Idyl­lic Par­adise

SET ON A SE­CLUDED CLIFFTOP ON THE SOUTH­ERN TIP OF BALI AND OVER­LOOK­ING THE IN­DIAN OCEAN, BUKIT PANDAWA RE­SORT & GOLF AND THE RES­I­DENCES AT MAN­DARIN ORI­EN­TAL, BALI ARE THE NEW PAR­ADISE ON THE IS­LAND OF THE GODS ...

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Not even a year has passed since Bukit Pandawa Golf & Coun­try Club opened its doors on Bali’s south­ern tip, yet it is al­ready in elite com­pany. Con­ceived by ac­com­plished Amer­i­can golf course de­signer Bob Moore of JMP Golf, the only 18-hole par-3 course in South­east Asia is routed along a spec­tac­u­lar clifftop over­look­ing the In­dian Ocean. The golf course is so spec­tac­u­lar that it has been nom­i­nated in the “World’s Best Par-3 Course” cat­e­gory of the World Golf Awards. Win­ners will be an­nounced in Por­tu­gal this Novem­ber.

Un­til then, Bukit Pandawa Golf & Coun­try Club will surely con­tinue to win the hearts of its guests, as nearly ev­ery hole of­fers breath­tak­ing views of the sea. Hole 13 is one of them, and is made all the more com­pelling by the fact it is ac­cen­tu­ated by curved stone walls and an iconic kul-kul tower.

“We are dif­fer­ent from any other par-3 golf course in the world in that, be­cause of the wind, golfers may need to use ev­ery club in their bag,” said Gen­eral Man­ager Don D. Ellsworth.

Bukit Pandawa Golf & Coun­try Club also stands out for its other ameni­ties in­clud­ing the lav­ish, mod­ern club­house, which boasts a sauna in the male and fe­male locker rooms, a pro shop stocked with the finest brand­name ap­parel and equip­ment and a sleek bar on the ground floor. On the se­cond floor, The Kul-Kul Restau­rant beck­ons din­ers with lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional cui­sine for break­fast, lunch and din­ner and jaw-drop­ping views of the golf course and ocean.

The ‘19th hole’ wel­comes ev­ery­one, be it a golfer look­ing to re­fuel af­ter round or a per­son seek­ing the per­fect place to un­wind over an im­pec­ca­ble meal.

The dis­tinct club is part of Bukit Pandawa Re­sort & Golf, an ex­quis­ite and un­prece­dented de­vel­op­ment tak­ing shape that in­cludes ho­tels by Man­darin Ori­en­tal,

Wal­dorf As­to­ria, Swis­sô­tel, and one other highly re­spected ho­tel man­age­ment group. Ac­claimed ’star­chi­tect’ Jean-Michel Gathy of Den­nis­ton in Kuala Lumpur not only de­signed the 88-room Man­darin Ori­en­tal, Bali, he mas­ter­planned the en­tire 150-hectare de­vel­op­ment, which he fell in love with the mo­ment he laid eyes on it. “Ev­ery square foot was us­able, which is ex­tremely un­usual,” Gathy said.

PRI­VATE BLISS

Gathy iden­ti­fied the high­est part of the prop­erty as the ideal lo­ca­tion for what could very well be the most ex­cit­ing real es­tate op­por­tu­nity to ever come along in Bali — The Res­i­dences at Man­darin Ori­en­tal, Bali. A col­lec­tion of 91 ul­tra-lux­u­ri­ous vil­las ar­ranged in a cas­cad­ing fash­ion along a gen­tly slop­ing hill­side, the ex­clu­sive com­mu­nity was in­spired by tra­di­tional Ba­li­nese rice farm­ing tech­niques. Each home will fea­ture flat roofs adorned with ex­otic veg­e­ta­tion and palm trees; strik­ing in­te­ri­ors de­signed by In­done­sia’s own Jasin Ted­ja­suk­mana of Kiat Ar­chi­tects in Jakarta; and, of course, in­com­pa­ra­ble views. Two types of vil­las are avail­able (Ocean View and Court­yard). Each villa is spa­cious and airy and feels ut­terly se­cluded and pri­vate.

In a dis­play of Man­darin Ori­en­tal’s leg­endary ser­vice, The Res­i­dences at Man­darin Ori­en­tal, Bali res­i­dent man­ager makes sure own­ers and their guests have ev­ery­thing they need — be­fore they even know they need it.

The Res­i­dences is also just a stone’s throw from Pura Walk, a 2.2-kilo­me­ter walk­ing/jog­ging path that is ex­pected to be a pop­u­lar fea­ture of Bukit Pandawa Re­sort & Golf. From Pura Walk, guests can ac­cess the beach, a white sandy haven of re­lax­ation.

Though the first vil­las will be ready for move-in in 2019, over 40 per­cent of them have al­ready been sold. With all the elements of par­adise, The Res­i­dences at Man­darin Ori­en­tal, Bali will ul­ti­mately be the most cov­eted ad­dress.

BUKIT PANDAWA RE­SORT & GOLF Jalan Gu­nung Payung No. 8, Desa Ku­tuh, Badung 0812-3628-2828 www.buk­it­pan­dawag­olf.com, www.mores­i­dences­bali.com

From left to right: The beau­ti­ful land­scape of the 18hole par-3 golf course; An aerial view of the whole project sur­rounded by lush green­ery; The liv­ing room at The Res­i­dences at Man­darin Ori­en­tal, Bali over­looks the In­dian Ocean; Go for a walk or a jog at Pura Walk.

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