Stay and play golf in Singapore is not as easy as one might think at first glance. Despite having 14 golf clubs and 26 18 hole course combinations, many are for members only. Obviously on stay and play golf holidays you are not going to join a club. However it is still possible to find courses that will welcome you as a tourist. Singapore is one of the most exciting cities in the whole of Asia. So it goes without saying that stay and play golf in Singapore trips would represent a fantastic experience. This list involves a short skip onto the Malay Peninsula.
Unless otherwise stated accommodation is to be found in the centre of Singapore. This is of course comes after premium; hotels are very expensive here. Here are some courses that will provide you with a fabulous holiday.
But where to go for that stay and play golf in Singapore dream tour.
Sentosa Golf Club
This magnificent 72 hole course is the best in the city state. However golf of this standard comes after price and green fees are expensive. It will cost you between S$280 and S$480 to play here. The Serapong Course measures 7,100 yards and was designed by Ronald Fream. In 2007 it was named “number one championship golf course in Asia” by Asian Golf Monthly. The sister course is the Tanjong, designed by Frank Pennick. It was remodelled and a new clubhouse added at a cost of S$40 million in 1993. Playing here and booking into one of Singapore’s best hotels will provide you with the finest stay and play golf in Singapore experience imaginable.
Marina Bay golf course
The superb at Marina Bay golf course opened in November 2006. The 18 hole 7,154 yard par 72 course was designed by South African Phil Jacobs. It features no less than 91 treacherous pot bonkers. The signature hole here is the par 3 13th with its tricky island green. This course has the added attraction of night time floodlit golf. It also features a 150 bay 4-tier driving range. Other on-site facilities include: a snack bar / cafe, a wellness spa and of course a golf shop.
Keppell Golf Club
Address: Bukit Chernin Road Singapore 109918
Tel: +65 6278 1448
This 64701 yard par 72 course was designed by Ronald Fream and later modified by Chris Pitman. The 18 hole course sits among lush countryside and culminates at a colonial style clubhouse. A very beautiful course, it is designed to test amateurs and professionals alike. The clubhouse features great attractions including a selection of restaurants as well as a pub. This is well located facility and excursions here provide the golfer with great sights and great golf.
Johor Golf & Country Club
This is a golf and country club with a long and chequered history. Built in the 1960s it has gone through many changes since. This is the only 18 hole golf course on the Malay Peninsula. It is an 18 hole, 6964 yard part 72 course, in which the back nine is longer than the front. This golf course is kept in excellent condition. The clubhouse enjoys facilities such as driving range and practice greens, a swimming pool I’m tennis then squash courts. The five star Hyatt Hotel is just 10 minutes away. This course fits in well with any stay and play golf in Singapore holiday.
Tanah Merah Country Club - Garden Course
Address: 25 Changi Coast Road, Singapore 499803
Tel: +65 6545 1731
Tanah Merah Country Club - Tampines Course
Address: Tampines Course, Xilin Avenue, Singapore 486798
Tel: +65 6542 4256
The two courses at the Tanah Merah Country Club are 7001 yards and 7022 yards in length respectfully. Both are maintained to exceptionally high standards with great attention to the gardens. This is a very beautiful country club. The course is quite flat but clever use of water and sand hazards make this a testing experience. The garden course being situated adjacent to Changi airport presents the golfer with magnificent views. Playing golf here really is a highlight of stay and play golf in Singapore.
As always with these lists, someone will have a preference that I have left off. That is just the nature of these things. If you think of a candidate that should make any list for a stay and play golf in Singapore break, than let us know. Good luck and good golfing.