The thought of playing golf may scream “atas sport” to many of us because of the fancy equipment and country club memberships that usually accompany it. But even for those who’ve only had experience playing a casual game of mini golf, it can still be pretty accessible thanks to public golf courses in Singapore with onsite equipment rental.
Now, you might not be able to play a la Tiger Woods, but if you’d like to try your hand at a little tee time over the weekends, here are 13 places to golf at for players of every level.
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Nestled in the heart of Bukit Timah, Champions Public Golf Course offers both 9-hole and 18-hole options, complemented by a sheltered 66-bay driving range, which is where you can practice your swings no matter rain or shine.
You’ll be greeted with a wide plain surrounded by lush greenery to truly enjoy golfing away from the hubbub of city life. With narrow fairways and hilly greens to conquer, this course is challenging and more suitable for those with a little more experience.
Equipment rental: No, but they have a pro-shop to purchase everything from clubs to sunscreen.
Price: $35 (9-hole on weekdays) | $60 (9-hole on weekends and public holidays) | $52.50 (18-hole on weekdays) | $90 (18-hole on weekends and public holidays)
Address: 60 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286966
Telephone: 6463 0332
Opening hours: 7AM-6PM, Daily (golf course) I 7AM-11PM, Daily, except 2nd and 4th Tuesdays every month (driving range)
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It’s no secret that most country clubs have special rates for members, but Marina Bay Golf Course is the only public 18-hole course, meaning you won’t have to fork out extra for non-membership prices. You can also golf against a chio backdrop of the Singapore skyline and Marina Bay up till 10PM – perfect for an after-work R&R golfing sesh for CBD workers.
Golf courses usually have all sorts of features to ramp up gameplay and make it more exciting, such as bunkers, which are sand-filled concave depressions, or water hazards, which are streams and ponds that you have to hit over. But other than these features, this course is generally flat so beginners can still try their hand at it.
Also check out their huge four-tiered driving range with large touch-screen consoles with advanced tracking technology to access performance feedback and skill-building challenges.
Equipment rental: Rental of clubs and shoes available at MST Golf shop.
Price: $52.50 (9-hole on weekdays) | $72.50 (9-hole on weekends and public holidays) | $75 (18-hole on weekdays) | $120 (18-hole on weekends and public holidays)
Address: 80 Rhu Cross, Singapore 437437
Telephone: 6345 7788
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 6.15AM-10PM (closed on Mondays)
Check their complete opening hours here.
Marina Bay Golf Course website
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If you would like to include golf as part of your weekend jaunt, you can consider Orchid Country Club in Yishun. That way, you can plan activities like a staycation in their 4-star resort accommodation or take a dip in their olympic size swimming pool after. Orchid Country Club also offers many facilities like a child care centre and lounges.
In golf, a handicap is a measure of your golfing potential so that players of different levels can compete. In this course, golfing visitors and guests who are not members of the club and don’t have a valid handicap yet will need to pay $10.70 to undergo a certification right before your game.
Equipment rental: No.
Price: $100-$120 (18-hole on weekdays) | $220 (18-hole on weekends and public holidays)
Address: 1 Orchid Club Road, Singapore 769162
Telephone: 6755 9811
Opening hours: 9AM-6PM, Daily
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For those with a golf bag chock-full of clubs that run the whole gamut, Mandai Executive Golf Course would be a good place to put them to use because they have a good variety of par 3 and par 4 holes. For those new to golf, a par is an expectation of the number of strokes a golfer needs to finish their putt – so par 3 requires three strokes and par 4 requires four.
The course is perfect for beginners who want some exposure playing on a course because of the varying difficulty levels that you can pick from. They also have a driving range available to grind swinging techniques, as well as Chip and Putt – a type of mini golf in which the distance between holes are way shorter.
Equipment rental: Yes.
Price: $30 (9-hole on weekdays) | $40 (9-hole on weekends and public holidays)
Address: Upper Seletar Reservoir Mandai Road Track 7, Singapore 779384
Telephone: 6456 6533
Opening hours: 7AM-7PM, Daily (golf course) | Tue – Sun 7AM-11PM (driving range, closed on Mondays)
Mandai Executive Golf Course website
If you’ve ever wondered why the word ‘Laguna’ was in Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore, the newest resort in town, that’s because it is within the same grounds as Laguna National Golf & Country Club. Those who are booking their next staycay here would also be glad to know that the golf courses are directly accessible from the rooms.
That means you can tee off with your kakis in one of their two 18-hole championship golf courses at your convenience. Non-easties can also rejoice as it’s just a mere 15-minute ride away from Jewel Changi, so you can finally have an excuse to drop by to chill after breaking a sweat.
Equipment rental: No, but you can shop for equipment at The Shop at Laguna National.
Address: 11 Laguna Golf Green, Singapore 488047
Telephone: 6542 6888
Opening hours: 8.30AM-6PM, Daily
Laguna National Golf & Country Club
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For Easties looking for a challenging golf fix, Changi Golf Club should be on your list. You’ll have to conquer a 9-hole hilly course with unlevelled ground, which will really put your swings and putts to the test despite being a short course.
Located right next to the sea, this 9-hole golf club is a peaceful and scenic place for you to soak your troubles away with a round or two of golf.
