Ria Bintan Golf Club

Ria Bintan Golf Club, Lagoi: Address, Phone Number, Ria Bintan Golf Club Reviews: 4.5/5

Ria Bintan Golf Club
4.5
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Award-winning 27-hole championship course with breathtaking views, designed by world-celebrated golfing legend, Gary Player.
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More than 3 hours
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Sherpa828492
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
Best course in SE Asia
Jun 2020
Fantastic course and facilities, stayed 9 days pre-Covid. Don't have a bad thing to say about this gem. Course, accommodation, restaurant, staff..... all A1. Would recommend to anyone.
Written 14 May 2021
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Dear Sherpa828492, Thank you for the review. It was our pleasure to have you with us and we are pleased to know that you had a great time at Ria Bintan Golf Club. Your feedback is much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back again!
Written 10 June 2021
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Howard G
Burringbar, Australia17 contributions
Challenging
Mar 2020
This is a fantastic golf course! It has perfect fairways and the greens are smooth and quick. There are also many wonderful views especially around the ocean.
Written 10 March 2020
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Dear Howard G, Thank you for the review. We are pleased to know that you had a great time and enjoyed your golf at our award-winning course. Your comments and feedback are much appreciated. It was our pleasure to have you with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back again to Ria Bintan Golf Club!
Written 11 March 2020
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Vicki
Sydney, Australia28 contributions
Nice course
Feb 2020
Really nice course and easy to organise ferry form Singapore. Good caddies and carts. Nice layout and scenery. A bit pricey compared to other courses. Restaurant food below average and very over priced so rather eat at hotel.
Written 11 February 2020
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Dear 785vickir, Thank you for the review. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the views on our award-winning golf course! Your comments and feedback are much appreciated. It was our pleasure to have you with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back again to Ria Bintan Golf Club!
Written 12 February 2020
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Kervin G
Tokyo, Japan146 contributions
Recommend to spend 2 days for golfing
Dec 2019
Recently spend the year end at Ria Bintan Golf Club, the golf was great, the course condition was good. The course was fairly uncrowded. I have visited this course over a dozen times, but have been for a few years, notices that there were some caddy changes, lots of younger caddies, so they are not that familiar with the courses but that is fine with me

I would recommend the following
- do the stay and play, it is worth since the island is a beautiful get away from singapore
- when booking for your ferry, pay extra and pay for the emerald first class, its a top up of 44 sgd round trip, but the immigration process and wait at the emerald lounge makes the trip much enjoyable

- Also wait for some golf promotion, sometimes there are really great golf fee promotions just one week before, it may not be ria bintan, it could be laguna golf course but if you are looking to save a few bucks it is worth checking out.
Written 6 January 2020
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Dear kervingo, Thank you for the review. We are pleased to know that you had a great time and enjoyed your golf at our award-winning course. We look forward to welcoming you back again to Ria Bintan Golf Club!
Written 14 January 2020
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Hedman88
Cleveland, OH154 contributions
Great golf
Jan 2020 • Solo
Course is interesting, challenging and well maintained. Staff is very helpful and courteous. Food is good and rooms are comfortable. Be advised there is not much else to do here besides golf — no pool, beach, etc — but the golf itself is top notch.
Written 3 January 2020
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Dear Hedman88, Thank you for your kind review. We are happy to know that you had a nice experience at Ria Bintan Golf Club and hope it won’t be too long before you can come back again. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ria Bintan Golf Club!
Written 5 January 2020
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Ultra M
Petaling Jaya83 contributions
Distinctive course brilliant vistas
Dec 2019
We were at the finale of the weekend long mini golf tournament amongst the eight of us. Given that we had spent the previous two days on the neighbouring Batam Island, we thought it was befitting to cap it all off with a good golf course.

Gary Player didn't disappoint us, he designed an interesting course, meandering through a tropical rain forest and awarded us with superb ocean view holes, whilst navigating the prerequisite 18 out of 27 holes.

Our travel agent had organized a private charter speedboat for us for the day. Good thing that he did, twice we were held back to let the year end mini typhoon to pass through. It took us nearly an hour from the jetty to get to the golf course, what with the rain, we ended up spending the whole day at the golf resort. But it was certainly worth it.

