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A Comprehensive Summary of the Golf Courses in Singapore

A Comprehensive Summary of the Golf Courses in Singapore

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A thorough summary of the top 6 Golf Courses
A thorough summary of the top 6 Golf Courses

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Temasek Golf Courses
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©Timothy Tan Xin Zhong, RKTBJ
Introduction
Temasek has numerous golf courses
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25 in total, ranging from simple driving ranges tochampionship 18-hole courses. In this document, we thoroughly profile six of the more highlyregarded world-class golf courses in Singapore
 –
Laguna National Golf Course, Marina Bay Golf Course, Raffles Country Club Golf Course, Seletar Country Club Golf Course, Sentosa Golf Club Golf Course and Tanah Merah Country Club Golf Course.
Laguna National Golf Course
Laguna National Golf Course boasts 2 18-hole golf courses
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a Classic Course and a Masters Course.Both have been the venue of numerous international golf tournaments such as the Singapore Open,the Caltex Masters and the Asian PGA Tour. In 2002, the Laguna National Golf Course also hosted
the “Ballantine’s Legends of Golf” Competition, the very first
European Seniors Tour ever to be held in Asia. The golf course alsoboasts a three-tiered driving range.The Masters Course is the more famous of the pair. Internationalgolf digests such as the Golf Digest International and Asian Golf Monthly have ranked it among the top courses in the world. It hasalso been given a 5-Star rating by the Straits Times, amongst a listof other awards and accolades.
Marina Bay Golf Course
Opened in November 2006, Marina Bay Golf Course is the only18-hole golf course located in the heart of town, providing astunning view of the city skyline. Unlike most other courses, itis open to the public, and unlike all other courses, night golfingis offered. The golf course also provides tremendous variety inthe length of its holes, numerous undulations and 91 potbunkers of varying sizes and depth, promising many hours of fun and enjoyment.
Raffles Country Club Golf Course
With “Nature” as its main theme,
Raffles Country Club has two 18-hole golf courses
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the Palm Course and the Lake Course. Both are designed to be asnatural as possible, with their gently undulating terrain and open parkland.The Palm Course is commonly said to be a course for the thinking golfer, asplaying wildly would be dangerous here. This is probably due to itsstrategically placed bunkers, lakes and undulating fairways. It was thevenue for the Asian PGA Championship in 1997 and 1998. The other course,the Lake Course, was built in 1988 and lies along the Tengah Reservoir.
 
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Seletar Country Club Golf Course
Seletar Country Club Golf Course was constructed in 1994 with a rustic country theme and theemphasis on making the most out of the natural terrain. Located in the North, it overlooks the LowerSeletar Reservoir, the Johor Straits and a vast expanse of greenery with hardly a city building in sight.However, its main purpose is to serve the members of Seletar Country Club and is therefore strictly
the preserve of the club’s members and their guests. Visitors are not permitted to play on the course.
 
Sentosa Golf Club Golf Course
Sentosa Golf Club Golf Course is the only one out of the 6 to belocated off the mainland of Singapore. Instead, it is situated on theisland of Sentosa, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It ishome
to Asia’s biggest National Golf Tournament –
the Barclays
Singapore Open and some of the world’s top players. S
imilar toLaguna National Golf Course and Raffles Country Club Golf Course,Sentosa Golf Club owns two championship 18-hole golf courses
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theTanjong Course and the Serapong Course.The Serapong Golf Course is the more prestigious of the two and has been awarded the highesthonors possible in the golfing scene. It was the venue for the World Qualifying Round of the DunhillCup in 1988, and amazes with its spectacular scenery.
Tanah Merah Country Club Golf Course
Last but not least, the Tanah Merah Country Club Golf Course isamong the most decorated golf courses in Singapore and possibleAsia. Completed on 14 November 1978, it was the brainchild of MMLee Kuan Yew. It boasts two 18-hole golf courses, the Garden and theTampines Course.
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