Monday, October 20, 2014

Jakarta Golf Holidays


Jakarta is a relatively undiscovered golf destination offering world-class courses. Whether you’re in Jakarta on business or pleasure the new Enjoy Jakarta Golf brand and initiative includes 30 golf courses in and around Indonesia’s bustling capital ready to deliver a sophisticated experience to the visiting golf traveller, which will surprise and delight you.

Jakarta skyline, Indonesia

Royale Jakarta Golf Club

A stand-out feature of the Jakarta golfing holiday is the caddies. Many say you will find the best caddies in the world in Jakarta and who won’t enjoy their mandatory one-caddie-per golfer policy? Jakarta caddies are highly trained, multi-lingual and incredibly personable. Most courses have in excess of 150 caddies, all from the local community and eager to assist golf visitors from out of town. Buggies are also compulsory on most courses so you can sit back and enjoy the ride (or walk if you prefer the exercise).

Combine this with stunning landscapes from green inner city oases to the Bogor highlands 45 minutes from the city centre. Courses there boast mountain vistas with expansive views, rivers and lakes, hills and woodland. Golf course designs are remarkable, due the efforts of Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Greg Norman, Arnold Palmer and Robert Trent Jones Jnr, among others, but the standout surprise is their variety and exceptional presentation.

Sentul Highlands Golf

Damai Indah Golf & Country Club

Crowned Crane
Outstanding clubhouses are the norm, with superior restaurants, a huge range of food and wine offerings and, unique to Jakarta, clubs offer VIP rooms for hire and most also have meeting rooms for those mixing business with pleasure. In true Asian style, visitors at most clubs can enjoy a post-golf massage at nearly all courses, with Soewarna Cengkareng including a complimentary 15-minute massage for all players. Many also have Jacuzzis, saunas and other spa facilities for visitors to make use of after a round of golf.

Pondok Indah Golf & Country Club
Royale Jakarta Golf Club
Despite the exceptionally high quality of the golf courses, maintenance, landscaping, clubhouses, locker rooms, restaurants and service, Jakarta golf courses can be enjoyed at very competitive rates and represent exceptional value for money. The consistency of golf courses throughout the region is one of the golf destination’s principle strengths.

Jakarta Golf Club
Damai Indah Golf
Equally important, Jakarta also offers a great off-course experience and has a wealth of attractions by day and by night. Apr├Ęs golf doesn’t come any better!

From traditional culture to the latest night clubs, entertainment in Jakarta caters for all tastes

Shop till you drop; Jakarta has 173 shopping malls with a wide range of international brands and local goods purveyors such as Batik Keris and Ikat Indonesia. Shops often stay open late into the night, allowing shopper the chance to shop around a round of golf.

Savour Jakarta’s restaurants and bars – one of the most recent additions on the food scene is the rooftop Cloud Lounge and Living Room offering a 5 star experience and spectacular night views of the city.

Be a night owl – Clubs stay open well beyond midnight and venues often have happy hours until 8p, helping to keep down the price of a night out on the town.

Water-taxi & Phinisi boats at Sunda Kelapa

Thousand Islands Port Jakarta

Get out and explore – the City of a Thousand and One Faces offers a cultural kaleidoscope at every turn. Take a ferry trip out to the marine paradise that is the Thousand Islands – actually only 128 islands where you can spend the day boating, swimming, snorkeling or simply laying back on the pristine beaches.

Sling your hook – With its setting on the Java Sea, Jakarta offers deep-sea fishing on its doorstep.

Spa Kancana Jakarta

Or simply unleash your inner VIP and relax – with a tone-up or aromatherapy treatment with Indonesian herbs, enjoy saunas, steam rooms, whirlpool baths and gyms.

A perfect way to end a Jakarta golfing day.

IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) is the global trade organisation for the golf tourism industry 

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