Surabaya Golf Experience

Surabaya, located on the island of Java, is Indonesia’s second largest city. This port city located in East Java was central to Indonesia gaining its independence from its Dutch occupiers, when in 1945 local Indonesian revolutionaries climbed to the top of Hotel Yamato (now known as Hotel Majapahit), scaled up the flag pole, and tore the blue part of the Dutch flag off. That is how Indonesia’s current flag came to be, and was the start of the end of the Dutch occupation in Indonesia.

Surabaya is surrounded by lush green forests, and twin volcanoes known as Arjuno and Welirang. Surabaya’s central district still gives a very traditional feel, and the city is great to explore on foot while visiting many local shops, restaurants and handcrafts shops. The golf in Surabaya is also spectacular, with some great courses set in the forest and fauna that surrounds the city. It is great to include this as part of a longer trip together with Bali or Jakarta.

Bukit Darmo Golf

This Jack Nicklaus Jr. design is located just out of the heart of Surabaya, which means a short travel distance to an excellently designed layout. With the twin volcano peaks in the distance, the round offers both top quality golf as well as outstanding views on the way around. This course has a great natural layout and is sure to provide great memories.

Ciputra Golf Club & Hotel Surabaya

For those who love Pete Dye designs, this will be right at the top of the list. With 27 holes of golf here, there is great variety amongst each 9 should golfers wish to make two trips to the course. The course is set up to be a fair yet challenging test of golf for all levels of golfers, and golfers will need to think their way around to ensure a top score.

Finna Golf & Country Club Resort

Finna Golf & Country Club Resort is one of the most scenic and majestic courses in the country. Set south of Surabaya, the course lies at the feet of the twin volcanoes providing a stunning and interesting layout, with memorable and breathtaking views, ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable round of golf.

Taman Dayu Golf Club & Resort

Taman Dayu Golf Club & Resort is a classic Jack Nicklaus design set in the foothills of Surabaya’s famous volcanoes. This private course is rated as one of Surabaya’s best. The vistas as you make your way around the well-manicured fairways and greens are spectacular, so be sure to bring a camera to snap some great shots to take home as memories.

Recommended Restaurants

  • Dream of Kahyangan Art Resto (LL 05 Jalan Puri Widya Kencana, Surabaya, Indonesia) Contact +62 317 411 999
  • Layar Seafood (62-64 Jalan Manyar Kertoarjo, Surabaya, Indonesia) Contact + +62 315 946 653
  • Soto Ambengan (Soto Ambengan, Jl Ambengan 3A, Surabaya, Indonesia)

Recommended bars

  • Citilites Skyclub & Bistro (nomor 101-103 Jalan Mayjen Sungkono, Jawa Timur, 61124, Indonesia) Contact +62 315 621 234
  • HOPS Kitchen and Bar (25 Jalan Sriwijaya, Jawa Timur, 60264, Indonesia) Contact +62 315 670 597

Hospital information

  • National Hospital (Jl. Boulevard Famili Sel. No.Kav. 1, Babatan, Kec. Wiyung, Kota SBY, Jawa Timur 60227, Indonesia) +62 31 297 5777

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

Best of Surabaya City Tour

This full day tour starts with your private guide taking you through Chinatown and the famous Surabaya Red Bridge to see the hustle and bustle of the morning market and how locals start their day. From there, head to Kampung Arab which is one of the oldest districts in Surabaya and still inhabited by decedents of the original Arab trade merchants. While there, visit the Old Sunan Ampel Mosque which was founded in the 15th century. From there, visit a colourful and vibrant spice market, and take your pick of some of the traditional spices that you would like to take back home with you. Finish the day with a trip to the coastal town of Pasuruan and visit the ancient Belahan temple. During the day, you will enjoy a local Surabaya lunch.

Mt. Bromo & Madakaripura  Waterfall Tour

The volcanoes of East Java have helped shape the region as it is today. With this full day tour, take a trip to the majestic Mt. Bromo and do the leasurely hike up the mountain, which provides fantastic views down over the valley. Explore the volcano and the crater, and our guide will give you some history about the volcano and the role it has played in the region. From there, head down to the Madakaripura Waterfall. This is one of the more famous waterfalls in the area, and be sure to check out how exactly the water makes its way from the top to the bottom. Enjoy some leisure time in and around the waterfall before heading back to your hotel. During the day, a local lunch is provided.


Hotel Majapahit Surabaya MGallery

One of the most historic parts of Surabaya is Hotel Majapahit Surabaya MGallery and if golfers are looking for a luxury hotel stay and to be immersed in the local culture throughout then this is the place to be. The hotel oozes class and the rooms are very clean and comfortable. This is a one-of-a-kind hotel and is highly recommended.

JW Marriott Surabaya

JW Marriott Surabaya is ideally located in the heart of the shopping and entertainment district in Surabaya. The hotel is designed with the superior quality and guest experience in mind, with clean and crisp rooms coupled with the familiar Marriott staff and service to ensure each golfer has a memorable stay.


Four Points by Sheraton Surabaya

Four Points by Sheraton Surabaya is a well-appointed four star hotel in the heart of Surabaya, just steps from one of the biggest shopping malls, lots of great local and international restaurants and it is well connected to public transport. The rooms are modern and sleek, with all amenities and security provided.

Mercure Surabaya

Mercure Surabaya is nestled in the heart of Surabaya, providing clean and comfortable rooms to all golfers that visit. The hotel is a popular value-for-money choice amongst golfers and with its ideal location in the heart of town. Golfers can be assured of an enjoyable stay when visiting Mercure Surabaya.


Swiss-Belinn Tunjungan Surabaya

Swiss-Belinn Tunjungan Surabaya is a very popular hotel for our golfers. The hotel provides super value-for-money, and is very close to the heart of town. The rooms are comfortable, clean and come with nice amenities. The swimming pool is quite large and great for cooling down in after a day on the golf course.

Midtown Hotel Surabaya

Midtown Hotel Surabaya is located in the heart of Surabaya’s CBD and is a very clean and comfortable options for golfers looking for a nice but inexpensive stay in Surabaya. The friendly staff will make each golfer feel at home, and leave yearning for a trip back to Surabaya.

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