Raffles Country Club (Palm course)


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

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Raffles Country Club (Palm 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 Palm course is marginally the tighter and tougher of the two, laid out on gently contoured terrain with many challenging questions posed, especially from the tee.

How to negotiate the many small lakes and ponds on the Palm course is perhaps the key issue, while excellent bunkering around the greens will also need to be avoided. Although there are more trees here than on the companion Lake course, the Palm's layout remains relatively open, with several nicely elevated tee-boxes giving a good view of the hole ahead.

Within this very attractive and well-maintained parkland environment, the closing stretch of holes is perhaps the best. A wonderful area of protected jungle lines the rightside of the course from the par-4 15th, with an attractive water feature gracing the area around the tee-box of the par-3 17th. The par-4 18th opens up a wonderful view onto the large and expansive Tengeh Reservoir (alongside which much of the Lake course is laid out).

The usually top-quality greens come in all shapes and sizes, several presenting a relatively small target, not least the green at the short par-3 3rd - no more than 10 yards wide at its widest point! The par-3 12th is another gem, protected by water on three sides and a large shallow back-bunker. Although traffic noise invades one or two holes at the close of the front-nine, this is not to detract from the overall excellence of this layout and your enjoyment of this very good golf course.

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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. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Robert Trent Jones Jr.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Metres 6091 5558 5039
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73 70.4 72.7
 
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Lake course (6027 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$190; weekends S$280. 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 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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Swissotel, The Stamford 5-star
2 Stamford Road, Singapore 178882
+65 6338 8585
www.swissotel.com

Swissôtel The Stamford is a deluxe hotel that boasts a prime Singapore centre location amid the diversions of the Raffles City shopping complex. As one of Southeast Asia's tallest hotels, it offers panoramic views of Singapore, Indonesia and parts of Malaysia. This large, busy, bustling hotel is just 20 minutes away from Singapore Changi International Airport.

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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