As Surabaya is one of the busiest business cities in Indonesia, many meetings and discussions may occur on the green manicured grass as well. That’s why golf is also considered a fast-growing sport in the city. Not only for business matters, but golf also offers to relax, enjoy the view, and work the muscles once in a while. Here are some of the best golf courses in Surabaya and surrounding.
1. Ciputra Golf, Club & Resto Surabaya
Ciputra Golf, Club & Resto Surabaya is the biggest and the most complete golf course in East Java, designed by Andy Dye from Dye Design Corp., a reputable golf course designer in the world. The designer took advantage of the range of elevation in developing the course. Following the natural hill and valley topography of the area, the course is designed stadium-style with the holes in the valley. At the beginning of 2012 Ciputra Golf, Club & Resto conduct large scale renovations at Bukit Course by Dye Designs Corp USA. This course to be dramatic, the challenge is high and every golfer will give their best effort to conquer this Bukit Course. Award achievements MURI (Museum Rekor Indonesia) for Category The Most Bunkers at Hole #25 Par 3 and The Widest Green at Hole #26.
2. Golf Graha Famili & Country Club
Golf Graha Famili & Country Club has 18 holes that meet international tournament standard designed by Arnold Palmer. Equipped with bunker, river, and lake as obstacles that will give you an exciting, challenging, and fun golf game. Golf Graha Famili & Country Club is surrounded by beautiful green areas in Graha Famili Surabaya. This golf course is one of many golf fields with international grades in Indonesia. It could be the best spot in the term of golf Surabaya field. Both local and foreign golfer are attracted to visit Golf Graha Famili as it easy to access. The place also offers various country clubs to accommodate several types of golfer. As well as provides swimming pool, café terrace, and other amenities to enjoy, whether you are a member or just an ordinary visitor.
3. Bukit Darmo Golf
Bukit Darmo Golf is one of the most challenging golf courses in Asia, designed by Jack Nicklaus II. There are a lot of variety throughout the course to give the members a different experience on each hole. Including the number of lakes, mounding, exotic landscaping, and land features, all of which add to the aesthetic beauty of the course. One of the most unique features is the aqua range. The course is designed with multiple tees on each hole to accommodate players at all levels. Bukit Darmo Golf also takes the golfer through different emotions when he or she plays at the course. Their skills and course management will be tested, but above all, they’re also able to have fun when they play at this course. Bukit Darmo is a championship course and a members’ course all in one.
4. Pakuwon Golf and Family Club
Pakuwon Golf & Family Club offers one of the greatest golf courses in East Java, and the only golf course that has a golf night in Surabaya and East Java. Located only 30-minutes drive from downtown Surabaya and about 5-minutes drive from Pakuwon Trade Center, you will definitely take your game to a whole new level. At Pakuwon Golf & Family Club, you can exercise at the fitness center with a variety of facilities, including towels, jacuzzi, sauna, state-of-the-art equipment, outdoor swimming pool, table tennis, billiard, tennis court, basketball court, badminton court, and also futsal field. Alternatively, you can also partake in a variety of daily fitness classes.
5. Taman Dayu Golf Club & Resort
Surrounded by the miraculous scenery of Mount Arjuno, Mount Semeru, and Mount Welirang, The Taman Dayu Club’s dazzling natural surroundings, is a home for many golf players worldwide. Opened in 1995, The Taman Dayu Club has established as an exclusive private golf and country club to meet the highest expectation of individuals, business professional, and their international counterparts.
It offers an 18-hole championship quality golf course, par 72, 6514m, designed and supervised by Jack Nicklaus, “living legend” of golf, a holder of 20 Major PGA Tournament victories during his career as a player and is now a renowned world-class Golf Course Architect. He crafted the course to outshine the dramatic views which the course is routed through the breezy rolling hillside landscape, deep-cut valleys, and drainage washes with the volcanic mountain range as a picturesque backdrop.
6. Finna Golf and Country Club
The course, designed by acclaimed international golf course architects; Peter Thomson, Michael Wolveridge, and Ross Perret, provides two distinctive “nines” starting and finishing at the clubhouse. The architects, whose pedigree include such courses as the New Course, St. Andrews, Scotland; The Royal Hongkong Golf Club; and the Bali Handara Country Club, has skilfully incorporated Finna’s grounds and natural features into their design to create a golf experience to rival the best in the world. Many historical features scattered pot bunkers and the omnipresent clumps of lemongrass that guard the edge of the fairways. Thereafter, a cleanly struck wedge to a large green, nestled in between mounds and hollows and jealously guarded by a necklace of bunkers, should provide a birdie opportunity if you are lucky. Hole 5, for example, a Par 3 has true Indonesian flavor, with views of the countryside and Mt. Penanggungan.