Bali’s evolution into a legitimate international golf destination has gained new ground with the opening of Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club, the fifth golf venue on the Island of the Gods and the first 18-hole par-3 championship course in Indonesia.
Designed by Bob Moore of California-based JMP Golf Design Group and managed by AccorHotels, Bukit Pandawa G&CC is also the first phase of an unprecedented hospitality project taking shape on Bali’s southern coastline, where the club’s ownership group, luxury resort developer PT Bali Ragawisata, is planning to add hotels and residences managed by world renowned brands.
Mandarin Oriental, Bali; The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bali; Waldorf Astoria Bali; Swissôtel Bali as well as well as a soon-tobe- announced enterprise that has long been synonymous with the finest things in life. “We’re setting the stage for everything that’s to come here,” said Stephen Banks, general manager of Bukit Pandawa G&CC.
The Founders’Anniversary Golf Classic marked the second major event in three months at Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club on December 10, which opened in spectacular fashion as Southeast Asia’s first 18-hole par-3 championship course.
Including the golf tournament, the latest event consisted of four celebratory components: the 42nd wedding anniversary of two members of Bukit Pandawa’s ownership team; the groundbreaking of an exclusive residential project; and the opening of the 119-seat clubhouse restaurant, The Kul Kul, commemorated with a fivecourse gourmet dinner served up by Domenico Francone, Resident Chef of the famed Castello Banfi Wine Estate in Tuscany.
After golf, guests gathered on the specialfunctions lawn for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction of the first 20 ultraluxurious villas sold at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bali.
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