#5 The Review: Handara Golf & Resort Bali

golfscape reviews Handara Golf & Resort Bali

A review of golfscape’s partner course, Handara Golf & Resort, highlighting top features, key stats, and first-hand reviews from community members.

Handara Golf & Resort’s Top Features:

Holes: 18 | Par: 72 | Length: 6,983 yards | Golf Season: Year-round

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.’ 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. Handara is considered to be one of the toughest golf courses in Asia.

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.

Surrounding views of Mount Lesung and tropical rainforest

Club/shoe rental

Located in the central highlands of Bali 

Kamandalu Restaurant, Golf View Sunset Lounge, and Golfer’s Cafe

Private caddy

Visitors enter the course through the stunning Balinese Handara Gate

Practice facilities

Golf Academy, spa & tennis facilities

Handara Golf Resort Mountain Views

Handara Golf & Resort In The Spotlight:

  • Founder, Ibnu Sutowo (1914-2001) named the golf course after his youngest daughter, Handara.
  • It was chosen the 2015 winner of the “Best Golf Hotel in Indonesia” by the prestigious World Golf Awards.

golfscape’s Community Golf Course Rating (avg. from 120 golfers)


“In the last ten years, we played the Bali Handara course many times. We see the improvements over the last years by the effort of management and staff. Yesterday it was beautiful and relaxed again. Great caddies, challenging greens, a wonderful day.”

“Amazing course staff and caddies. The facilities are perfect. The course is mountainous and beautiful. Every need is catered for. A lovely visit from the hustle & bustle of downtown Bali. Perfect for a serious golfer or just wanting to relax & have fun. Food & hospitality perfect.”

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