Singapore is home to some of the best golf courses in the region which is really no surprise in a city as modern as Singapore. Unfortunately Singapore’s other claim to fame is being one of the most expensive places in the world to live and this is also reflected in the green fee prices in Singapore which can be very high. The good news is that if you are on holiday and can play midweek then there are some good deals at several golf courses in Singapore. One big advantage of golfing in Singapore is that the all of the courses can be reached inside 30 minutes from most downtown locations.
The best golf course in Singapore is the Serapong Course at Sentosa Golf Club which was designed by world-famous gold designer, Ronald Fream. This courses is as good as anything in Asia and it is the host of the famous Barclays Singapore Open. At the time of writing, its sister course, the Tanjong is undergoing a major renovation and is due to re-open sometime in 2016.
If Sentosa is the most expensive golf club in Singapore then the mantle of the most difficult goes to the Laguna National World Classic Course which is almost impossible with mountainous humps on the fairway, cavernous bunkers and impossible greens – a rating of 76.4 and a slope of 162 confirms this. It also has a sister course – The Laguna National Masters Course which is a little more playable and has often been honoured and ranks with the best in Asia and has also hosted a number of major tournaments.
Marina Bay Golf Courses is the only public course in Singapore and the only links-style course and it is located very close to the city centre. Unfortunately the government intend to take back the land to meet Singapore’s ever growing population so play it while you can.
The Warren Golf & Country Club has a long and rich history and started off life as a 9-hole course in another area of Singapore and has been in its current location for around 10 years. They are happy to receive visitors and their rates are very reasonable.
The Raffles Golf & Country Club is another top class golf club blessed with 36-holes. The Palm Courses was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr and is often referred to as a “Thinking golfer course” as you need to pick your way round carefully in order to score well. The Lake course is more suited to the higher handicapper being more forgiving and having the additional benefit of great views.
Another course which is destined to close in a few years is Keppel Golf Club which was also designed by Ronald Fream and he has done a great job of squeezing 18 holes onto such a small plot. The course, as you would expect, is very tight with a number of narrow fairways, blind tee shots and strategic water hazards. The closest golf courses to the city.
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Despite a valiant attempt to give it a Scottish feeling the Master Course at Laguna National Golf & Country Club this a classic parkland courses with four huge lakes dominating the course and coming into play on 12 of the holes.\n
Its sister course the Classic Course which was totally re-designed by Andy Dye remains one of the most difficult courses to be found anywhere with one par 3 measuring more than 300 yards from the back tees.\n
The most exclusive golf course in Singapore is the Singapore island Country Club which boasts four different layouts plus a nine-hole Executive Course. The Bukit Course is laid out beside MacRitchie Reservoir, and is home to numerous mature trees of many varieties. This championship course has also hosted many international events. Winding its way through old trees, the Island Course is extremely pretty but there are lots of slopes and inclines. If you have time you might like to take on the challenge of SICC’s New Course which is generally considered to be the most difficult course as it meanders through the natural rainforest.\n
Warren Golf & Country Club has a history dating back to the early 60’s and started out life as a 4-hole layout which was later expanded to 9-holes, A few years ago it was forced to re-locate and now offers an 18-hole championship golf course together with extensive of social and other leisure facilities.\n
Keppel Golf Club which was originally designed by Ronald Fream and later changed by Chris Pitman is one of the courses slated to close when its lease expires. Very close to the centre of the city it’s hard to believe that they have manged to fit 18 holes on such a small plot.\n
One of the top clubs in Asia, Tanah Merah Country club with its two 18-hole layouts – Garden Course and Tampines course has consistently been recognised and has hosted several prestigious events including the HSBC Women’s Championship.\n
Situated amidst 140 hectares of beautifully landscaped countryside Raffles Country Club offers great views across the peaceful lake and the hills behind it. It has two 18-hole golf courses: the Lake Course and the Palm Course, both of which have enough challenges for golfers of all standards.\n
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It is hard to believe that an island as small as Singapore is home to 14 private golf clubs and 3 public golf courses although this is about to change as the government intends to terminate the leases of several clubs to make way for building projects. We are one of the few companies that have discount green fees at the golf courses in Singapore.\n
