You have just arrived at the Soekarno-Hatta Airport to
attend a conference in Jakarta when you suddenly have
an overwhelming urge to play golf. But then you realize
you don't know the first thing about golf courses in the
bustling metropolis. But fear not! Help is at hand, and
searching for a golf course in Jakarta is actually not
such a difficult task - just a click or two away!
The city provides a choice of no less than 15 championship
standard golf courses, several of them designed by the
world's top designers like Robert Trent Jr., Jack Nicklaus
and Arnold Palmer. This number does not include tens of
others in the Jakarta's surrounding areas of Bogor, Tangerang
and Bekasi. These include Pantai Indah Kapuk Golf Course,
Bumi Serpong Damai Golf Course, Bumi Serpong Damai Golf
Course and Esmeralda & Country Club.
Indeed - this is what makes Jakarta so popular as a golfing
destination among the business community - the fact that
the courses are located all around the city, many being
close to office buildings and hotels - easy access!
Most of the golf courses are open at 5 a.m., so an early
morning round can be a refreshing start to the day. If
you have a problem getting up that early and are more
accustomed to night golfing, then you'd be better off
trying Padang Golf Modern in Tangerang, about 30 minutes
from Semanggi cloverleaf via Jakarta-Merak toll.
Indonesian golfing really is something special, especially
with caddies always at your service in any game, not just
in big events. A variety of golfing challenges ranging
from water hazards, sea winds, hills and fairway bunkers
have made the golf here stand out, and these challenges
are guaranteed to really test your skills. What is more,
the natural beauty of the courses is bound to ease away
the tensions of hectic city life in Jakarta.
So, ready to play a round? An incredible variety of golf
holes await you. Give some of them a try - you won't be