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Golf Indonesia Course Review: Pondok Cabe Golf

Pondok Cabe Golf is an 18-hole championship golf course located adjacent to Pondok Cabe airport, Tangerang Selatan, about an hour’s drive from Jakarta’s SCBD. The course was developed in the early 1990s and is owned and maintained by Pertamina. Pondok Cabe Golf was designed by Thomson & Wolveridge, who have successfully designed a challenging golf […]

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TaylorMade RSi Irons Arrive in Indonesia: Nobody is Perfect!

Indonesia’s golf fanatics and media gathered at Pondok Indah Driving Range and gallery to witness the unveiling of TaylorMade’s new irons: The RSi 1 and RSi 2 irons. Turn to page 20 of this issue of Golf Indonesia tabloid and one will see the location of golf balls hitting Sergio Garcia’s iron clubface. Unsurprisingly the […]

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The Borobudur Classic

From the 18th – 21st November: The Borobudur Classic tee’d off for the first time on the ASEAN PGA Tour circuit at Borobudur International Golf Club, Magelang. The US$60,000 tournament is a welcome new addition to the circuit and was the eighth leg of the 2014/15 season. The event has been set up in order to […]

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Meet the Golfer: William Sjaichudin

I had the pleasure to meet William Sjaichudin on one of his practice days at Royale Jakarta, as he prepares diligently for the BRI Bank Indonesian Open from 4th – 7th of December 2014 from Damai Indah’s PIK Course. William Sjaichudin’s first year as a professional has had its highs and lows for the 24 […]

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Padang Golf Halim II

Introduction Padang Golf Halim II aka Halim 2 is located on the Indonesian Air Force base south of Halim Perdanakusuma Airport. It was built in 1971 alongside its sister course Halim I. The course is easy to get to, taking the TMI (Taman Mini Indonesia exit) the first having entered the Jagorawi Toll Road, so […]

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Credit Suisse Amateur Match-play Championships 2014

Many of the very best golfers of today and yesteryear all started their professional golf careers as highly successful amateur golfers, before making the step up towards professional golfers. Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Victor Dubuisson to name a few enjoyed glittering amateur careers before committing to becoming professionals on the world’s biggest Tours […]

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Introduction Located 45 minutes from Semanggi on the Jakarta – Merak Toll Road,  take the Cikupa toll exit two stops after the Karawaci toll gate , and golfer’s will find the water rich golfing haven of Kedaton Golf & Country Club. In fact 17 of the 18 holes at Kedaton feature water hazards, either the […]

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The Indonesian National Amateur Golf Championships (23rd – 26th September 2014 | Gading Raya, Pading Golf & Klub)

After a five year hiatus, Indonesia’s leading amateur golfers were pleased to see the return of the Indonesian Amateur Golf Championships. The venue for this high-profile amateur championship in 2014 was Gading Raya, Padang Golf & Klub, located in Serpong, Tangerang. Organized by PGI (Persatuan Golf Indonesia), players with a USGA Handicap of 12.1 and below […]

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Ryder Cup: The ‘Golden’ History and Curious Beginnings of Golf’s Most Well-Known Match-Play Spectacle

The History The Ryder Cup is a men’s golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States, which takes place every two years. The competition is jointly administrated by the PGA of America and the PGA European Tour, and every two years the venue alternates between courses in the USA and Europe. The Ryder Cup […]

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Golf Bandar Kemayoran

Introduction Golf Bandar Kemayoran is located on the border of Central Jakarta and North Jakarta, just South of Ancol. The course is easily accessed and is a mere 15km from the SCBD area of Jakarta and a stone’s throw away from the National Monument. Kemayoran typifies a city golf course and was created in 1997, […]

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