It is no surprise that Bali is rapidly becoming a golfing go-to place when we have destinations such as Nirwana Bali Golf Club at Tanah Lot. This operation has to be, hands down, among the best in the world as an award-winning golfer’s paradise. With jaw slackening cliff-to-cliff tee shots on holes 7, 13 and 14, carved into the coastline of the Indian Ocean, with another eight holes landscaped into traditional terraced rice paddies, this golf club is as physically amazing as it is challenging.
Nirwana’s signature 7th hole presents the possibility of hitting a shot over an ocean inlet to a cliff top green with a backdrop of Tanah Lot – the Island’s most sacred Hindu island temple.
With 19 Hindu temples throughout the course, you have engagement from a pantheon of a thousand gods. As one of Asia’s most photographed courses, Nirwana has four sets of tees that will test the accuracy and consistency of a PGA Professional playing from the Shark tees as well as being a perfect place for casual players.
The Driving Range has 12-16 bays for practice, plus short game areas with a training bunker and a 6-hole putting green by 16th hole.
Nirwana Bali Golf Club at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort caters to every whim and desire of the travelling golfer, their lover, partner or peer. Set in a lush 103-hectare hideaway on top of sheer cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean, every consideration has been thought through and catered to.
The stunning Balinese–style Club House has a restaurant, locker rooms and the Nirwana Bali Pro Shop, which is one of Asia’s finest, stocked with a handpicked collection of exclusive equipment, clothing and accessories. If you are renting clubs and shoes, you are in safe hands with premium Titleist clubs or customary Cobra and Taylor Made sets – for both left and right-handed. Be shod in specialist Footjoy golfing shoes.
The VIP locker room here is fabulous with exclusive toiletries, shoeshine, lounges and television sets. At the 10th tee, drop into the Half-Way House for a cool drink, a tasty snack or a BBQ lunch before hitting the green. Nirwana has a super on-course café service delivering hot and cold drinks and snacks on-call while the zippy little club carts are loaded up with chilled drinks to keep you cool headed. Trained Balinese caddies are on-hand to help you through the day.
Nirwana Spa is the ideal place to kick back for a post-play deep tissue message or fragrant scrub. This beautiful resort has all the trappings with a sauna and steam room, Jacuzzi, fitness centre, two indoor squash courts and two outdoor fully lit tennis courts.
As part of the luxurious 278-room Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort the golf club has access to the Kokokan Kid’s Club, the resort’s pools, including the stunning four-tiered swimming pools with a 54-metre water slide to keep the littlies busy, plus a full five-star range of restaurants, bars, lounges and a magnificent spa.
The essential guide to nirwana bali golf club
Drive on the full length, 300 yard driving range. Practice on the multi-bay Bermuda grass hitting area. Make the most of eight target greens and a chipping and a bunker area. Learn from a team of instructors that is on hand for private or group lessons. Hungry?Try Japanese, Chinese, Korean or Western treats from the international menu at the Golfer’s Terrace while watching the action on the course. Challenge yourself on the famous Greg Norman-designed course and see if you can make the famous cliff shot.