Your sports hobbies doesn’t have to be delayed while having holiday or travelling outside the island. There are so many places in Indonesia that have developed the concept of combining sport and tourism as an options for tourists who love sports. Especially for golf lovers, there are two best golf club in Lombok and Gilis. They are GEC Rinjani of Golong Country Club and Lombok Kosaido Golf Club.
The landscape and natural wealth of Lombok inspire both of the golf clubs. As long as your eyes can see, you will find some areas that represent the beauty of Lombok Island.
GEC Rinjani of Golong Country Club is located at the foot of the Golong Hill, Sedau Village, West Lombok Regency. This place lies at 500 meters above sea level making the view of the golf course very fascinating. With 18 holes of international standard, this golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, is suitable for golfers at all levels.
This club also provides resorts so well designed that it does not change the natural beauty of Lombok. The location is also not to far, only about 20 km from the city of Mataram.
Meanwhile, the Lombok Golf Kosaido Country Club is located in Tanjung Sire, in northwest part of the island of Lombok. If you are visiting Senggigi, this golf course is at only 40 minutes from the beach. The view of this place is really beautiful because you can see the Mount Rinjani and the Three Gilis at a time.
Uniquely, holes 1-9 face the sea including hole number 4 which is directly adjacent to white sand. While holes 10-18 are facing mountains. Golfers who are playing here are not only treated with golf challenges and strategies but also with a beautiful scenery. Around the club, you can lay on Sire Medana beach, also worth visiting.
Both of these clubs often host golf championships for both national and international levels. Being in the midst of various Lombok tourist destinations, golf courses are now not only a place to practice but also as a tourist spot. In fact, some local travel agents provide attractive golf tour packages for golfers who are planning or already enjoying holidays in Lombok.
To reach these two golf courses you should rent a car because there is no public transportation passing. Don’t forget to choose a comfortable accommodation during your vacation on this island. You can choose hotels in the area around Mataram or the Medana area which is close to Lombok Golf Kosaido Country Club such as Tugu Lombok Hotel and The Oberoi. While around Mataram, you can choose Lombok Raya Hotel or Lombok Garden Hotel.