The beautiful weather enjoyed by Singapore all year round is perhaps one of the reasons why golf courses abound in the city-state. Over the years, Singapore has risen to become a major golfing hub in Asia. If you are a lover of golf and you are going here for a vacation, consider yourself fortunate because there are so many places where you can go golfing in Singapore. Here’s a short list of golf courses in the Lion City.
The Marina Bay Golf Course was built in 2006 and has an 18-hole course. Found in the Central Business District, the course is open to the public. Weekday fees range from $70 to $110 while weekend fees range from $115 to $190. The Marina Bay Golf Course has a driving range, and it has its own Golf School.
The Executive Golf Course is also a public course that is open to anyone who wants to go golfing in Singapore. This 9-hole course is situated in Mandai Road. It was built in 1993, and it has a driving range. Clubs and trolleys are available for rent. Fees range from $20 to $30 for weekday games and $30 to $45 for weekend games.
The private Changi Golf Club is located in Netheravon Road. Built in 1946, it used to be called the Royal Air Force Changi Golf Club. It has a 9-hole and 18-hole course and a driving range. The golf club also has a bar and a restaurant where you can have your fill of refreshments. Walk-in visitors can play the 9-hole course and the 18-hole course for just $45 and $90 during weekdays and $70 and $110 during weekends, respectively.
The Sentosa Golf Club is undoubtedly one of the best places to go golfing in Singapore. This private club opened in July 14, 1974. At that time, it only had the 18-hole Tanjong Course, which was built two years before Sentosa Golf Club’s official opening. Seeing the need for another course as golf continued to become popular in Singapore, the club management decided to build the Serapong Course, which was completed in 1982.
Designed by Ronald Fream, the Serapong Course is a very challenging one and is considered as one of Asia’s best championship courses. It is where the Barclays Singapore Open is held. The Sentosa Golf Club has its own Golf Academy where you can learn to play golf or improve your skills. As a visitor, you can play in the Tanjong Course for $280 on weekdays and $400 on weekends and holidays. You can also play in the Serapong Course for $330 on weekdays and $450 on weekends.
Raffles Country Club is another great place to go golfing in Singapore. It is located in Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim. It has two 18-hole courses – the Lake Course and the Palm Course. Both courses were designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. However, in 1988, Nelson & Haworth worked some improvements on the Lake Course. Visitor fees for playing on the Lake Course range from $75 to $185 on weekdays and $235 to $375 on weekends. Visitor fees for playing on the Palm Course range from $75 to $140 on weekdays and $200 to $325 on weekends. Other facilities in Raffles Country Club include a swimming pool, badminton and tennis courts, and bars and restaurants.