The word elysian comes from the idyllic Greek mythological place called Elysian Fields which means a heavenly resting place to go in the afterlife. The description of this idyllic place changed over time but were always meant pleasant or magnificence. In Suvarna Jakarta Golf Club, Elysian Field means heavenly wide area of fairways in which according to Bob, as our golf designer, includes three golf holes returning towards the Clubhouse that consists of hole 9 Blue Course, Hole 9 Red Course and Hole 8 Green Course.
The most interesting thing about our Elysian Field is the strategic lines of plays on these three holes, there are literally many different lines of plays that golfers can choose to play. All of this aspect depends on weather condition, playing by not knowing the bunkers location, will be very challenging. This bunkering style are brought from Scotland, such as riveted bunker, multiple bunkers on holes and so on. On the other hands, if golfers play as crossed bunkers and knowing were those bunkers located will define the line of play, and it is absolutely spectacular, only in Suvarna Jakarta Golf Club.
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.View Course
Hole 9 - Par 5
Located in the center of the Elysian Field, this demanding finishing hole shares play will its neighboring holes to the east and west. The elevated tees provide a panoramic view of the three occupying the Field. The pin location will dictate the positioning of the second shot. The fairway for the second shot is one of the world’s widest at over 100 yards. Yet this wide fairway is not an open field. It meanders around and through “burns”, bunkers and historic trees providing many strategic and heroic options for play.View Course
Hole 9 - Par 5
Occupying the western edge of the Elysian Field this par 5 is crossed twice by one of our signature “burns”. The combination of wide fairways, strategic bunkering, historic trees and the interplay of the “burn” create multiple routes for attacking this hole. The second shot can take one of three distinct lines of play, depending upon a golfer’s tolerance for risk and reward. The well-bunkered green complex is perched above the “burn”. Take care not to under-club on the approach.View Course