The Nirwana Bali Golf Course is the venue for the first international golf tournament to be held in Indonesia since the start of the 1997 economic crisis. As part of Bali's recovery efforts, the Ministry for State Owned Enterprises (BUMN) in cooperation with Chinkara Capital Limited of Singapore will sponsor the Bali Invitational Golf Tournament on February 8-9, 2003.
In the spirit of international fellowship, the tournament's $100,000 winning prize will to be donated to charities in Bali.
Top Players to Appear
Currently rated number 2 in world rankings and British Open champion, Ernie Els of South Africa, as well as European Ryder Cup player and 6 times world champion from England — Nick Faldo, Justin Rose, and Robert Allenby, Australia's top ranked player on the PGA Tour are all expected to play on Bali's legendary Greg Norman championship course.
The Nirwana Bali Golf Course
Nirwana Bali Golf Course is spread over 103-hectares. Nirwana Bali Resort, with its unique characteristics of the rice paddies throughout the course and spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and Tanah Lot Temple, has been internationally acknowledged as "The Best Golf Resort in Asia" and "The Best Golf Course in Indonesia" consecutively in 2001 and 2002 by, among others, Asian Monthly Magazine.
During the two-day stay at Nirwana Bali Resort, Saturday, February 8th will be dedicated to Indonesian amateurs who will have the opportunity of receiving golfing tips from the pros during a golf clinic before the chance to test those skills during the subsequent Pro-Am Tournament.
Nirwana Bali Resort (NBR) At A Glance
NBR is the only integrated course resort in Bali. The Resort is located on the southwest coast of the island—near Tabanan and only about 30 minutes away from Bali's international airport. On a 103-hectare plot of land, NBR offers luxurious facilities in its various components: the 5-star Le Meridien Nirwana Hotel, Nirwana Bali Golf Club, Nirwana Bali Residences, Nirwana Bali Vacation Club and Nirwana Bali Villas & Suites.
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