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“Will Be Back Again” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ria Bintan Golf Club

Ria Bintan Golf Club
| Lagoi, Riau, Indonesia 29152, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
+62 770 692868
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Will Be Back Again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Wasn't planning to play at all,but after going on a snorkelling trip from the Cub Med Resort and seeing the greens by the ocean i had to !!!!
As a keen but very average ( mid 90's) golfer it was like going to golfing heaven,everything was
perfect.You do need to be able to hit a decent shot off the tee though,having said that, to walk around would be great too.
Whilst walking down the fairways you were in the middle of the jungle,then suddenly the ocean views open up,it was amazing,it will stay with me forever,especially holes 7/8/9.
if you ever get chance to play here DONT PASS IT UP !
Tip......take lots of balls
i will be back......

Visited October 2012
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IanKan, Internet Sales & Marketing Executive at Ria Bintan Golf Club, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear dazmonca,

Thank you for taking time out to post a review.

Most of the management have not viewed our course from a snorkeling vantage point yet, after hearing from you, we feel inspired to do so!

We are so glad that you found our club up to your expectations. Compliments like this spur us on to greater heights.

We look forward to be having you again for a round on our immaculate greens!

Regards
Ian Kan
Ria Bintan Golf Club
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Reading, UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Lovely golf course”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Played the Ria Bintan whilst staying at Club Med and have to say it is one of the best golf courses I have played. As an 11 handicapper, I found every hole to be a great test and with a good drive, could give yourself plenty of looks for the green. It's all about the drive here but don't feel you need to hit driver off every hole...course management comes into play too depending on where the flags are situated.

Caddies are very knowledgable and offer good advice...listen to them!!

If I go back to Bintan, I will be playing here again.

Visited October 2012
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IanKan, Internet Sales & Marketing Executive at Ria Bintan Golf Club, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Dear HeatherH,
Hi bn2001uk,

Thank you for taking time out to post a review.

We are so glad that you found our club up to your expectations. Compliments like this spur us on to greater heights.

We look forward to be having you again for a round on our immaculate greens!

Regards
Ian Kan
Ria Bintan Golf Club
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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Ocean Course is One of the Best I've Played”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

I've played all over the world and the Ocean Course is one of the best I've played. Service was good, caddies were also helpful. Not Pebble Beach, but can't think of too many others that compare. Couple items could be improved; food selection at the turn could be expanded (I stopped there a few times over the weekend due to rain), SG $4.50 for a can of diet coke.....a bit extreme.
There is not much to do in Bintan but golf, which is fine. It's worth a weekend trip from Singapore. Plan to play 18-27 holes on both Saturday & Sunday. Take an afternoon ferry back. I'll definitely do it again.

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IanKan, Internet Sales & Marketing Executive at Ria Bintan Golf Club, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Hi Chelanian,

Thank you for taking the time out to write us a review. Indeed we are not a Pebble Beach, but we are glad that we did not fall short of your expectations.

With regards to food & beverage options, most golfers have opted for a light snack at the turn to power them through the back 9 holes then proceed to have a hearty lunch after a good day on the course. We shall certainly feedback to our food & beverage operator with regards to how we can widen the selection.

We look forward to be welcoming you again this weekend!

Regards
Ian Kan
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Timaru, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Private Lesson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Views to die for on a challenging, world class golf course. Beautiful, fun and memorable. Looking forward to my next round.

Visited September 2012
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IanKan, Internet Sales & Marketing Executive at Ria Bintan Golf Club, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
Dear HeatherH,

Thank you for taking time out to post a review.

We are so glad that you found our club up to your expectations. Compliments like this spur us on to greater heights.

We look forward to be having you again for a round on our immaculate greens!

Regards
Ian Kan
Ria Bintan Golf Club
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Amazing Golf Course”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Played the 18 hole Gary Player course and challenging as it may be, it was an experience to behold. If you are a player short on confidence in playing arond water, bring loads of balls. Watch the 1st hole ... pretty long par 5 but thereafter enjoy the 8th and 9th signature holes. Back nine brings bunker into play at every hole, even one that is about 100 yards from the tee box!! A must if you are an avid golfer and are in Bintan.

Visited August 2012
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IanKan, Internet Sales & Marketing Executive at Ria Bintan Golf Club, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
Dear JustinKWLee,

Thank you for taking time out to post a review.

We are so glad that you found our club up to your expectations. Compliments like this spur us on to greater heights.

We look forward to be having you again on our immaculate greens!

Regards
Ian Kan
Ria Bintan Golf Club
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