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“Two great courses - beautiful”

Bintan Lagoon Resort Golf Club
Ranked #4 of 20 things to do in Lagoi
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Zurich, Switzerland
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95 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Two great courses - beautiful”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

We played both courses and enjoyed every minute.
well maintained, challenging, lots of water, some holes forgiving,
fits all levels of players.
We enjoyed playing without the caddies.
Personally I enjoyed the Baker Finch course over the Jack Nicklaus (too much fuss about the ocean hole)
(The everywhere pictured ocean hole with big granite boulders is on the golf course next to the Banyan Tree Resort)
Make sure you don't play after heavy rain, because they won't allow carts on the fairways - you won't enjoy walking on such a course, it shall feel like a steam bath

Visited March 2013
Thank Claude C
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South Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Bintan Lagoon - Golfing holiday”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

I recently stayed at Bintan Lagoon on a golfing trip with 7 other fellow golfers. The whole process of getting from Singapore airport (Changi) to the ferry terminal and using the ferry to Bintan was hassle free and not complicated. Upon arrival we were all met (travelled at different times) by the Bintan Lagoon staff and they helped with immigration and getting your visa. Note: you can pay in SGD it doesnt have to be US dollars.
Check in at the resort was smooth and friendly. Breakfast was included in our package but we ate at the resort every night and found it to be reasonable in quality and price. The only negative is the price of wine. $100 dollars for average stuff - cant see why its so expensive when everything else was okay. Previous reviewers have posted negative comments on the pricing of the restaurants but in fairness to the resort the staff are excellent and its not for backpackers. We found it okay and about what we would pay in Australia in general.
The golf was fantastic. Two challenging courses at the resort and we also played at Ria Bintan which I thought was one of the best courses I have played. The caddies are friendly and depending on how long they have worked there, very good with the line and speed of the greens. Tipping them is the right thing to do - about $20 SGD. Not much for the experience of being looked after so well.
Overall the facilities were very good, pools are excellent, spa does a good massage and you can swim at the beach. Its an older resort but still ranks pretty well. Comfortable room and bed as well.
Checking out was smooth and once again the shuttle to the ferry and subsequent transfers was easy. Note: it was funny to see the excess baggage fee ($1 per kg) go into the back pocket of the check in clerk. Make sure you have the right notes - they dont like giving change.

Visited March 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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“Amazing Resort”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Huge beautiful resort, service was great and food was lovely.
Checking in was easy. The resort was in middle of nowhere but offers a nice and relaxing time without the noise of traffic

Visited March 2013
Thank KMel1980
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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“Good, not great.”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Pros: empty fairways, knowledgeable caddies, good rental clubs and shoes.
Cons: average greens, not enough holes by the sea (only 2), pro shop and bar so-so.

Visited March 2013
Thank UrbaNomad007
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Singapore River, Singapore
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“Great courses and best caddies in Asia”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

Recently played both the Ian baker Finch and the Jack Nichlaus courses at Bintan Lagoon Resort - absolutely fantastic. Caddies are incredible - know golf, know their courses and are great fun. I have used Warsini as my caddie for years (absolutely stupid to ignore her advice, which club to use, what line on the green, etc) - great and all of my playing partners agree about the caddies they had helping them.

Congratulations to the course superintendent and all of his people.

Will play again Friday, Sunday and Monday.

You should come and try these great courses.

Visited February 2013
Thank Robert D
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