Inside Golf Travel : Inside Golf Travel January 2016
8 INSIDE GOLF TRAVEL | January 2016 Bali National Golf Resort Bali National Golf Resort “Usually, you are playing into the prevailing breeze off the ocean.” There’s plenty of discussion, banter and club swapping on the tee, but we all find the putting surface with our tee shots from 142m (blue tees) and walk off with pars. The 18th doglegs left around a lake and water cross the fairway in front of the green. A waste bunker lines the water down the left. At 372m (championship tees) and 324m (blue tees) it isn’t the most intimidating par-4, but plenty of golfers drown balls there. Our group doesn’t suffer the same fate and we head to the clubhouse well satisfied with par on a picturesque finishing hole. At Bali National, the fairways are generous, even on the back nine where waste bunkers take up plenty of real estate. After a round, it’s the ideal spot for a leisurely lunch. You must try the delicious nasi goreng. The award-winning Bali National Golf The other nice thing about the golf course is it’s not a ball thief. To lose a ball, you have to hit a very ordinary tee or approach shot. There are so many good holes on this golf course including the par-4 ninth. It’s a terrific hole, which has a rock wall virtually ringing the green. A tree, left-centre in the fairway, stands guard while water and a large bunker protect the green. The par-3s are a treat and vary in design and length. You must play this fabulous course and relax in its equally attractive Balinese yet ultra-modern clubhouse with well-appointed locker rooms, pro shop, Golfers’ Restaurant and Terrace overlooking the 18th green. Resort – located at Nusa Dua in the centre of Bali’s hotel, resort and shopping precinct – is just 20 minutes from the airport. Bali golf feature Bali National Golf Resort Tel: +62 361 771 791 Website: www.balinationalgolf.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Championship tees 6552m – slope 137; Tournament 5888m – slope 132; Resort 5416m – slope 129; Women’s tees 4650m – slope 126 Green fees: A$225 – three-round pass A$565. Green fees are inclusive of cart, caddie, warm up practice balls, mineral waters and all taxes. Play-and-stay packages: Yes.There are seven two- and three-bedroom villas and a presidential villa – see website for details. Club hire and shoe hire available. Handicap required: No Golf lessons available: Yes Practice facilities: Yes. Bucket of 50 balls $8. Golf Academy: Resident golf professionals are available for golf lessons and there are complimentary golf clinics on Wednesdays and Sundays. Shuttle Bus Service: Bali National Golf Club offers complimentary shuttle bus service to the Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa and Jimbaran area.
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