Bogor Golf Experience

Bogor is located about a 75 minute drive south of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. It is set up in the mountains, surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks and lots of forest, making it one of the more cool and temperate golf destinations in South East Asia.  With seven excellent golf courses in the area, golfers can spend plenty of time enjoying great golf, and some relaxing time in the area which is sparsely populated and full of nature.

The city is at the foot of the Mount Salak volcano and offers memorable views throughout your stay. With seven courses, it is possible to spend a full trip in Bogor, however it is also very common to combine some time in Bogor with a few nights and rounds of golf in Jakarta at the start or end of the trip.

Rancamaya Golf & Country Club

Rancamaya Golf & Country Club is a classic parkland design laying in the shadow of Mount Salak. Located just 30 minutes south of Bogor, this is an excellent choice for those looking to play a mature golf course with excellent scenery. The complex of lakes and small rivers ensure there is some water out there, so make sure the ball is on the fairway!

Rainbow Hills Golf Club Bogor

Rainbow Hills Golf Club

Rainbow Hills Golf Club in Bogor is a nice course with great views, designed with all golfers in mind. The course sets up as a fair challenge for the lower handicappers from the back tees, while still being an enjoyable round for the higher handicappers from tees further forward. With natural hazards and local jungle lining the fairways, accuracy is more important than length here.

Gunung Geulis Golf Club

Gunung Geulis Country Club

This 36 hole complex provides some great variety in golf, and will not leave golfers disappointed after their round. The Peter Thompson design is located up in the hills around Bogor, with sprawling views over the valley providing great memories. Being 450 meters above sea level ensures some of the cooler golf temperatures there are to be had in South East Asia. The West and East courses are very unique from one another, so this is a great option for 2 rounds. And if you want to stay on-site, the excellent Royal Tulip Hotel is the perfect choice.

Riverside Golf Club

Riverside Golf Club is the first Greg Norman design in Indonesia and what a job he has done here. The course is carved out of the ancient hardwood rain forest leading to tight fairways and an emphasis on shot placement. Original streams and ravines are found throughout the round, leading to fantastic scenery and a very enjoyable day on this Bogor golf course.

Emeralda Golf Club

Emerelda Golf Club is a 27 hole complex, with one 18 designed by Arnold Palmer and the other 9 by Jack Nicklaus, making it truly a course of legends. The courses provide excellent greens keeping, with water hazards strategically placed to provide a good challenge. Various professional events including the Volvo Masters Asia have been held here.

Klub Golf Bogor Raya

This is mountain golf in its truest form. Located 1,000 meters above sea level, Klub Golf Bogor Raya is a very enjoyable layout set on the outskirts of Bogor and only 80 minutes from Jakarta.  The fairways meander through the lush jungle vegetation so being straight is important. The layout and views offer a unique golf experience that can’t be found in other South East Asian golf destinations.

Sentul Highlands Golf Club

Sentul Highlands Golf Club, located in the Sentul City residential area, is one of the shorter courses in the area. This Gary Player design takes advantage of the natural topography provided by being in the foothills, placement off the tee box is the key to a great score here. With views of the nearby Gunung Salak providing for an excellent backdrop, be sure to bring both your accuracy and camera for a great day of golf.

Recommended Restaurants

  • Ah Poong Sentul City (Pasar Ah Poong, Jl. MH. Thamrin No.Kav.8, Cipambuan, Kec. Sukaraja, Bogor, Jawa Barat 16710, Indonesia)
  • Gili-Gili Restaurant (Jl. Raya Pajajaran No. 69, Bogor 16143 Indonesia) Contact +62 251 8340111

Recommended bars

  • Harley’s Pub

Hospital information

  • Bmc Mayapada Hospital (Jl. Pajajaran Indah V No.97, RT.01/RW.11, Baranangsiang, Kec. Bogor Tim., Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16143, Indonesia) Contact +62 251 8307900

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

Bogor Cultural Tour

This full day tour starts with your private guide taking you to the famous Bogor Botanical Garden. This garden connects with the presidential palace, and is home to trees that are thousands of years old, along with many types of fauna local to the region. From there, head to a local Batik making factory and learn how this is done, followed by trying your hand at making your own! Then proceed to view a local West Java Puppet show and learn how it has evolved over the years. Lunch will then be followed by a visit to a local gong making factory, to experience how these traditional gongs are made and crafted. Finish the day in two of Bogor’s local markets mingling with the locals and shopping for some local handcrafted goods.


Pullman Ciawi Vimala Hills Resort

This modern hotel is located south of Bogor, providing easy access to the golf courses and other attractions. The hotel has clean and modern rooms with great views over the valley. The pool is large and offers lots of seating area beside it. The hotel provides free bicycles which are great to use to explore the town.


Aston Bogor Hotel and Resort

This well-appointed 4 star hotel is located in a resort area, with access to some excellent restaurants and entertainment. It is also just a 10 minute drive north to Bogor City. The rooms are clean and comfortable, with attentive staff standing by to make each golfer’s stay an enjoyable one.

THE 1O1 Bogor Suryakancana

The 101 is located just south of Bogor City, meaning easy access to the attractions located in the heart of town. The rooms are modern and stylish with all amenities provided. The hotel is also just steps from some outstanding restaurants ensuring golfers can get a taste of some local cuisine.


Hotel Santika Bogor

Hotel Santika Bogor is located just east of town, and provides very well appointed rooms that are clean and comfortable. The hotel is connected to a mall and is just a short walking distance to some excellent local restaurants. This is a very good value-for-money hotel and one golfers love.

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