Generally the quality of golf on offer in Singapore is outstanding with several world-class courses most notably the 36-hole Sentosa Golf Club with its outstanding Serapong Course which hosts the annual Singapore Open which attracts top golfers from all around the world. Read about the best golf courses in Singapore.\n
Champions Golf Club in Singapore was originally called Green Fairways and offers 9-holes of quite challenging golf close to the heart of the city. The course is under new management with improved tee boxes and greens and well-maintained fairways. This is a perfect solution if you want to tune up your game because in addition to the golf courses there is a 60-bay driving range and being a public courses you can just turn up and play and by Singapore standards it is very cheap.\n
It’s an ideal course for juniors to cut their teeth before venturing out on one of the more intimidating Singapore courses. For really young kids there is a 36-hole mini golf course and an excellent bar and restaurant.\n
Keppel Golf Club in Singapore is the closest course to the city and the Singapore government have recognised that the land on which it sits is too valuable and they will take back the land in 2020. Originally designed by Ron Fream and later remodelled by Chris Pitman this is a very tight course with little room for error and can be quite intimidating the first time that you play it. Many of the fairways have severe slopes and undulations and quite a few of the tee shots are blind onto narrowing fairways.',
The opening hole is very typical of he challenges you will face with its rolling fairway and the well-protected two-tier green. A very challenging dogleg par- 4 follows and the dogleg gets more pronounced the further back you go. Your approach is to an elevated fairway to the green 20 metres below with a pond protecting the left side. The 4th is a medium length par-3 with a pond running alongside the raised tee boxes. The large green is protected by bunkers both sides and slopes form back to front. The 5th is a short par-5 which is reachable in two with a strong drive. The 6th is a very attractive par-3 with a carry over water to a long shallow green with water in front and bunkers to the left side. The short par-4, 7th slopes upwards from the tee and then levels off – the well-protected and sloping greens tends to kick balls towards the service road. The severely sloping fairway on the 8th hole means your tee shot will stop dead and you need to get in the right position for your approach to the elevated green. The 9th hole runs beside a small creek and the landing area is protected on both sides by water – a huge bunker protects the green with the Keppel Straits in the distance.\n
An intimidating start to the back nine as you have a forced carry of some 160 metres off the tee – from here the fairway slopes upwards to the elevated green protected by a bunker along the right hand side. The 11th is a downhill dogleg par-4 with a pond protecting the green. The par-3, 12th runs beside the pond with water running in front of the green making an intimidating target from the elevated tee boxes. The 13th is a tough but attractive uphill par-4 with a valley shaped fairway climbing up towards the green. The 14th plays straight downhill with a water hazard protecting the left side of the fairway and in front of the severely sloping green. The 15th is a great par-5 as you tee off into the valley and then the fairway turns slightly left up to the green with a very attractive. The problem on the 17th is trying to find a flat lie for your approach as the fairway is covered in mounds and hollows. A challenging finish which demands a straight drive or you are in big trouble – it also needs to be quite long to get a good view of the green.\n
The club offers very comprehensive practice facilities an one of the best equipped and manned driving ranges in Singapore.\n
Laguna National Golf & Country Club is one of the premier golf and country clubs in Asia with two championship golf courses - World Classic and Masters Course. The Masters course is famous for having hosted the Singapore Masters which was part of the European Tour. The club is nearing the end of a multi-million dollar renovation which will include the addition of a hotel with a spa plus driving range and fitness centre.',
The Masters Course is set in wonderful parklands and offers a very demanding test of your golfing skills. The course measures just over 7,100 from the back tees and has a slope rating of 144.\n
The course is a fairly typical American-style course which is dominated by four large lakes which come into play on at least 12 of the holes. Your first encounter with water comes on the par five 2nd as it cuts in front of the right side of the green which forces you to go left where you have to flirt with a row of bunkers. The third is a par 3 with a long carry over water and sand stretching from tee to green. The 4th is a short but very dangerous par 4 with water all along the right side and a huge bunker in front of the tee box. The par 3, 8th is an interesting hole – play short and you end up in the water – over club and you are faced with either playing out of the rough or the sand back towards the water hazard.\n
The back nine offers more of the same and the 11th is a good example as the water on the right forces you to play to the left but if you overdo it you then have a blind shot over water to reach the safety of the fairway. Water again can play a factor for your approach. The signature hole is the final par3 on the courses which is the 17th with its island green which is small enough to give most golfers some moments of doubt.\n
