Golf courses are going the way of the dodo in Singapore as land gets acquired to make way for more pressing types of land use. That means golf course booking fees and club memberships are getting more expensive.
Whether your idea of an afternoon well-spent is a few rounds on the green schmoozing with your middle-aged business associates or you’re a newbie who wants to pick up the sport because it’s less tiring than badminton, here’s where you can play, and how much it costs.
Top 10 Golf Courses in Singapore
|Marina Bay Golf Course||From $75 to $130||From $120 to $225||From $52.50 to $82.50||From $72.50 to $120|
|Sentosa Golf Club||From $220 to $350||From $300 to $480|
|Warren Golf and Country Club||$40.13 to $160.50||$66.88 to $230||$25.41 to $50.83||$33.44 to $66.88|
|NSRCC Golf Course||$51.36 to $180.83||$78.11 to $277.13||$27.83 to $110.21||$43.87 to $174.71|
|Changi Golf Club||$42.80 to $96.30||$90.95||$32.10 to $48.15||$53.59|
|Singapore Island Country Club (SICC)||$140 to $170||$270 to $290||$50||$270|
|Sembawang Country Club||$28 to $160||$43 to $200||$14 to $80||$21.50 to $100|
|Keppel Golf Club||$150 to $200||$220 to $320||$75 to $100||$110 to $160|
|Mandai Executive Golf Course||$25 + GST||$35 + GST|
|Champions Golf Course||$52.50||$67.50 to $90||$35||$45 to $60|
Marina Bay Golf Course
Marina Bay Golf Course has the distinction of being the only 18-hole public golf course in Singapore. It’s a par 72 championship course with 85 pot bunkers, conveniently located near the CBD.
In addition to locker rooms and practice facilities, there’s also a cafe with a nice view of the course and a golf academy if you want to improve your swing.
Singaporeans get the cheapest prices when they play golf at Marina Bay Golf Course, from as affordable as $52.50 for weekdays on the 9-hole course. But if you’re a foreigner, you can join the My Golf Kaki community to get discounts. The operating hours of Marina Bay Golf Course are complex and precise, so do check the website before going down.
Address: 80 Rhu Cross #01-01 Singapore 437437
Opening hours: Check on Marina Bay Golf Course website.
Sentosa Golf Club
As with most golf courses in Singapore, you will need to be a member (or get signed in by one) to get preferential rates at Sentosa Golf Course.
There are two golf courses at Sentosa Golf Club, each with its own scenic view. The Serapong is an award-winning championship course with stunning sea views, while The New Tanjong boasts an unusual layout and big bunkers.
Members pay a monthly subscription fee of $200 with a credit deposit of $300. It’s pretty expensive to play on the Sentosa Golf Club. Members and their guests pay $300 on weekends while visitors pay $480 on weekends.
Address: 27 Bukit Manis Road Singapore 098892
Opening hours: Sun to Thu and PH 7am to 11pm, Fri, Sat and eves of PH 7pm to 12am
Warren Golf and Country Club
Also known as Warren Golf Club, this is the only 18-hole championship golf course located on the westside. It is considered quite a challenging and diverse golf course, with treacherous slopes and tricky contouring, as well as some ponds and a canal.
They’ve also got a driving range, a Junior Golf Programme for the kids and a pro shop if you need to stock up on gear. It’s one of the more affordable golf courses to play at, starting from $25.41 for members for a 9-hole course on weekdays after 4.30pm.
Address: 81 Choa Chu Kan Way Singapore 688263
Opening hours: 7am to 12am
NSRCC Golf Course
The National Service Resort and Country Club has an 18-hole championship golf course in Changi, featuring undulating greens with lots of water hazards to keep you on your toes.
They have another 18-hole course at Kranji measuring 6,400m that’s got lots of swampland and marshes left in their natural state.
Memberships at NSRCC ranges from a short 2-year ordinary membership, which costs $1,920, to $7,270 for a 10-year time associate membership. If you play often and are an NSman or from the Civil Defence, you should get the membership as the price difference per session is huge. NSRCC members pay $51.36 for the 18-hole course on weekdays while Singaporean visitors pay $157.29. View complete fees for their golf courses on the NSRCC website.
