11 December 2018
A Sighting of Black Rocks Golf
In 2019 Belitung will have an international standard golf course. Nine holes of a planned 18 holes have been completed and the full 18 are expected to run by mid-2019.
Designed by Ronald Fream, Black Rocks Golf Resorts is a links-style course which utilizes the natural beauty of the area such as the rocks and a lake. “I think Fream’s design encourages players to be careful in controlling course management. Some holes have a narrow landing zone, and from the fairway to green golfers must go for it, attacking to the green,” said Bagus W. Kurniadji, the person in charge of the General Manager at Black Rocks Golf.
Located in the tourism area of Tanjung Tinggi, Black Rocks Golf Resorts will strengthen the existence of the region as a tourist destination. As many know, Tanjung Tinggi Beach was the filming location for Laskar Pelangi (Rainbow Troops), which is currently also known as Laskar Pelangi Beach.
Most holes of the back nine, which is scheduled to operate from the middle of 2019, will have panoramic views of the North Sea, only a few hundred meters from Tanjung Tinggi Beach. The course’s dunes and deep bunkers will inflict a challenge on all golfers.
Black Rocks Golf Resort, which spans over a total of around 70 hectares, is in an integrated resort area that combines the golf course and exclusive housing with hotels to make up a total 100 hectares.