OVERVIEW

“I’m a firm believer in using what Mother Nature gives us on a particular site,” the very words of designer Greg Norman with regards to his approach for creating his signature golf courses.

At Riverside Golf Club in Cikeas, Greg Norman did just that when he sculpted Riverside Golf Club out of the Jungle alongside the Cikeas River, his first course in Indonesia, with naturally rolling fairways, the sound of tropical birdsong, with several carries over the Cikeas River and lush rain-forest surrounding many holes. This is Championship Golf designed by a multiple major winner and legend of the game in the jungles of West Java. This is truly a unique golfing experience.

Located just 30km from the SCBD, Riverside is a challenging golf course waiting to be tamed by golfers of any skill level looking to escape the hustle and congestion of Jakarta. The course is challenging, and golfers may just leave feeling highly elated or somewhat destroyed.

Whatever your handicap, to play the course well, golfers must be bold and assertive, whilst navigating their way in and out of the Bogor jungle terrain. Designed forsome heroic ‘Go for it’ shots, Riverside rewards the golfers brave enough to accept her challenge, but will punish those who fail to execute. Three of the four Par 3s require a gutsy carry across the Cikeas River with little room for error. This is what one could call target golf, and requires strategic placement of your golf ball to play the course well, the challenge awaits you. Don’t be put off as with four different tee boxes, the course is playable for golfers of all skill levels.

The opening front nine holes are Par 37 including three Par 5 holes. Regular players agree the front-nine being the harder of the two highlighted by Riverside’s very own ‘amen corner.’ Hole #5 is a dramatic Par 4, playing 428 yards from the back tees. A genuine blind hole, a solid drive is required to set up a steep down-hill second shot to a small green protected by a large pond on the front left and a large bunker which will trap overly conservative shots to the right-side. The next Hole, #6 is a short Par 4 at just 359 yards from the back tee’s but requires careful placement to the left side of the fairway. Any drives to the right side will either be swallowed up by the red-staked jungle wall, or if short and right will require one extra shot anyway before having a view of the green, as a tall jungle wall of trees makes it impossible to carry in one, even Bubba Watson would struggle. The next Hole, #7 is a 517 Par 5 from the back tees. The opening drive requires a similar shot to the previous hole, a draw for the right-hander which opens up the second-shot over a short carry over a jungle stream. Any shot to the left will be consumed by another high wall of red-staked jungle foliage, even if it falls short and right an extra shot will be required to the fairway’s left side to open up the fairway and green with the next shot. A regulation Par will require three well struck golf shots meandering through the Cikeas jungle and a birdie will feel like an Eagle I am sure.

All four Par 3 holes at Riverside require golf shots to carry over jungle ravines or water. Hole #14 is a 188 yard Par 3 from the back tees. The opening tee shot requires a long carry over a jungle ravine to a slightly elevated green surrounded by jungle foliage, the hole was test the accuracy of the best iron players amongst us. The closing Hole #18 is a long Par 5, of 562 yards from the back tees. After golfing in an out of the jungle terrain, the closing hole is long and will feel wide and open, with a rolling fairway uphill from the tee-box then down-hill from 250 yards in with a lake protecting the large greens left-side. If the greenskeeper opts for a left-sided pin placement, your final approach will be an exciting one where you can weigh up the risk or reward or your final shot inside the clubhouse.

All four Par 3 holes at Riverside require golf shots to carry over jungle ravines or water. Hole #14 is a 188 yard Par 3 from the back tees. The opening tee shot requires a long carry over a jungle ravine to a slightly elevated green surrounded by jungle foliage, the hole was test the accuracy of the best iron players amongst us. The closing Hole #18 is a long Par 5, of 562 yards from the back tees. After golfing in an out of the jungle terrain, the closing hole is long and will feel wide and open, with a rolling fairway uphill from the tee-box then down-hill from 250 yards in with a lake protecting the large greens left-side. If the greenskeeper opts for a left-sided pin placement, your final approach will be an exciting one where you can weigh up the risk or reward or your final shot inside the clubhouse.

Amongst the large colonial style clubhouse players will find the standard amenities of a full pro shop, well kept locker rooms, massage services and an al fresco restaurant featuring a refreshing house special mint strawberry ice tea sweetened with local honey. A beverage will be well deserved, after your adventures within the heat of the jungle.

The caddies at Riverside are just as enjoyable and scenic as the course itself. To compliment their fun spirit, kind smiles and soft beauty, they are knowledgeable course experts who receive frequent training and are genuinely interested in having a great 18 with you. While declining in numbers, male caddies are also available upon request.

Located in the peaceful jungle of Cikeas, Riverside is an idyllic environment for those looking to refresh one-selves with some challenging golf. If you lose one too many balls in the jungle foliage or into the Cikeas River just take a deep breath, listen to the tropical birds all around you, and just bask in the beauty of playing golf in a tropical jungle here in West Java designed by a golfing legend Greg Norman.

Location
Cimanggis, Cibubur, Bogor 16965 (30km from SCBD)

Contact
Telephone: 021 867-15533/34
SMS Program: 0817-647-1000
Email: marketing@riverside-golf.com
Website: www.riverside-golf.com

FACT SHEET

Course
18 holes, Par 72 (In yards)
Tournament: 6,971
Championship: 6,499
Men’s: 6,093
Women’s: 5,369

FACILITIES

  • Pro-shop
  • Driving Range
  • Putting Green with practice bunkers
  • Chipping & pitching Area
  • Massage
  • Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Banqueting &VIP Rooms

4 Proshop+ 6 Restaurant+crop

LockerMen+ VIP++