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Golf in Singapore

 
Singapore has a surprising large number of golf courses, but most of the best ones are run by private clubs and open to members and their guest only. The main exceptions are the Sentosa Golf Club and the Marina Bay Golf Course.
 


 
 

Golf is very popular in Singapore, and there are now around 25 courses. Singapore offers beautiful natural settings and a pleasant climate that allows year-round golf. Most of the courses in Singapore are private clubs for members and here guests to enjoy; only a hand full of courses are open to the public. Also most courses in Singapore require golfers to have handicap card.

Most of the golf courses in Singapore maintain a strict dress code that requires collared shirts with trousers or short pants as well as golf shoes. Inside the golf courses, caddies and golf carts are usually available. Many of the courses have clubhouses and restaurants, as well as full service locker rooms.

The Marina Bay Golf Course is the only 18-hole golf course in Singapore open to the public. It is unique in that it is one of the few links-styled courses in Asia. It has great variety in the length of holes and pot bunkers of different depths and sizes. The course is a par 72 and a handicap card is required in order to play. Night golf is available certain nights of the week on this course.

Some of the private clubs are among the best golf courses in Southeast Asia. Tourists staying at country clubs and certain hotels can play and enjoy many of the private clubs. Since golfing is highly popular in Singapore, it is advisable to plan and make bookings well in advance. Playing golf in Singapore is also is rather expensive, although prices have come down a lot the last couple of years.

An option is also to make a quick weekend break to one of the neighboring countries of Malaysia or Indonesia (Bintan or Batam Islands), where most courses are large and more affordable. Batam Island is only a 45 minutes ferry ride away from Singapore. You can even take these options on a day trip.
 


 

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