The Laguna National Masters Course is a wonderful golfing experience which will examine and expose any weaknesses in your game. There are some exciting and short par 4’s, some dramatic par 3’s and variable length par 5’s. Add to this mixture some huge waste bunkers, dramatic water hazards and many elevation changes and this is a great and enjoyable test of golf.\n
As you would expect from such a famous golf course the facilities and service are superb.\n
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The World Classic Course at Laguna National Golf & Country Club is one of the most talked about golf courses in Asia. By any measure it is the most difficult golf course in Asia and some would say impossible. The stats are impressive (if that’s the rights word!). It measures 7,350 yards from the back tees and with a slope rating of 162 and a course rating of 76.4 it is possible one of the most difficult courses ever rated anywhere in the world.',
The word “unique” is often misused but it can certainly be applied to this very unusual layout. Every hole has been individually crafted to provide an unforgettable experience and will examine and expose the slightest weakness in your game. There are more than 250 bunkers to negotiate, one of the par 3’s measures 305 yards from the championship tees. The tiny 7th green is reputed to be the smallest green in Asia and the gigantic 13th green the largest. Add to this some huge mounds, some canyon-like waste bunkers and the fast multi-tiered greens. These large mounds have been very cleverly used to block out some of the surrounding views so that you feel as though you are in remote part of Scotland rather than in one of the most densely populated cities in the world.\n
Andy Dye who is responsible for the new design has left the best to last as the finishing holes are fiendishly difficult and will fill your mind with doubt.\n
Definitely not a golf course for anyone but the most accomplished golfer – even the top golfers are unlikely to improve their handicap here but although you might shoot a 100 you will have plenty of stories to tell after you have battled your way around Asia’s toughest golf course.\n
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Billed as one of the best links courses in Asia the Marina Bay Golf Course in Singapore is a superb design by South African Phil Jacobs. Measuring 6493 metres the par 72 course includes various design elements included to create a challenging and interesting golf course that can be enjoyed by many. The facilities at Marina Bay are superb, and the driving range is one of the largest you will see in Asia, with four tiers and 150 bays that operate from 7 until 10.45 every day.',
A well-equipped club house and pro shop provide everything that the golfer may need before, during or after their round to complete the perfect day of golf.\n
Golfers are introduced to the golf course in style with the first hole, a great starting hole. From the blue tees it measures a short 324 metres but do not let the distance fool you, the fairway stares you in the face with its enormity, a shared fairway with the 10th, and a plethora of bunkers that are dotted across the centre. A stream cuts across in front of the green creating a challenging second, in fact the hole is reminiscent of the 1st at the Old Course St Andrews.\n
For many the 4th will be a new experience as you are faced with a 617-metre par 6. This is the longest hole in Singapore, and is a test from start to finish. A good two shot avoiding the collection of bunkers to the right of the fairway is a good start. More bunkers protect the landing area for the second shot, and for longer hitters the ever-narrowing fairway is protected by a water hazard to the right. The approach can be made more difficult by the encroaching trees as the hole slides around to the right up to the undulating green. For many four good shots will see them safely on the green.\n
It is hard to single out holes at Marina Bay as there really aren´t any weak or misplaced holes that stand out, but there are another two holes that are worth mentioning and that paint the picture for the quality of design and layout.\n
Hole 13 is possibly the signature hole for the course, a par three to an almost island green. At 119-metres it is a true target par three and from the raised tee the golfer is presented with a beautiful view of the putting green. Although not long the prevailing wind cuts across the hole requiring a well struck shot to this relatively small island green.\n
And finally, the final hole. A par 5 that offers longer hitters the chance of getting home in two.\n
A little under 500-metres the hole is reachable and the wide inviting fairway tempts you to give it a little bit more from the tee. Avoid the bunkers to the right and you will have a shot at the green, which like the first is protected by a stream that slices across the fairway a few metres short of the green. Go for the green in two and you must ensure you carry the stream, two of the 87 pot bunkers lie in wait to the right to catch anything off-line. For most this should be a straightforward par, with a healthy serving of birdies along the way.',
Orchid Country Club is a project which was brought to life by Mr Ong Teng Cheong, who wanted to provide a golf course and country club for the working people of Singapore. The vision was to have three, nine-hole golf courses and over a period of 5 years, the three course were completed, in addition to the range of facilities on the site.',