Since it was a Monday and year end raining season, we were practically the only two flite of golfers playing. Everybody, from the clubhouse staff to the caddies gave us their full attention, and we savored every minute of it. Kudos to the caddies, they persevered on in the rain, ensuring giving us the right club and making sure the grip is as dry as possible.

Green fees and related expenses were not cheap, but it wasn't steep either. The tee boxes were luxuriously kept, the fairways were maintained beautifully, not a single bare patch although there were some soggy patches it was not enough to spoil the flow.The greens were lovingly manicured albeit it was a tad too slow on the stimpmeter.

Hole No 8 Ocean Blue stood out for me. A drive to leave 150 meters dog leg left is vital to play this hole. There is a drop of about 30 meters, for the green is right at the edge of the cliff. Reminiscent of Pebble Beach, the wind was howling directly in your face, with some lateral rain thrown in for good measure on that day. Club selection is critical to attack the pin on the green.

The rocky outcrop Par 3 Hole 9 is the signature hole. Just hold your nerves, get a par there, you're well on your way to tackle the mature tropical rainforest holes next. The fairways seems wide, so its tempting to force your drives. Mr Player is clever, his speciality, the bunkers are strategically placed, either at landing areas or protecting the greens.

It was satisfying to come away from the course close to or just under your handicap. Superb outing, well recommended.
Written 13 December 2019
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Dear Ultra M, Thank you for taking the time to pen your detailed review. Your comments and feedback are much appreciated. We are pleased to know that you had a great time and enjoyed your golf at our award-winning course. It was our pleasure to have you with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back again at Ria Bintan Golf Club!
Written 16 December 2019
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1Tough_customer
Hong Kong, China146 contributions
Good course; slow greens & silly drinks pricing
Oct 2019
Played here mid week so enjoyed billionaires golf experience. The course is very pretty, particularly the ocean side holes. Great design.
Greens were very slow which detracted from the enjoyment somewhat.
But most annoying was the pricing of drinks, especially and club house where we were charged IDR80k for a small glass of draft beer. Come on. You're also, on an unlimited golf package, only given one complimentary bottle of water per day (not round). This kind of stuff detracts from the overall experience.
Written 3 November 2019
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Dear 1Tough_customer, Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the views on our award-winning golf course! We will also take your feedback and provide it to the team for review and improvement. It was our pleasure to have you with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back again to Ria Bintan Golf Club!
Written 7 November 2019
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Andrew E
Brussels, Belgium98 contributions
Disappointed
Oct 2019 • Business
Highly rated golf course on Bintan Island. Expensive but we thought it should be worth the investment. Played as a couple, father and son, behind us a 4 ball. Amazingly the 4 ball were playing very loud music on their buggies which everyone on the holes around could hear. First time in my life this happened.

We complained to our caddy. Nothing we can do she said. They are members here. They do what they like. We complained to the Marshall. He could do nothing. They are members.

After the round we complained to “customer relations”. Oh yeah we know who they are. But hey they are members.

Beautiful setting. Great course. But no management control and no respect for the wonderful environment. Shame.
Written 31 October 2019
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Dear AndrewE270, Thank you for taking time to pen your review. Your feedback is much appreciated. We regret the disturbance you experienced on your golf round and have addressed the matter to our staff and members. We hope to have another opportunity to serve you again.
Written 7 November 2019
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Chee Wai
Singapore, Singapore105 contributions
Scenic golf course
Oct 2019 • Friends
Was here for their 21st Anniversary Golf Event. Fantastic golf course, especially the first nine on the Ocean course.
Will definitely be back for more golf ...
Written 20 October 2019
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Hi CheeWai-Fong, Thank you for participating in the RB21 Golf Carnival 2019. It was our pleasure to have you celebrate with us. We are glad to know that you had a great time and enjoyed your play at our award-winning golf course. We look forward to welcoming you back again at Ria Bintan Golf Club!
Written 22 October 2019
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Roger Clark
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions
Great course
Oct 2019 • Friends
Played on a boys trip away. Course was lots of fun and in great condition. Some of the caddies are fantastic. Try to drive straight or you will lose plenty of balls. Very scenic. It does get hot and the clubs will slip.
Written 13 October 2019
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Dear 702rogerc, Thank you for taking time to write the kind review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your play at our award-winning golf course. It was our pleasure to have you with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back again at Ria Bintan Golf Club!
Written 17 October 2019
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