The Jakarta Golf Club

By: Simon Reynolds

The Oldest Golf Course in Southeast AsiaEstablished in 1872, the Jakarta Golf Club is the oldest Golf Club in Southeast Asia. The original name of the golf club was known as the Batavia Golf Club and the founders were Mr. A. Gray and Mr. TC Wilson from Britain. They had...

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Golf’s Golden Coast

By: Patrick Stuart

Blessed with more annual sunshine than anywhere else in Europe and with 150km of stunning coastline, Portugal’s Algarve region is one of the world’s top golfing destinations. Portugal may be suffering from the European economic downturn, but its southern coastline known as The Algarve continues to be the most desirable...

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Senayan National Golf Club

By: Simon Reynolds

Since the early 1960’s, Senayan National Golf Club has been favoured amongst golfing enthusiasts working in Jakarta. Due to its fantastic location in the heart of the CBD area, an early tee-off and a round of golf can be enjoyed before heading back to the office, starting work at noon....

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Comparing golf in the UK and Indonesia

By: William Ashbee

Golf has come a long way since it was first exported from the sandy links of Scotland. Over five centuries of evolution, the current game is unrecognisable from the original stick and balling stumbled upon by some hardy Anglo-Saxons.Four hundred years of uninterrupted gradual change was accelerated with the huge...

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Rainbow Hills

By: William Ashbee

Avid golfers have long considered Rainbow Hills as one of Jakarta’s truly great courses. With ongoing works to re-develop the driving range and add an additional nine holes to the existing 18 holes on offer, Rainbow is certainly ramping up its ambition. As an original Michael Poellot Golf Design, this...

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Classic Links Of Scotland

By: Andy Marshall

'From dramatic links courses steeped in history, to hidden gems and some new layouts, Scotland may just have everything a true golf lover could wish for.' Golf comes in no greater dramatic abundance than in Scotland, the home of golf. This is where the great game started and everyone wants...

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Gunung Geulis

By: Simon Reynolds

Located in the foothills of the Puncak rests the Gunung Geulis Country Club, about 50km from the business centre of Jakarta. Take the Jagorawi toll all the way to Ciawi then take the left fork towards Puncak and after approximately 4 km there is a lefthand turn with a large...

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St.Moritz – Glitzy Swiss Golf

By: Dawid Bowden

David Bowden flies on SWISS into Zurich and then onto St. Moritz to play golf in one of Switzerland’s smartest year-round alpine sporting destinations.St. Moritz doesn’t need too much introduction to jet-setting skiers, but golfers may be surprised to learn that there are three summer courses to play within close...

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Bumi Serpong Damai

By: William Ashbee

For Jakarta’s avid golfers, Bumi Serpong Damai is commonly referred to as the BSD. Found alongside the Cisadane River and within the Serpong Valley, it should certainly be on anyone’s Jakarta hit-list. The course is located in South Tangerang 32 km from the SCBD part of town, and is easy...

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Montgomerie Links, Danang – Vietnam's Golf Coast

By: Dawid Bowden

Danang (also spelt Da Nang) in Central Vietnam is staking its claim for the title of Vietnam’s Golf Coast. With three new 18-hole signature championship courses within an hour’s drive of the city, Indonesian golfers now have three good reasons to pack their clubs and head north to one of...

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