Nirwana GC is one of Asia’s great golf courses – indeed the only course in South East Asia included in the 2014 US Golf Digest list of the world’s 100 best courses.

With five oceanside holes, three cliff-to-cliff tee shots and eight holes sculptured into surrounding rice fields, it is one of the most dramatic and challenging layouts you will find anywhere in the world.

Designed by Greg Norman and opened in 1994, Nirwana is located 45 minutes’ drive west of Bali’s Kuta/Seminyak/Legian tourism hub.

“Every golf course designer dreams of the perfect landscape to fashion into a beautiful and challenging golf course,” Greg Norman said when he was engaged for the course design project. “There is no doubt the physical characteristics of the Nirwana Bali golf course site are conducive to doing just that.”

The Great White Shark lived up to his promise and delivered a course that golfers from around the world have been praising ever since.

The par 72 course plays 6805 yards (6223 metres) from the Shark tees and a more modest 6002 yards (5488 metres) from the resort tees.