I Orchid Club Road,
27 holes. Open parkland. Gently undulating terrain.
Lakeside and rural countryside.
Designed by Chris Pitman, with guidance from the late President of Singapore, Ong Teng Cheong.
Above distances are for the Dendro-Vanda combination. The Aranda-nine, at 3051 metres from the back tees, is of similar length to the other two nines.
21 km N of Singapore centre (Raffles Hotel area).
From downtown Singapore follow the Central Expressway (CTE) north as far as it goes, then head west on the Seletar Expressway (SLE). After approx 2.5 km take exit 3 (Yishun) and head north on Lantor Ave, direction Yishun. After approx 2 km turn right into Yishun Ave 1. After approx 1.5 km turn right into Orchid Club Rd.
Orchid Country Club: Located in the northern part of Singapore this 27-hole course plays directly alongside the shoreline of the expansive Lower Seletar Reservoir. Its three nine-hole loops, each named after a famous orchid, all have holes flanked by the reservoir, and all 27-holes are available for night golf.
The Dendro, Vanda and Aranda nines offer wonderfully open, linksy, lakeside golf. Playing alongside the wide reservoir creates a distinctly seaside feel at times, while the relatively sparse population of trees, square-cut tee-boxes, rolling fairways and excellent bunkering reinforce Orchid's links-like credentials.
The gently undulating, open terrain provides several nicely elevated tee-boxes, as well as wonderful views onto the lake, with Seletar Country Club in the distance on the opposite bank. Water hazards are often in play here, either the lake itself or creeks cutting in from it. The most dangerous of these creeks meanders through Vanda's short par-5 6th hole (a hole that also boasts an orchid shaped bunker).
With plenty of breezes coming off the lake, there are times, not least on the occasionally narrower Vanda course, when accuracy rather than length is what's needed from the tee. The mainly elevated greens usually require a high approach shot into them to clear the ever-present (and often deep) greenside bunkering. When safely on the putting surface the challenge lies in unravelling their many slopes and borrows.
Visitors welcome on weekdays subject to availability; no visitors at weekends. Night golf available on all 27-holes.
Must book in advance through a recognised Golf Tour Operator (details from Orchid CC Golf Reception). Handicap required.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2020].
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory.
Excellent : incl a two-tier 160-bay, fully automated driving range.
The three-nine hole loops at Orchid CC are named after three species of orchid - Dendro, Vanda and Aranda.
2020 Golf Digest rating: 15th best course in Singapore.
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.
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