Imagine you spend the whole day golfing in two different 18-hole international standard championship courses while you are in Lombok for a holiday. You will experience two distinctively different sceneries but both are beautiful and challenging.
The first course in Rinjani Country Club at Golong village, West Lombok district just 15 minutes drive from Mataram, the biggest city in Lombok. It is located on the foot of mount Rinjani and offers cooler weather with rice fields. This course has large size of tee ground specially designed to ensure convenient driving shooting. Women caddies are well trained and speak both English and Japanese.
“Rinjani Country Club is more forgiving for beginners. The course is not so challenging,” said Agus Aria, an amateur golfer and also a committee at the Mataram Golf Association.
The second course is Lombok Golf Kosaido Country Club which is located in Sire village, North Lombok district, just about 45 minute drive from Senggigi, the main beach resort on the island. This course was masterfully designed by Peter Thompson, Michael Wolveridge and Perret. It is nestled between the shores of Sire Bay and the slopes of Mount Rinjani. It offers a unique, challenging and world-class experience to all golfers.
“Lombok Golf Kosaido Country Club or we often just call it Sire golf course is located in Sire Beach, Tanjung, North Lombok. It also has 18 holes with challenging handicaps and has hilly setting. There are three phenomenal holes located on the beach shores looking into three small islands off the Lombok island. Very fascinating,” said Agus.
According to Agus, playing golf in Lombok is relatively cheap compared to playing in Bali or Jakarta. “Green fee in Golong is IDR 130,000 ($10) for a member and IDR450,000 ($34) for a guest player; whilst in Sira it is IDR160,000 ($12) for a member and IDR550,000 ($40) respectively,” said Agus. “Sire golf course is more popular among tourists because it is located close to Senggigi and has beautiful beach view,” he added.
So, for your next trip to Lombok, ensure to spend a day or two to play golf at those beautiful courses and feel the different atmosphere and experience. (LI/KM)
Rinjani Country Club
Phone: +62 82 897 816 290
Lombok Golf Kosaido Country Club
Phone: (62-370) 6144143 & 6140137
Mobiles: (62) 81907387000 & 81339788558