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Handara Golf & Resort Bali is a mountain golf resort located near Bedugul with a world-class difference. The first golf & country club resort to open in Bali was voted by Golf Magazine as 'One of the 50 Greatest Golf Courses in the World.’ Course founder, Ibnu Sutowo (1914-2001) named it after his youngest daughter, Handara. The Ibnu Sutowo Senior Open is held at the course every year in memory of Ibnu’s remarkable legacy.

What makes Handara Golf so unique is its location in the central highlands of Bali, at an altitude of 1,142 meters above sea level, making it the coolest golf course in Bali with temperatures ranging from 14 to 24 Celsius. Nestled inside the crater of an extinct volcano, the views offer lush green mountains, crater lakes, and equatorial rain forests. The abundance of natural beauty creates scenic backdrops for a round at one of the best golf courses in Bali. There is also a driving range, a practice pitching area, and two practice putting greens to warm up before your game.

The 18-hole, par-72 championship Handara golf course was masterfully designed by five time British Open champion Peter Thomson as well as Michael Wolveridge and Ronald Fream. Visitors can enter the course through the stunning Balinese Handara gate and are greeted by flame-of-the-forest trees. The trees are distinguished by their fiery bright orange-red flowers. The second hole at Handara Golf & Resort Bali is the first par-3 at the resort and arguably the most difficult with bunkers on both the front left and right. Mount Lesung is the incredible mountain you look towards once reaching hole 8. The earliest known Bali temples can be explored by the shore of the crater lake at the summit. You can trek up to the top of Lesung and spot the deer that inhabit the mountain.

For nature lovers, there are many local attractions surrounding this Bali golf course that can be explored and experienced in a few hours including the Bali Treetop Adventure Park, trekking or strawberry picking. You can also explore the Bali Botanical Gardens at Kebun Raya Eka Karya, play water sports on Lake Bratan, or feed the mischievous Bedugal Monkeys.
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Handara Golf & Resort Bali Reviews

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It’s been 30 years between playing at this great course. It’s still as good as game as I remember.  The fairways are a bit long though.  Really enjoyed the day  
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played by Glen from Australia on Friday, 19 April 2019
Very nice coarse but some areas of the coarse need a little maintenance, fir example pathways and tracks, but the greens were nice. Ladies hire clubs could be updated, caddies were helpful.  We will come back  
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played by David from Australia on Sunday, 3 February 2019
Caddy staff are brilliant - and good company. Course is superb, although greens not up to expectations. Very friendly staff. Make sure you look after this fabulous asset. 
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played by Paul from United Kingdom on Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Very polite and experienced caddy  Beautifull course, in good shape  Enjoyed the peacefull atmosphere  
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played by Hans-Christian from Germany  on Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Course ok, caddy very kind, at the end I had no choice about golf clubs, and I had to pay for the caddy minimum of 150000 idr extra, buying balls and a glove. Plus Taxi was an expensive day . 
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played by Raimund from Spain  on Tuesday, 7 August 2018
Great course, caddies and staff. Everybody looked after us so well, had a great day 
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played by Matthew from Australia on Thursday, 2 August 2018
friendly caddy, beautiful course, nice temperatures, good restaurant 
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played by Johannes from Italy  on Monday, 9 July 2018
Very friendly, fun and enjoyable Golf, caddy manage distance and guide as a professional. Recommended 
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played by Giuseppe from Switzerland  on Tuesday, 7 January 2020
My wife and I played twice at Handara on 28 and 30 Dec. Unfortunately, because of thunderstorm, we could only complete 13 holes. Personally, I like the layout of the course although I am not used to the fairway grass. (looks like buffalo grass). Our 2 male caddies (both days) were pretty good so no complaints. We played in the twilight slot so the green fees were quite reasonable and if not for the rain, we could easily complete 18 holes. 
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played by Raymond from Australia on Monday, 30 December 2019
This course definitely can get you to practice those long games! Play in the morning weekdays, its not crowded and you really can enjoy the game 
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played by Aslan from Singapore on Thursday, 14 November 2019

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Course Details

6983 yards
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Bent Grass
Peter Thomson

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