart of the city, in the central business district.
Playing golf in Jakarta does not come much better than this and the course was given a complete makeover in 2012, making it one of the top-quality golf courses in this region of Indonesia. The course is short, playing at a par-69 and just 5,616 yards but it’s magnificent on the eye and one of the most picturesque golf courses in Jakarta.
You will tee off down one of the many undulating fairways and while all you can see in the foreground is an immaculately kept golf course, in the background there are modern skyscrapers everywhere, providing a stunning visual contrast.
Senayan National Golf Club starts with a narrow par-5 hole, with a tee shot which requires accuracy rather than length. There is a large lake on the left side and with trees on the right, you might be better served using a shorter and more accurate club for your opening tee shot.
Holes 3 and 4 are back-to-back par-3’s, the first of which features an elevated green with an excellent bunker complex waiting to collect anything which fails to find the dance floor. The second par-3 is protected by water at the front so you cannot afford to be short but with sand at the back of the green, accuracy is again the key to this hole.
The off-course facilities at Senayan National Golf Club are superb, with a modern club house featuring a golfer’s terrace and large balcony. There is also a European style coffee shop and Japanese restaurant in addition to a putting green and pro-shop.
With golf carts being optional, if you enjoy walking around a golf course then Senayan National Golf Club is perfect.
Playing golf in Jakarta would not be complete with visiting a course designed by the great Jack Nicklaus. Opened for play in 1992 and 45 minutes from downtown Jakarta, Damai Indah Golf, Bumi Serpong Damai or BSD Course for short was the first course in Indonesia to be designed by Nicklaus.
This course has won several awards including the 1999 Best Golf Course in Indonesia and 2015 IAGTO Excellence. At over 7,100 yards, BSD Course is one of the longest in Jakarta and features some of the fastest greens you will play in Indonesia. The greens are one of the biggest features of this course and often come with two or three tiers.
The fairways are wide but in the traditional Nicklaus style there are plenty of waste bunkers near the rough which will gobble up anything which is wayward. However, approach shots are key to scoring low on this course and you must pay close attention to pin position on each hole or face the prospect of two or more putts.
Following your round at BSD Course you are spoilt for choice when it comes to refreshment and there are several restaurant choices including Asian, Japanese and Korean. With an Olympic-size pool, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, driving range, practice green, practice bunker and chipping green you have everything you could hope for at BSD Course and it makes for a great day of golf.
Finally, you should head to the north of Jakarta, close to the Java Sea for a round of golf at Damai Indah Golf, Pantai Indah Kapuk, known as the PIK Course for short.
Situated 45 minutes away from Soekarno Hatta International Airport, PIK Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and has hosted many professional tournaments including the 2007 and 2010 editions of the Indonesia Open.
Undulating greens and tough fairway bunker complexes are the main ingredients of this golf course which incorporates the coastal wetlands to make an interesting design. Thanks to several tee options on each hole, PIK Course is suitable for golfers of all abilities, with the final three holes being the best of the round.
Starting with a long par-3 featuring water to the front and left of the green, a par-5 which can be reached in two shots and finishing with a risk/reward 18th hole, it’s a great way to end an excellent round of golf. With floodlights around the course, you can even play in late afternoon and evening, making PIK Course a great choice if you want to play later in the day.
Playing golf in Jakarta has never been better thanks to the great choice of world class golf courses in the region. It’s possible to base yourself in the city centre and play each of the above courses before returning to your hotel each night.
Jakarta is a great place to play golf and you will enjoy every minute of your golfing experience in this region of Indonesia.
Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia and located on the west coast of Java, one of the world’s most populous islands. The island is situated between Bali and Sumatra with the Indian Ocean to the south and Java Sea to the north.\n
Home to 9 million people, the city of Jakarta has spread over many years and encompassed numerous other towns and villages in becoming a fantastic metropolis. The region of Jakarta spreads even wider and includes many traditional Indonesian villages and other rural locations which have kept their charm.\n
Covering such a wide area and with continued investment and development, Jakarta has become a great place for golf lovers and offers several fantastic golf courses for locals and visitors alike.' },
Located in the Jakarta region, the course boasts a clubhouse which is luxurious, with immense locker rooms offering a massage service to multiple restaurants serving an array of local cuisines. As with many courses in Asia, a caddy service is available and is more than recommended just for help negotiating the fast undulating and often multi-tiered greens.\n
At 6,545 meters the course is one of the longer Indonesian courses but the difficulty doesn´t lie in its length.\n
The design of Bumi Serponng Damai is, unsurprisingly full of Nicklaus traits none more so than the huge expanses of waste bunkers that protect the holes, but unlike some of Nickluas´ courses also add dimension and are aesthetically pleasing to the eye. IN creating this course, huge amounts of top-soil were moved to create mounding and movement to what would generally be considered a relatively flat terrain.\n
It was Nicklaus´s imagination which really sets this course apart from others. With the inclusion of water hazards, huge bunkers, undulating well protected greens the “Golden Bear” has created a golf course that offers a myriad of options to suit different playing styles and abilities.\n
Sometimes known as “The Spirit of the Hills” the design has captured the essence and spirit of golf.\n
Golfers, regardless of ability will be required to think their way this course, and although the fairways are generous the importance of hitting them makes them appear smaller than they are. But you will feel the pressure of hitting good shots on a regular basis on this course.\n
On regular occasions, you will be searching for your caddy to give carry distances to avoid bunkers, water hazards or waste areas, whilst the “amphitheatres” around the greens would have even the best golfers worried about getting up and down on the multi-tiered obstacles. Three putts are common and even four and five putts are often witnessed. If you can try to leave an uphill putt.\n
The clubhouse is superb, with locker rooms that are minimalistic in design but full of luxurious amenities which many golfers will not be akin to.\n
The restaurants offer a selection of local cuisines and the food is delivered to a world class standard.\n
Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the off-course facilities is the driving range. Playing from immaculate grass tees you are faced with floating islands in the lake to take aim at. The adjoining short game practice area is stunning with the greens exactly as the course, it would be very easy to lose yourself for a few hours here.\n
As Jack Nicklaus´ first design in Indonesia, The Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) course part of Damai Indah Golf was set to be a stunning addition to golf in Indonesia, and he did not disappoint. The course opened in 1992 and has since won numerous awards for both the quality of the course and the service provided. In 2008 the green underwent a remodelling, undertaken by Nicklaus design to bring them up to modern day standards.',
The Pantai Indah Kapuk, known locally as “The Spirit of the Sea”, was Robert Trent Jones JR´s second project in Indonesia.\n
He wanted to create a golf course that mimicked the sea, quoting “the sea is often graceful and beautiful, but suddenly the sea can turn difficult” and it can be seen in the design as golfers are tested and then rewarded throughout the course.\n
Jones Jr, in his design has created a serene environment that has utilized the natural landscape and the coastal marshlands to their fullest.\n
He has created a golf course that is a joy to play even when playing badly.\n
The third is a fantastic test of target golf with a small green, surrounded and protected by large bunkers will challenge golfers of all levels. The next par 3 is even more stunning with water protecting the green to the right and the rear.\n
The finishing hole a long par 4, will keep the golfer thining right to the last. The tee shot must be positioned to avoid the water that surrounds the hole on all sides, and the fairway bunkers to leave a shot for the green which is again protected by bunkers and the water hazard. It is a visually stunning finishing hole.\n
The Damai Indah Course, designed by Nicklaus is no less of a challenge.\n
Hole 6 offers the golfer the opportunity to reach the par 4 from the tee. A large bunker runs the length of the hole on the left and three further bunkers split the fairway, whilst the green is protected by yet more bunkers. Perhaps the safe play is an iron from the tee to leave a short pitch into this relatively flat green.\n
A feature of this course, and a trait of Nicklaus´s is to strategically position bunkers to continually test the golfer and Damai Indah is no different. This is no more apparent than the par 5, 13th hole,. From the tee the golfer should favour the right side of the fairway to leave a good view of the pending lay up between the group of fairway bunkers in the left and the bunkers that split the fairway further up. A real three shot par 5 for most, with strategy at the heart of playing the hole well.\n
The 18th is another great finishing hole, and is reachable in two. A well-positioned tee shot avoiding the bunkers on the left will leave a great angle over the elbow of the lake to the green. Miss left and you are wet, to the right bunkers await any shot that is over cautious.\n
