Expert golfers will love the picturesque greens and driving ranges, while novices can check out golf simulators and mini golf spots.
This may come as a surprise, but our little red dot has more golf courses – per square kilometre – than any other country in the world. From the most exclusive to the most challenging, anyone including beginners and pros in Singapore can find a golf course that strikes your fancy with our list.
Where to play golf in Singapore
1. Marina Bay Golf Course
Located in the heart of the city, Marina Bay Golf Course is easily accessible and offers golfers a breathtaking view of Singapore’s iconic skyline. The 18-hole course takes the game back to its Scottish roots with its “links style” characterised by dunes, undulating terrain and a scarcity of water hazards.
Marina Bay Golf Course, 80 Rhu Cross, Singapore 437437
2. Sentosa Golf Club
Enjoy stunning vistas of the South China Sea and Singapore’s bustling port as you tee off into the sunset on your choice between two of the club’s challenging courses. The Serapong Course has the distinction of playing host to the SMBC Singapore Open and the HSBC Women’s Champions, while the Tanjong Course pits golfers against a slew of natural hazards like freshwater lakes and towering trees. Be sure to grab a post-game cocktail at one of Sentosa’s trendy bars nearby!
Sentosa Golf Club, 27 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore 099892
3. Changi Golf Club
History buffs who want to immerse in Singapore’s storied past can enjoy an afternoon of golf at Changi. You’ll swing your way through WWII artefacts like army barracks, air-raid bunkers and gun emplacements. The course traces its origins back to when RAF officers would make holes on the grounds to play golf during their downtime. It was only a few years later, in 1949, that a fully-fledged nine-hole golf course was completed.
Changi Golf Club, 20 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508505
4. Singapore Island Country Club
Singapore’s oldest and most prestigious golf club offers five unique courses: four 18-hole courses and one nine-hole. It also boasts a standard of service and facilities that are sure to impress even the most discerning. The club’s rich history spans back to 1905 where it played host to the first Singapore Open Championship.
Singapore Island Country Club, 240 Sime Road, Singapore 288303
5. Keppel Club
The 18-hole, 5,917-metre golf course promises to challenge both novice and seasoned golfers as you tee off while surrounded by 44 hectares of lush greenery. The golf course was designed by architect Ronald Fream and later updated by Chris Pitman. Its many bunkers have been strategically placed to challenge players of all skill levels.
Keppel Club, 10 Bukit Chermin Road, Singapore 109918
6. National Service Resort and Country Club (Changi)
The NSRCC’s Changi Club offers nine-hole and 18-hole courses. The latter features a beautiful coastal view while the former presents golfers with a unique feature: an island tee. Access to the island is available via several bridges with design elements reminiscent of Victorian architecture.
National Service Resort and Country Club, 10 Changi Coast Walk, Singapore 499739
7. Tanah Merah Country Club
Tanah Merah Country Club is host to two distinct 18-hole courses. The Garden Course, built on reclaimed land, is carefully sculpted and manicured into an idyllic garden setting featuring lakes, tropical foliage and a vibrant array of flowers. The Tampines Course, built shortly after, is designed to take advantage of the area’s natural beauty. It boasts lush vegetation and its fair share of wildlife.
Tanah Merah Country Club, 153 Xilin Avenue, Singapore 486799
8. Sembawang Country Club
Founded by British Marines stationed in Dieppe Barracks, this dog-leg heavy 18-hole course features rolling hills and an abundance of water hazards. The par five on the third hole is a mean tee with water hazards gracing the golfer on both sides. Here, the accurate golfer is rewarded.
Sembawang Country Club, 249 Sembawang Road, Singapore 758352
9. Seletar Country Club
The club’s 18-hole course takes advantage of Lower Seletar Reservoir’s natural beauty and rustic countryside feel. Course architect Chris Pitman designed it to cater to experienced players as well as casual golfers. The course is also home to a great variety of wildlife.
Seletar Country Club, 101 Seletar Club Road, Singapore 798273
10. National Service Resort and Country Club (Kranji)
The two courses at NSRCC Kranji were built with the conservation of the area’s large swathes of swampland in mind. The public is even given access to a trail that winds through the golf course, allowing access to designated bird-watching sites in the vicinity. The nine-hole Armed Forces course heavily features water hazards and narrow fairways set against the scenic Kranji Reservoir. Novices who want a more forgiving course may fare better on the 18-hole Home Team Course with its wider fairways.
National Service Resort and Country Club, 50 Neo Tiew Lane 3, Singapore 718828
11. Orchid Country Club
Challenge yourself to three distinct nine-hole courses, each designed with input from the late former President of Singapore, Ong Teng Cheong. The Aranda Course offers wide fairways that are forgiving to the novice while the Vanda Course demands accuracy with its abundant water hazards. The final course, the Dendro, pits golfers against one of Singapore’s longest par-five holes at 574 metres.
Orchid Country Club, 1 Orchid Club Road, Singapore 769162
12. Laguna National Golf and Country Club
Golfers keen on testing their mettle can pit themselves against the club’s World Classic Course. Recognised as “Asia’s Toughest Test” based on the internationally recognised Slope/Course rating, it challenges even the most skilled golfer. The Masters Course is just as distinguished, gracing Golf Digest International’s list of best courses. Much like its sister course, this is no pushover and can prove to be quite a feat to overcome for the novice golfer.
Laguna National Golf & Country Club, 11 Laguna Golf Green, Singapore 488047
13. Champions Golf
In addition to the nine-hole course, Champions Golf (previously Bukit Timah Golf Complex) boasts a 66-bay driving range and a team of PGA coaches including Alan Murray, a three-time Rolex Masters Champion. The course’s central location and the fact that it’s open 365 days a year makes setting up regular practice sessions a breeze.
Champions Golf, 60 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286966
14. Bonus: Five Iron Golf
America’s premier indoor golf and entertainment destination has recently opened its first international location in Singapore. It’s touted as our only golf stimulator experience featuring state-of-the-art TrackMan simulators. If you’re a beginner, this is the perfect opportunity for you to test your limits. Hone your skills by checking out the golf courses that’ll tackle your weaknesses, control your ball flight and more. Need to fuel up? Munch on light bites at the bar. It’s an all-in-one experience here.
Five Iron Golf, #13-01, 139 Cecil Street, Singapore 069539
15. Bonus: Holey Moley
Fancy a little indoor mini golf sesh? Make this trendy Clarke Quay hotspot your go-to. Putt loose at this wacky and whimsical place where you’ll tee off at mini golf holes set to the theme of movies, TV shows and pop culture icons. It’s fab for parties and group events, ‘cos you can always hang out at the bar for bites and booze after.
Holey Moley, Clarke Quay, 3B River Valley Road, Singapore 179024
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