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“Great looking course, good condition. Tough but fair” 4 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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Singapore, Singapore
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“Great looking course, good condition. Tough but fair”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Played the Ocean Course on a weekday for a pretty good rate (179 SGD including return ferry, lunch and express immigration service).

The course was more or less empty, but the two times we hit a snag of slow groups, the Marshall was very helpful and let us skip ahead and come back to play other holes later.

Tried booking online but that failed due to no availability, but when I emailed there was a million flights so i'd say to book via email.

Although the course was called the "Ocean" course, only a few holes are by the sea. Would've been nicer to have more out there. The majority are inside the jungle. Still great but a bit below expectation in that regard.

Nice wide fairways for the most part, but if your ball goes in the jungle then forget about it. Greens weren't too tough, but there were some sloping ones where you could end up the wrong side of the hole.

Caddies were good and fun. Restaurant food afterwards was tasty.

We took a 9:10 ferry from SG, arrived same time in Bintan (1hr behind SG). Hit off at 10:10, done by 2:30. Showered, ate, had a few drinks, and were on the bus back to the ferry at 4:30. Ferry at 5:30, back in SG by 7:30 local time.

Overall not the easiest course in the world, but it does look fantastic. My friends visiting from Ireland and Aus absolutely loved it. I'd be keen to head back

Visited July 2014
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KLHM_Sedona, General Manager at Ria Bintan Golf Club, responded to this review, July 6, 2014
Dear Badams247, thank you for taking time to share your experience. You will be pleased to know that we have just launched an all-inclusive day trip package which includes return ferry transfers and starts from S$149 per golfer.

We apologise for the inconvenience you've encountered while booking online. We have since taken steps to ensure the availability of flights on our website. Nevertheless, do feel free to email us at enquiries@riabintan.com or call our Reservations team at (65) 6546 7555 should you require any assistance any time.

Most importantly, we are glad you enjoyed the company of our caddies and the dining options at Bandar Ria Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“challenging golf course”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

wonderful views off the south china sea
lots off water & hazards
extemely beautiful though well worth the price

Visited March 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“lovely island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

great place to visit lovely people and great restaurants great for golfers shopping was ok beaches well kept

Visited June 2013
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best golf course I ever played”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I couldn't come up with a better concept for a golf course then this, beautiful layout with some stunning views. The architecture of the course is challenging, but a pleasure to play. Perfect maintained, I mean perfect, great caddies, friendly staff.
The clubhouse provides for everything you need, clean, nice. They also arrange everything around like transfer, to Ferry (To Singapore), you could also stay over, but I didn't try.
Hard to describe, you need to play there.

Visited May 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
“A must do in Club Med Bintan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

A nice course indeed. Glad we did the 18 hole game during our stay in Club Med Bintan. You can rent everything you need. But glad we brought own shoes, mitts. Forgot to bring golf balls. Bought a bunch on arrival. Good game.

Visited April 2014
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