And according to my avid golfer husband, the golf is terrific. Magnificent course, very well maintained. Knowledgeable caddies. Interesting wild life, including marauding monkeys, looking for food but known to take off with sunglasses or cameras.
The rooms are new, clean, simple but comfortable beds. Par rooms are smallish and most face away from the course. We upgraded to an Eagle room which had more space and fantastic view of the course. Desk clerk showed me all options and then happily had the twin beds remade into king bed and added second bedside table and lamp. Free wifi throughout the lodge.
But beyond golf, there really are no other facilities other than small spa. No pool, which, after 18 holes would have been nice way to cool off. And no beach. The restaurant is nothing to look forward to. As with rest of staff, wait staff are pleasant and eager to do a good job. If only food were better! But, there are plenty of restaurants in neighboring resorts. We had a great meal at Kelong in Nirvana Gardens.
The package for one night, 2 rounds of golf with Par room, including breakfast, ferry fare, fast immigration service on arrival and transport to/from ferry terminal (along beautifully landscaped road), was about what golf alone would have cost at one of Singapore's courses, so we will definitely be back to play the course, but will also look at staying at another hotel with golf packages as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set amidst pristine white beaches, clear emerald waters and lush tropical forests, Ria Bintan Golf Club is a 27-hole championship course designed by world-celebrated golfing legend, Gary Player. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the award-winning 18-hole Ocean Course and the 9-hole Forest Course, both of which promise hours of fun and challenge. One of Asia's best-established and leading courses, Ria Bintan Golf Club has consistently been named the best golf course in Asia and Indonesia. It is the first in Indonesia to achieve the highly-acclaimed Audubon International Classic Sanctuary Program certification for its leadership, commitment and high standards towards environmental management. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ria Golf Lodge Bintan Island/Lagoi