Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort

Simon Reynolds

May 28,2019

Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort

Stay and Play at the luxurious Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort, designed by Greg Norman, a multi-award winning golf course besides the Indian Ocean.

The Course

Set within a lush 103-hectare hideaway built on top of a sheer cliff, the Nirwana Bali Golf Club is situated in the tranquil village of Beraban, approximately 22km away from Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar and is part of the luxurious Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort. Bali Nirwana is a multi-award winning golf course designed by world-renowned golfer Greg Norman, in a unique and enchanting location on the Island of the Gods with breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean on several holes.  The further inland one goes, several of the holes are surrounded by the Balinese traditionally farmed rice fields, which will be quick to swallow up your errand golf shots whilst creating a stunning visual backdrop to the golfer. This is one of the most exhilarating golf courses in Asia set against the dramatic back drop of the famous Tanah Lot Hindu temple; it’s a favourite of golfers from all over the world.

The Nirwana golf course is also known for its challenges as well as it natural beauty. The course combines a great test of golf with the natural flora and fauna of the island. The locally farmed tiered rice paddies still provide villagers with crops and economy and the Tanah Lot Hindu temple nearby offers the cultural and spiritual experience for visitors. The Tanah Lot temple is one of the most visited temples in Bali.  There is also an abundance array of birdlife and animal life on site, with colourful native birds often sighted including the impressive Kokokan birds.

There are five genuine ocean side holes, three cliff-to-cliff tee shots (holes 7, 13 and 14) and eight holes cleverly sculpted into the local terraced rice fields. The Nirwana Golf Course is truly stunning. The signature hole would have to be hole 7, which overlooks the sea and the Tanah Lot temple and is one of the most photographed spots in Bali. Whether you are a beginner, a keen golfer or a seasoned single digit golfer, this diverse and meticulously maintained course with lush fairways and immaculate greens, a well stocked pro shop, practice chipping and putting areas and Golfers Terrace Bar and Grill never ceases to provide surprises. The local caddies are well trained and speak decent English, which compliments the lovely course, with their genuine Balinese friendliness and welcoming manner, they will do their best to ensure that every golfer completes their perfect round of golf.

Nirwana Bali offers several unique features, which help to explain why the course has gained so many awards of the years including:

  • Best Signature Golf Course by Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards 2012-2104
  • Certificate of Excellence by Trip Advisor 2012, 2013.
  • Luxury Golf Resort by World Luxury Hotel Awards 2012.
  • 100 Best Golf Courses outside the US (no.66) and No. 1 Golf Course in Indonesia by Golf Digest magazine, US in the May 2012 issue.
  • Asia’s 10 Most Elite Golf Course by Forbes Travel Guide 2012.
  • Indonesia’s leading Golf Resort by World Travel Awards 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
  • No. 1 Golf Course in Indonesia with Excellent Score by in 2012.

The presence of the rice fields, a large proportion of which are incorporated as rough or hazards, is truly an outstanding and unique feature of this 18-hole par 72, golf course designed by major winner Greg Norman.

Each and every one of the 18 holes presents the golfer with a unique challenge. Holes 7, 13 and 14 will test the golfers courage and accuracy with cliff-to-cliff tee shots over the Indian Ocean. These dramatic holes will require you to focus inward on your golf game and technique and not externally at the beautiful views, if you want to pass the holes without a few lost balls and a tarnished scorecard. The Signature hole 7 is particularly dramatic with the nearby temple, creating one of the most sought after and visually breath-taking panoramic photos in Bali today.  The site also has a number of attractive creeks, which flow year round. In many places the borders of these creeks are formed from rock, which adds to their appeal. There are not many locations in the world where such dramatic cliff-top land has been allocated for golf holes.

“Every golf course designer dreams of the perfect landscape to fashion into a beautiful and challenging course. When I first saw the site for the Nirwana Bali Golf Club, I was immediately taken by its dramatic location along the cliff-tops, the fascinating local culture and the rolling hills covered with rice paddies. While keeping the land’s natural features, we have created here some of the most dramatic holes in golf.”
Greg Norman

The Resort

In 2011, Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort unveiled a brand new experience for guests with a US $10 million refurbishment of its 278 guest rooms including luxury suites an villas, restaurants, bars and event spaces making it a more complete whilst maintaining its world class 5 star quality.

The resort remains a favourite location in Bali to enjoy a remarkable sunset with dramatic views of Bali’s iconic Tanah Lot temple, Indian Ocean, rice paddies, Greg Norman golf course and lush tropical gardens. For the non golfing guestsm cycling can be enjoyed amongst the hotel grounds and the nearby Bali countryside, a sunset walking experience is also recommended amongst the 103 hectares of manicured gardens, or perhaps the award winning spa treatments to indulge in. Or just relax and unwind in the four-tiered swimming pools and experience the 54m water slide, amongst many other activities which await you. A complimentary shuttle service is also available for guests to Kuta and Seminyak, so you can bar hop at night in Bali’s more crowded, hip and less secluded areas, a world away from the oasis of calm, which can be found at the Nirwana Bali Resort.

