Bali’s extraordinary beauty and unique natural and cultural backcloth provides an exquisitely visual golfing experience, with great views the rule rather than the exception. With only a handful of courses this spectacular island nevertheless manages to provide some of the best golfing anywhere.

The Bali National Golf Club at Nusa Dua Beach, voted one of Asia’s top five, and popularly perceived as Bali’s best, features a 7,166 yard championship layout designed by Robin Nelson and Rodney Wright in the Hawaiian style. As well as the top quality golfing, the commanding presence of Gunung Agung volcano framing the distance at holes 4 and 5 will have you reaching for your camera. 

The Ronald Fream and Golfplan design at New Kuta Golf is a stunning 7,175 yard international course, and, as well as making for remarkable if challenging golf, is particularly prized for the dizzying cliff top views over the blue ocean at the 14, 15 and 16th holes, which present a considerable golfing hazard, with concentration and accuracy against the prevailing winds essential to keeping your ball out of the sea. 

Another delightful golf course that offers the prospect of dramatic sea views is the exquisite Greg Norman 6,805 yard designed layout at Nirwana Bali Golf Club, a feature of the 5* Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort. 

This beautifully sculptured course delicately echoes the Balinese landscape and is a challenging course, with three of its holes dramatically edging the cliff tops. As well as providing for perfect golf, the cliff top holes afford stunning views over the serene otherworldly loveliness of Bali’s most iconic landmark, Pura Tanah Lot Temple.


In contrast to the oceanfront locations of Bali’s other courses, the cool air, equatorial rainforest and magnificent highland views are the setting for Bali Handara Golf & Country Club. The 7,024 yard championship course, designed by Peter Thomson, Michael Wolveridge and Ronald Fream, is nestled within the crater of a dormant volcano at an altitude of 1,142 metres (3,747 ft) and provides a serene setting for a rewarding days play.