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OBGOLF

04 April 2017

Beauty Abound at Mount Welirang

Mount Welirang, which is known as one of the best trekking locations in East Java, offers magnificent beauty and spectacular views. The mountain is one of two twin volcanos, Arjuno-Welirang, in the foothills of which lays a golf course that will enchant its visitors.

Located in the lush green foothills of Mount Welirang, Taman Dayu is part of an integrated resort that covers 600 hectares of prime land.

"We have designed a course that fits into the environment, provides a good test of golf for all players and features spectacular views and scenery,” said course designer and world golf legend Jack Nicklaus about Taman Dayu Golf & Resort.

The multi-award winning course measures 6,541 meters from the gold tee markers and has used the natural terrain to integrate various elevations from tee to green. The course features lakes, creeks, and bunkers blended into the natural landscape with mountain backdrops adding to an unforgettable golfing experience.

Taman Dayu’s location at the foot of the mountains has its own challenges. Nicklaus built a unique championship golf course that adapts to the hilly landscape, cutting valleys and waterways. The course will test a golfer’s playing skills by requiring accurate tee shots to avoid the numerous bunkers and water hazards dotted throughout this beautiful natural setting.

There are three especially noteworthy holes. The 5th hole par 4 boasts the classic Jack Nicklaus design incorporated with a unique split fairway that poses a choice to the golfer: two tee off directions. The left side is longer but offers an easier direction to the pin, whilst the right side is shorter but demands an accurate shot to pass by the rice terraces and a natural mountain creek, which guard the green. Players who opt for the second and manage to strike it just right have a chance to claim a birdie.

The 10th hole par 4, which has a length of 325 m from the gold tees, features a spectacular uphill fairway. Players need to avoid the large bunker on the left and the string of smaller bunkers stretching through the fairway. Landing the ball on the right side of the fairway will mean a longer approach shot to the very small green.

Having become known as Nicklaus’s masterpiece, the 14th hole par 3 requires golfers to use a variety of shots to arrive at the large sloping green which is guarded a two-meter deep bunker in the front of the green and two bunkers behind the green.

The golf facilities include a golf academy, driving range, golf clubhouse, pro shop, locker rooms, and exclusive Jack Nicklaus VIP locker rooms. For further recreation, there’s a gym, water park, swimming pools, a health spa and mountain and adventure activities. Guests can stay and relax in The Bungalows or The Residence and enjoy a selection of restaurants and bars.

Taman Dayu Golf course has received international recognition by Asian Monthly Golf Magazine as one of the top five best golf courses in Indonesia and for having one of the top five best clubhouses in Asia. Thanks to its beauty, Golf Digest placed the course in The Top 50 World’s Best Golf Courses, 2005.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

The Resort is located some 80 minutes drive from Malang and 45 minutes from Surabaya.

 

TAMAN DAYU GOLF CLUB & RESORT      

Jl. Raya Surabaya Malang Km. 48

P.O. Box 16 /Pda

Pandaan 67156 - Pasuruan, East Java - Indonesia

Telephone: +62 343 674 1234

Phone Hunting: +62 828 941 99 234

Facsimile: +62 343 674 1277

Email:  info@tamandayu.com

Website:   www.tamandayu.com

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