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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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Ranked #1 of 17 Activities in Bintan Island
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
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Avignon, France
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3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Thank you”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The golf course is simply amazing, so green, peaceful and delighting, allowing us to enjoy also the wild animal life with monkeys and snakes.

Visited August 2013
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KLHM_Sedona, General Manager at Ria Bintan Golf Club, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Dear Ruben U, we are glad you've enjoyed yourself at the golf course. You would have realised that the wildlife are delightful sights and pose no danger to the golfers so long as they are left undisturbed.

We're happy to share that Ria Bintan Golf Club has devoted much resources to facilitate the sustainable management of land, water and wildlife and is the first in Indonesia to achieve the highly acclaimed Certified Audubon International Classic and Cooperative Sanctuary certification for its leadership, commitment and high standards of environmental management.

We look forward to having you back with us soon.
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“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
15 helpful votes 15 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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31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
49 helpful votes 49 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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