Bogor, Indonesia: Rainbow Hills Golf Club, one of the gleaming gems in Indonesia’s golfing crown, has joined the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
An hour by road from the teeming capital city of Jakarta, the 27-hole Rainbow Hills is a golfing haven, boasting a stunning setting in the highlands of the Bogor region.
Winner of a host of awards, the original 18-hole Mountain-Forest layout at Rainbow Hills was sculpted byJ. Michael Poellot of the JMP Golf Design Group and opened for play in 1995.
It was in early 2015 that the Stone Hills nine, designed by JMP’s Bob Moore, was completed. Dramatic elevation changes are a feature.
Widya Tirta Putra, the club’s Deputy General Manager, said: “We’re excited to become a member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation, the leading non-profit organisation that helps develop and lead the growth of the Asian golf industry.
“Joining the AGIF will not only encourage us and help us to get the latest educational updates, but also enable us to network and share knowledge with others in the golf industry.
“We believe we have one of the very best mountain courses in Southeast Asia. There are 27 visually spectacular and challenging holes, set among abundant natural beauty and fresh air. All of the holes blend beautifully into the picturesque surroundings.”
Over the past four years, Rainbow Hills has been rejuvenated. Following the opening of the Stone Hills Course, renovation was carried out on the Forest and Mountain courses as well as the clubhouse.
By the end of 2016, a new and exclusive VVIP compound named The Pavilion was unveiled, while late last year renovation of the Terrace Restaurant was completed, making it more spacious and comfortable.
Widya Tirta Putra said: “With the improved conditions and facilities, Rainbow Hills has received recognition from the international golf industry. It is our aim to keep improving each year.”
Having been honoured by the Indonesia Customer Choice Awards, the Malaysia Tourism Council, Asian Golf and Golf Magazine, Rainbow Hills’ most recent accolade came last month when it was named among the Top-100 Courses in Asia by Golf Travel Magazine.
Eric Lynge, the AGIF’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Rainbow Hills to the Federation as a Golf Course Facility Member. Indonesia is blessed with dozens of genuinely world-class golfing establishments and Rainbow Hills is worthy to be among them.”
The AGIF has Golf Course Facility Members in 12 countries and territories – Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, UAE and Vietnam.