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Indonesia golf courses – Damai Indah Golf

Indonesia golf courses attract many beginners and profesional players. In this article, we will tell you about Damai Indah Golf pik course. The “Damai Indah Golf” (Pantai Indah Kapuk) has been designed to offer enriching new perspectives within this unique 72-par, 6,048-meter golf course by skillfully integrating the natural beauty of the coastal wetlands to create playable golf rich with strategic variety.

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Indonesia golf courses – Damai Indah Golf

HOLE 1

  • PAR 5
  • YARDS 545
  • METRES 498

DESCRIPTION

Taking care of the two right side bunkers, aim right of the pin as the green slopes to the left. The fairway bulges out to the right, so take a line on the right side of the bunker, and this will leave a pitch down the axis of the green. For those attempting two on, beware of the water running down the left side and along the left border of the green.

The greenside bunker only runs one third the length of the green, with a grass verge behind it. Be aggressive and long, and keep to the right section of the green, so that a miss will still leave an open chip. Play to the left edge of the right side fairway bunker. This bunker borders the right side for about 30 metres and can be reached by most golfers. Long hitters should not be tempted to cut the mild left dog-leg, as there is no real advantage and the ball could easily catch the thicker left rough, leaving no chance for two on.

HOLE 2

  • PAR 4
  • YARDS 447
  • METRES 409

DESCRIPTION

This is up hill and will require one extra club. The green is three clubs long, so check the pin position. A miss to the right will leave an easy uphill chip, but a pull left can find the deep greenside bunker with the green sloping away from you. If you miss the green, be short, right, or long – not left! Aim for the middle fairway bunker, which you cannot reach. Most players can reach both the left and right side bunkers.

HOLE 3

  • PAR 4
  • YARDS 168
  • METRES 154

DESCRIPTION

Although this hole is short, the surrounding fringe slopes down to bunkers on all sides. The green is heart shaped – wider at the rear, so it is safer to hit a little past the flag, unless it is at the very rear.

HOLE 4

  • PAR 4
  • YARDS 384
  • METRES 351

DESCRIPTION

Approaches pulled left can find the water or bunker bordering the green. The green widens out to the rear with a grass bank behind, and the right side bunker extends only two thirds back. There is only a narrow finger of fairway in front, so a safe approach is long and to the right. However, with the green also sloping right to left, this will leave a downhill chip with bogey the likely outcome. For those who want to attack for birdie, leave your shot left and short of the pin to leave an uphill putt. Play to the left of the second right side fairway bunker.

The fairway narrows in at this point, and starts sloping down to the water on the left. It is best to lay up just short of this bunker with an iron or fairway wood to leave a second shot from a flat lie which is still only about 110 metres from the green.

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HOLE 5

  • PAR 4
  • YARDS 371
  • METRES 340

DESCRIPTION

This is uphill and will require one more club. The green is long and thin with bunkers left and right. Your shot needs to be straight, taking into account the extra distance required for elevation and pin position down the green. Play to the left of the third right side fairway bunkers.

HOLE 6

  • PAR 4
  • YARDS 482
  • METRES 441

DESCRIPTION

An approach from the left side will open up the pin if it is on the right. If you find yourself hitting from the right side of the fairway, play a little long to be safe. The fairway narrows in between the front bunkers, with the front edge of the left bunker closer to the player. For most, it is best to lay-up short of the left side bunker for a short approach of about 40 metres in to the pin. For those attempting two on, it is best to hit long and even a little to the right, as the right side bunker only extends one third the length of the green with grass behind it.

Bunkers line the entire length of the left side. Aim to the right of the left side fairway bunker. This can only be reached by long hitters, while the shorter, right side bunkers can be reached by most.

HOLE 7

  • PAR 3
  • YARDS 173
  • METRES 159

DESCRIPTION

Water borders the front right side, and rear of this hole. There is a small pot bunker behind the green on the right which is not visible from the tee. The safe shot is centre left. To the left of the green is a grass mound which will deflect balls right to the green. If you pull too far left, you will find yourself in the long grass.

HOLE 8

  • PAR 4
  • YARDS 417
  • METRES 382

DESCRIPTION

If you are a short hitter, lay up 50 metres in front of the bunkers, as the fairway narrows in after this point, leaving you an easy pitch. The approach is usually into the wind and uphill. Many people fall short into the front bunkers. The green widens to the rear which is free from danger, so it is best to hit long. Aim to the right of the left side bunker as the right side bunkers can be reached.

HOLE 9

  • PAR 4
  • YARDS 434
  • METRES 397

DESCRIPTION

Take a line on the refreshment kiosk behind the green if you want to lay-up. A chip from here is to an open green. The approach is a long shot into the green, protected across the front and right border by water. Aim long and left of the pin, especially as you will be playing from a slicing lie with the wind coming into you from the left. The ground is open behind the green and leaves an easy chip if you miss the target. The right side bunker can be reached, but the water is out of range for most. The best line is up the left side, where the ball will bounce right on landing.

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HOLE 10

  • PAR 4
  • YARDS 459
  • METRES 420

DESCRIPTION

The green cups in to the centre from both sides, is long and slopes up to the rear. Lay up short of the left side bunker, especially if the pin is tucked behind the right side bunker. Keep to the right side of the fairway if the pin is on the left. Aim for the left side of the green, as the left side fairway bunker is about 30 metres short of the green and poses no threat.

