Indonesia Open

The Indonesia Open is a comparative late comer to the world of professional golf championships in Southeast Asia. Organized annually by the Indonesia Golf Association, the tournament was one of ten events that took place every year on the Asia Golf Circuit until the late 1990s.

Indonesia Open Championship Trophy

The competition was not played between 1998 and 2004 and a year after it re-appeared it became a co-sanctioned event on both the Asian Tour and the European Tour until 2009. It was then a fixture on the One Asia Tour for a short time before it became part of the Asian Tour.

The first edition of the Indonesia Open took place in 1974 at Deli Golf Club in Medan, Sumatra (on a course which no longer exists) and it was won after a playoff by Filipino professional Ben Arda, who had claimed the prestigious Japan Open title the previous year. Arda represented his country at the World Cup sixteen times between 1956 and 1977 and he won several Asian national Opens during his career.

Gaylord Burrows from America lifted the trophy in 1977 at Jaya Ancol Golf Club in Jakarta (another course that no longer exists) when he beat defending champion Mya Aye from Myanmar at the third hole of a playoff after they’d both tied on even par aggregate scores of 288. Burrows would go on to win the Indian Open two years later at Delhi Golf Club for his second and final career victory in Asia.

Another couple of players from the United States savoured success in the championship early in the 1980s. The first of these was Payne Stewart, who won a four-man playoff at the Pondok Indah Golf Course in Jakarta in 1981, and he was followed two years later by Robert Wrenn, who held off his nearest challenger by four strokes to secure his...

Indonesia Open host courses

Bali National

1st Bali - Best in Area 10th Indonesia Ranking

Bali Golf & Country Club closed in 2012 for a major renovation, twenty years after it first opened for play. New owners, Narendra Interpacific, reopened the golfing facility in 2014 as the rebranded Bali National Golf Club.

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Damai Indah (Pantai Indah Kapuk)

9th Java - Best in Area 11th Indonesia Ranking

Robert Trent Jones Jnr’s PIK course tells only half the story at Damai Indah Golf because the Jack Nicklaus-designed Bumi Serpong Damai layout provides a complementary 18 holes at this wonderful golf facility.

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Jagorawi (New)

7th Java - Best in Area 8th Indonesia Ranking

The New course at Jagorawi Golf & Country Club is a good bit longer than its older sibling but it’s also a little wider and more forgiving, allowing big hitters to let loose with the driver.

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New Kuta

2nd Bali - Best in Area 14th Indonesia Ranking

One of three 18-hole layouts operated by Golflink Resorts, the New Kuta course enjoys a stunning setting on top of limestone cliffs that overlook the Indian Ocean.

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Pondok Indah

4th Java - Best in Area 5th Indonesia Ranking 59th Asia Ranking

Venue for the World Cup of Golf in 1983, the testing 18-hole layout at Pondok Indah Golf Course is a strategic Robert Trent Jones Jnr design.

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Indonesia Open Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Kimi Hoshiyama Courses Played 7
2 Scarlett Courses Played 5
= Peter Wood Courses Played 5
= Hwa Young Nam Courses Played 5
5 Lori Kraus Courses Played 4
6 Robert Mcallan Courses Played 3
= Madhav Courses Played 3
= James Park Courses Played 3
9 OLIVIER VILLALON Courses Played 2
= Lindsay Reed Courses Played 2