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 ...
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.
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.