Raffles Country Club (Lake course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Raffles Country Club (Lake course) Est. 1988

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Raffles Country Club (Lake course): Named after Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of modern Singapore, Raffles Country Club boasts two excellent and contrasting 18-hole championship layouts. (Sadly both courses will close by July 2018 - see Did You Know section below). The Lake course is predominantly played alongside the expansive Tengeh Reservoir, with jungle-clad hills in the background, and Malaysia occasionally in view across the Selat Johor (Straights of Johor).

Like its companion (Palm course), some traffic noise intrudes onto the Lake course, more so on the front-nine. However, for most of the time the rush and tear of modern-day life melts away into the background - the tranquillity of this fabulous lakeside environment getting the upper-hand. Although only 6,600 yards from the back tees, this impressive and relatively open design comprises a longer but easier-going front-nine (par-37), with a shorter, tighter and more technical back-nine (par-35). The gentle earthmounding, good-width fairways and absence of penal rough may initially look inviting, but the key requirement here is to avoid the many water hazards and abundant fairway and greenside bunkers.

The more scenic back-nine, with many fabulous lakeside holes, will test your accuracy from the tee and probe your short game around the elevated greens. The excellent par-3 16th requires a well-judged carry across the corner of the lake, which threatens from tee to green. Even with occasional glimpses of the Tiger Brewery and Singapore-Malaysia border check-point, it is the serenity of the lakeside setting and excellent layout that gives the Lake course its high ranking amongst Singapore's elite.

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Making Contact

Raffles Country Club
450 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim,
 Singapore 639932
Singapore
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Office   +65 6861 7655
Pro Shop   +65 6861 7655
Fax

  +65 6861 5563

Email  
Website   www.rcc.org.sg
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Golf Pro
 
Chris Marriott (Head Golf Professional)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Lakeside
 
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Jr., with more recent improvements by Robin Nelson & Neil Haworth.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6027 5500 5004
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73 70.4 72.7
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Palm course (6091 metres from back tees).
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How2Get There?

27 km W of Singapore centre (Raffles Hotel area).
From the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) in the far west of Singapore, take exit 22 and continue heading west on Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim. After 2.6 km turn right at Tuas West Road and immediately right again to come back along the other side of Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim. Golf entrance will be on your left.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes: weekdays S$220; weekends S$300. Reduced weekday morning and 9-hole rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends; no visitors on Saturday afternoons.  Must book in advance. Maximum handicap (weekends): men 27; women 36.
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Other Information
Golf carts available for hire.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Sadly, Raffles Country Club will need to move from its current site by July 2018 to make way for the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail line. It is unclear if the Club will build a new course or courses elsewhere.

Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles laid the foundations for the extraordinary development of Singapore into one of Asia's key trading centres. In the early 19th century, he led the transformation of Singapore from a fishing village into one of the most important colonial hubs in the British Empire's supply chain.

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Location

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Latitude: (1.335222)
Longitude: (103.651478)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Raffles Hotel 5-star
1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673
+65 6337 1886
www.singapore-raffles.raffles.com

The wonderful and legendary Raffles Hotel of Singapore. Starting from its humble "Beach House" beginnings in 1887, declared a national monument in 1987, the hotel was restored and reopened in 1991. Today Raffles Hotel stands as a jewel in the crown of Singapore's hospitality industry, renowned and loved for its inimitable style and unsurpassed excellence in service and facilities. Excellent restaurants and bars are plentiful. Be sure to visit the Long Bar - home of the world famous cocktail, the Singapore Sling.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Keppel; Marina Bay; Sentosa; Singapore Island.
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Golf within 30 km All other golf clubs in Singapore.
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Raffles The Plaza 5-star
80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
+65 6339 7777
www.singapore-plaza.raffles.com

Raffles The Plaza is located at the heart of Singapore's business, cultural, entertainment and shopping centre. It offers 769 luxury guest rooms and suites, a wide variety of excellent restaurants and several bars. In addition, residents have access to RafflesAmrita Spa, one of the largest spa facilities in Asia.Raffles The Plaza, is located alongside its sister hotel, Swissôtel The Stamford, and across the road from the original Raffles Hotel.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 10 km Keppel; Marina Bay; Sentosa; Singapore Island.
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Golf within 30 km All other golf clubs in Singapore.
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