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28 August 2017
Bali’s newest golf course looks simply amazing!

Bali’s evolution into a legitimate international golf destination gained some remarkable new standing last weekend 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. read more >

Bali’s newest golf course looks simply amazing!

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, Waldorf Astoria and Swissôtel and a soon-to-be-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. “We’re equal parts groundbreaking, eye-popping and extraordinary.”

To drive home the level of excellence golfers can expect at Bukit Pandawa G&CC, the course partnered with iconic automaker BMW — which is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year — to hold a novel, grand opening tournament on Oct. 8 for 160 invited players, each of whom had 18 chances to win a range of BMW-brand vehicles.

“I’m not sure there’s ever been a tournament where at each hole you could win a car — let alone a premium car — with an ace,” said Djie Tjian An, president/director of PT Bali Ragawisata. “Even though we didn’t see a hole-in-one, everyone sure had fun trying.”

The tournament was followed by a surprise unveiling of the futuristic BMW i8 that was celebrated with a champagne toast sponsored by French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH.

Located on a spectacular limestone clifftop overlooking the world-famous surf breaks of Bukit Peninsula, AccorHotels’ flagship course in Asia offers 18 exquisite par-3 holes ranging from 117 to 244 yards in length.

From the back tees, it plays 3,027 yards, a few hundred yards longer than lauded Turtle Hill Golf Club at Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda, which ranks among GOLF Magazine USA’s top 10 par-3 courses in the world.

Some holes at Bukit Pandawa G&CC are back-dropped by the Indian Ocean. Others are accented by waterfalls, lakes or terraced rice paddies. All are subject to the wind.

“It can be a real test,” said Banks, a former playing professional from Manchester, England. “When the breeze is up — and it almost always is — there’s a good chance you’ll use every club in the bag. Even driver.”

One standout hole is the 148-yard 13th, which is framed by three bunkers and features curved stone walls in the foreground and a traditional Balinese kul-kul tower in the background.

Given how short the par-54 layout is compared to standard 18-hole setups, Djie Tjian An anticipates it will be especially popular with short-stay visitors and families.

“So often, a golfer might pass on the opportunity to play on vacation or during a business trip because it can burn a large portion of the day,” he said. “But here, that’s not an issue. A round takes no more than a couple hours to complete.”

In designing Bukit Pandawa G&CC, Moore, whose firm is responsible for championship-caliber designs all over the world including the acclaimed Royale Jakarta Golf Club in Indonesia’s capital, embraced the contours and characteristics of a site that was rife with rock outcroppings, architectural ruins and sea views. Indeed, the ocean is visible from 15 holes.

To round out the total golf experience at Bukit Pandawa G&CC, a 3,000-square-meter clubhouse inspired by the ancient temples and towers of Bali has been constructed.

Conceived by accomplished architects Antony Liu and Ferry Ridwan from StudioTonTon in Jakarta, the imaginative, twin-block structure was designed to blend into its natural surroundings through the liberal implementation of local materials (such as stone and wood), native grasses and, above all, water, which flows seamlessly through many of the building’s spaces.

That includes the singular facility’s signature component, the rooftop restaurant, which overlooks the ocean and course and features al fresco dining and lounge areas that ooze exotic elegance.

“We’re extremely proud of this project,” said Liu, who is one of Indonesia’s foremost modern tropical architects. “It perfectly harnesses what’s so great about the location — the views — and it has so much character, to boot.”

