My wife and I went to Bali to celebrate my 50th birthday and I was able to play the course on my birthday. Having played Norman-designed courses on 4 continents, Greg is the best modern designer and creates masterpieces with completely different situations. Being situated in a part of the island where rice is grown and in close proximity to the coast, the course fits its environment completely and utilizes those characteristics to great effect. There are several instances of rice paddies defining the edges of tees and fairways. Of course the unforgettable par 3 7th and the 14th adjacent to the sea are the most memorable, but there are countless inland holes such as 1,2, 6, 10 and 12 that are great golf holes in there own right. The fairways are immaculate and permit consistent solid contact with the irons. It is certainly a pretty long trip from almost everywhere to play, but it and Doonbeg in Ireland are must play Norman masterpieces.
Date: December 05, 2010