Nirwana Bali Golf Club: Developer Bakrie Nirwana created quite a controversy when they proposed to build a golf course and resort complex near the sacred site of Tanah Lot Temple. One of Bali’s holiest sites, The Hindu’s of Bali protested vehemently. The development, however has gone a head. The resort will incorporate an 18 hole Greg Norman designed golf course, a five star hotel managed by Le Meridien, a racquet sports centre, thalassotherapy spa, 672 luxury villas, timeshare suites, resort homes and townhouses. The Nirwana Bali Golf Club is an 18 hole, par 71 golf course.
The course has been designed to incorporate rice terracing and creeks and is one of the most visually spectacular courses in Asia. Three holes are played by the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean and the twelfth hole which overlooks the Tanah Lot temple will be one of the most photographed holes in the world.
Golf carts are compulsory and playing assistants accompany all golfers. A Balinese open style clubhouse serves refreshments and food and there’s also a proshop with rental equipment. If you’re staying at Le Meridien you will receive discounted rates for golf.