 

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28 August 2017

Bentangkan Bendera Merah Putih, Polda Bali Pecahkan Rekor Muri

di tebing Pantai Pandawa Polda Bali ucapkan ikrar kebangsaan : Aku Bersumpah Dan Berikrar Sepanjang Nafasku Seumur Hayatku Di Tanah Dewata Ini Sekalipun Harus Tertumpah Darahku Di Atasnya Tak Ada Satu Panji Pun Berkibar Di Atas Panji Pusaka Merah Putih Tak Ada Satu Paham Pun Tumbuh Mengakar Selain Pancasila Tak Sedetik Pun Kubiarkan Ketakutan Boleh read more >

Bentangkan Bendera Merah Putih, Polda Bali Pecahkan Rekor Muri

di tebing Pantai Pandawa Polda Bali ucapkan ikrar kebangsaan : Aku Bersumpah Dan Berikrar Sepanjang Nafasku Seumur Hayatku Di Tanah Dewata Ini Sekalipun Harus Tertumpah Darahku Di Atasnya Tak Ada Satu Panji Pun Berkibar Di Atas Panji Pusaka Merah Putih Tak Ada Satu Paham Pun Tumbuh Mengakar Selain Pancasila Tak Sedetik Pun Kubiarkan Ketakutan Boleh Meraja Di Atas Hukum UUD Negara Republik Indonesia 1945 Tak Sehelai Benang Pun Boleh Terenggut Dari Rajutan Indah Bhinneka Tunggal Ika Tak Sejengkal Tanah Pun Ku Biarkan Lepas Dari Tanah NKRI Saya Indonesia Saya Pancasila NKRI Harga Mati Kami Tetap Setia Dalam Perbedaan

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28 August 2017

Bendera Merah Putih Raksasa Pantai Pandawa Bali Untuk NKRI

Dari Pantai Pandawa Bali Untuk NKRI, Polda Bali dan Pantai Pandawa mencatat rekor Muri Bendera terpanjang 400 Meter. Bendera ini terbentang di sepanjang Pantai Pandawa Bali. NKRI HARGA MATI. Hari Kemerdekaan Ke 72 Independen day 17 Agustus 2017, 17 Agustus 1945 click here to read the original article > read more >

Bendera Merah Putih Raksasa Pantai Pandawa Bali Untuk NKRI

Dari Pantai Pandawa Bali Untuk NKRI, Polda Bali dan Pantai Pandawa mencatat rekor Muri Bendera terpanjang 400 Meter. Bendera ini terbentang di sepanjang Pantai Pandawa Bali. NKRI HARGA MATI. Hari Kemerdekaan Ke 72 Independen day 17 Agustus 2017, 17 Agustus 1945

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14 August 2017

Mandarin Oriental Bali BUKIT PENINSULA

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has revealed that construction is under way for its inaugural property in Bali, a clifftop resort on the Bukit Peninsula. Forming part of Bukit Pandawa Resort & Golf, a luxury development from PT Bali Ragawisata, the resort comprises an 88-key hotel alongside 91 villas, both conceptualised by Jean Michel Gathy. Perched read more >

Mandarin Oriental Bali BUKIT PENINSULA

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has revealed that construction is under way for its inaugural property in Bali, a clifftop resort on the Bukit Peninsula.

Forming part of Bukit Pandawa Resort & Golf, a luxury development from PT Bali Ragawisata, the resort comprises an 88-key hotel alongside 91 villas, both conceptualised by Jean Michel Gathy.

Perched on a cliffside plateau and constructed across elevated terraces overlooking the Indian Ocean, Gathy’s design scheme draws influence from traditional Balinese farming techniques and the local aesthetic, with homage paid to the spirit of Balinese architecture in that no villa exceeds the height of a typical coconut tree.

To enhance the views for all residents and their guests, each villa will possess a flat roof dressed with an array of exotic grasses, shrubs

and palm trees, a design flourish that also serves to create a seamless connection with the surrounding environment.

For the interiors, Gathy has collaborated with Jasin Tedjasukmana of Kiat Architects to create a style they describe as simple elegance. Local artwork, comfortable furniture, discreet water features and low-profile, high-tech features are blended in harmonious fashion.

The property will include an 88m swimming pool along the edge of the clifftop, a private beach club steps from the ocean, a cantilevered gourmet restaurant, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and a 1,725m2 spa with eight treatment rooms.

