New Kuta Golf is set on the 85 hectares land right on the limestone cliff with stunning view of the Indian Ocean in Bali. It is one of Bali’s great 18 holes golf courses located 20 minutes drive from Bali’s International Airport. This Bali golf course invites golfers to experience a championship layout in the relaxed golf destination of Bali. New Kuta Golf measures 7500 yards from the championship tees, also referred to as the Black Monkeys, and the layout is designed by Golfplan, a respected golf course design company in Santa Rosa, California
Perched mainly atop limestone cliffs overlooking Balangan Beach, the championship Bali Golf course at New Kuta GC offers long, broad vistas of the Indian Ocean and a pair of holes that play directly along the shore. The Bali golf course is the centerpiece of a resort development that will eventually boast hotels, villas, restaurants and shops. The Ritz Carlton and Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay are already nearby; both have arrangements for guests to play New Kuta, site of the 2009 Indonesian Open.
The par-72, 6,812-yard layout has a links feel with native grasses, vegetation and just a handful of trees bordering its seashore paspalum fairways, tees and roughs. The greens are planted with smooth-rolling ultradwarf bermudagrass, perfect for Bali’s golf friendly climate. Golf plan, which has built more than 160 golf courses in 65 countries, first became involved with the project in 1994. The course was well on its way to completion when Indonesian President Suharto was ousted from power in 1998.
Construction of New Kuta Golf Course came to a halt during the next eight years of political and economic unrest. In 2006, the developers were able to resume construction. The developers, Golf Links Resort headed by Director Aulia Putera, have big plans for New Kuta GC. Once the hotels have been built, plans are to add a second course on the cliff tops. This Bali Golf course’s primary audience will be north Asians, mostly from Korea and Japan, and Australians with a sprinkling of Chinese, Singaporeans, Europeans and the occasional North Americans seeking an exotic golf destination.