The resort provides a wide array of luxurious room options: 278 newly refurbished rooms, suites and villas. The level of detail in the rooms is marvellous with: Egyptian cotton bed linen, 24 hour in room dining, 42 inch LCD television with local and cable channels standard in all options, the attention to details is remarkable. The room sizes vary from the 44sqm golf view rooms to the 2 bedroom villas which are 400sqm, or even a presidential suite which is an enormous 225sqm, which accommodates: A dining room fit for 8 people, large balconies overlooking the Indian Ocean as well as the garden and pools or stay indoors and enjoy the complimentary internet service.

The range of facilities and activities available on site will truly keep the entire family entertained:

  • Nirwana Spa – featuring 24 treatment rooms, offering a wide range of massage, beauty and wellness treatments, modern gym, sauna, steam bath and outdoor Jacuzzi.
  • 18 Hole Nirwana Bali Golf Club, an award winning golf course designed by Greg Norman.
  • Four-tiered swimming pool and lagoons with 54m water slide and kids pools.
  • Wide range of resort activities: paintball, beach football, golf  lessons, tennis, squash, beach volley ball, sunset walks, rice field cycling, yoga, tennis, squash, horse riding and many more. There really is something for everyone at this impressive resort.
  • Kids Club is a great alternative for the kids between 4-12, with console games, activities all under the supervision of highly trained and qualified staff to deal with even the most hyper-active children. Kids can enjoy all kinds of interesting activities whilst staying at the resort: so there were will be no boredom for the young ones whilst the parents are enjoying the golf course.
Food and Beverage

The level of variety and options for food and beverage is what you would expect from a 5 star resort with no fewer then 6 distinctive restaurants and bars onsite:


Is an all day dining venue, featuring pacific cuisine, using ingredients and inspiration from the golden triangle down to New Zealand and to the west coast of the United States and South America. It also showcases contemporised East Asian classics.

Pool Grill

The Pool Grill exudes relaxation, during the day savour lunch from the extensive a la carte menu serving delicious pizzas, gourmet sandwiches and fresh salads. At sundown candlelight transforms this area into an intimate romantic dining setting overlooking the waves, enjoy high quality dining savouring the best quality meats and Indian Ocean seafood grilled to perfection. A great selection of sushi and mouth watering desserts complete this stunning dining experience.

Tanah Lot Gastro Deli

A fresh new concept and décor, Tanah Lot Gastro Deli, is a European style gastro deli with flare, overlooking the picturesque front lawn and award-winning golf course entice you to sit back, relax and enjoy the moment. Opt for the indoor air conditioning or the spacious outdoor patio or lawn seating. During the daytime enjoy freshly made sandwiches and organic salads, speciality coffees. As the sun goes down one can enjoy international tapas and a great selection of wine.

Sunset Lounge
Prepare to be mesmerized by the impressive sunset ocean views of Tanah lot temple, framed by tropical gardens, rice terraces and the award winning Greg Norman course. The Sunset Lounge serves light lunches, afternoon tea, hand crafted cocktails, wines, cigars, liqueurs and after dinner delights.

Pool Bar

In the heart of the hotels four-tiered swimming pools, the Pool Bar offers a relaxing retreat. Just chill out in comfort enjoying sports on the flat screen TV or shooting the breeze with our bartenders. Cocktails, cold beers, wines, ice creams, milkshakes are the order of the day here. Make the most of the Pool Bars daily happy hour.

Golfer’s Terrace

The Golfer’s Terrace offers a selection of Western, Japanese, Chinese, Korean as well as Indonesian cuisines, in a casual setting overlooking the action on the golf course. It’s a perfect spot for morning breakfast and coffee before venturing onto the course, or enjoy watching the latest golf tournament live on the flat screen TVs.

The most unique and intimate dining experience is the: Romantic Private Dining Experience – the ultimate epicurean delight can be arranged in a private setting. The resort will create your very own personal and romantic dining experience. You can dine under the stars at one of the extraordinary romantic private dining venues:

  • Cliff lawn – Overlooking Tanah Lot temple and the Indian Ocean
  • Tee box 7 – dine on the signature hole tee box with majestic views of Tanah Lot and the Indian Ocean.
  • Tee box 13 – next to the private Sengkeran temple overlooking the Indian Ocean.
  • Palm Gardens – has its very own private jazcuzzi and views of the Indian Ocean.

For your information the resort also offers a good venue and options for business meetings  meeting planners are also able to benefit from our MICE facilities providing endless opportunities for meetings, events, retreats or even host your own private gathering, wedding and celebration.