Together, the Mandarin Oriental hotel and residences will occupy approximately 5% of the 150-hectare piece of property that makes up Bukit Pandawa Resort & Golf. When complete, the destination will also be home to a Waldorf Astoria and a Swissôtel.

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14 August 2017

Bali, Nusa Dua & Beyond

Not commonly known to many golfers. Bali proudly boasts an outstanding golfing experience. The enchanting Indonesian island features two superb golf courses-Bali National Golf Club and Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club. Both courses are ideally situated in the stunning Nusa Dua beach region. Nusa Dua is located about 30 minutes south east of Kuta read more >

Bali, Nusa Dua & Beyond

Not commonly known to many golfers. Bali proudly boasts an outstanding golfing experience. The enchanting Indonesian island features two superb golf courses-Bali National Golf Club and Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club. Both courses are ideally situated in the stunning Nusa Dua beach region.

Nusa Dua is located about 30 minutes south east of Kuta and Ngurah Rai International Airport. Quiet and secluded, Nusa Dua is predominantly luxury hotels,
a small shopping centre and sandy beaches that
aren’t over crowded! It is much slower paced than the popular tourist hot spots of Kuta and Seminyak. That makes it the ideal place to relax and unwind. And with 36 wonderful holes of golf at your doorstep, Nusa Dua is emerging as a world-class golf and accommodation destination.

BALI NATIONAL GOLF CLUB

If you are a golfer who appreciates a premium
play and stay golfing experience, you’ll value Bali National Golf Club. Bali National features a superbly shaped and challenging golf course and opulent Villa accommodation. And, it’s conveniently located only a 25-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport,

The immaculately presented 6,552-metre layout enjoys spectacular views over the majestic backdrop of Gunung Agung and the Indian Ocean.

Formally known as Bali Golf and Country Club, the 18-hole championship layout was redesigned by Nelson & Haworth Golf Course Architects, and officially reopened on March 1. 2014. The major transformation included the successful remodeling of new fairways and green complexes. The renovation project was so successful; Golf Inc. Magazine awarded Bali National Golf Club as the 3rd Best Renovated Golf Course in the World 2015.

The impressive course includes two distinctly different nines-both expertly crafted. The undulating front nine is routed through lush vegetation-the colourful tropical backdrop is stunning. While the back nine features expansive bunkering systems. The layout strategically wraps itself around spectacular but hazardous water systems.

Bali National is bookended with two cracking holes. The beautifully framed 446-metre, par-4 first hole is one of the best opening holes I’ve played in Asia. The 18th hole is superb too; with water snaking its way along the left side of the fairway and in front of the green. At 372 metres, this closing hole isn’t long, but it’s a par-4 with plenty of bite.

But while both holes will make an impact. they won’t be the only course highlights to leave their mark. There are 16 other excellent holes that will impress- it’s the consistent quality of the layout that sets Bali

National apart from many resort courses.
Various tee options at each hole allow all golfers to enjoy playing their round at Bali National. Head to

the ‘Championship Tees’ if you’re a low marker seeking the toughest challenge. It’s a serious test from the tips. but Bali National offers a fa ir contest. so you’ll
be rewarded for solid ball-striking. If you’re a higher marker looking for a head start. move up to the ‘Resort Tees’. With around 1000 metres less to cover across the 18 holes, accuracy rather than distance will be the key to scoring well.

All golfers, regardless of where you start each hole, can expect superb course conditions throughout the entire layout. The presentation of Bali National is excellent. Manicured paspalum fairways provide you with the ideal surface to launch your approach to each pin. And once you’ve landed on the well-guarded and generously proportioned targets, putting out on thesmooth tiff eagle greens is a joy.

For a real thrill, the renovated Layout features

a new 17th hole, which replicates the famous par-3 island hole at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. You must find the green for your ball to stay dry.

