Golf in Indonesia

Information for the golfer on golfing in Indonesia: the Golf Federation, the requirements to play (the handicap system, medical certificates) with information on who to contact locally...

Golf is becoming increasingly popular in Indonesia with a number of golf courses throughout the islands, especially in Java, Bali and Surabaya. Golf is played throughout the year with the exception of Nyepi Day in Bali.

The governing body for golf in Indonesia is the Persatuan Golf Indonesia - PGI (Indonesia Golf Association), with the aim of developing amateur golf in the country.

  • Persatuan Golf Indonesia (PGI)
    At: Gedung Medco lt.1, Jl. Ampera Raya No. 18-20 Cilandak, Jakarta Selatan, 12560
    Tel: (021) 788 412 14
    Fax: (021) 788 412 15

Playing Golf in Indonesia

Golf rules in Indonesia are the standard R&A rules although check with the individual clubs for local rules depending on course conditions.

Indonesia follows the United States Golf Association (USGA) handicap system. A handicap is required in order to play. In order to transfer or obtain a handicap in Indonesia, players need to present their most recent score card.

Joining a golf club

Players can choose to pay annual membership fees or pay golf course fees each time they play. The green fees vary from course to course and prices may increase at the weekend. Life membership can also be bought at some exclusive golf courses with annual or monthly fees.

Insurance is generally included in the green fees. Some golf courses may require a medical certificate in order to play.

Golf Club Services

Most clubs have qualified instructors who can provide golf lessons and golf carts are available for hire. There are many caddies providing good services; in general they are women.

Finding A Golf Club

  • To find a local golf course in Indonesia: Click here
With contributions by New Kuta Golf, Kawasan Pecatu Indah Resort, Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Pecatu, Jimbaran Badung, Bali 80361 Tel: (0361) 8481 333 Fax: (0361) 8481 400 / 331 e-mail