Published on : Monday, July 17, 2017
APLGI secretary general Feliks Hariyanto said that they are delighted to witness the ministry’s continuous effort in promoting golf courses in Indonesia. And, they hope that the program will keep on getting better and more tourists for golf tourism every year.
APLGI has called on all 62 of its member golf courses to obtain certification as the government has implemented a certification program to all tourism businesses including golf courses.
There are only five courses have passed the certification assessment as of yet, namely Cengkareng Golf Club in Banten, Royal Sumatra Golf in North Sumatra, Permata Sentul Golf in West Java, Lotus Lakes Golf Club in West Java and Golf Graha Famili in East Java.
Merry Kwan of PT. Visi Prima Golf said that they have addressed the three priority requirements for Indonesia to reach the Thailand in terms of golf tourism.
Merry explained that the first thing that addressed is the direct flights and air connectivity. Next, they need to quickly hold a huge-scale Golf Travel Mart that involves buyers from all over the world. The third is the country’s brand awareness through international golf tournaments.
Golf tourism is a high-cost sector and one trip can cost around US$3,500.