Bali National Golf Villas are another recent addition Located within the resort. Opened in June (2015),
seven Luxurious villas overlook the challenging and stunning 17th and 18th holes. Each spacious villa can accommodate four guests or more-ideal for small groups sharing a relaxing holiday getaway. Villa services include the personal butler, who is exclusively appointed to meet guests’ wishes. Villa facilities are equal to the best in Bali. Each villa boasts a private pool and cabana. outdoor dining. Luxury fittings and a Lush tranquil setting. The resort also features Mandara Spa where you can enjoy a private spa experience in the privacy of your villa.

With its excellent golf. villa and wellness offer, Bali National Golf Club is the ideal golf play and stay paradise.

BUKIT PANDAWA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB

Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club opened in Gunung Payung (South Kuta) in 2016. And the 18-hole. par-3 Layout is a big hit with golfers who swing by Bali in search of an enthralling getaway.

The captivating short course is situated on a Limestone cliff-top overlooking the world-famous surf breaks of Bukit Peninsula. It’s the first 18-hole, par-3 championship course in Indonesia.

Sculpted by Bob Moore, a Partner at the JMP Golf Design Group. the picturesque Layout weaves its way

from elevated ridges to ocean cliff edges and features 10 holes with Indian Ocean views.

The course measures 2.767 metres from the tips. And while its total length is dwarfed by the enormous distances of modern designs. Bukit Pandawa is not short on challenge. The layout boasts 18 testing par- 3s. The opening two holes measure 178 metres and 223 metres respectively. Both holes require a long iron or a wood to reach their distant greens.

The course is routed through dramatic rock outcroppings. Wall structures are a feature as evidenced at the tricky 121-metre fourth hole. With its narrow green cleverly positioned between a series of limestone shelves, careful club selection is required to avoid a rocky landing.

The fifth is played over a ravine. At 162 metres. it’s another demanding mid-iron tee shot that requires good judgment and solid contact to find the putting surface.

The front nine, which is the longer of the two nines, rounds off with a pair of spectacular par 3s. Holes eight and nine run adjacent to each other and measure 150 metres and 167 metres respectively. Both holes offer a thrilling tee-shot over water. At the ninth green, a right hand side pin position places the cup precariously within metres of the lake. It’s a memorable hole with plenty of wow-factor.

The route to the tenth hole meanders past the impressive clubhouse-a 3,000-square-metre construction inspired by the ancient temples and towers of Bali. The imaginative, twin-block structure was designed to blend into its natural surroundings through the liberal implementation of local materials. This includes stone, wood and native grasses. Water flows seamlessly through many of the building’s spaces. The facility’s signature drawcard is the rooftop restaurant. The al fresco dining and lounge areas overlook the ocean and the course. It’s the ideal spot to relax after your round with playing partners and recap Bukit Pandawa’s stunning holes.

And when it comes to great holes, the back nine at Bukit Pandawa includes some genuine rippers.

The two standout holes are the 13th and 18th.Many who have enjoyed playing the course rate the 170-metre, 13th as the signature hole. And it’s easy to see why. The hole plays slightly uphill to an undulating green which is framed by three bunkers. The Long-iron tee-shot is struck over curved stonewalls in the foreground and toward the prominent ancient Balinese kul-kul tower behind the green. Watching your ball sail into the backdrop of the shimmering Indian Ocean completes the stunning scene.

The exciting 18th at Bukit Pandawa is surely one
of the world’s most dramatic closing holes. From the top tee platform, the hole measures 154 metres. The green appears Like a stage positioned in front of the imposing clubhouse. And Like many vivid holes, the evident presence of water adds plenty of interest. There’s even a powerful multi-Level waterfall to complement your final act. Scoring a par here will take your best performance.

All things considered, Bukit Pandawa offers a wonderful golfing experience. This Balinese beauty boasts a brilliant Layout. stunning coastal surrounds and au naturel clubhouse.

From stunning holes with magnificent ocean views to fairways nestled within lush tropical settings. each magnificent course offers a different experience.

