Jakarta Golf Experience

Jakarta is the capital city of Indonesia and is the country’s hub for economic, trade and tourist activities. Jakarta is located on the island of Java, and is one of Asia’s major cities. Jakarta is a melting pot of many cultures and ethnicities as a result of its long and storied past with various traders and colonial rulers through its history. This means Jakarta offers a great opportunity to experience various different styles of architecture, types of food, religious monuments and customs. Jakarta also allows short and easy connections to other golf hotspots in Indonesia such as Bali and Surabaya while being just a short drive to the cool climates of Bogor.

Golf in Jakarta is very good quality. The courses are meticulously manicured, kept in great shape and have some of the best caddies in the region. Jakarta is home to courses that host professional events, and ensure an excellent golf trip while also being able to take in some culture, as well as some excellent nightlife. The golf scene in Jakarta, as well as Indonesia as a whole, is extremely underrated and with the top service and quality golf courses Jakarta has to offer, it should be on everyone’s list to try out!  

Royale Jakarta Golf Club

Royale Jakarta Golf Club is one of Jakarta’s newest and best courses. The course plays host to the Indonesian Masters, thus ensures an extremely enjoyable round with great conditions year-round.  Some may also wish to play it twice, due to the facility consisting of 27 holes. The service here is excellent, and the course makes each golfer feel as if they are a member while at the course for the day. Be sure to give yourself a full day here to not only enjoy the golf, but the facilities and hospitality also.

Damai Indah Golf, Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK) Course

This is the second course in the Damai Indah Golf complex, designed by Robert Trent Jones II. A previous host of the Indonesian Open, this course has all the signatures of a Trent Jones design, with difficult fairway bunkering, undulating greens which put an emphasis on good putting, and the local features are used to create a good test of golf, yet one that is playable for all and is a great choice to include on a Jakarta golf holiday.

Sedayu Indo Golf Club

Sedayu Indo Golf

Jakarta’s newest course, Sedayu Indo Golf is located on reclaimed land about 15 minutes from Jakarta International Airport. The course is a combination between links and parkland golf, with holes that play along the ocean and a wind that is the course’s biggest defence. A perfect choice if playing on arrival or departure, or during the middle of a trip to Jakarta. The facilities are first class, the course is in spectacular condition, and it is very unique to any other course in Jakarta.

Cengkareng Golf Club

This popular course is located not far from the international airport, so is perfect for those looking to play quality golf on arrival or departure. Cengkareng Golf Club has previously hosted professional events, with the most famous being the Indonesian Open. The course is not long, but its defense is the wind. It is a good round of golf for both high and low handicap golfers.

Damai Indah Golf, Bumi Serpong Damai (BSD) Course

This is very much a classic Nicklaus design. Complete with the famous wasteland bunkers Nicklaus is known for, this course is a very fair layout with some doglegs, some holes straight away, but always giving the golfer an opportunity to score. The greens are tricky with many multi-tiered complexes so the approach shot and leaving the ball on the correct side of the hotel is paramount. The facilities here are tremendous, with massage in the locker room.

Jagorawi Golf & Country Club

Looking for a stern test of golf? Look no further than Jagorawi Golf & Country Club. This 45-hole complex is one of the most difficult courses on the Jakarta golf scene, and in Indonesia for that matter. It is long, tight and requires accuracy all the way around. The layout requires planning on the tee to ensure each hole is started in the correct way in order to get to the green to have a chance at par. For the lower handicappers, this is an excellent choice.

Suvarna Jakarta Golf Club

Links of Scotland meets local Indonesian features at this hybrid links course in central Jakarta. Opened in 2018 with 27 holes, Suvarna Jakarta Golf Club is a great option for those looking at an enjoyable round of golf, not too far from town. Be sure to take your camera for the signature 9th hole on the Green course, which is an island green and one every golfer will want to have a memory of. The service from the caddies and golf staff is outstanding, and carts can be used on the fairways in all weather, making it a great choice for those that may require a cart all the time.

