Built in 1898 by NV Shell Indonesia, it is one of the oldest golf courses in Surabaya and the second oldest in Indonesia after Rawamangun Golf Course in Jakarta. The course located in Gunungsari Hill was firstly known as Gunungsari Golf Course. Surabaya city administration declared the golf course as a historical heritage in August 2013.
Ahmad Yani is a course that displays narrow fairways with trees grown in both sides. The course was designed on a hilly area and is friendly for players who prefer to play on traditional European or English designed course.
In 2000, the course was appointed to stage the National Gameswhen East Java hosted the quadrennial Games.