Suvarna Jakarta Golf Club continues to receive much praise for its classic design, particularly its undulating greens, winding fairways and outstanding four finishing holes which provide endless pleasures and challenges.
Hole 1 - Par 4
This gentle uphill starting hole is framed by large, heritage trees. A conservative tee shot will favor the left side of the fairway. Longer tee shots will bring fairway bunkers and a deep meandering, grassy hollow into play. Do not come up short on the uphill approach shot to this deep and receptive green.
Hole 2 - Par 5
Reachable in two shots, this short par 5 plays slightly uphill. Play to the right side of the fairway will reduce sight-lines, but will also avoid the deep, penal bunkers that define the left side of the fairway. The green provides a small target. It is protected by stacked bunkers and a severe collection area behind.
Hole 3 - Par 5
At 600 yards this very challenging par 5 will play as a true three shot hole. The tee shot must at all cost avoid the small pot bunker positioned in the fairway center. A big tee shot will provide the opportunity to position the approach in the low gathering area to the right of the elevated green. The second shot for more conservative play will require a lay-up to avoid the fairway cross-bunkers, leaving a short-mid iron approach. Beware of pins positioned to the right side of this green.
Hole 4 - Par 3
This very long par 3 should not be missed to the left side. The narrow green is quite deep, with a three-club difference from front to back. Under adverse conditions it might be best played as a two-shot hole. A lay-up to the short, right side of this green provides a receptive “up & down” approach that will take double-bogey out of play.
Hole 5 - Par 4
The longest of Suvarna National’s par 4 holes presents a formidable challenge. One of our signatures ‘burns’ crosses the fairway two times, influencing both the tee shot and approach. A strong tee shot is a necessity to set up a manageable par. The green complex is framed by large trees, deep bunkers and the ‘burn’ running parallel to the long, linear green. A deep grass hollow to the right of the green will collect errant shots and provides a welcome bail-out area.
Hole 6 - Par 3
Large, historic trees frame this very handsome green complex. The two centrally located bunkers are a visual illusion. They appear to be much closer to the green than they truly are. The real concerns are the small, deep bunkers tucked tightly to the right and left of the green. When club selection is in doubt choose a longer club.
Hole 7 - Par 4
The shortest par 4 on the Green Course plays slightly uphill. Driver my not be the best play because the fairway narrows for long tee shots and features a deep, linear bunker guarding the left side. Yet, those that can execute a big drive will be rewarded with a short wedge into this very shallow and demanding green.
Hole 8 - Par 5
This strong par 5 occupies eastern portion of the Elysian Field. Multiple lines of play and a strong emphasis on conservative strategies vs. risk/reward characterize this hole. From the elevated tee the entire hole is visible allowing the golfer to determine the best line of attack. The position of the ‘burn’ demands strong decision making on the second shot. Golfer can choose to play safely wide to the right, setting up a challenging approach, or take a more direct line into a narrow fairway tightly bordered by the ‘burn’. Beware the deep pot bunker tucked tightly into the left side of the green complex.
Hole 9 - Par 3
This island green par 3 is inspired by the famous 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass, home of the Tour Championship. The island green features a small bunker front/right and a more generous target to the left side. Two prominent ridges in the putting surface created separation between the left and right side of the green and make a right-side pin placement quite demanding.
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