Address: 10 Changi Coastal Walk Singapore 499739 / 50 New Tiew Lane 3 Singapore 718828
Opening hours: Weekdays 9.30am to 5pm, weekends 9.30am to 7pm
Changi Golf Course
This golf course is a 9-hole one measuring 4,881 metres for men and 4,545 metres for women. While it formerly belonged to the British Royal Air Force, it is now a private club and is known for being quite challenging.
Other facilities including a karaoke room, Chinese restaurant and clubhouse with views of Pulau Ubin and the sea. The one-year renewable membership at the golf course costs $588 and members pay $90.95 for an 18-hole game on weekends. Visitors pay the same but they are only allowed to do so after 4pm.
Address: 20 Netheravon Road Singapore 508505
Opening hours: Mon 12pm to 730pm, Tue to Sun 7pm to 7.30pm
Singapore Island Country Club (SICC)
SICC is still Singapore’s largest golf club despite having made the decision to give one of its five golf courses up to the government in 2021.
Choose between the Bukit Course, Sime Course, Island Course, Millennium Course and New Course, which boast a range of challenging and scenic landscape features including natural rainforest, double water crossings and blind uphill drives.
Membership to the SICC costs $160 per month and the minimum deposit is $300. It costs $50 to $170 to play on weekdays, depending on the golf course and $270 to $290 to play on weekends and public holidays. See other caddy and buggy fees on SICC website.
Address: 240 Sime Road Singapore 288303
Opening hours: Varies depending on course. Thu to Tue 6.30am to 7pm, Wed 6.30am to 12am
Sembawang Country Club
Sembawang Country Club has one 18-hole golf course with an undulating terrain. After several expansions it now measures 6,543 metres.
The club also has the usual facilities like on-site accommodation, restaurants, tennis courts and snooker, as you would expect of other town/country clubs.
Sembawang Country Club’s golf club is one of the cheapest to play at if you’re a member. The downside is that membership is only open to SAF regulars.
The membership costs $94.50, and there are other charges such as yearly charge of $26 and one-time building fund levy of $300. The deposit you have to put down is $300.
Once you are a member, it only costs $28 to play an 18-hole game on a weekday, but it will cost a non-member $160.
Address: 249 Sembawang Road Singapore 758352
Operating hours: Club is open 24/7
Keppel Golf Club
Keppel Club’s 18-hole golf course is a tight, tricky one with lots of undulation and a nice backdrop of natural vegetation.
However, if you’re contemplating becoming a member, be warned that when Keppel Club’s lease expires in 2021 and they move to new premises, they will no longer have a golf course.
For comparison, members pay $220 to play an 18-hole game on weekends while visitors pay $320.
Address: 10 Bukit Chermin Road Singapore 109918
Operating hours: 7.15am to 9.16am, 12.05pm to 2.06pm, 4.45pm to 5.58pm
Mandai Executive Golf Course
There’s more than the zoo and Night Safari at Mandai. Mandai Executive Golf Course has a 9-hole course that isn’t too difficult, and is thus suitable not only for experienced players but also beginners and kids.
It’s also a very affordable course to play on without having to purchase any membership whatsoever. It costs $25 (excluding GST) to play on weekdays and $35 (excluding GST) to play on weekends and public holidays.
Address: Upper Seletar Reservoir, Mandai Road Track 7, Singapore 779384
Operating hours: 7am to 7pm
Champions Public Golf Course
Champions is another 9-hole public golf course you don’t need a membership to play at. The golf course measures 2,000 metres.
They also organise golf clinics and have a golf academy where you can take individual or group lessons. While the course isn’t a full-fledged 18-hole one, it offers an affordable way to get good at the game. If you can, go during weekdays because the price is significantly lower. It costs $52.50 to play 18-hole on weekdays but $90 to play on weekends.
Address: 60 Fairways Drive Singapore 286966
Opening hours: 7am to 11.30pm
Is it cheaper to play golf overseas? Batam, Bintan and Johor Bahru golf courses
If you wish to play several games on an 18-hole course, it is usually cheaper to do so in a neighbouring country, even when you factor in one night’s accommodation and transportation. Many golf resorts in the region have packages that include golf games and accommodation.
However, if you are happy just playing one game on a 9-hole public golf course, you can do so fairly cheaply in Singapore.
The top overseas choices for local golfers looking for a quick and cheap getaway are Batam, Bintan and Johor Bahru. Here are some popular options
Where is your favourite golf course in Singapore? Share your recommendations in the comments!
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