Recommended Restaurants

  • Remboelan (Plaza Senayan Level 3, Jalan Asia Afrika no.8, Plaza Senayan, Gelora, Central Jakarta) Contact +62 (0)21 572 508 8
  • Lara Djonggrang (4 Jalan Teuku Cik Ditiro, Menteng, Jakarta, Indonesia) Contact +62213153252

Recommended bars

  • Bauhaus (Jl. Taman Kemang No.12, RT.5/RW.1, Kuningan, Bangka, Kec. Mampang Prpt., Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12730, Indonesia)
  • Beer Hall (Kawasan SCBD, Jl. Jend. Sudirman No.kav 52-53, RT.5/RW.1, Senayan, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12190, Indonesia) Contact +62 21 51400949
  • Lucy in the Sky (SCBD, Jalan Jendral Sudirman No.55, Senayan, Kebayoran Baru, RT.5/RW.3, Senayan, Kby. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12190, Indonesia) Contact +62 21 5152308

Hospital information

  • Abdi Waluyo Hospital (Jl. HOS. Cokroaminoto No.31, RT.1/RW.3, Gondangdia, Kec. Menteng, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10310, Indonesia) Contact +62 21 3144989
  • Cipto Mangunkusumo National Central General Hospital (Jl. Pangeran Diponegoro No.71, RW.5, Kenari, Kec. Senen, Kota Jakarta Pusat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10430, Indonesia) Contact +62 21 1500135

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

Jakarta City Tour

This full day tour starts with your private guide taking you to National Monument. This monument is an important national icon and symbolizes the nation’s independence. From there, visit The Catholic Cathedral Church and Istiqlal Mosque which are two important religious sites in the country and offer lots of history. Then proceed to Indonesia Monument Proclamation which was constructed on the site where the declaration of independence was made. Learn about the monument, those it was made after, and the significance of the independence movement. Finish the day with a visit to some art and antique markets as well as a Batik factory, to learn about local handicrafts and their traditions. Lunch is included in this tour.

Jakarta Old City Tour

Spend a day with your private guide exploring Old Jakarta, its history and its significance to how Jakarta is today. Visit various historical sites, buildings, museums and monuments to gain a better understanding of Indonesian history and the struggles the locals had for many of years. Our guide will give you some excellent knowledge and information about Jakarta, and Indonesia as a whole ensuring each golfer takes back a great experience in Jakarta in addition to some good golf. The city tour also comes with a local lunch.


Mandarin Oriental Jakarta

Mandarin Oriental Jakarta is located in the Jakarta city center, just steps from the Bundaran HI MRT station. Offering the superior quality Mandarin Oriental hotels are known for, this hotel offers spacious rooms that are very comfortable and clean. There are 6 on-site dining options, in addition to many local options in-and-around the hotel.

Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta

Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta is luxury in the city. Offering excellent 5 star value-for-money, this luxury hotel is perfect for golfers looking to have a relaxing stay while in town. The hotel is in the heart of town near many good nightlife and restaurant spots. The hotel has full fitness and sports facilities, along with an excellent swimming pool. This hotel is a popular choice amongst golfers and is sure to provide a very enjoyable and memorable stay.


Novotel Jakarta Cikini

This modern hotel was opened in 2019 and is the perfect choice for golfers looking for superior cleanliness and comfort, but not looking to break the bank. The rooms come fully stocked with all amenities. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool to enjoy when away from golf. It is located not far from the center of town, but close enough that everything is accessible without having to be in constant traffic.

Mercure Jakarta Batavia

Located in the Kota area of Glodok District, Mercure Jakarta Batavia is an excellent hotel for travelers.  The hotel is designed with a Dutch influence to recognize the country’s colonial past. The rooms are clean and basic, but offer excellent value-for-money. It’s central location to the port, shopping and restaurant means the hotel is well suited for those that want to wander out and explore town a bit.


Ibis Styles Jakarta Tanah Abang

This hotel offers basic yet clean rooms in central Jakarta. While not flashy, the hotel is well put together with very good service and friendly staff. Many attractions and markets are within walking distance, and it is not far to jump on a local bus and explore further afar.

Ibis Styles Jakarta Gajah Mada

Ibis Styles Jakarta Gajah Mada is located near some excellent monuments and historical sites in Jakarta. It has an outdoor pool to enjoy, and is close to some great local food shops which is perfect for those looking to try their luck with some authentic food. The rooms are basic, comfortable and cleaned daily. This is a very good choice for those that will likely not spend much time in the room, and want a good place to put down for the night.

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