Note: Changi Golf Club is not open to walk-in visitors for the time-being as part of their Covid-19 measures. Only members, member’s guests, and social golfing members can golf at this course for now.
Equipment rental: No, but there is a pro-shop available.
Price: $64.20 (9-hole on weekdays) | $128.40 (18-hole on weekdays)
Address: 20 Netheravon Road, Singapore 508505
Telephone: 6545 5133
Opening hours: Mon 12PM-4PM | Tue – Fri 7.30AM-4.30PM
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The largest and most established golf and country club in SG, The Singapore Island Country Club boasts multiple courses you can choose from. The most popular one, Bukit Course, is an 18-hole championship course that has hosted various international events, along with a driving range as well as five putting greens to practice your skills.
Alternatively, you can go for the Island Course, a hilly and picturesque 18-hole golf course, and visit their two-tier driving range with 66 practice bays.
Address: 180 Island Club Road Singapore 578774
Telephone: 6459 2222
Opening hours: 6.30AM-9.30PM, Daily
Check complete opening hours here
The Singapore Island Country Club website
Boasting the accreditation of world’s best golf club and many international golf awards, Sentosa Golf Club gives you two courses to choose from: The Serapong and The New Tanjong. You will be treated to stunning views of the water while being surrounded by trees, making this place an oasis from the bustling concrete jungle of the CBD.
Additionally, you can get food here, with the likes of Golfers’ Terrace serving local cuisine against the backdrop of the sea, as well as Panamericana, a bar-grill offering food from the Americas such as Southern-style chicken and Canadian black cod.
Equipment rental: Yes, golf clubs can be hired from the Golf Department and shoes from the Pro-shop.
Price: $350 (weekdays) | $480 (weekends and public holidays)
Address: 27 Bukit Manis Road, Singapore 099892
Telephone: 6275 0022
Opening hours: 6.30AM-7PM, Daily
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If you’re an NSman or a family member of one, the golf courses of National Service Resort & Country Club would make a good option for you as only NSmen can sign up for the memberships here.
They have two courses available: the main one is located in Changi, next to their big bungalow chalets and many other facilities so you can play during a staycay. However, you can also visit the course at Kranji if it is more convenient for a quick round of golf.
Equipment rental: No, but you can visit the Transview Pro-Shop or Golftitude Fitting Studio for equipment and accessories.
Check complete prices here
Address: 10 Changi Coast Walk, Singapore 499739
Telephone: 6542 8288
Opening hours: Sun – Thu 7AM-10.30PM | Fri & Sat 7AM-1AM
National Service Resort & Country Club website
Tucked away in Khatib, Sembawang Country Club would be a convenient spot for Northies to swing by to golf. However, this course is deemed rather difficult with narrow fairways, multiple water hazards and bunkers packed within the short distance of just a little over 200m, making it a spot for the higher-level golfers among us.
They also have a driving range, as well as SingaGolf Academy, where you can use an indoor golf simulator with statistical data to improve your handicaps.
Price: $163 (18-hole on weekdays) | $213 (18-hole on weekends)
Address: 249 Sembawang Road, Singapore 758352
Telephone: 6751 0320
Opening hours: 7AM-11PM, Daily
Sembawang Country Club website
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Seletar Country Club overlooks the lower Seletar Reservoir and the Johor Straits, so expect to be whisked off to an idyllic countryside with its lush green landscape and man-made waterfalls around you.
You can also check out the other sports facilities available, from bowling to martial arts courses, and unwind at one of their four restaurants for al-fresco dining or air-conditioned options.
Check complete prices here
Address: 101 Seletar Club Road, Singapore 798273
Telephone: 6418 4812
Opening hours: 7AM-9.30PM, Daily
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Though a little ulu, Bukit Batok Golf Range is worth visiting as it’s not usually crowded and offers larger bays with anti-slip mats so you can focus solely on the trajectory of your shots. Undulating streams and palm trees are characteristic of this driving range too, so you don’t have to practice your swings looking upon a whole stretch of green.
This affordable range also offers a small bistro as well as a beer garden so you can chill with your friends after practice.
Equipment rental: No, but you can visit Pan-West to shop for equipment.
Price: $5-$8/100 balls
Address: 2 Bukit Batok West Ave 7, #01-08 CDANS Bukit Batok Golf Range, Singapore 659003
Telephone: 6567 4800
Opening hours: 7AM-12AM, Daily
Bukit Batok Golf Centre website
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If you’re a beginner who only has an interest in golf but doesn’t own the equipment, the affordable two-tiered PAR Golf driving range has got you covered as it offers equipment rental. The artificial turf of the range is also pretty basic – good for those starting out.
Besides that, those living in the North-East would really dig the convenient heartland location for an affordable and quick practice.
Equipment rental: Yes.
Address: 60 Punggol E, Singapore 828825
Telephone: 6686 6281
Opening hours: Sun – Thu 7AM-11PM I Fri & Sat 7AM-12AM
Since the pandemic has put a damper on our travel plans, many of us have been picking up all sorts of hobbies to occupy us so we don’t have to nua at home. With this list of golf courses to visit, you can find a course and range you’ll love – whether you prefer scenic views, convenience, or based on your skill level.
So whether you’re an actual pro or you’re a complete newbie, drop by one of these golf courses and have a go.
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Cover image adapted from: Marina Bay Golf Course, Golfscape
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