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Nirwana Bali Golf Club

Unique Features

An outstanding feature of the 18-hole par 72 Nirwana Bali Golf Club, designed by golf legend Greg Norman, is the presence of rice fields, a large proportion of which are incorporated as roughs and hazards.  The rice is planted at different times of the year in various parts of the course so that golfers can enjoy the different stages of rice cultivation as they play the 18 holes.  The rice fields will also lend a totally Balinese flavour to the course, making it not only a unique experience for golfers but also distinguishing the resort from other developments in Bali.


Dramatic Holes

Each of the course's 18 holes presents a different challenge for the player.  Holes 7, 13 and 14 are located on a cliff-top beside the Indian Ocean.  These are extremely dramatic holes which  require a combination of skill and concentration to play well.  Hole 7, in particular, is one of the most dramatic holes anywhere in golf and will be photographed in many of the world's golf magazines.  Not only are these holes spectacular to look at, but they are exhilarating to play even if golfers lose a ball or two in an attempt to conquer them.

The site also has a number of attractive creeks which flow year round.  In many places the borders of these creeks are formed from rock, which adds to their appeal.  In designing the course, the use of creeks is strategically formed so that golfers have to gamble with their shots across the creeks.  The Indian Ocean beyond also makes the course unusual.  There are not many places in the world where such dramatic cliff-top land is allocated for golf-holes.

 

Greg Norman's Design Style

Greg Norman's design style is very different to many of the other modern designers.  He places a great deal of emphasis on making the appearance of the course as dramatic and beautiful as possible.

He tries to create maximum contrast of colour and texture between the highly groomed tees, greens and fairways, and the more informal areas of short roughs and outer roughs.  He also believes in using ornamental or native grasses in the outer roughs as these require little or no irrigation and maintenance.  At the Nirwana Bali Golf Club, much of this outer rough is rice fields.  The overall effect is to maximize the use of the site's natural features and to minimize the area of intensive maintenance which requires chemical applications.  This approach is friendly to the environment.

A full 2,500 sq. meters Balinese-styled clubhouse with restaurant, locker and golf pro-shop facilities.


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