Golf

The game of golf is not new to Indonesia, having been played here for a hundred years or more. However, what is new is the incredible proliferation of courses that has taken place over the last ten years and continues apace today. In many people's eyes, the creation of a golf course is a work of art , with the landscape either being followed lovingly to enhance the natural features or molded by skilled contractors to create vast, emerald masterpieces. Throughout Indonesia the skills of internationally renowned names have been exercised to the full in mountains, beach resorts and vast fertile plains, with Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Thomson, Wolveridge and Greg Norman high up on he list. What this means to residents and visitors a like is an incredible array of the highest quality golf courses newly available for their enjoyment. Indonesia as a world-class golfing destination is ready to make its mark.  What you will find here is enough information to make any golfing holiday a tour de force. We hope you enjoy it to the full.

Golf Courses in and Around Jakarta
Fatmawati Golf Course

Fatmawati Golf Course lies at an elevation of 5 meters above sea level. It is a non championship course with 2 x 9 holes, par 70 of 2 x 2,795 yards for men, and 2 x 2,505 yards for women. Opened on January 1, 1970 this public course equipped with a pro shop and a ClubHouse is open throughout the year. A golfer at this course who wants to take a rest after a tiring day playing golf can stay at the Jakarta Hilton International, the nearest hotel, that has a swimming pool, jogging track, health club and executive club.
Address :
Fatmawati Golf Course
Kompleks R.S. Fatmawati
Cilandak Barat
Jakarta Selatan 12430
Phone: (021) 7696867

Halim Golf Club
Halim Golf Club offers two golf courses. Halim I opened in July 1971 and Halim II opened in July 1982, both 18-hole golf courses are owned by the Indonesian Air Force. They are only 40-50 minutes from Jakarta City centre. In March 1991, Halim was the venue for the Indonesian Open, won by a Taiwanese, Chen Liang Hsi. The 6,048-meter Halim I is an easy and short course, while Halim II is a comparatively harder and longer course at 6,553 meters. Par for both members-only courses is 72. At Halim I, there are tall trees, tight fairways and many lakes which are also used for irrigation purposes. Golfer's handicap can quickly disappear on Halim I's unforgiving narrow fairways and merciless tall trees. Thirsty lakes and bunkers abound. However, the golf course is still preferred by many members. Formerly Halim II was a rifle range. The area was used for parachute practices as well. A very long, hilly course with a fair share of bunkers, its moderate sized greens do not tax a player's skill as much as those gigantic ones on the new courses. Once wary of the many water hazards, those blemishes will not creep in, as the fairways are wide and accommodating. Both championship courses have a pro shop and a Club House, which prepares Indonesian and European food. They are open to the public at very low green fees. Halim I is closed on Mondays from 6 am till noon, while Halim II closes on Tuesdays from 6am till noon.
Address :
Halim Golf Club
Jalan Skwadron
Halim Perdana Kusuma
Jakarta Timur
Phone: Halim I - (021) 8080697
Halim II - (021) 8090729
Head Office - (021) 8090793

Jakarta Golf Club
When the British built this club in 1872, it was known as the Batavia Golf Club. After the drafting of its constitution in 1932, it became the Jakarta Golf Club. Locals, however, still like to call it "Rawamangun", not only because this 18 hole golf course is sited in Jalan Rawamangun, but by virtue of the fact that it was built on swamps. Several Indonesian opens and major tournaments have been hosted at the Jakarta Golf Club. Compacted into 36 hectares, as part of the Club's land was given to the University of Indonesia, the course was shortened to 5,890 meters. Par for men is 70 and par for women is 71. The first nine plays to 3,039 meters, while the second nine measures 2,851 meters. The course is short, but not easy. Fairways are tight, leaving no margin for errors and clumps of trees knitted closely scatter the course. The greens with subtle breaks, put clubbing and putting at a premium. Cautious strategy must be exercised on the few watery holes. Playing a round, at this course there is a feeling of peace and tranquillity, away from the congested traffic and surroundings outside the walls of this well-manicured course. Chirping birds can be heard and the wonderful variety of trees and flora are the feast for the eyes. The Jakarta Golf Club, the country's oldest layout, lies only 30 minutes from Jakarta city centre. The guests of members only golf club opens as early as 5.30 am the best time to beat heavy traffic for early risers. On Mondays, the course opens at noon. The Club has reciprocal facilities with other clubs in many countries.
Address:
Jakarta Golf Club
Jalan Rawamangun Muka Raya
Jakarta 13320
Phone: (021) 4891208, 4985107
Fax: (021) 4895298

