Batam is a small island, which can easily be reached from Singapore. Despite its size, Batam is a busy island and is home to close to one million people. Due to its location, Batam can be reached via a short boat ride from both Singapore, which is 20 kilometres away and Johor, Malaysia, which is 25 kilometres away. Many visitors from Singapore and Johor come for the discount shopping and lively night life and there are a wide number of operational ports on the island. Other attractions on the island include water sports, fishing, swimming, snorkelling and playing golf. In fact, there is a nice selection of five golf courses on the island, which makes golfing in Batam a real pleasure.
Padang Golf Sukajadi is an 18 hole par-72 course near to Batam center. The layout originally conceived by golf course designer Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett in the late 1980s. However, due to a sluggish economy, the Batam golf course did not open until 2009 when a local architect and land developers redeveloped it
- Batam Hills Golf Resort
Batam Hills Golf Resort, previously Paradise Bay Golf Club, was renovated in 2006 and is located in the Waterfront City area of Batam Island. The Max Wheeler par-72 course design playing to 6,225 meters is not long but does have a variety of holes to challenge all golfers.
- Palm Springs Golf & Country Club
Palm Springs Golf & Country Club is the closest Batam golf course to Singapore and part of a large 224-hectare property complex in the corner of the island. When arriving at Nongsapura Ferry Terminal, it’s a 5-minute ride to the clubhouse which overlooks a very pretty palm-fringed beach — situated with spectacular views of Nongsa beach with Singapore skyscrapers in the background
- Southlinks Country Club
SouthLinks Country Club in central Batam offers 18-holes of golf suitable for golfers of all abilities. The Batam golf resort sits on 213 hectares of elevated ground adjacent to the Sei Ladi reservoir. The original 1996 Japanese designed course was laid out on mostly flat land with the routing of holes out-and-back.
- Tering Bay Golf & Country Club
Tering Bay Golf & Country Club coastal setting offers beautiful ocean views as its located on a 167-hectare site overlooking the picturesque bay north of Batam. The Batam golf course is 5 minutes from Nongsapura ferry terminal or 30 minutes from Batam Center.