Known amongst expats as the Big Durian, after the pungent fruit that is so popular in this part of the world, Indonesia's capital Jakarta is at first an overwhelming place where 10 million people jostle for space in a vast urban sprawl where obscene wealth and grinding poverty sit side by side in one of Asia's most exciting and lively cities. While many are put off by the chaotic traffic, attendant pollution and a strange lack of sights to see, there is plenty to do this vast cultural melting pot. This is the beating heart of Indonesia, and it's worth scratching beneath the surface to reveal its charms. Get a sense of Jakarta's long history at any of a number of museums in the old city, enjoy the rich smells as you wander the steamy streets of Chinatown, or simply spend a few days filling that extra suitcase with items from any of a number of the luxurious shopping centres. If you're the clubbing type, Jakarta boasts on of the hippest nightlife scenes in Southeast Asia despite being capital of the world's largest Islamic country, and there are literally hundreds of restaurants providing a vast array of culinary options to satisfy every taste and budget.
The best reason to come to Jakarta, however, is the fact that it has more than its fair share of international standard golf courses, with dozens within an hour's drive form the city centre. For those eager to get straight onto the course, Cengkareng Golf Club is right next to the airport and it's recent hosting of the Indonesian Open is testament to the quality of a very difficult course with lightning quick greens. A little further out, the Emeralda Golf & Country Club boasts 27 holes designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, the former focusing on creating an absorbing challenge centred around numerous water hazards that has played host to a series of top level professional events. While the Nicklaus course has much to recommend it, his course at the Damai Indah Golf & Country Club is recognised as one of his finest ever creations, and was deservedly once named Best Golf Course in Indonesia by US Golf Digest.
There really are a wealth of options, and whether you want to play on a course reminiscent of St. Andrews (Pondok Indah Golf & Country Club) or take on the undulations of courses up in the mountains (Rancamay or Rainbow Hills Golf Club), Jakarta has it covered. When you add the fact that green fees are generally cheap by Western standards, such a wealth of top quality courses designed by some of the biggest names of golf means that Jakarta is an excellent choice of destination for your Indonesia golf holiday.
We can help you design the perfect golf package in Jakarta so if you are planning a Jakarta golf holiday make sure you ask us for a quote as we have access to plenty of tee times in Jakarta and we can help you put together a memorable Jakarta golf package.
Due to our large volumes we can offer our clientele discounted Jakarta green fees on most golf tee times as well as all-inclusive golf holidays in Indonesia.
Mix and match golf courses until you get exactly the golf package to suit you.
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