Golf in Singapore
Singapore enjoys a fantastic weather all year round that makes the city-state an ideal golf destination for golf enthusiast. Singapore with its superb golf facilities and broad selection of clubs guarantees all type of golfers a complete satisfaction.
The city-state offers a variety of golf destination – by the beach, near the city or even offshore island. There is also wide selection of recreational facilities complementing the courses. However most of the golf courses in Singapore are privately owned though they allow visitors to play expect for a high green fee. Dress code usually required by most golf clubs and courses.
Golf Destinations in Singapore
Sentosa Golf Club
The Sentosa Golf Club is considered to be the country’s flagship of golf club; dwells within this finest and most exclusive golf club is the extremely scenic yet challenging golf course in the region – the Serapong and Tanjong. The courses velvet fairways are surrounded by tropical woodland faultlessly preserved. The club possesses two magnificent championship 18-hole golf courses that are highly regarded as one of Asia’s best golf destination.
Seletar Country Club
Positioned on a hill overlooking the Lower Seletar Reservoir is Seletar Country Club, this country club boasts an 18-hole golf course in a natural terrain with rustic country theme. The club was originally a 9-hole golf course built by British Royal Air Force during 1930s. Guests are allowed if they are hosted by a member or booked by a member.
Raffles Country Club
Raffles Country Club offers unspoiled nature and clean fresh air. The two 18 holes courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr are set in the midst of the splendid scenery of lush green fields and forested hills with a spectacular view of soothing lake and rolling green hills beyond the Raffles Country Club. The two 18 hole courses have their own distinct characteristic, the Lake course lies beside the Tengah Reservoir, boarded by mashes and brags deceptively difficult holes; the Palm course on the other hand possesses deliberately- placed bunkers, lakes and the undulating fairways proves to be intimidating.
Marina Bay Golf Course
Marina Bay Golf Course is the first public access championship golf course in Singapore. Built in 2006, this 18-hole golf course is placed in the city center. The golf course was inspired by the classic Scotland course; it features remarkable pot bunkers of varying size and depth with few water hazards. The course also boasts a spacious four-tiered driving range, golf coaching is also provided to those who wish to develop their golfing techniques.
Jurong Country Club
Located 25 kilometers west of city center is a day and night golf heaven. Jurong Country Club offers an 18-hole course with two-tier 54 bay floodlighted driving ranges boasting a day and night golfing delight. The original 9-holes are fascinating, loll over heavily wooded hills and valleys with one significant water hazard. Aside from being an avant-garde golf course the country club also offers a range of recreational facilities to its members and guest.
Changi Golf Club
Formerly known as the Royal Air Force Changi Golf Club this historical course was relatively untouched since World War II. Within the golf course remains of British war relics, aid-raid; bunkers; gun-emplacements; officer’s quarter; and old barracks. Changi Golf Club is a 9-hole hilly course with undulating terrain and difficult greens. Changi is also known for its 8-hole, 324 par 4, once listed as the narrowest fairway in Guinness Book of Records. The golf club also provides a selection of recreational facilities to the guests- karaoke bar, sunset lounge, golf terrace to name a few.