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Ranking Recognition for IMG Golf Management

12.03am 7th May 2012 - Courses - This story was updated on Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Nirwana Bali Resort

Two iconic golf properties with a long history of association with IMG Golf Course Management have recently been recognized by influential US magazine, Golf Digest.

In the latest list of “100 Best Courses outside the United States”, Nirwana Bali Golf Club was ranked 66th and Sheshan Golf Club named in 89th position. Each golf club was also ranked by Golf Digest as the number one golf course in Indonesia and China respectively.

Nirwana Bali, a luxury resort located on the South West coast of Bali set on a cliff top beside the Indian Ocean,  has won many awards over the years for its outstanding layout and stunning Pan Pacific operated resort.  IMG Golf Course Management has been involved at Nirwana Bali since 1994 during the pre-opening, through the official opening in 1997 and in a consulting management relationship that continues until today.

Sheshan Golf Club in Shanghai is regarded as the premier private club in China and has hosted the WGC HSBC Champions event seven times since 2005, as well as winning numerous awards throughout the years. The quality of the club’s facilities, exclusivity and service standards have set the benchmark in China. IMG Golf Course Management has been working with Sheshan Golf Club since 2003 during its pre-opening period.

“We are proud of our long standing relationship with these two remarkable and iconic properties and are pleased to have them recognized on the global stage by such a trusted and prestigious publication,” said Paul Burley, Vice President, IMG Golf Course Services. “It’s a tremendous honour for IMG to work with these great clubs, as they provide the highest standards of quality and excellence and are considered the leading golf clubs in China and Indonesia, two very large countries with numerous golf facilities.”

IMG Golf Course Management is recognized for providing high quality services to an elite portfolio of 18 clubs around the world. Partnering with IMG ensures delivery of meticulous standards of operation and an unrivalled experience for members and guests.


Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort is one of the world’s most breathtaking golf resorts. This secluded luxury property, set in the tranquil village of Tabanan, West Bali, enjoys a magnificent setting along a sweeping Indian Ocean coastline. The resort has an award winning 18 hole golf course designed by Greg Norman, outstanding leisure, spa and dining facilities, and a wide range of luxuriously appointed rooms and suites. Its magnificent pools and rice-paddy landscaping provide a true Baliexperience

World Class Service

Sheshan Golf Club is the premier private golf club in Shanghai and synonymous with world class service and high quality facilities. The club sets the standard for exclusivity and prestige in Chinaand is recognized for its outstanding commitment to excellence. Set amidst beautiful Italian Tuscan-designed architecture and forested landscaping, the club offers a luxurious golfing experience to those seeking only the very best.  The Club was the host venue for the WGC HSBC Champions from 2005 to 2011.


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