Located just 19km on the Jagorawi Toll road from Central Jakarta, Jakarta based golfers can experience 27 holes of championship golf designed by two of the legends of world golfing folklore: Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Arnold Palmer provides the original 18-hole layout otherwise known as the River Course (9 holes) and Lake Course (9 holes). Being the original layout onsite this is the 18 holes used for professional events and top amateur events here at Emeralda. Over the years these 18 holes have provided drama and excitement from numerous top quality professional events: Alfred Dunhill Masters 1995, Johnnie Walker Super Tour 1997, Mercedes-Benz Masters 2008 – 2010, Enjoy Jakarta Indonesian Open 2006 & 2012 and the Indonesian PGA Championship 2013. Emeralda hosting such high profile professional events is testament to the high quality and challenging golf layout here at Emeralda Golf Club. The Jack Nicklaus Lake Course was added in the late 90’s and combines nicely with Arnold Palmers 18 holes to spoil golfers with 27 championship quality golf courses just 30 minutes from Jakarta’s central business district.
With its grandeur open clubhouse, large range of facilities, highlighted by an outdoor driving range where golfers can hit off the turf and one of the best short game facilities in Indonesia. Emeralda provides leisure and serious golfers a golfing haven to test their games and enjoy 27 holes designed by the minds of two of golfs most successful players from the 20th century. Testament to the quality of the practice facilities, the National Golf Institute begun operating here. Indonesia’s top junior and elite amateurs alongside some talented young Indonesian professionals now train here on a regular basis.
We had the pleasure to play and experience Mr Palmer’s 18 holes: The River and Lake courses, and indeed the names suggest and provide plenty of water hazards both natural and artificial over the course of the round, starting from Hole 1 Lake Course where from the men’s tee’s a small par 4 nonetheless will test the nerves with a lake to carry from the opening drive to an uphill green 300m away well protected by sand. All 27 holes have 5 tee box options: Gold, Black, Blue, White and Red. Providing suitable challenge to all levels of players from Juniors to ladies, high handicap(s) should play whites, mid-handicap to play blues, low handicap blacks and professionals and scratch players the gold’s. 18 Holes from the blacks on Mr Palmer’s 18 holes will cover 6268 meters and a modest 6,895 yards. From the gold tee’s Mr Palmer’s 18 Holes covers: 6581 meters so 7,239 yards long by Asian standards and a firm test for the crème de la crème of Asian golf. The local PGTI Indonesian Golf Tour 54 hole event in 2014 at Emeralda saw a winning score of just -2 by Malang’s Andik Mauludin, testament to Emeralda’s tough conditions.
At leisure play Mr Palmer’s 18 from the blue’s and 3 of the 4 par 5’s will be reachable in two for mid to long hitters at just: 431m, 421m and 413m respectively. Don’t be fooled as for example Hole 1 River Course’s par 5 may be short at 431m from blues but requires a heroic carry over at least 175m of lake water to reach the green in two. The green on this Par 5 is typical of the challenges of the course, two distinctive tiers, with a large ridge in the middle on this huge green about 20m from front to back. If the pin is placed at the back any approach shot which drops below the top tier will roll right to the front of the green leaving a lengthy putt of 100ft plus . Golfer’s who can scramble and putt well at Emeralda will be a touch cookie to beat, and a regular round at Emeralda will indicate how good your short game really is.
Mr Palmer’s 18 holes offers a fine balance of open fairway’s for drivers and tight fairways requiring well struck fairway metals and hybrids. Hole 5 on the Lake Course, Index 4 could well be one of the best, designed Par 4’s in Indonesia. Tight of the tee the Hole plays 360m’ downhill from the blue tees. The toll road and OB and a lake guards the left hand-side, and OB covers the entire right side and at times the fairway will provide around 20m of width at best. Hit a confident fairway metal or hybrid 225m down the middle and you will set up nicely for a 135m downhill iron to a smallish green well protected by a deep bunker and a small lake front side left. Golf course management and accuracy will be rewarded here no doubt. Inaccuracy may add a few extra strokes to your overall score.
KelurahanTapos, KecamatanTapos – Depok 16953 – Indonesia
Website : www.emeralda-golfclub.com
Telephone : (021)-8759019 Fax: (021)-8759021
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27 Holes (In Meters)
River Course (Arnold Palmer): 9 Holes / Par 36
Lake Course (Arnold Palmer): 9 Holes / Par 36
Plantation Course (Jack Nicklaus): 9 Holes / Par 36
- Club House
- Pro Shop by Raja Golf
- Men & Ladies Locker Rooms
- Spa, Sauna and Massage Services
- Meeting Rooms
- VIP Room
- Golf Carts
- Female Caddy
- Practice Green
- Outdoor Driving Range from grass,Golf lessons