Damai Indah Golf ( PIK ) courseDamai Indah Golf ( PIK ) course

 

On a humid and stormy day in Jakarta we headed to Damai Indah PIK Course via a 30 minute bus ride from the city centre. Thankfully, a police escort was provided to help us move through the heavy traffic and security check points that define road travel in Jakarta. The golf course is a peaceful green sanctuary from congested and frenetic Jakarta.

Damai Indah Golf ( PIK ) course- the edges of the lake are concrete, not sand!Damai Indah Golf ( PIK ) course- the edges of the lake are concrete, not sand! 

A warm welcome was waiting for us, and the caddies and facilities at PIK are faultless. Amenities are scattered throughout the 18 holes and there are plenty of shelters to protect you from the ever passing thunderstorms.

The golf course is a typical Robert Trent Jones design which is a good thing. Every hole has strategy that is easily seen, water hazards are plentiful and there is generous bunkering, but nothing is overdone. Golfers will enjoy this course as the errant shot can usually be found, unless of course it has gone in the water. The greens are large in size with undulations that RTJ is famous  for, but they are generally subtle and fun to putt on.

Two memorable holes were the 7th hole, a par 3 water hole, and the 18th hole, a testing final hole.

the 18th has a classic risk reward challenge for you. Take on the water and get a shorter approach to the green, or play left away from the water and have the longer shot in. It is sure to make an exciting finish to many rounds.

Damai Indah Golf ( PIK ) course- water is a major strategic hazard...Damai Indah Golf ( PIK ) course- water is a major strategic hazard...

I found the length off the ladies red tees perfect for me, a 10 handicapper, with all my clubs being used. There were plenty of challenges offered from both the men's and women's tees, and all are achievable .... if you play well.

Damai Indah Golf ( PIK ) course- don't go left!

The course photographs up beautifully, but sadly the 'white sand' bordering the central lake is in fact white concrete! If your ball lands on the concrete, it will certainly 'bounce' into the drink. 

This course is not a 'must play' but I guarantee it is one you will enjoy playing if you find yourself in Jakarta.

Damai Indah Golf ( PIK ) course- look great, but don't hit the concrete!Damai Indah Golf ( PIK ) course- look great, but don't hit the concrete!

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Heather Wood

The Travelling Golfer

April 2015

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