This is probably Bintan’s most well-known golf course because it was designed by the golf legend Gary Player himself. The club has two courses to play on, namely the Ocean Course and the Forest Course. The Ocean Course is a must-try for golfers in Bintan; this par 72, 18-hole visual spectacle has breathtaking views you’ll have to see to believe. From hole 7 onward, you are treated to views of the South China Sea which you’ll want to etch into your memory. Not only that, but this course also gets tougher from hole 9 onward due to the terrain, perfect if you’re looking to sharpen your skills.
If you prefer to see greenery and trees instead of the sea, then you should play on the Forest Course. This par 36, 9-hole course has fresh dewy air, trees that go on and on, as well as calming lake views. It is a challenging but very rewarding course with a variety of bunkers and fairways to spice things up.
Another amazing golf course you have to visit in Bintan is definitely Bintan Lagoon Golf Club. Like Ria Bintan, Bintan Lagoon Golf Club has two different golf courses: the Jack Nicklaus Seaview Course and Ian Baker-Finch Woodlands Course, named after their designers. The Jack Nicklaus Seaview Course is a majestic wonder, offering gorgeous sea views, well-crafted bunkers, and some challenging but fun water hazards to turn things up a notch for you. This course has five different tee locations to cater to different experience levels.
The Ian Baker-Finch Woodlands Course, however, is a par 72 course with a big undulation of the natural landscape. This results in more dynamic terrain for you to play on, with it starting off easier and gradually upping the intensity. Like the Seaview course, it also has five different tee locations, but the views include an aesthetic mix of seaside villas and the majestic ocean waters.
Laguna Golf may not be as famous as a Bintan golf course as the previous two options, but it’s worth a visit if you’d like to visit other golf options on the island. There is only one course here, and it’s a par 72, 18-hole course that was originally designed by Greg Norman but has since been revamped to be even more aesthetically-pleasing. The unique thing about this Bintan golf course is that a variety of terrains and offers different kinds of views, depending on which hole you are at. From sea views to jungle environments, you will be inspired and rejuvenated during a game on this golf course, especially at the penultimate hole 17 where you can directly over gorgeous natural rock formations.
If you stay with us at Club Med Bintan, you can visit the above golf courses which are not far from our resort, and at the same time, you can use our on-demand golf facilities to sharpen your skills. You can even enrol your young ones or newbie friends in our group golf lessons, where they will learn the technical skills of golf. Of course, this is on top of the all-inclusive dining and accommodation you will get at one reasonable price. Learn more about how we can arrange for you to have an all-inclusive golf vacation by clicking here and start planning your Bintan golf getaway!