80 Rhu Cross,
18 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
Rural countryside and seaside.
South African designer Phil Jacobs.
Above distances are for the "A" course configuration; the 18 holes at Marina Bay can also be configured in a different order, known as the "B" course. In addition to the 18-holes, there is also a 6-hole putting course.
2 km E of Singapore centre (Raffles Hotel area).
From the East Coast Parkway (ECP) on the south-east side of Singapore, take exit 13 (Fort Road), and follow direction Fort Road. After 200 metres turn left into Tanjong Rhu Road and follow signs for 2.5 km to Marina Bay Golf Course.
Marina Bay Golf Course represented a breakthrough in Singapore when it arrived in 2006 - the island's first (and much needed) public-access championship golf course. Located just a short sand wedge from the sea (which is only briefly glimpsed at the par-4 5th) this new and attractive layout brims with links-like features, inspired by the classic courses of Scotland.
Most notable among Marina Bay's links credentials are the deep, revetted-style bunkers that fiercely guard the greens and fairways. Appearing at just about every hole, and often three or more at a time, these fearsome sand traps will often cost you a stroke, requiring a sideways shot out.
The layout's links character is further reinforced by square cut tee-boxes, rolling-undulating fairways, sea breezes and a relative lack of trees. With many water hazards in play and shiny silver floodlights outnumbering the trees, there are however a few notable departures from a pure Scottish thoroughbred. The island-green par-3 13th is a rare bird on a natural seaside links course, as is the par-6 4th ... the only par-6 hole in Singapore.
As you get further into the inner-loop of the back-nine, you may feel the need to see more variety and a change of view from the ever-present Singapore city skyline. You may also be getting a bit bunker weary. If scenic variations are not on hand, then there is always the chance to admire the excellent green-keeping and course presentation, very high-quality for a public-facility. Ah, the joys of links golf, albeit without too many sea views!
2024 closure: coincident with the expiry of its lease in 2024, the golf course at Marina Bay will close to make way for a residential development.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. Night golf available.
Must book in advance. Proof of handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory; carts are fitted with GPS. Two and three-wheel golf scooters also available.
Excellent (including a 114-bay 4-tier covered driving range).
Located on the south side of Singapore island, close to the downtown area, Marina Bay is home to many attractions that have been built on the reclaimed land of the Marina Centre and Marina South areas. Water levels in the Bay are controlled by the Marina Barrage.
2020 Golf Digest rating: 14th best course in Singapore.
7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
+65 6337 8888Visit website
The garden oasis of the Ritz-Carlton Millenia is strategically located in the heart of Marina Centre, overlooking Marina Bay. This 32-story hotel includes spacious guestrooms, a 4,200 piece contemporary art collection, and award-winning gardens featuring tropical plants, rocks and waterfalls around the swimming pool.
Keppel; Marina Bay; Sentosa; Singapore Island.
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1 Orchid Club Road, Singapore 769162
+65 6755 9811Visit website
The 69-suite Orchid Lodge boasts top-quality accommodation and excellent leisure and conference facilities including one of the largest Grand Ballroom's in Singapore. The concierge can arrange tee-times for you on the Orchid Country Club 27-hole course.
Sembawang; Seletar; Singapore Island.
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