These two courses must be played.\n
Book Tee Times at Damai Indah Golf Course\n
Damai Indah Golf Course is one of the most popular golf clubs in Jakarta so tee times here are always at a premium but we have special green fees and can usually find a suitable green fee for our clients',
The Damai Indah Golf Course is located between Jakarta and West Java in an area of outstanding natural beauty by the Cisadane River and the lush green hills of the Serpong Valley. The course boasts two excellent 18 hole golf courses designed by two of the biggest names in golf course design, Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones JR. The two courses are unique, with both designers putting their own stamp on each.',
The club boasts a superb restaurant offering cuisine of the highest standard, a spa and sauna so that you can unwind after your round of golf and superb practice facilities that are perfectly located so that you can tune up your game before heading out to one of the three fantastic loops of nine that the golf club boasts.\n
The Lake Course is superbly designed and incorporates various lakes which keep the golfer on their toes throughout the entire 9 holes. The first is a short par 4, and providing that you get past the large fairway bunkers, is relatively straightforward and shouldn´t cause too many problems.\n
Perhaps the standout hole on the Lakes course is the par four 5th. A good drive is required to find this narrow fairway with water coming into play down the left of the fairway. The second shot is tough, with the water protecting the left side of the green, with the green slightly raised and sloping to the left any misguided shot will feed down towards the water. A par is a good score on this picturesque hole.\n
The 7th, a par three will test the nerves of all golfers, as the hole requires the tee shot to be played entirely over the large lake.\n
The second loop of 9, the River Course, presents the golfer with a challenging start to the round. The par 5 is well protected by water to both the left and right of the fairway calling for a well-placed tee shot. The approach to the green is played over the corner of the water hazard, and although reachable in two, the hole will pose a challenge to all that play it.\n
The 4th is one of the most scenic holes on the golf course and although short, the creek that runs the length of the hole gives a beautiful vista and a tranquillity that can only be found on a golf course. Again it is another par three that stands out, the 8th is tough and provides a visual impact as well.\n
The final loop of 9 is the Plantation course which meanders through the palm trees.\n
The 3rd hole is a tough par four which requires accuracy from the tee and pinpoint accuracy with the approach shot to a small, well-guarded green. The 4th uses the “paddy” field perfectly in its design and has blended fantastically well in to the golf course.\n
Overall the courses at Emeralda are relatively short and golfer friendly, not too difficult but all three courses provide a challenge to the golfer.\n
A must visit golf resort if you are in the area.\n
Book Tee Times at Emeralda Golf Club, Jakarta\n
In common with most golf courses in Jakarta this golf club is heavily booked at weekends so much better to book a tee time on a weekday.',
Emeralda Golf Club, Jakarta is the creation of PT. Karabha Digdaya who had the vision to create an exclusive golf club for its members. The golf resort provides the ultimate in quality and blends the Sundanese lifestyle and modernism in perfect harmony to create a golf club that is both modern and in keeping with the surrounding area.',
Designed by acclaimed Australian Graham Marsh the course weaves its way around private parkland. The course is made up of two distinctive nines which both start and culminate in front of the substantial clubhouse.\n
Facilities in the clubhouse include, but are not limited to, an open air dining and bar area for golfers to enjoy, a well stoked pro shop offering the latest in golf fashion and conference and banqueting services.\n
The driving range sweeps around the rear of the clubhouse and offers the perfect setting to improve your game. Island greens are set amongst the shimmering lake and provide an unusual change to the daily grind of practice.\n
Gading Raya Golf Club has been designed with the club golfer in mind and this is apparent from the generous fairways and lack of immediate danger on the holes. For modern standards the course is not that long from the back tees measuring just 6500 meters, but it still testing enough for even the best golfers.\n
The fairways, as mentioned are wide and beautiful kept, almost carpet like and the ball sits beautiful atop the grass giving the golfer confidence standing over the ball.\n
Greens are immaculate and consistent which is a big plus for courses in the area that often battle to maintain the greens to a consistent standard. Averaging around 9 on the stimp meter the greens are quick but certainly manageable for any level of golfer and this is just one of the reasons why the course is such a pleasure to play.\n
The signature hole here has to go to the fourth hole, an uphill par four of around 380 meters from the tees of the day. A stream runs the length of the hole to the right and out of bounds left awaits anything that is too cautious, so care must be taken with the drive to set up a good angle from which to approach the long narrow green. Be sure to go for the right flag as the green is shared with the 6th hole.\n
All the par fives here are reachable in two, with the 8th and 18th posing the biggest threat to a good score.\n
The par threes are also all mid length ranging between 156 meters and 193 meters, so all golfers regardless of ability have a good chance of securing pars on a number of holes here at Gading Raya.\n
If you are looking to have a relaxing day of golf on a beautifully crafted golf course, then this is the course for you.',
