New Kuta Golf Club

New Kuta Golf Club
Location: Southern tip of BaliEstablished: 2007Holes: 18Designer: Golfplan
New Kuta Golf Club

Located on the southern tip of Bali Island, at Dreamland Beach is one of Bali’s finest and most spectacular golf course; New Kuta Golf Club. Carved out of harsh limestone and edged between the brilliant white limestone cliffs and the endless blue horizon of the Indian Ocean, New Kuta Golf ranks among Asia’s best and most challenging.

In fact, New Kuta was awarded as the Best New International Course by Links Magazine 2008 and 10th Best Course in Indonesia by Golf Digest in 2009. That same year the Asian Tour Indonesian Open was held at New Kuta.

The Bali New Kuta golf course is surrounded by breathtaking sea views with waves crashing at the base of many of the holes. From its five sets of tees, New Kuta Golf Club plays various distances ensuring players from beginners to low handicappers will be adequately challenged.

The landscape includes rolling links-styled fairway, semi-rough of natural grasses and sand and undulated greens. In addition to the unique landscape, prevailing sea breezes factor heavily on each hole. The winds never stop blowing here, a blessing in the tropical heat but a complication on holes likes 14, 15 and 16, perched as they are at cliff's edge some 200 feet above the best surfing in Bali.

Similar to Amen corner of Augusta, these three holes also offer the highest difficulty level where only accurate shot making will suffice to prevent lost balls into the sea below. The remarkable par-4 14th tumbles some 438 yards downhill with the aqua-blue waters of the Indian Ocean as backdrop. The putting surface sits directly at cliff side, fronted by a menacing pot bunker. Fifteen plays just 153 yards, but it occupies the treeless, exposed headland dividing New Kuta Beach from Balangan Beach. The 16th is another long par-4 that requires you to drive the ball to the right side of the fairway. The approach in front of the green is narrow and a layup might not be a bad idea if you are not confident in your long game.

The front side ventures farther inland, but plays over more varied, links-style terrain. At the 191-yard 6th hole, another flamboyant putting surface - multi-tiered and angled away from the tee - is literally surrounded by a sea of sand. It's an island green essentially, encircled by an uninterrupted bunker of uncommon depth. It's this extreme bunker depth that places a serious premium on accuracy: Miss anywhere and par is a chore. At the par-4 7th, a beautiful-but-brutish dogleg right, sheer length (470 yards) is compounded by a well bunkered landing area and an elevated green guarded by a phalanx of hillside bunkers.

Along with beauty and challenges, New Kuta Golf is also recognized for its environmental conservation. In October 2008, the New Kuta Golf was awarded certificate of IGOLF Laureate Course from the International Golf and Life Foundation (IGOLF) for environmental conservation.

An ample clubhouse with one the best locations on the course boasts a restaurant, bar, and spa with panoramic views of the rolling fairways and sea.
    Overlooking the 9th and 18th greens, the restaurant serves mainly Indonesian food.

New Kuta Golf is as stunning as the best golf courses in the world. There is even a lookout tower beside the clubhouse where the Bali golfer can climb up to watch the magical sunsets so typical of Balis magic. Experience this firsthand to discover much more than just a golf course.
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