An ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life given it is just a short ferry ride from Singapore, the holiday island of Bintan is a popular destination for golfers looking for world class courses and green fees that are significantly lower than those found across the water. While much of the island has is home to electronics factories, fishing villages and small communities of ethnic Hakka and Indo-Malays, the main tourism destination is the northeastern coast known as Bintan Resorts, which is split from the rest of the island by thick jungle and a series of checkpoints. It has little in common with the rest of the island, being very much a family-oriented destination full of beach resorts, designer golf courses and a number of recreational facilities.
While there are plenty of beaches and spas, as well as plentiful opportunities for water sports, it's the golf on offer that is the main draw, with four courses by big name designers proving a big draw to Singaporeans looking for quality golf without the astronomical green fees they face at home. The once neglected Laguna Bintan Golf Course has seen fresh investment help restore the reputation of this enjoyable Greg Norman creation, although it has a little way yet to go to be able to compete with the other three courses on the island. There are two stunning courses at Bintan Lagoon Resort & Golf, a Jack Nicklaus design that leads you through thick jungle down to some spectacular seaside holes, and the tougher Ian Baker-Finch course, probably the best through-the-jungle course you are ever likely to play thanks to its dramatic elevation changes and occasional water hazards. Even better, certainly according to Asian Golf Monthly who have voted it both Best Course in Indonesia 2010 and Best Course in Asia 2008, is the Gary Player-designed Ria Bintan Golf Club. While the 9 holes of the Forest Course are excellent, they should be treated merely as an hors d'oeuvre to the main feast that is the spectacular Ocean Course, which in itself is reason enough to come to Bintan for a golf holiday.
Whichever courses you decide to play, you're advised to come during the week when they are free of the hordes of Singaporeans who descend on Bintan every weekend.
We can help you design the perfect golf package in Bintan so if you are planning a Bintan golf holiday make sure you ask us for a quote as we have access to plenty of tee times in Bintan and we can help you put together a memorable Bintan golf package.
Due to our large volumes we can offer our clientele discounted Bintan green fees on most golf tee times as well as all-inclusive golf holidays in Indonesia.
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