Created by PT Jakartabaru Cosmopolitan the Gading Raya Golf Club has become a must visit golfing destination in Indonesia. Located in the Serpong area of Jakarta visitors, guests and members can enjoy the fantastic facilities the exclusive club has to offer. The private residential area that surrounds the golf course creates a feeling of privacy and luxury, whilst feeling as though you are lost within the golf course.',
Designed by Australian Graham Marsh, the design intertwines the natural landscape with the introduction of some rather more tropical species which has transformed the golf course in to a tropical garden, providing a wider variety of species than on any other course in the region.\n
Interestingly the holes have been named after native trees, which adds to the cultural feel of the entire club.\n
The course is lined with towering pine trees and an abundance of fauna, which coupled with the mountains in the distance provide some stunning backdrops to the holes.\n
Noted for its excellent year round condition the course is a hit with visitors and locals, which at times can lead to rather slow rounds, but with all that is on offer to occupy your mind that really isn´t a major issue.\n
In general the course is relatively easy, with large wide fairways, that are shaped kindly to accept the tee shot.\n
It is with the approach that the golfer faces the toughest challenge, as the greens although not particularly undulating are very well protected, requiring accuracy from the fairway.\n
Every hole is well designed but the hole that will stay in the memory the longest is perhaps the 17th. It can be a card wrecker so care must be taken when preparing to take on the long carry over the deep ravine to the green which is also protected by bunkers.\n
The Bogor Raya Golf Club boasts some of the finest facilities in the area with an authentic style clubhouse that mixes the cultural heritage of the region with the traditions of Indonesia, it is noted for its exceptional customer service. The onsite hotel is a great base to enjoy a golfing holiday from.\n
The large conference room provides guests and businesses alike various possibilities from business conferences to wedding being staged within the club.\n
The various restaurants provide members and visitors with high quality traditional and modern food which can be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the golf course and enjoying wonderful views of the mountainous landscape that surrounds the club house.\n
Guests can enjoy the spa and relax in the bars that serve refreshing drinks.\n
An absolute must play golf course which will bring a smile to your face, regardless of your days play. A spectacular golf course in a spectacular setting.\n
Tee Time Bookings at Bogor Raya Golf Course\n
We can help you to book a tee times at Bogor Raya Golf Course and we have very cheap green fees as well.\n
Bogor Raya Golf Course is situated just 45 minutes from Jakarta, in the Bogor region, and offers the golf a world of quality and possibilities. The golf course is one of the most scenic and eye catching in the area, enjoying cooler temperatures throughout the year than Jakarta due to be positioned around 1000 feet above sea level.',
Padang Golf Modern has been designed to offer the golfer a sense of luxury and the level of service when you arrive is second to none. The staff and caddies are always smiling and as with many of the courses in Indonesia the staff are more than happy to meet your every need.\n
Course designer Thomson has built a splendid golf course that is challenging yet fun to play, with each hole differing from the last. The use of the wonderful natural forests have added to the dimensions of the holes and create a private feel as you play this course with beautiful backdrops and holes designed to tantalize the eyes.\n
Visitors are eased in to the game with a short par five. Measuring just 478 meters from the back tees the hole is inviting you to make a great start. A good tee shot to the narrowing fairway will leave a good chance of getting home in two. A stream cuts across the fairway, but should not really come into play. The green is well protected and relatively small so an accurate approach will set up a great chance for birdie.\n
Hole 7 is considered to be the toughest hole on the course, a mid to long length par 4 the hole requires bravery as the closer you can stay to the water that runs down the left the shorter your approach to the small green will be. This is a good hole and deserves the respect its handicap rating suggests.\n
The pick of the par threes for me is the 11th, a mid- length par three. Although water comes into play, it is not the water that creates the problem on this hole. Miss the heavily undulating green and you are almost assured of a bogey on the hole, it is unusual for a par three of this length to have a handicap index of 6, which is an indication of the difficulty of the hole.\n
As finishing holes go, the 18th at Padang Modern is a cracker. A par 5 that longer hitters will want to attack, bravery can be punished severely here. The drive needs to avoid the water left and also the bunkers that flank the fairway. If the fairway has been found the second shot to the green will need to be sweetly struck to carry the stream that cuts across the fairway in front of the green which is further protected by bunkers on each side. This is most definitely a hole that can yield a birdie for the brave or a double bogey or worse for the aggressive golfer who is not on top form.\n
Designed by five-time British Open Champion Peter Thomson the international golf course The Padang Modern is an 18-hole course that enjoys a wonderful setting.\n
The Modern features an entire sports complex with the choice of golf, tennis, squash and badminton to name but a few of the many activities on offer here. Stylish and comfortable bungalows on site provide the perfect option for accommodation on site and the wonderful variety of cuisines on offer mean you will be spoiled for choice.',