Bali Golf Experience

The ancient island of Bali is well known for its history and its beaches. However, the golf in Bali is also very good. With 3 courses plus 1 executive course to choose from, there is plenty of beautiful golf to be played on this island. Bali really does have it all, from the bars and excitement in Kuta to the peace and relaxation in the mountains of Ubud, Bali offers something for everyone.

Golf in Bali mainly revolves around three courses, all of which are very good. If on a longer golf holiday in Bali, one can play each course twice so, on the second time around, golfers will have some local knowledge and should be able to improve on their score from the first time around. Whatever the score turns out to be, Bali will surely provide some excellent memories on your golf experience.

Bali National Golf Club

Located along the south east coast of Bali, Bali National Golf Club is an excellent layout that is known to be one of the better courses in Asia. This 18-hole Robin Nelson and Rodney Wright design was renovated and re-opened in 2013, thus the condition and layout are excellent. The course provides excellent views over the ocean, and is a truly memorable experience.

New Kuta Golf

Set along the southwestern coast of Bali, New Kuta Golf is a links style course which previously hosted the Indonesian Open, and is a very challenging yet fair layout. Listen to the surf crashing against the coast as you play your shots around the golf course, and take in the beautiful vistas the course has to offer. Being so close to the ocean, the wind will have a big part to play in your round, so be sure to take that into account on the shots played to ensure an optimal score!

Handara Golf & Resort Bali

This spectacular Bali golf course is a Peter Thompson design set amongst the lush northern-Bali forest was ranked one of the world’s top 50 golf courses by Golf Magazine. Golf at Handara Golf & Resort Bali is much cooler than down by the beaches due to its almost 1,200 meter above sea level altitude. The views provided on the way around are majestic. The course offers a very different golf experience and is one to include. The course is approximately 90 minutes’ drive from the airport, so it is a full day out.

Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club

This 18-hole par-54 course has won numerous awards for the best par 3 course. While some may not wish to play an executive course, the quality here is fantastic and it offers some of the best views in Bali. After a long flight, this can be the perfect warm up for an excellent golf holiday in Bali.

Recommended Restaurants

  • Sate Babi Bawah Pohon, Legian (Satay) (Jl. Campuhan I – Dewi Sri No.IV, Legian, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361) Contact +62 819 3625 3567
  • Warung Nyoman Bedugul (Local Balinese) (Jl. Pratama No.72, Benoa, Badung, Bali 80361) Contact +62 361 778 677
  • Warung Chef Bagus, Kuta (Jl. Bakung Sari No.43, Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361) Contact +62 821 4634 8525

Recommended bars

  • The Bamboo Bar (Jl. Cemara, Sanur, Bali) Contact +62 361 281 805
  • The Bush Telegraph Pub (Jl. Camplung Tanduk, Kuta, Kabupaten Bandung) Contact +62 361 732963
  • La Favela (Jalan Kayu Aya No.177X, Seminyak, Bali 80361) Contact +62 818 0210 0010

Hospital information

  • RS BIMC Kuta (Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No.100X, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia) Contact +62 361 761263
  • BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua (Kawasan ITDC Blok D, Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia) Contact +62 361 3000911

Phone providers (available at the airport)

  • Telkomsel
  • XL Axiata
  • Smartfren

Things to bring that you may not think of:

  • Portable Cooler – keeps drinks cool on the course
  • Reusable Ice Pack – keeps you cool on the course
  • Electrolyte powder


  • Courses have locker rooms and showers to use – bring a change of clothes
  • Tips in restaurants are not expected. Some restaurants have service charge. Tip if you feel service is good
  • Grab Taxis – price is set before you get in

Tour the Balinese Rice Fields and Learn the Trade

This full day tour will take you on an exploration of the rice fields and places off the tourist track. This tour includes some hiking so if you plan to include this, bring some good footwear and light clothes.  This tour includes a visit to the Tegalalang rice fields where rice is planted on cascading terraces. See how this is done, learn about the seasons and the work that goes into each grain of rice, and snap some pictures which offer great memories of this beautiful part of Bali. From there, cool down while wandering through Bali’s largest Bamboo forest. The tour is complete with a local Indonesian lunch and your own private guide.

Ancient Bali Temple Tour

This tour will take you to three of Bali’s most revered temples, through one of the best coffee plantations and a small rice terrace. Visit the Taman Ayun Temple, the Ulun Danu Bratan Temple and the beautiful lake that surrounds it, as well as the Tanah Lot Temple which is a Balinese Hindu temple. Your private guide will give you all of the history and tradition of each of the temples, and explain their significance to the people of Bali. While on the tour, there will be a stop at Jatiharum Luwak Coffee Plantation to see the coffee cultivation and try some of the local brew. You will also stop at a small rice plantation to see how the local rice growers ply their trade amongst the lush green hills of Bali. This tour comes with your own private guide and a local Indonesian lunch.


Melia Bali

This luxury hotel is located on the beautiful Nusa Dua Beach, just minutes from Bali National Golf Club. Melia Bali is a beach resort, with excellent facilities, a lovely pool and direct beach access. The rooms are modern and new, with all amenities. The hotel’s staff are outgoing and friendly. Guests staying here will be sure to take home some excellent memories.

Kuta Paradiso Hotel

Kuta Paradiso is a great option located in Kuta Beach. The hotel staff are very friendly and the rooms are large, clean with comfortable beds. The breakfast selection is large. The hotel has an excellent swimming pool which is great to relax around. There is also direct access to the beach. The hotel is very close to a major shopping mall.

Pullman Bali Legian Beach

This beachside hotel is located on Kuta Beach, close to many excellent spots for dining and nightlife.  Pullman Bali Legian Beach prides itself in cleanliness and has secured AllSafe Health and Safety certification. The hotel is very comfortable, with beautiful guest rooms and direct access to Kuta Beach.


Harper Kuta Hotel

Set in the heart of Kuta, Harper Kuta Hotel provides quick access to the hustle and bustle of Kuta, Bali’s most popular beach town. With clean and comfortable rooms, each guest is ensured a great stay while in Bali. The hotel is close to many bars and restaurants, as well as being very close to New Kuta Golf.

Mercure Resort Sanur

Mercure Resort Sanur is a lovely, quaint hotel located on Bali’s East coast. Sanur beach is a long stretch of beach, perfect for those looking to soak up some sun or go for a nice walk along the sea. The resort has a Balinese feel to it due to its design and décor. It has direct beach access and is also just a few minutes from some excellent dining options.


Legian Paradiso Hotel

Legian Paradiso Hotel is located in central Kuta, about a 15 minute walk to the beach. The hotel is just steps from many nightlife, dining and shopping options, which makes it an ideal hotel for those looking for a comfortable, clean stay with great value-for-money. For those looking to stay on-site for the evening, there are 7 different dining options on-site and the hotel’s outdoor pool is great to spend the day around improving your tan!

Febri’s Hotel & Spa

A popular 3 star hotel located in South Kuta Beach, the hotel is inspired by a Balinese-style Water Palace. The rooms are large and comfortable with basic amenities. There is a large swimming pool to enjoy on an off day. The rooms have large balconies to enjoy relaxing on. The hotel is 350 meters from the beach, and is also close to many local dining spots, some great places for a drink and a shopping mall should any souvenirs be required.

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