There is a narrow finger of green at the front to the left side of the greenside bunker. The right side bunker only extends 30% down the length of the green, so if the pin is at the back, keep your approach long for safety. Aim for the right side of the distant left side bunker which is out of range. The right side fairway bunkers are within range for most players.

HOLE 11

  • PAR 4
  • YARDS 447
  • METRES 409

DESCRIPTION

The green slopes from right to left and gently down to the rear. Aim for the left side of the green, as it slopes down in front and to the right towards the water. There is a narrow finger of fairway into the left side of the green for missed shots. The green is long and slopes to the rear. There is water on the right, so a safe shot is up the left side of the fairway, where a slight error will only finish in the short cut left rough.

HOLE 12

  • PAR 3
  • YARDS 209
  • METRES 191

DESCRIPTION

The green is very wide, running diagonally away from you to the left. It is divided from front to back by a swale on the right side causing balls to run across the green to the right and left of it. All the trouble is at the front left side bunker. If the pin is short and on the right side, a safe miss is right to the finger of the fairway, short of the green. The rear bunkers are at least 20 metres behind the green, so if the pin is middle left, it is best to be one club longer, as any ball going through the green leave an easy chip back.

HOLE 13

  • PAR 5
  • YARDS 506
  • METRES 403

DESCRIPTION

The green is long and initially slopes away from the front, then rises to a plateau at the rear. Keep to the left side of the in for safety, unless the pin is on the extreme left. Most players should lay-up short of the first left bunker which is near the green. This will only leave a 40 metre pitch to the green, and will open up the green, especially if the pin is on the right side.

Long hitters can easily reach this green for two, but aim just to the right of the left side bunker and let the breeze and slope move your ball to the right. Only attempt two on if you are sure that can carry it all the way, as there is a steep down slope in front of the green, which runs off to the right and the water. The left side bunker is long and thin and in range, with the closest part visible from the tee. Keep to the right of it, and on landing, the ball will roll right with the slope. Water is on the right, but only a danger for wild tee shots.

HOLE 14

  • PAR 4
  • YARDS 359
  • METRES 328

DESCRIPTION

The green is very long, left to right with a ridge running vertically front to back on the right side. Green slopes down left and right from this ridge, but cups up again at the extreme left lip. The green is wide and shallow, and protected by a large bunker front and left, leaving only a narrow finger of fairway into the green on the right. It is raised all round and requires good distance control.

The green is very shallow on the left, but deeper on the right, so right side is the safest option. Avoid the cluster of right side fairway bunkers. It is best to be on the left side of the fairway, which sits on a lower and level plateau (the rest side slopes down away from the bunkers). The bushy grass in the left rough is out of range for most players. Aim for the right side of the left greenside bunker.

HOLE 15

  • PAR 3
  • YARDS 219
  • METRES 200

DESCRIPTION

Short hitters should lay up short of the right side bunker to leave an easy chip down the axis of the green. Water runs in front and all along the left side of this green. Anything left is dead. The green is three clubs long, much deeper than it appears from the tee. Make sure you have sufficient club, especially if the pin is at the rear left.

HOLE 16

  • PAR 4
  • YARDS 416
  • METRES 380

DESCRIPTION

This is usually into the prevailing wind, and requires 1 – 2 clubs more than the distance indicates. The ground falls away left and right from the green, so safe misses are only to the front and rear. The green is long and behind is open, so if the pin is at the back, be aggressive especially if the wind is into you. The second fairway bunker cuts into the centre of the fairway, and most good hitters can reach it. The safe option is to lay-up short to its left edge, and this still only leaves about 115 metres to the centre of the green. Long hitters can fly the corner of this bunker, but be aware that the fairway narrows to half its size past the bunker.

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HOLE 17

  • PAR 5
  • YARDS 609
  • METRES 557

DESCRIPTION

There is water all around the right side, so shots to the left of the pin are best unless the pin is on the extreme left side. The green slopes towards you and is three clubs long, widening to the rear. The left greenside bunker only extends one third of the depth of the green, with a grass hollow behind. It is safer to be long on your approach shot, and slightly left. If you are a slicer, it is safer to lay-up short of the bunker to avoid bouncing right and running on the right.

Aim to the right edge of the left side fairway bunker, and your ball will roll right to the narrow fairway. This will leave an easy third shot of 125 metres to the centre of the green. Keep to the right of the second left side fairway bunker. This is in range for most players.

HOLE 18

  • PAR 4
  • YARDS 455
  • METRES 416

DESCRIPTION

Anything to the right will find the water, which runs along the front and right side of the green. Short hitters should consider laying up short of the left side bunker. The left side bunker only extends one third the length of this long green, and the green widens at the rear. Unless the pin is at the front, it is best to hit long and slightly left, as a miss will find open ground and an easy chip to the pin. Lay up short of the bunker, and it will leave a short chip along the axis of the green, and even allow a chip and run if the pin is on the right side near the water.

There are two options from the tee. Average hitters should aim right of the left side fairway bunkers. The green is still reachable for the second shot. Longer hitters can attempt the water carry to the right finger of the fairway. This will leave a more direct approach to the green. Be aware that the left and right fairways run parallel for about 30 metres, so any player who may only just clear the water carry, should consider playing down the left side fairway, as they will not be penalized with distance.

After reading this article, you are probably already convinced of that Damai Indah Golf in Pantai Indah Kapuk is one of the most interesting Indonesia golf courses.

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