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PostSubject: Question: Which is a better course in Bintan lagoon    Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:30 pm

Hi,

Plan to play in Bintan lagoon, would like to seek some advice in terms of the courses.... Jack Nicklaus Sea view course and Ian Baker-FInch woodlands course, which is a better course in terms of course design and condition ?

Many thanks. -Hwd
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PostSubject: Re: Question: Which is a better course in Bintan lagoon    Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:39 pm

hwdq wrote:
Hi,

Plan to play in Bintan lagoon, would like to seek some advice in terms of the courses.... Jack Nicklaus Sea view course and Ian Baker-FInch woodlands course, which is a better course in terms of course design and condition ?

Many thanks. -Hwd

Hi hwdq, for me I prefer to play the Jack Nicklaus course. Its more scenic. If you are planning for a stay and play package should try both.

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PostSubject: Re: Question: Which is a better course in Bintan lagoon    Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:55 pm

Hi, do they required valid Handicap to play in Bintan??
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PostSubject: Re: Question: Which is a better course in Bintan lagoon    Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:30 pm

Thanks Mloy.

Is the level of difficulty the similar for both courses?
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PostSubject: Re: Question: Which is a better course in Bintan lagoon    Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:51 pm

hwdq wrote:
Thanks Mloy.

Is the level of difficulty the similar for both courses?

Honestly, I normally play at Jack Nicklaus because I find it is an easier course.

@Dan5 - You don't need handicap to play at Bintan Lagoon.

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PostSubject: Re: Question: Which is a better course in Bintan lagoon    Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:07 pm

Jack Nicklaus has wider fairways and is a more straightforward course designed for the recreational golfer. Much easier to play.

Ian Baker Finch has lots of undulations with extreme sloping fairways left or right. Your ability to hit off uneven lies will be tested as much as your course management. With the forest just off the fairways left and right, please bring more balls.
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PostSubject: Re: Question: Which is a better course in Bintan lagoon    Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:25 pm

Finch course is very interesting. Lots of mature trees lining the sides and like what birdman say, its undultaing fairways is a big challenge. On a few holes cant see flagstick at the second shot!

Jack seaview plays by the sea on that signature par 3 only I recalled. Not much sea after that... fun to play both and rent the nice bungalow for the family! comes with your own buggy!
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PostSubject: Re: Question: Which is a better course in Bintan lagoon    Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:57 pm

I just came back from Bintan over the weekend and played only in the Jack Nicklaus's course. Whilst the green are good, some the fairways are pretty bad. The staff there says that they are trying to rectify the problems there but it may take a while. So be prepared.
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PostSubject: Re: Question: Which is a better course in Bintan lagoon    Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:10 pm

blee2007 wrote:
I just came back from Bintan over the weekend and played only in the Jack Nicklaus's course. Whilst the green are good, some the fairways are pretty bad. The staff there says that they are trying to rectify the problems there but it may take a while. So be prepared.

now i know you go mountain training.. 2-2.. thank you
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PostSubject: Re: Question: Which is a better course in Bintan lagoon    Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:05 pm

mloy wrote:
hwdq wrote:
Thanks Mloy.

Is the level of difficulty the similar for both courses?

Honestly, I normally play at Jack Nicklaus because I find it is an easier course.

@Dan5 - You don't need handicap to play at Bintan Lagoon.


Thank you Mloy!!! Now can start planning for a trip to Bintan.... cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Question: Which is a better course in Bintan lagoon    Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:50 pm

mizzy wrote:
blee2007 wrote:
I just came back from Bintan over the weekend and played only in the Jack Nicklaus's course. Whilst the green are good, some the fairways are pretty bad. The staff there says that they are trying to rectify the problems there but it may take a while. So be prepared.

now i know you go mountain training.. 2-2.. thank you

Not mountain training. More like risk survey. ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: Question: Which is a better course in Bintan lagoon    Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:25 pm

I normally play Jack Nicklaus but recently tried Ian Baker & I liked it almost immediately. It's a lot more interesting in terms of layout, and the condition of the course also better.

Will be playing there next week. Monday pm on JN and Tuesday am on IBF

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PostSubject: Re: Question: Which is a better course in Bintan lagoon    Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:32 pm

Many thanks Mloy, birdman, Jurongtiger, blee2007, simoner for the info!
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PostSubject: Re: Question: Which is a better course in Bintan lagoon    Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:26 pm

Hi, i haven never been to bintan to play golf.. When checking in the golf bag, do we need to hav golf travel bags to protect the clubs? or normal golf bag will do? and need to lock up the golf bags?

Thanks =)
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PostSubject: Re: Question: Which is a better course in Bintan lagoon    Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:57 pm

I think its best to use a golf travel bag with a lock, to prevent any "accidents" from happening. After all, your entire set probably cost you more than 1k, why not protect it?
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PostSubject: Re: Question: Which is a better course in Bintan lagoon    Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:03 pm

If got nice cart bag or stand bag, having some protection will be better as the bags need to go thru conveyor belt...
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PostSubject: Re: Question: Which is a better course in Bintan lagoon    Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:03 pm

Course Updates (my humble opinion only):
1. Played JN on Monday - the fairways need major maintenance, quite "botak" already. The greens are also quite uneven.
2. Play IBF on Tuesday - still very playable and nice but course is more challenging than JN.

My 2 cents worth Razz
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