Pantai Indah Kapuk Course
The Pantai Indah Kapuk Course is one of the two courses presented in the vast Damai Indah Golf and Country Club scheme, delicately located on the border between Jakarta and West Java. The two-in-one-club championship courses are part of a comprehensive real estate development, which includes residential and urban settings. The Pantai Indah Kapuk Course is designed by golf course architect Robert Trent. Located adjacent to the Java Sea in northern Jakarta, close to the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, the course is highlighted by many ponds and streams, featuring rustic fieldstone walls and bridges reminiscent of golf courses throughout Europe. The course is part of a world-class golf resort. The course itself comprises 80 hectares and plays to a par 72 with a total length of 6,535 meters. Pantai Indah Kapuk Course has been master-planned to become a major golf resort destination in Southeast Asia. The amenities and facilities of the Pantai Indah Kapuk Course have been designed to fulfill the dream of every golfer and his/her family. A complete array of outdoor and indoor sports, meeting and dining experiences, personal services, as well as a world-class fitness center and spa are some of the many amenities that will be enjoyed by club members and their invited guests. Part of the enjoyment of membership will be participating in the many club-sponsored social and sporting events. An atmosphere of international excitement will prevail at this vibrant resort destination. Members of the Damai Indah Golf and Country Club will luxuriate in the well-appointed locker rooms featuring wooden lockers, complimentary toiletries, and spike-proof plush carpeting. The club's restaurant serves Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese and Western cuisines. Private banquet rooms are available for gatherings and parties. Future plans include cottages, a country club complex with Japanese-style spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis courts, squash courts and swimming pools for both adults and little ones.
Address :
PT Damai Indah Padang Golf
The Director of Membership
Jl. M.H. Thamrin No.12
Jakarta 10340
Phone: (021) 331811,326734, 326838,327508 (15 lines)
Fax: (021) 331811
Telex: 61244 PT JAYA IA

Pondok Indah Golf and Country Club
A huge sign "Pondok Indah Golf and Country Club - 1983 World Cup Venue" captures attention. And once on course, blocks of many different colourful carved figures used as tee markers and attractive mansions around the course with resplendent gardens paint an alluring picture. A muddy Red River governs Pondok Indah, Robert Trent Jones Jr.'s first Indonesian venture. Cleverly, Jones Jr. devised the first nine holes in a clockwise direction outside the second nine which plays the opposite way, with the river snaking slyly in on many holes. Earth from three hills was used to shape the gently rolling fairways, while ponds were dug to enhance the difficulty and beauty of this 7,005-yard layout. Gigantic bunkers and mammoth greens with surfaces that conquer easily, especially with those lightning fast downhill putts, have established Pondok Indah as a course that is both challenging and respectable. The opening hole plays downhill with three gaping bunkers waiting to chew up the drive. For the second shot on the finishing hole, a 630-yard par 5, the river again presents itself Short hitters will lay up, while long hitters will attempt to go uphill to get near the temperamental sloping green enroute, bunkers clutter the approach. A shopping mall is being constructed nearby, and sports enthusiasts will delight in the olympic-sized pool, tennis courts and gymnasium.
Address :
Pondok Indah Golf and Country Club ll. Metro Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta Selatan
Phone: (021) 7464906

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