If you are looking for a destination that offers peace and quiet, five-star accommodation and a quality golfing experience, you’ll love Nusa Dua.

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26 July 2017

Northern California firm designs new course in Bali

The Bay Area headquarters of JMP Golf Design is in Belmont – 8,300 miles away from Bali, Indonesia. Why is that geographical fact relevant? JMP was the architecture firm behind the Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club in Bali—the fifth golf venue on the Island of the Gods and home of the first 18-hole par-3 read more >

Northern California firm designs new course in Bali

The Bay Area headquarters of JMP Golf Design is in Belmont – 8,300 miles away from Bali, Indonesia. Why is that geographical fact relevant? JMP was the architecture firm behind the Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club in Bali—the fifth golf venue on the Island of the Gods and home of the first 18-hole par-3 championship course in Indonesia. The design was overseen by Bob Moore and is the first phase of an unprecedented hospitality project taking shape on Bali’s southern coastline. 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, Waldorf Astoria, Swissôtel and another soon-to-beannounced luxury enterprise. When the course opened in October 2016, a novel grand-opening tour

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28 June 2017

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bali

VILLAS CON VISTA AL MAR AZUL The residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bali está construyendo un proyecto de 91 villas cerca de su Bukit Pandawa Resort & Golf; todo sobre 150 hectáreas de verdes pastos sobre un acantilado. Cada residencia, tendrá entre 1 a 5 dormitorios; costará USD 800 000 y será vendible desde el 2019. read more >

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bali

VILLAS CON VISTA AL MAR AZUL

The residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bali está construyendo un proyecto de 91 villas cerca de su Bukit Pandawa Resort & Golf; todo sobre 150 hectáreas de verdes pastos sobre un acantilado. Cada residencia, tendrá entre 1 a 5 dormitorios; costará USD 800 000 y será vendible desde el 2019. La disposición en terraza de estas construcciones proveerá a cada una de una inmejorable vista de 180 grados al límpido y azul mar de Indonesia. Para su concepto y diseño se contrató al arquitecto belga Jean Michel Gathy, quien declara que persigue conservar todos los valores de la arquitectura de Bali; desde su inspiración en la agrupación de terrazas de arroz cultivado, el respeto al jefe de la aldea y la práctica de ceremonias de baño. Es por ello que una vía de 2,2 km comunicará estas viviendas y el resort con tres templos sagrados de origen hindú y un anfiteatro donde se recrean rituales tradicionales cada noche.

Al interior, las villas cuentan con ventanas desde el piso al techo y puertas de vidrio para difuminar la división con el exterior. Las residencias estarán rodeadas de pasto exótico, arbustos y palmeras; todo aquello conservará dicha arquitectura tropical moderna para quien le guste la proximidad al mar y la práctica de surf, sentir el viento y la belleza de la naturaleza en una combinación de exuberante vegetación y arena blanca de la playa. Además, serán provistas lujosamente con muebles confortables, obras de arte nativo, y agua potable.

El hotel que es rodeado por las 91 villas, cuenta con 88 habitaciones, una piscina de 88 metros de largo, un restaurante, centro de fitness y un spa de 1 725 m2. El resort tiene terrazas en forma de parcelas cultivables para el golf. En suma, la sofisticación de la vida posmoderna tendrá ventanas de contacto con rituales ancestrales, recreados ante los residentes y turistas como funciones teatrales. Es así como la tierra indonesia no pierde su identidad y, más bien, se afirma en el futuro, mediante la sostenibilidad de una atractiva y cordial disciplina hotelera. Todo ello resulta en un escenario y ambiente atemporal, donde se integrarán nacionalidades en torno al descubrimiento de la cultura de Bali e interacción con los artistas, danzantes y personal indonesio de The Residences At Mandarin Oriental, Bali.

Una experiencia colorida, llena del misterio de un folclore motivado en mitos, y la vista de un arte de intrincadas figuras de abanicos y dragones muy barroca; para quienes buscan el verano orientall.

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