Bandung Giri Gahana Golf & Resort
18 holes par 72 (7280 yards)
Bandung Giri Gahana Golf & Resort Information
|Designer:||Michael Coates & Associates|
|Holes / Par / Yardage:||18 holes par 72 (7280 yards)|
45 minutes west of Bandung off Padaleunyi Toll Road
25 kilometers from Bandung center
|Max. golfers per group:||Weekday: 0 |
|Golf Cart:||USD 40|
|Golf Set:||USD 25|
|Golf Shoes:||USD 7|
|Facilities:||Accommodation, Restaurants, Sauna, Spa, Swimming Pool, Tennis|
(nice course with scenic views and interesting hole layouts)
Set amidst a dramatically beautiful hilly terrain and surrounded by mountains in nearly every direction, the Bandung Giri Gahana course is a real treat. Michael Coates & Associates designed on a site that lies some 900 meters above sea level and opened for play in 1989.
Like most of the newer courses in Indonesia that were designed by internationally acclaimed designers, the Giri Gahana layout is of immaculate quality with plenty of fabulous holes. Located at such high altitude, obviously, the site offers a pleasant climate and cool and fresh air especially in the morning and late afternoon. Also, being at altitude ensures suitability for the Bent grassed fairways and greens.
Giri Gahana comprises two nine-hole loops, measuring 7176 yards from the championship tees. The Giri Course is the front 9, and the Gahana Course is the back nine. Set within the rolling landscape, the Giri Course winds its way through the mature trees. In general, the fairways are generous, flanked with large native trees, skillfully positioned fairway bunkers, allowing golfers to be aggressive from the tee. Generally, dry and flat fairways offer an extreme amount of roll making both par-5’s reachable in two.
The Gahana Course has plenty of elevation and undulation which makes for an interesting contrast. Correct club selection and distance measuring are key to scoring here. Green reading better be best left to the caddies who assist in determining the correct putting lines.
Facilities at Giri Gahana are adequate but could be better maintained. Locker rooms are clean and spacious. The clubhouse restaurant serves up tasty Indonesian food at reasonable prices. The well-trained caddies are handing out good playing advice and helping with club selection and green reading. The resort hotel that sits on a hill in the distance is impressive. However, being built over 30 years ago, the golf resort past its day for international visitors and mostly for locals wanting to get away from Bandung itself.