Looking back at the tee box of the par 4 hole #1

View from the tee box of the tricky par 4 hole #1

View from the blue tee box of the par 3 hole #9

The Most Challenging 9-hole Course in Indonesia

The Z-nine was completed in late 1997, and it winds through a most enchanting part of the Cikeas River Valley. The tee box of the final hole (par 3) sits way atop a hill that offers a bird’s eye view not only on the green that is located way below and on the other side of the Cikeas River, but also over the entire valley from which the course came to be.

It was designed by Jagorawi’s dynamic owner, the late Zakir, and aided by his close friend, famed American course designer Max Wexler. Six of the nine holes are bisected by the Cikeas River, while the tight playing areas and well-placed hazards require precision and a strong mental game.

Being able to choose from many tee box options, the designers have created a course that suits the most demanding top golfer, as well as those with higher handicaps.

The “sweeping” dog-leg-right par 5 hole #4 is pretty narrow, and it ends on a green that is surrounded by ponds. The par 5 hole #8 is sometimes reachable-in-two and plays atop a ridge that provides plenty of challenge as well as an outstanding panoramic bird’s eye view over the tropical Cikeas River valley and much of the Jagorawi property.

Combined with the Old- and the New Course, the Z-Nine makes the Jagorawi Golf & Country Club the only club in Indonesia that offers 45 holes of Championship Golf.


Old Course

Tame A Course That Demands Accuracy Over Distance

Located in a rather “high and hilly” part of the Cikeas river valley, the Old Course is situated in an impressive former jungle-setting that more than typifies the natural beauty of the vast archipelago that is called Indonesia. The first three holes will have you descent some 200 meters into the valley from which the Old Course came to be.

Opened for play of the first 9 holes in 1979, the Old Course is the Jewel in the Crown of golf at the Jagorawi Golf & Country Club (JG&CC), the country’s pioneering “new era” golf club. The total length of 6,023 meters seems to be “short” by all standards in golf, but it’s not to be underestimated. It surely belies its true challenge.

“Hitting it long” on this course is less important than accuracy, precise club selection and smart course management. And truly, they are essential ingredients to taming this “risk and reward”, but often unforgiving layout.

The 509 meter long par 5 opening hole surely must rank as one of the finest and most spectacular opening holes in Indonesia. Wayward tee shots on this handicap-stroke 1 hole are usually punished severely. So, stay cool.

Navigating this hole in par is a major feat, and will set the tone for the overall respect one should exhibit playing the golf course that is considered to be “the Dame” in all of golf in Indonesia.

Do not pass up an opportunity to play this “legendary” golf course. Bring extra balls, and enjoy it!

New Course

The Paradise For Long Hitters

The New Course too was designed by Thomson & Wolveridge. It opened in 1991 and quickly earned a reputation as one of the most demanding tests of golf in the Asia Pacific Region. In 1997 it was the host venue for the Indonesian Open and saw a winner in Aussie golfer Craig Parry.

The New Course measures 6,322 meters. Although the fairways appear much wider than the Old Course, often they become restricted through the landing zones with well-placed and deep faced fairway bunkers waiting to capture the next victim.

From the back tee, the 11th hole is one of the most dramatic par 3 holes found anywhere. Playing its entire length over the winding Cikeas River to a narrow green that is surrounded by the same river at three sides this hole can be a score breaker.

Holes #11, #12 and #13 are among the toughest on this New Course course and make up for JG&CC’s own “Amen Corner”.