Borobudur International Golf Club

Travel Time 45 Minutes
Designer: Douglas Duncanson
Opened: 2006
Yardage: 5,632 Meters
Par: 72
Clubhouse: Yes
Driving Range: Yes
Our Ratings: Excellent
Great Rates at Borobudur International Golf Club
Per Golfer $ USD
3 - 6
Weekday $ 217.50 $ 143.00 $ 91.25
Weekend/Holiday $ 257.75 $ 183.25 $ 131.50

Private Transfer from Local Hotel, Green Fee, Caddie and Golf Cart is included

About Borobudur International Golf Club

Borobudur International Golf Club - Borobudur International has come a very long way, very quickly, and its progress has proved a boon to golfers in Greater Yogyakarta and an example to other clubs in the Archipelago.

As recently as 2006, the facility here — 40km north of the city and 60 km south of Semarang, the capital of Central Java was an attractive if modest 9-hole course known by the name of Persatuan Golf Tidar. Enter Douglas Duncanson, who was retained to renovate the original loop and design nine brand new holes. His work proved exemplary, thanks to able course construction assistance provided by PT Jababeka Golf Cikarang, owners and builders of Jababeka Golf & Country Club, another really good golf course in Indonesia.

The new 18, measuring 5,632 meters and playing to a par of 72, was reopened amid much fanfare in April 2007, taking its new name from the world famous Borobudur Temple, located just 12 km down the road.

This is impeccable garden golf in a cool, highland setting. The town of Magelang is widely known for its fresh climate and close-up views of imposing Mt. Merapi. Borobudur International takes optimum advantage of both, as holes elegantly dodge numerous water hazards and decorative plantings. A prime example is the 306-meter par-4 5th, which requires a drive down a narrow chute of trees before the fairway turns gently right and widens to reveal its well bunkered, raised putting surface — with Merapi as backdrop to the entire scene.

Upon reopening, Borobudur International was also one of the first Indonesian courses to embrace the IGOLF initiative, an internationally recognized program of environmental and cultural sustainability. At Borobudur, this means chemical use is restricted, while on-course water features (all man-made) provide an irrigation function in addition to stormwater- and filtration-management functions on the town’s behalf. The course also serves as a bio-diverse buffer zone between this small city of 120,000 and the forested nature preserve of Mt. Tidar, which abuts several different holes.

According to Javanese legend, Mt. Tidar (it is called “Mount”, though it is little more than a hill) is thought to be the epicenter of the island of Java — the place where the gods "nailed" Java to the earth to prevent the island from shaking during volcanic eruptions and slipping into the sea.

The clubhouse at Borobudur International is spacious and comfortable, with pro shop, adjacent driving range, locker room facilities and meeting facilities. But the restaurant is something special. There are European and Chinese items on the menu, but the local Javanese fare is not to be missed.

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